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.
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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.
£27 Cashback on NOW TV Sky Sports passes
Both cashback sites offer up to £10 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 with Quidco (min spend £5) and a £10 bonus available with Topcashback (min spend £10), and I regularly update the best offers. If you sign up for my newsletter, then there’s an increased £17 bonus from Quidco for new members (min spend £10).
NOW TV Sky Sports Day pass offers
Far better than a Sky contract is an £8.99 Day Pass and £14.99 Week Pass. Despite a recent price increase, I think these passes represent 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.
£3.99 Sky Sports day pass from CD Keys
CD Keys is currently selling Sky Sports Day Passes for £3.99, which is a great price. I picked up two, but found I could only use one as the expiration date was incredibly soon. However I managed to get a refund from CD Keys. So it’s up to you if you chose to stock up, but I’d urge caution.
NOW TV Sky Sports Week pass offers
Again new customers can sometimes 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 £14.99.
£4.99 Sky Sports week pass from CD Keys
CD Keys has deals that come and go, but right now a week pass is just £4.99 – a bargain! You can only use one per account, and if you’ve previously used a pass from the Playstation Network it might not work at all. If that happens get in touch with CDKeys and see if you can get a refund.
£10 week pass gift card from Currys
Existing customers can get a decent 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, sometimes as long as nine or 12 months. I’ll share any 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.
10 months for £199
This Football season ticket offer is for new and existing customers and ends 26th August 2019. It works out at £20 a month, but after this it will renew at the full price of £33.99 so don’t forget to put a note in your diary to cancel.
10 months for £149 if you have a Natwest Rewards account
The above deal is pretty good, but you can save a further 25% if you have Natwest Rewards. I can’t guarantee it’ll be on every account, but I’ve logged into my Natwest MyRewards account, which comes as part of my Rewards Current Account and there’s currently an offer to save more.
You need to use your registered Natwest card to buy any NOW TV pass from the NOW TV website before the 26th August to get the discount. It’ll be paid back to your MyRewards account which you can then cash in or transfer for another offer.
So, buy the season pass at £199, and you’ll get £49.75 back, making it a total of £149.25. You can of course also combine this with the new member Quidco discount mentioned at the top of this article, potentially saving you a further £27!
One month NOW TV Sports pass for £25
Three months Sky Sports and NOW TV stick for £50
You can also pick up a prepaid pass with a NOW TV stick from Curry’s for £50, meaning it’s £16.67 a month. And you get a free smart device to use too. This offer ends Thursday 8th August.
Mobile Sky Sports passes
NOW TV has announced some new mobile passes which you can only watch via an app on your phone or tablet. This makes them a fair bit cheaper.
The mobile pass is only £5.99 for a month. It only has four sports channels – Sky Sports Premier League, Sky Sports Action, Sky Sports Arena and Sky Sports News.