Make the most
To enjoy Catch Up TV and much more, simply connect
your compatible Sky+HD box to your broadband router.
Setting up Sky+ is really simple
To make the most of Sky+, including Catch Up TV at no extra cost, you need to connect your compatible Sky+HD box to your broadband router.
You can do this even if your box and broadband router aren’t in the same room or you don’t have Sky Broadband.
See how to connect
It's easy to set up your Sky+. Find out how with our simple video.
Setting up Sky+
It's easy to get started with Sky+. First, you need to check if you have a compatible Sky+HD box.
Then, from the Homepage go to the Catch Up TV section. If you're not connected you’ll get an on screen message saying you need to connect your Sky+HD box to broadband (like the image on the right).
You then have three options to set up Sky+.
Get an On Demand Connector
If your compatible Sky+HD box and broadband router are in different rooms, or you'd rather avoid wires, you can connect them wirelessly with our On Demand Connector.
If you’ve never downloaded a TV show or movie on demand, you can sign up for a free On Demand Connector.
If you've downloaded from on demand before, you can still get an On Demand Connector.
Our best ever Sky+HD boxes
with built-in Wi-Fi
Our latest boxes mean you can connect to your broadband router simply by pressing the WPS button on your box and your router, or by entering your Wi-Fi password.
This means that your Sky+HD box and broadband router don’t need to be in the same room.
Setting up a wired connection
If your Sky+HD box is next to your broadband router, you can connect them using a wire.
All you need is an Ethernet cable, available from Sky or from most electrical shops, and you can start watching even more great entertainment.
Now you're connected
Simply choose Catch Up TV from the Homepage.
Once you're connected you'll see all the different channels available in Catch Up TV, which you get at no extra cost.
Now, just download a show and start enjoying the world of on demand entertainment you’ve just opened up.
Record TV from anywhere with the Sky+ App
Not at home? No problem. With the Sky+ App on your compatible mobile, laptop or tablet*, you can take charge of your Sky+HD box when you're out, or even in a different room to your TV.
See what's on, view your recommendations, record a show or set up a Series Link to record a whole series at the touch of a button. All the things you can do at home - when you're not home.
Activate Remote Record or change the box you send recording requests to, by updating your settings.
Set up a recording in the online TV guide by finding your show or movie and clicking the 'record' button. It's that simple. If it's showing more than once, you can pick which one is best for you. We'll even suggest similar shows you might want to record.
Record on the app
There's no need to miss the shows you love with the Sky+ App. Use your compatible mobile or tablet to record a show when you're out and about. When you're at home, you can use the app to browse the TV guide or download On Demand programmes straight to your box.
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