Why choose Sky
Choose Sky for a world of entertainment, movies and sports, revolutionary ways to watch TV
Great entertainment and even more value
Great things now come as standard when you choose Sky.
- 39 of our most popular entertainment channels
- Ireland's widest range of free-to-air channels
- Pause, rewind and record your favourite TV with Sky+
- TV that's ready when you are with On Demand
- Great entertainment on the move with Sky Go
- If you choose Sky, you don't need to retune your box for the digital switchover
It's easy to join or upgrade online but if you need to speak to a Sky advisor, please call 0818 719 852.
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10 million customers can't be wrong
With over 10 million customers enjoying our products and innovative ways to watch like Sky Go, we take pride in what we do and we’re always looking to make things even better.
Ways to watch Enjoy your Sky TV when, where and how you want to
TV from Sky on the move
- Live TV on your laptop, iPad or selected smartphone
- Access TV from Sky away from home on up to two additional devices
- Watch channels from across your Sky TV subscription
Unlock TV's true potential
- Ireland’s biggest choice of HD channels
- Make your favourite shows even better with five times more picture detail
- Something for the whole family in stunning HD
Your favourite TV in any room you fancy
- Keep the whole family entertained with different channels in different rooms at the same time
- One HD Pack covers all HD ready boxes in the home
Unlock a world of entertainment
- Even more great entertainment, series box sets and kids' shows ready to watch when you are
- Take Sky Movies 1 & 2 for 100s of movies on demand at no extra cost
Available when you connect your compatible Sky+ box to any broadband router.
Sky's awards and reviews
Sky+HD 2TB award
Our Sky+HD 2TB box was awarded Entertainment Gadget of the Year, in the 2013 T3 magazine gadget awards.
Our award-winning box supercharges the Sky+ experience, allowing you to record up to 350 hours of HD, or 1,180 hours of standard definition TV.
We have a whole host of award-winning shows on Sky Atlantic including House Of Lies as well as classic series The Sopranos, plus Sky1's gong-gathering comedy Modern Family is not to be missed.
Doing our part for the environment
We are a CarbonNeutral company
- Sky is the world’s first CarbonNeutral media company
- Together with WWF, we aim to save one billion trees in the Amazon rainforest
- Sky Rainforest Rescue aims to raise £2m that Sky will then match to £4m
Saving money and the environment
- The new ‘Auto Standby’ feature on Sky boxes has reduced the UK carbon footprint by over 90,000 tonnes
- All our new satellite dishes are now made from recycled car parts
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‡ HD channels received depend on your Sky TV subscription. UTV is available without subscription.
Sky TV Subscription: Packages €28-€81 per month. Sky Movies Box Office costs extra. UTV available without subscription. It is not provided by Sky; its availability is outside Sky’s control. Manual tuning of your box required. Sky box and set-up required.
Sky 3D: 3DTV and Sky World HD (€96) subscription required. Pay per view content may cost extra.
Dolby Digital 5.1: Available on many programmes. Compatible home cinema system required.
Sky Multiscreen: €15 pm per box. Provides same Sky TV channels as main Sky TV subscription on another box. To receive HD Pack channels on your Multiscreen box you need a Sky HD box an HD Pack subscription (only one HD Pack subscription required per household). All your boxes must be connected to the same fixed telephone line.
Sky Box Office: Sky Box Office content costs extra. Pay per view charges apply. SBO 3D requires a 3DTV and Sky World HD subscription. Cable service may vary.
Remote Record: Use sky.com or a compatible device. Requests require up to 30 minutes notice before start of programme.
On Demand: Available to Sky TV customers with compatible Sky+ box. Downloading content requires compatible black Sky+ box, broadband connection (minimum recommended speed 2 Mbps), On Demand self set-up using built in Wi-Fi or own cable.Downloads count towards any usage caps. Content depends on your Sky TV/HD subscription. Sky Store costs extra. Sky Movies 1&2 or Sky Sports 1&2 required for Sky Movies or Sky Sports. Downloadable HD content takes longer to start viewing.
Sky Go: Ireland / UK only. Streamed via broadband/3G (charges may apply). Available on two registered compatible devices (content may vary). Some live TV programmes will be unavailable (go to - go.sky.com). iPhone (3GS or above), iPad, iPod touch (4th generation or above) require iOS 5.1 or later, and available on selected Android devices with OS2.2x to OS4.2.1 (excluding 3.x). Sky on your Xbox 360 requires Xbox Gold Live subscription. Sky TV Customers: Selected live channels and on demand content available in line with your Sky TV subscription at no extra cost. You’ll need Sky Movies 1&2 or Sky Sports 1&2 Packs for on demand Sky Movies or Sky Sports. Non-Sky TV Customers: Subscriptions €18-55 per month. Monthly subscriptions renew automatically until you unsubscribe.
Sky Go Extra: Sky TV customers only. No extra cost with Sky Multiscreen, otherwise €6 extra a month. 31 days’ notice to cancel. Register up to 4 Sky Go devices, concurrent viewing on two devices. Download selected Sky Go content via WiFi (Unavailable on Xbox 360). Content depends on your Sky TV package. Movies/Sports Pack(s) required to download movies/sports. Max 2 downloads per programme. Content deleted from device 48 hours after viewing starts or no later than 7 or 30 days after download depending on content.
Sky boxes and set-up
Sky+ box: Existing Sky+ box households are not eligible for a discounted box. Existing customers must agree to new 12 month minimum term for Sky TV. Sky+ Box is €49 when you join Sky TV on a 12 month contract. One discounted box per household. Sky+ box up to €149 if you are not eligible for discounted price (Sky TV subscription required). You will receive a Sky+HD box which has all the features of Sky+ and can store an average of 185 hours of standard definition programmes. To view free-to-air HD content you need an HD ready TV. To view Sky HD content you will also need the HD Pack (€15 a month).
Sky+HD box: Existing Sky+ box households are not eligible for a discounted box unless taking the HD Pack. Existing customers must agree to new 12 month minimum term for Sky TV. One free/discounted box per household. Sky+HD box up to €149 if you are not eligible for discounted price (Sky TV subscription required). A Sky+HD box can store an average of 60 hours of HD or 185 hours of standard definition programmes. HD ready TV required.
Standard set-up: Standard set-up is free for new Sky TV customers joining online. Standard set-up for existing customers is €60. Standard set-up for customers is €30 for a Sky+HD box taken with the HD Pack. Non-standard set-up may cost extra.
Sky+HD 2TB box: €49 for existing Sky TV customers taking their first HD package (€15pm) or existing Sky+HD customers adding Sky Multiscreen(€15pm per box). Existing Sky+HD customers are entitled to one €149 box, additional 2TB boxes €249. €249 for any existing customer who received a discounted 1TB box. New customers joining Sky TV with the HD Pack are entitled to one €149 box. Any additional 2TB boxes thereafter or when taking without the HD Pack are €249. Standard set-up €30 for new customers and €60 for existing Sky TV customers. Non-standard set-up may cost extra. Sky+HD 2TB box provides 1.5TB of personal storage and 0.5TB of storage for On Demand Showcase content.
Sky HD Multiscreen Box: [Only available with Multiscreen subscriptions]. Sky HD Multiscreen Box is the SkyHD standard Digibox (No PVR functionality) which along with a Sky TV and Sky Multiscreen subscription (€15 extra a month) gives your Sky TV subscription in another room. First box free for new and existing customers when taken with a new Sky Multiscreen subscription and paying for set-up. Limited to one free box per household (and not available to customers who have already received a free standard box) otherwise €69. Replacement boxes are €99. Set-up is included as part of the box installation for new Sky TV customers, and €100 for existing customers. Non-standard set-up may cost extra.
Sky Multiscreen: €15 per month per box. Provides same Sky TV channels as main Sky TV subscription on another box. To receive HD Pack channels on your Multiscreen box you need a Sky HD box and HD Pack subscription (only one HD Pack subscription required per household).
Sky HD Multiscreen Box: Only available with Multiscreen subscriptions. First box free for new and existing customers when taken with a new Sky Multiscreen subscription. Limited to one free box per household (and not available to customers who have already received a free standard box) otherwise €69. Replacement boxes are €99. Set-up is included in the box installation for new customers and €100 for existing customers.
Sky Broadband in Sky Network Area: Maximum home download speeds up to 16Mbps. Existing customer set-up £60 for Lite or free for Unlimited. Monthly usage caps: Lite - 2GB. Maximum upload speed: Lite and Unlimited –1.3Mb.
Sky Broadband outside Network area: Connect is available at £17pm with a monthly usage cap of 40GB (£30 set-up for existing Sky TV customers & customers without Sky TV). Maximum home download speeds up to 6Mbps. Connect subject to a Network Management Policy.
Sky Fibre Unlimited & Unlimited Pro: Availability subject to location and survey. £50 standard set-up. Maximum home download speeds: Sky Fibre Unlimited - up to 38Mb; Sky Fibre Unlimited Pro - up to 76Mb. Speeds vary by location.
Sky WiFi: For Sky Broadband Unlimited/Connect/Unlimited Fibre customers. Available on 6 registered devices. Experience varies by location and number of users. App available for Apple devices with iOS 5.1 or later and compatible Android devices with OS2.2.2 and later or 4.x.
30 day Broadband and Talk Satisfaction Guarantee: Available within the first 30 days of all your services being activated. Refund applies to subscription charges only (not set-up charges or non-inclusive call charges) and is pro-rated. Statutory rights are not affected. Not applicable if you change your package.
Sky Broadband general: £2.18 router delivery charge applies. Speeds vary significantly by location. No traffic management policy for Sky Broadband Unlimited and Sky Fibre Unlimited in the home. External factors such as internet congestion can affect speed. See sky.com/shop/terms-conditions/broadband for more details and our Usage Policies. MAC users receive 12 months free McAfee VirusScan worth £19.99. McAfee Free Trial: Sky Broadband Lite-3 months, Unlimited and Fibre Unlimited -12 months, then £3 pm unless you contact us to unsubscribe. Sky Hub: Inclusive for new Sky Broadband customers. £69 for existing Sky Broadband customers. Range may be affected home environment. BT Price comparison: Comparing cost of unlimited broadband packages for new and existing Sky TV customers over 12 months with the ongoing standard price of BT Unlimited Broadband £16pm (new BT customer introductory pricing: 6 months free 18 month contract). Excludes line rental. BT Unlimited Broadband includes BT Home Hub (BT Vision ready) & Hub phone, advanced McAfee security, unlimited WiFi minutes, access to over 8 million WiFi hotspots, BT SmartTalk App, BT sport (from August), evening and weekend VOIP calls and 2GB Cloud Online Storage at no extra charge. BT offer inclusive calls to 0845 numbers (subject to fair use policy). McAfee security available free for 12 months with Sky Broadband Unlimited, £3 per month thereafter unless cancelled by customer. Other BT offers may apply. SeeBT.com for details. Best value claim: Based on standard pricing, comparing totally unlimited broadband services which offer inclusive out-of-home WiFi. Features may vary between providers.
Sky subscribes to Ofcom's Voluntary Code of Practice on broadband speeds.
Subject to status. Upfront payment may be required. 12 month minimum subscriptions. Prices may go up during your subscription. Non-standard set-up may cost extra. Prices may vary if you live in a flat. Sky functionality requires two satellite feeds.
You must get any consents required (e.g. landlord's). Prices for Direct Debit payments only. Continuous debit/credit card mandate costs €0.75 pm. Republic of Ireland residential customers only. These offers are not available with any other offers. Further terms apply. Correct at 6 December 2013.