You don’t need a Sky subscription to watch Sky Sports! Here are the latest deals for pay as you go passes on NOW TV.
I’m a big fan of NOW TV (we’ve got the Entertainment Pass to watch Sky Atlantic shows) as a cheap way to watch Sky channels. If you are a fan of the Premier League, golf, cricket Formula 1 or dozens of other sports but can’t afford Sky, it can be a real money saver.
>> Read more: How much it really costs to watch a match on Sky Sports
What is NOW TV?
Think of NOW TV as a pay per view iPlayer for the Sky TV channels. The sports pass give you access to all 10 Sky Sports channels without a contract, so you can watch per day, per week or per month.
Though Sky has recently updated its channel line up to specialist channels such as Sky Sports Premier League, Sky Sports Cricket and Sky Sports Golf, NOW TV doesn’t let you just pick one channel. But this can still work out cheaper than subscribing monthly via Sky, Virgin, BT or TalkTalk.
NOW TV can be streamed on your computer, tablet, some smart TVs, Chromecast or via special NOW TV stick.
The passes don’t include TV or movie channels, which you need to buy separate passes for – though there are plenty of discounts to be found and I’ve summarised the best on my NOW TV deals page.
>> Don’t forget to read my guide to the cheapest ways to watch Premier League football on TV with more top tips for Sky and BT Sport.
* Cashback off NOW TV Sky Sports passes *
Both cashback sites offer up to £8 cashback on the different sports passes. It’s not always the best deal so do check the other options further down this page. The actual rates for the NOW TV cashback can change on a daily basis so it’s worth looking at both to see which has the best deal. Do read all the terms and conditions to make sure you don’t miss out.
However, what does generally make these offers unbeatable is if you are a new user of either of the cashback sites. There’s generally a £10 bonus available with both Quidco and Topcashback, and I regularly update the best offers.
* NOW TV Sky Sports Day pass offers
Far better than a Sky contract is a £7.99 Day Pass and £12.99 Week Pass. Despite a recent price increase, I think these passes represent really good value for money for occasional viewing.
There are often discounts to be had, such as 20% off or free passes with Pringles and I’ll share any I find on this page.
NOW TV Sky Sports Week pass offers
Again new customers can often save at least 10% on the week pass though there aren’t any of these offers right now. However, if you want to go direct it’ll cost you £12.99.
£10 week gift card from Currys – existing and new customers
Existing customers can get a slight discount by ordering a physical gift card from Currys. It’ll cost you £10. This obviously isn’t instant, so you need to order a good few days before you want to watch, or pick it up in store.
* Month-long Sky Sports pass on NOW TV
If you are going to watch a lot of the action on Sky Sports it’s probably cheaper to get a subscription via Sky, Virgin or BT. But if you want to dip in and out month by month you can buy a month pass for £33.99.
There are often discounts on the first month or two, which I’ll share here when they are live. Don’t forget to cancel the month sports pass if you don’t want it to renew at full price.
Ten months for £179 (save 48%)
This “Season pass” is for new and existing customers, and will save you 48% on the full price via NOW TV. Once your tenth month finishes it will be £33.99 a month if you don’t cancel. Ends 20th August 2018.