How to Join Sky

  • Joining Sky TV online is quick and easy. You can choose from a morning or afternoon time slot to have your Sky TV installed. On average, your equipment can be installed in only six days.

  • TV

  • How do I build my Sky TV package online?

    • 1. Pick what you want

      There are two options for our TV channels, Entertainment and Entertainment Extra. Entertainment has the very best in lifestyle, comedy, drama, documentaries, sci-fi, arts and more. Entertainment Extra has all this pack plus more music, more ground-breaking documentaries and more breaking news.

    • 2. Select a box

      There are range of Sky boxes to suit your viewing pleasure. The Sky+ box allows you to pause, rewind and record your favourite TV – even whole series at the touch of a button. The Sky+HD box lets you watch and record up to 60‡ HD channels. And the new 2TB box gives you an enormous 1180 hours of standard definition recording time.

    • 3. Add Sky Multiscreen

      Sky Multiscreen lets you watch Sky TV throughout your home, so everyone can enjoy their choice of entertainment in different rooms at the same time. The HD Pack now covers the whole home so you can enjoy the same HD channels as you get in your main room in another room of your house.

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    Who can order Sky?

    • All you need to have Sky is to be over 18, have a bank account and your card details. And if you’re not the homeowner or landlord, make sure you have their permission.

    What do I need to get Sky?

    • Just a landline, a TV and for your Skybox to be connected to a landline. Easy.

    Can I choose when to get my Sky set up?

    • Yes, just tell us the date you’d like and whether you’d prefer an am or pm installation. Select the Sky products you’d like, let us know some of your property details and we’ll email you to confirm your installation date.

  • Ways to watch

  • What channels do I get with the Entertainment Pack?

    • The very best in lifestyle, comedy, drama, documentaries, sci-fi,  arts and more, from the UK, US and around the world. Something for you or the family, whenever you want.

    What channels do I get with the Entertainment Extra Pack?

    • Everything in the Entertainment pack plus more music, more ground-breaking documentaries, more breaking news, cartoons and top quality sports channels. If you love TV, this is the one for you.

    What channels do I get with the Movies Pack?

    • Sky Movies has an enormous selection of films, old, new and everything in between. From one end of the cinematic spectrum to the other, we’ve got something for you.

    What channels do I get with the Sports Pack?

    • If you love sport, the Sports Pack is a must. It’s got live and exclusive action from a variety of sports from around the world that you won’t find anywhere else. Whatever team you support or player you follow, the Sports Pack has got it covered. And all in glorious high definition.

    What channels are available in high definition?

    • You can watch up to 60‡ channels in HD, including news, sport, documentaries, arts and more. HD makes TV come alive.

  • Equipment

  • What are the differences between the boxes?

    • We have three types of box, all designed for everyone who loves TV. The Sky+ box allows you to pause and rewind live TV, record an entire series and Remote Record from your smartphone or online. The Sky+HD box lets you watch up to 60‡ HD channels, enjoy Sky Anytime and all the features of the Sky+ box as well. The new Sky+HD 2TB box is the ultimate in televisual pleasure. If you like to watch your favourite TV again and again, it gives you 350 hours HD or a massive 1180 hours of standard definition TV. Plus everything that the Sky+ and Sky+HD boxes offer.

    How do I receive Sky TV in more than one room?

    • Arguments over the remote are a thing of the past. Sky Multiscreen lets everyone watch their favourite TV in different rooms at the same time. All you need is a Sky Multisceen subscription plus an extra Sky box for each room you want to watch Sky TV in. Your first SkyHD box is free with a new Sky Multiscreen subscription, and if you want to pause, rewind and record on your extra box, you'll need to take a Sky+ or Sky+HD box.

Here's the legal bit

*From 30 September, ROI customers will require a Sky HD subscription to access Box Sets.

Ray Donovan © 2014 Showtime Networks Inc. All rights reserved. Scandal © ABC Studios. ©2014 Home Box Office, Inc. All rights reserved. HBO® and related channels and service marks are the property of Home Box Office, Inc. The Leftovers SM under licence from Home Box Office, Inc. TM & © 2014 Turner Entertainment Networks, Inc. A Time Warner Company. All Rights Reserved HBO® and related service marks are the property of Home Box Office, Inc.  24 ™ & © 2001–2010 Fox and its related entities. All rights reserved. Series 1- 8. 24 LIVE ANOTHER DAY © 2014 Fox and its related entities. All rights reserved. Banshee SM under licence from Home Box Office, Inc. © Disney. The F1 logo, F1, FORMULA 1, FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP, GRAND PRIX and related marks are trade marks of Formula One Licensing BV, a Formula One group company. All rights reserved.  ^Sky TV Box Sets Comparison: Monthly comparison against competing TV and Online Subscription Services in Ireland. See sky.ie/moreboxsets.

‡Sky TV

‡ 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). If you have home broadband, your Internet-enabled Sky boxes must be connected to your router if we’ve provided the equipment you need to connect (E.g. an On Demand connector). Multiscreen includes Sky Go Extra at no extra cost. Sky Go terms apply.

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 and may expire from your Planner. 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:
UK / Ireland 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). For compatible device and software requirements click here. Sky Go is not currently compatible on PCs with Windows 8 or Macs with OS X Mountain Lion. Sky on your Xbox 360 requires Xbox Gold Live subscription. Sky TV Customers: Live TV 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 who have never had a Sky+HD box 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.

 

Multiroom

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.

General

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 15 August 2014. Read the full text of our customer contracts.

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