How to watch BT Sport for free and deals to save (October 2021)

BT Sport isn’t the cheapest channel out there but it is possible to pay less, and sometimes even get it for free.

The cheapest ways to watch BT Sport are if you are a BT broadband / TV or EE mobile customer. There’s a pay-as-you go option for those with different internet and mobile providers.

Here are the best offers right now to save you cash.

BT Sport deals and passes

Pay as you go passes

BT Sport month pass – £25

For the first time, BT has introduced a monthly pass at £25 a month. This means you don’t need to have any other service with BT or to sign up to a long contract – though you will have to cancel to stop the subscription rolling over to a new month.

The pass lasts for 30 days and includes all the BT Sport channels, including 4K and HDR options if your TV supports it.

Sadly there’s no day pass as you get with NOW TV.

Until 24 August you’ll also get a free year-long subscription to The Athletic with a pass.

Get it with your broadband

If you get your internet services from BT itself then you can get the BT Sport channels for an extra charge each month. This starts from £15 a month and you can watch via the BT Sport App, or goes up if you also add other BT TV channels and get a Freeview Box to plug into your TV.

If you’re adding it to an existing BT contract then it could mean you start a new contract for all your BT services. Shop around for deals that’ll bring the price down, such as using cashback sites for an added bonus.

Get it with your mobile

If your mobile phone is via EE you can buy passes to watch on your phone using the BT Sport app. You’ll get access to BT Sport 1, BT Sport 2, BT Sport 3, BT Sport/ESPN and BoxNation channels.

There are add-ons that let you watch it via the BT Sport app on your TV or improve picture quality to 4K.

Three months free with EE

EE customers can get the BT Sport app free for three months by texting SPORT to 150. Unless you cancel after this you’ll move on to the monthly paid subscription.

£10 a month mobile pass via EE

Access to the BT Sport app costs £10 a month. You can only watch it on your device and this is just for EE customers.

£15 a month to use BT Sport app on TVs and smart sticks via EE

The next level up is £15 a month the BT Sport Large Screen package lets you watch it on a TV via devices such as a Chromecast, Xbox, Amazon Fire Stick and some smart TVs.

The step-up to UHD/4K viewing is a package called BT Sport Ultimate which costs £20 a month.

10 months Big Screen & BT Ultimate for £15 a month via EE

This season pass lets you watch the channels on your TV and also upgrades picture quality to 4K. It’s £15 a month, so you’re saving £5 a month on the Ultimate package – but you are committing to 10 months.

There’s an early cancellation charge if you want to stop early, which you’ll also be charged if you switch away from EE for your SIM. To get this text SEASON to 150.

“Free” with EE Swappable Benefits

If you have a reasonably expensive “Smart Plan” contract with EE you can choose BT Sport as one of your swappable benefits. However I’d say you’re probably better off shopping around for a cheaper SIM-only deal.

You can pay £5 more to upgrade to the Large Screen package.

Three months BT Sport and Chromecast for £40 via EE (out of stock)

The BT Sport in a Box promotion gives EE customers (on a 12-month SIM-only contract or pay monthly tariff but not 30-day SIM-only deals) three months of BT Sport Large Screen and get a standard Google Chromecast (RRP £30) for £45.

You’re effectively getting a free Chromecast with this deal, though you might want to check out offers for the new Chromecast instead.

If you’ve not had the free trial, those three months will automatically be added to your account when you sign up.

BT Sport on YouTube

Watch the Champions League final for free

For the last four or five years, BT has shown the Champions League final and Europa League final for free via BT Sport’s YouTube channel and on the BT Sport website for free! So anyone could watch without paying.

BT Sport Box Office

Premium sports, including boxing will be shown on BT Sport Box Office. This is a pay-as-you-go service. It’s in addition to any other BT Sport channel, and there are no discounts for any subscription or pass you already have.

How to watch BT Sport on your TV

So how do you get these options on your TV? 

Check for an app on your TV or smart device

You can watch BT Sport on your TV if you have the BT Sport app. This is available on

  • Samsung Smart TVs
  • Amazon Fire Sticks
  • Chromecast
  • Roku devices
  • NOW sticks
  • Xbox
  • PlayStation
  • Apple TV
  • Netgem

Buy an HDMI cable

As long as you have a laptop with an HDMI connector, you can just buy a cable to connect to your TV. This should be the cheapest option – but I prefer the smart stick options!

Sport on other channels

You can watch sport on Sky, Eurosport and Premier Sports. Here’s my guide to the ways to save on each of them.

22 thoughts on “How to watch BT Sport for free and deals to save (October 2021)

  1. Cheers for this, I was stressing how to watch the europa league final without dropping £25 on a bt sport pass !

    Didn’t realise they streamed the finals for free on YT ! Saved me a lump of cash there thanks!

  2. Hi Andy, I want to watch the football tonight on BT. I am a sky customer and have sky sports but don’t have BT, i would be willing to watch it on my phone but I’m with three. What’s the cheapest way to get it. Can you get it on your mobile through a subscription without being through EE or BT ?

  3. I have got 3 months free by sport through EE, this is due to expire soon, how do I take up the offer of £15 a month

  4. The best option is to do what I did. Cancel all BT Sports. They are just charging a fortune for a poor service. Don’t be another daft sucker. Either they reduce their prices or I won’t be back it’s as simple as that

    1. Couldn’t agree more! BT have shafted all its customers with increased prices on BT Sport.
      I have been using BT Sport since it got the rights to Moto GP (dont know how long this is – but possibly 6/7 years??) & always got a deal as a BT customer. Now, they simply turned round and said, BT customer or not… No deal! Well BT – It is No Deal from me, Tony and the long line of customers who are fed up of BT price hikes.
      My BT Sport went from £7 a month to £15 (app version). This is more than double!!!
      BT are going to lose so many customers over this and simply shooting themselves in the foot in my opinion.
      I would have stayed with BT to get a deal with BT Sport, now Im going to see out my contract and go elsewhere as there is no leverage to keep my custom anymore. If im thinking like this, how many others are??
      Options are to get VPN software – Surfshark at approx. £20 a year where you should be able to access worldwide channels for viewing sport – cant guarantee this will cover the sport your after, but with Moto GP it appears you will be able to access free services in Australia & other countries.
      Alternatively, Moto GP offer their own app for approx. £104 a year – which is available on Fire Stick, etc. I have looked at sharing this with my dad at his home and dont think this will work due to having different VPN numbers (i.e. at different addresses). If you can share services (with a trustworthy person) you could potentially share the cost of a streaming service like the GP app or BT app. Cant say on the legality of this, but it may be possible – look into each providers T&C’s.
      If anyone else knows of any other options, please share with us here and help everyone save money and not pay out to large organisations that have no respect to loyal customers…. BT!!!!!

  5. I have Apple TV with bt sport downloaded but can’t get in bt sport has it says password is unrecognised I have tried different passwords changed passwords but nothing

    1. Hmm, have you tried any Apple or BT help sections? I’ve had the app working fine on Samsung Tv, Roku and Amazon Fire sticks.

  6. I’m looking at accessing the free 3 month trial of BT Sport via my EE mobile account. I have a Samsung TV which is partly smart but we tend to access the smart features via Firestick as it removes a lot of buffering. Do I need to do anything spectacular to view BT sport on the tv rather than my mobile?

    1. Depending on how old your TV is you might have a BT Sport app on there. My Samsung TV is three years old and it’s there. I think it’s probably on the Fire Stick too!

  7. hi Andy
    we have sky including eurosport so our package is about £80 a month my husband loves oto cross sidecar motocross speedway superbikes etc is there any way of getting to watch eurosports any cheaper ?

    1. You can stream Eurosport online from its website or amazon for a monthly fee. There’s more here https://becleverwithyourcash.com/film-tv-deals/

  8. Hi Andy,

    Want to watch the Champions Cup rugby for free this weekend based in Ireland
    any help really appreciated(we won’t mention Brexit)

    Kind regards,

    Neil

    1. I think your best bet for the weekend is to see if you have any mates with a BT Sport account who’ll lend you the log-in. Technically though it’s not allowed, so it’ll be up to them if they want to risk it. Ideally they should also change the password for the weekend, especially if they use it elsewhere on other accounts!

    2. Hello

      I’m moving house in a week and it doesn’t look like I’ll have Sky or BT or Virgin in time for the FA Cup qfs.

      It’s on BT sports. If I get a month pass and plug a laptop into the telly, will it include the data, do you know?

      Thanks

      Any advice appreciated.

      Rgds

      Mark

  9. Hi Andy what about firestick the you tube isn’t showing in on here or I can’t find it is it possible to watch on firestick on you tube please?

    1. No, unfortunately Amazon and Google don’t get on, so you don’t get YouTube on Fire Sticks and you can’t cast Amazon Prime with a Chromecast. It sucks!

      1. Amazon is available on chromecast, has been for ages now

      2. Sorry to correct you but just had a 30 day free Amazon Prime sub and it casted perfectly on my Chromecast, perhaps Bezos is besties with Google now.
        Any tips for activating the so-called EE Smart plans for BT Sport perk from their not-so-smart telephone operators? I gave up in the end and cancelled the whole deal.

        1. Yep, that comment was a while ago and they all made friends! ! I’ve not gone via the EE-route myself but that sounds frustrating.

  10. Hi Andy

    Can I clarify are you saying that all BT sports shows may be accessed online (through the internet) and played on a laptop for free?

    1. Hi Janey, no this is just for the Champions League and Europa League finals

      1. I have the BT YouTube app on my Samsung tv. What do I need to subscribe to get to see particular premier league matches such as Liverpool please? Thanks

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