Watch Sky in different rooms

You can watch Sky TV in different rooms with Sky Multiscreen or a tvLink:

Sky Multiscreen

With Sky Multiscreen:

  • You can watch different Sky channels on different TVs at the same time. All the channels you subscribe to are available on all Sky boxes, and you can have four Sky+HD boxes or eight Sky Multiscreen boxes running from the same dish.
  • Get Sky Go Extra at no added cost, and watch live TV or download on demand shows on up to four computers, mobiles or tablets (in line with your TV subscription).
  • Each Sky box has its own parental controls, so you can restrict viewing on one box without affecting the others. For more information, read our Set up parental controls on your TV article.

What do I need for Sky Multiscreen?

To enjoy Sky Multiscreen, each TV in your house needs its own Sky box and they must all be connected to the same phone line, unless you activated your viewing card after 17 December 2013, in which case no phone line connection is needed. However, make sure your boxes are connected to your broadband network where possible.

Sky Store and Sky Box Office

Sky Store rentals and Sky Box Office events can only be viewed on the Sky box on which they were ordered. If you wish to view them on another Sky box, you’d need to order and pay for them again on that other box.

Sky Viewing Card

If you want to use an old viewing card you already have for a new Sky Multiscreen box, you’ll need to activate the viewing card again. For more information, follow our Sky viewing card guide.

tvLINK

A tvLink allows you connect a second TV to your Sky box. However, unlike Sky Multiscreen, you’ll have to watch the same thing on both TVs as they’re sharing a Sky box.

Image of a tvLink

What do I need for a tvLink?

  • Your tvLink (available from Sky Accessories).
  • An aerial (coaxial) cable long enough to reach your second TV from your Sky box, but not longer than 30 metres. Your tvLink may not work reliably if you use two or more cables joined together, so try to use a single length.
  • If, at the back of your Sky box, you see one port labelled I/O Port, you’ll also need a small device called an iO-Link (available from Sky Accessories). If you see two ports labelled RFOut, you won’t need one.

How to set up your tvLink

  1. Switch off your Sky box, and any devices connected to it, at the mains.
  2. If you have an i/O port at the back of your Sky box, plug your iO-Link’s cable into it. Then plug one end of the aerial cable into the tvLink/RF Out socket on the iO-Link.

If you have RFOut ports at the back of your Sky box, plug one end of the aerial cable into the RF Out 2 port.

  1. Run the aerial cable from your Sky box to your second TV, and plug the other end into your tvLink.
  2. Plug your tvLink into the second TV’s aerial socket.
  3. Position your tvLink’s magic eye (the part that looks like a computer mouse) with a clear line of sight to your Sky remote.
  4. Switch your Sky box, and everything connected to it, on at the mains. You should see a red power light on your tvLink.
  5. Wait for about four minutes, then switch your Sky box on using your Sky remote. It may take a couple of minutes for your Sky box and TV to work as normal.
  6. On your Sky remote, press services, then key in 0, 0, 1, followed by select. You’ll see a setup menu. If you can’t see it, you might need to do a software update on your Sky box; read our Sky box stuck on standby article for more information.
  7. Highlight RF Out and press select. Scroll down to RF Outlet Power Supply and, using the left or right arrow, switch the setting ON.
  8. Press the green button to save, then press sky.
  9. Tune a spare channel on your second TV. Check your TV’s user manual to find out how.

You should now be able to watch Sky on your second TV and change channels using your tvLink and Sky remote. If you want to use your Sky remote to control your second TV, see our Program your Sky remote to control your TV article.

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