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Sky+HD box - with built in Wi-Fi

Take charge of how you watch TV with the Sky+HD box. Pause, rewind, record, store, and enjoy the TV you love in stunning high definition when you have the Family Bundle. And with built in Wi-Fi, it's easy to connect to TV on demand.

Features

  • Up to 71 HD channels - the widest range in the UK
  • Sharper picture, with incredibly vibrant colour and superb quality digital sound
  • Pause and rewind live TV
  • Record an entire series at the touch of a button
  • Rescue deleted recordings with new Undelete
  • Store 185 hours of standard TV or around 60 hours of HD TV
  • Built in Wi-Fi capability makes it easy to connect your Sky+ box to any broadband router to enjoy TV on demand, now including the UK's biggest Catch Up TV service with BBC iPlayer, ITV on demand and 4oD
  • Ready for 3D
  • Control your Sky+HD box on the move with the Sky+ App
  • 12 month contract and standard installation within two weeks
 

Get a Sky+HD box

Free

When you join Sky TV online
(from £21.50 a month)

Sky bundles

 

Looking to join Sky?

Get started here

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Offer

Free Sky+HD box

Join Sky TV online and get a free Sky+HD box with free standard set-up and choice of a £100 M&S voucher, £100 Tesco Gift Card or a £100 Prepaid MasterCard®.

 
 

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What you can do with Sky+

Pause & rewind live TV

Pause and rewind live TV so you never need to miss a moment of the action.

 

Record and Series Link

Record two shows at once and an entire series from start to finish, at the touch of a button with Series Link.

 

Ready for HD

Unlock TV’s true potential by upgrading to the Family Bundle to enjoy TV in high definition. The HD channels you receive depend on your Sky TV bundle.

 

New Search

It’s now even easier to find the TV shows you want. Search for anything - title, actor, event, sport or any other word.

 

Catch Up TV

Catch up on the shows you've missed from up to 60 channels, including Sky1, Sky Atlantic and FOX, at no extra cost, in line with your Sky TV subscription.

 

TV Box Sets

Enjoy more Box Sets of the latest shows than any other online subscription service when you take the Family Bundle.

 

Sky+ on the move

Control your Sky+HD box when you’re away from home, with the Sky+ App for your smartphone or tablet.

 

Parental Controls

All of our boxes come with parental controls, so you can make sure your kids are watching TV suitable for them.

 

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Technical specifications

Annotated image showing the technical specifications of a Sky+HD box
 
 
 

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Watch in HD

Unlock TV's true potential

Make your favourite shows even better by upgrading to the
Family Bundle
. Enjoy the TV you love in stunning high definition, in line with your Sky TV bundle.

  • Over 50 HD entertainment channels
  • Five times more picture detail
  • Incredibly vibrant colour

£32a month

 
 

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Make it even better

Sky Multiscreen

  • Keep the whole family entertained with different channels in different rooms at the same time
  • Free Sky HD Multiscreen box
  • The Family Bundle covers all HD ready boxes
    in the home
 

Sky Sports

  • Live sport across six dedicated channels
  • Including Sky Sports F1®
  • All available on the move and in stunning high definition
 

Sky Movies

  • Watch new movies every week, instantly
  • 12 dedicated channels, available in stunning high definition
  • On the move and on demand, at no extra cost
 

Frequently asked questions More FAQs

  • What do I need to get Sky+HD?

    All you need to enjoy Sky+HD is an HD ready TV (make sure it has the 'HD ready' logo), a Sky+HD box, the Family Bundle.

    If you have Sky Movies and Sky Sports - you need exactly the same as above as well as the HD Pack. Then, to watch programmes in stunning high definition, you'll need to select one of your available HD channels.

  • How can I access TV on demand content?

    The Sky+HD box has built in Wi-Fi capability, making it easy to connect to your broadband router. It means access to TV on demand, including the UK's biggest Catch Up TV service, is simple. 


    The services you receive come at no extra monthly cost and depend on your Sky TV bundle.

    Find out more about setting up.

  • How many channels can I watch in high definition?

    There are up to 71‡ channels available in high definition, depending on your Sky TV bundle

    The Family Bundle (£32 a month) gives you access to over 50‡ HD channels. Among the channels you'll get are Sky Atlantic HD, Sky1 HD, FOX HD, Discovery HD and Nat Geo HD.

    Sky Movies (£16 extra a month on top of your Sky TV bundle) and Sky Sports (£22 extra a month on top of your Sky TV bundle) channels are available in high definition to Family Bundle customers when the Sky Sports or Sky Movies and the HD Pack (£5.25 extra a month on top of your Sky TV bundle) is added. So if you have the standard definition Sky Movies Premiere and/or Sky Sports 1 in your bundle you will receive the high definition version of that channel if available in the HD Pack.

    Experience everything from sports and movies to arts, drama and documentaries, all in stunning high definition, with access to up to 66‡ HD channels. The HD channels you receive depend on your Sky TV bundle.
     

    We show hundreds of different films every month on 11 dedicated high definition movie channels so you can catch even more of the action and drama in stunning high definition. And, with more live sport, more HD coverage and more live 3D coverage than ever in 2013, Sky Sports viewers are now enjoying an even bigger year in 2013.
     

    Enjoy every practice and qualifying session and every race in the F1™ season live in HD, on our dedicated channel, available to and Sky TV customers with the Family Bundle, Sky Sports and the HD Pack. You'll be spoilt for choice with live coverage of three of Golf's Majors including the Masters in 3D, Test cricket, Prizefighting boxing, NFL, Grand Slam tennis, Heineken Cup rugby and football from the UEFA Champions League and Barclays Premier League.
     

    Plus, there's content available, at no extra charge, on iPad, iPhone (3GS or above), laptops, PCs and Macs through Sky Go anywhere in the UK or Ireland wherever you have a Wi-Fi or 3G connection.

    See the full Sky HD channel list

  • What are the features of the Sky+HD TV guide?

    The Now, Next and Later banner shows you information for all programmes on all channels, up to 12 hours ahead

    The Mini TV allows you to search the TV listings without having to miss a moment of the programme you're watching

    Record and Series Link straight from the TV listings without having to go back to your Planner

    The Series Stack feature makes it even easier to manage the recordings in your Planner

    The Search function allows you to search by programme title, genre or sub-genre

  • How can I watch programmes I've recorded?

    Programmes you've recorded can be accessed via the on-screen menu. Your Planner shows you all the programmes you've got stored, indicating what you've seen and what's waiting to be watched. To watch a recorded programme, go to the Planner, highlight the programme you want, and press "select".

  • How much TV can I store on my Sky+HD box?

    You can record and store up to 185 hours of standard definition TV or around 60 hours of high definition TV on your Sky+HD box.

  • What accessories can I get for my Sky+HD box?

    Your Sky+HD box will come with a Sky+HD remote control. You can buy additional remote controls through Sky Accessories. If you wish to use any features which require an RF Modulator (e.g. TV Link or Magic Eye) you will need to buy an IO Link through Sky Accessories.

    If you don't have a new Sky+HD box with built-in Wi-Fi capability, you can get an an On Demand Connector if you want to connect to TV on demand wirelessly.

    More about Sky Accessories

     

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Reasons to join or switch to Sky

12 month standard contract

 

Installation usually within two weeks

 

Switching to Sky
is easy

 

Even more reasons to choose Sky

 

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Here's the legal bit

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  • Offers^

    Choice of £100 reward: Choice of £100 M&S voucher, £100 Tesco voucher, £100 Prepaid MasterCard® for new customers joining Sky TV. One reward per household. M&S, Tesco or MasterCard® terms apply to your reward. You must claim your reward online at www.sky.com/claim within 90 days of your service being activated. Subject to stock availability. Not available with any other Sky TV offer. Offer ends 30 April 2014.

    Sky Multiscreen setup offer: Free standard set-up when taking a new Sky Multiscreen subscription. First Multiscreen HD box is free with your first Multiscreen subscription, otherwise £49. Excludes existing Multiscreen/Multiroom box households. Limited to one free box and set up per household.

    Sky Movies 1 month free trial offer: Sky TV from £21.50pm by Direct Debit. Box and set-up required for new Sky TV customers. After free trial Sky Movies Pack £8 - £16 extra pm depending on package unless cancelled before end of trial. After trial, 31 days’ notice required to cancel. Trial ends immediately on cancellation. Should you wish to cancel your Sky Movies subscription, we advise cancelling before your billing date to avoid being charged for an additional month. Should you cancel after your billing date and are charged for the following month, Sky will refund you on your next bill. One free trial per household. Offer ends 24 April 2014.

    Sky Go Extra 2 months free trial: Offer only for existing Sky TV customers who have not previously taken up the same offer. Excludes existing Sky Go Extra and Multiscreen customers. Content depends on your Sky TV package. Sky Movies Pack required for movies. Download selected content in the UK and Ireland via Wi-Fi. After 2 months you will continue to receive Sky Go Extra at £5pm extra unless you call us to cancel at least 31 days before the end of the 2 month period.

    Existing Sky TV customer 12 months half price Sky Broadband Unlimited offer: For existing Sky TV customers switching their broadband, calls and line rental to Sky. £3.75 a month for 12 months. After that, £7.50 a month for Sky TV customers. Sky Line Rental at £15.40 a month required. £6.95 router delivery charge. Download speeds up to 16Mb – speeds vary significantly by location.

    New customer 12 months half price Sky Broadband Unlimited offer: For customers without Sky TV switching their broadband, calls and line rental to Sky. £5 a month for 12 months. After 12 months, £10 a month. Sky Line Rental at £15.40 a month required. £6.95 router delivery charge. 12 month minimum subscriptions apply for Sky Broadband Unlimited + Sky Talk & Line Rental. Download speeds up to 16Mb – speeds vary significantly by location.

    Sky Fibre Unlimited offer: £7.50 per month for first 6 months, then standard pricing applies (currently £20) when switching your broadband, calls and line rental to Sky. Line rental £15.40pm. £6.95 router delivery charge. Download speeds up to 38Mb - speeds vary significantly by location. Sky Talk: Sky Talk Weekends £0pm. Compatible line required otherwise £15 connection charge may apply. Offer not available to existing Sky Broadband Unlimited customers upgrading to Sky Fibre Unlimited. Offer not available to existing Sky Fibre customers. 18 month minimum subscriptions apply for Sky Fibre Unlimited + Sky Talk & Line Rental.

    Free On Demand connector offer: Free wireless On Demand connector only available to customers who meet all of the following conditions: 1. Have never connected to On Demand and 2. Have a compatible Sky+HD box. Offer available to UK customers only. 3. You have not given us notice to cancel your Sky TV account. Model you receive may be different to the one shown. Subject to availability. One free On Demand connector per household. On Demand connector £21.95 when sold separately. Self set-up required.

    Introduce a Friend  voucher offer: Only available by following the steps set out on this website and not by any other means e.g. via a retail outlet. New customer introduced cannot be in same household. Existing Sky TV customer must remain an active subscriber to qualify. Existing customer will be sent an email with details of how to claim their voucher within 24 hours of Sky’s receipt of new customer's first subscription payment. Vouchers must be claimed within 90 days of the date of this email and will be sent within 45 days of the claim being made. Vouchers subject to separate terms and conditions. Not available in conjunction with any other offer. Offer excludes Sky group employees and agents and cannot be offered commercially.

    Existing customer Sky Broadband Unlimited Marks and Spencer voucher offer: £25 M&S voucher only available to existing Sky TV customers switching their broadband, calls and line rental to Sky and taking Sky Broadband Unlimited or Sky Fibre Unlimited (Sky Line rental required). Only available via sky.com. One voucher per household. M&S terms apply. You must claim your voucher online at www.sky.com/claim within 90 days of your services being activated.

    New customer Sky Broadband Unlimited Marks and Spencer voucher offer: £25 M&S voucher only available to new customers joining Sky without Sky TV and taking Sky Broadband Unlimited or Sky Fibre Unlimited (Sky Line rental required). Only available via sky.com. One voucher per household. M&S terms apply. You must claim your voucher online at www.sky.com/claim within 90 days of your services being activated.

     

  • ‡Sky TV

    ‡ HD channels received depend on your Sky TV/HD subscription. BBC HD Channels, ITV HD (England & Wales only), Channel 4 HD, NHK World HD and RT HD are available without subscription.

    Sky TV Subscription: Packages £21.50-£62 per month (pm). Sky Movies Box Office and Sky Store costs extra. Sky News and Pick TV are available without subscription; Pick TV, Channel 4, Channel 5, 5 USA and 5* require a viewing card. Sky box and set-up required.

    Sky Movies comparison: Comparison against online movie subscription services without Sky Movies using top 100 from UK box office over 12 months. See sky.com/blockbusters

    Sky Multiscreen: Provides same Sky TV channels as main Sky TV subscription on another box. To receive Sky HD channels on your Multiscreen box you need a Sky HD box and the Family Bundle or other HD subscription pack. 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.



    Remote Record:
    Use sky.com or a compatible device. Requests require up to 30 minutes notice before start of programme.

     

    WWF Sky Rainforest Rescue: All money raised through Sky Rainforest Rescue will be donated to WWF-UK, charity registered in England and Wales number 1081247 and in Scotland number SC039593. Sky will donate a further £1 to WWF-UK to match each £1 raised through Sky Rainforest Rescue. Sky will match donations to help reach the project target of £4million.



    Dolby Digital 5.1: Available on many programmes. Compatible home cinema system required.

    Money back guarantee: If you cancel Sky HD within one calendar month of activation, we will refund the cost of your box (but not any subscription or set up charges).

     

    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. Sky+ subscribers without Sky TV can access BBC iPlayer only. Downloadable HD content takes longer to start viewing.
    Sky Box Office: Sky Box Office content costs extra. Pay per view charges apply. SBO 3D requires a 3DTV.
    Box Sets: Selection of shows/series available varies each month. Downloadable HD content takes longer to start viewing. The Family Bundle or another Sky HD subscription required for TV Box Sets. Monthly comparison against online and Pay TV UK subscription services based on shows for which the latest series is showing now or in the last 12 months or in the next 12 months from February 2014. See sky.com/moreboxsets.

    Sky Go: UK customers require a Sky HD or Family Bundle subscription to access TV Box Sets on Sky Go. UK / Ireland only. Streamed via broadband/3G/4G/WiFi (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: 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 £15-£40 pm. Monthly subscriptions renew automatically until you unsubscribe.

    Sky Go Extra: Sky TV customers only. No extra cost with Sky Multiscreen, otherwise £5 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 in the UK & Ireland 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 Sports/Sky Movies in HD: £5.25pm on top of your sports/movies subscription. Only available to Family Bundle customers.

    Sky 3D: 3DTV and activation required. Content available depends on your Sky TV/HD subscription (from £32pm). Pay per view content costs extra.

  • Sky boxes and set-up

    Box set-up times currently average 7-10 days for new customers and may be longer for existing customers upgrading to Sky+HD (excludes Highlands & Islands, Channel Islands, Scottish Islands, Isle of Man, Northern Ireland, ROI).

    Standard set-up of Sky+HD box is £30 when you join Sky TV online; free for existing customers with a new Multiscreen subscription (otherwise £60 or £15 for Sky+ customers selecting self set-up).

    Existing Sky TV customer:  Sky Broadband set-up fees for existing Sky TV customers £60 for Lite, £30 for Connect or free for Unlimited. £30 set-up fee for Connect for customers without Sky TV.

    Self set-up: Available to Sky+ customers for £15. Self set-up must be completed within 31 days of receipt.

    Sky+HD box: Existing Sky+ box households are not eligible for a discounted box unless taking the Family Bundle. Existing customers must agree to new 12 month minimum term for Sky TV. One free/discounted box per household.  Sky+HD box up to £199 if you are not eligible for discounted price (Sky TV subscription required). A Sky+HD box has all the features of Sky+ and can store an average of 60 hours of HD or 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 Family Bundle and, for Sky Sports/Sky Movies in HD, the HD Pack (£5.25 a month on top of your sports/movies subscription).

    Sky+HD 2TB box: Existing Sky TV customers who have never had a Sky+HD box taking the Family Bundle and existing Sky TV customers with the Family Bundle or other Sky HD subscription adding Sky Multiscreen (£11.25pm per box) are entitled to one Sky+HD 2TB box for £49. Existing Sky TV customers with the Family Bundle or other Sky HD subscription and new customers joining Sky TV with the Family Bundle are entitled to one Sky+HD 2TB box for £149. One discounted box per household. Additional Sky+HD 2TB boxes £249 per box. Customers taking Sky TV without the Family Bundle and customers purchasing a standalone 2TB box without Sky TV can get a Sky+HD 2TB box for £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: Sky HD Multiscreen box is the SkyHD standard Digibox (No PVR functionality) which along with a Sky TV and Sky Multiscreen subscription (£11.25 extra a month) gives your Sky TV subscription in another room. First box free for new and existing customers when taken with their first Sky Multiscreen/Multiroom 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 £49. Replacement boxes are £99.

    You do not have to subscribe to Sky TV - available directly from Sky call centre (standard set up £120) - limited to one per household.

  • General and further terms

    Subject to status. Upfront payment may be required. 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 50p pm.

    UK, Channel Islands and Isle of Man residential customers only. These offers are not available with any other offers. Further terms apply. Calls to Sky cost 5.1p per minute (plus 15p connection fee) for BT customers. Calls from other providers may vary. Correct at 16 April 2014. The full text of our customer contracts can be found here.