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.
There are three options to set up Sky+.
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, press 'tv guide' on your Sky remote and select Catch Up TV. If you're not connected, you'll see a message asking you to connect your Sky+HD box to broadband (like the image on the right).
Click the tabs above to see the three ways you can connect.
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 are new to Sky TV, or already have one of our newer Sky+HD boxes with built-in Wi-Fi (look for the WPS button), then you won't need one.
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.
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Kids will appear on compatible black Sky+HD boxes by 31 July 2015 (not on older Sky+HD boxes). Broadband connection required to access on demand with Variety or Family bundle for Kids shows and Sky Movies pack for movies. Original bundle customers will be able to access free to air Kids channels only. Smart Series Link available to Sky TV customers and Sky+ subscribers with compatible black Sky+HD box (not available on older Sky+HD boxes). Suggestions available to Sky TV customers with compatible black Sky+HD box and broadband connection. Compatible Sky+HD boxes updated by 30 June 2015. Content depends on Sky TV subscription. [The Sky TV Sky+HD box achieved Which? Best Buy status for Pay TV PVR (Nov 2013).] Requires a 3G or Wi-Fi connection (charges may apply). Further terms apply.