BT Sport isn’t the cheapest channel out there but it is possible to pay less, and sometimes even get it for free.
Claim credit during Coronavirus
There’s obviously very little original content on BT Sport while live sport is unable to continue. Fortunately, you’re able to get credit to your bill for the months where this happens. This ends mid-June with live Premier League returning.
You can claim the money to be added to your account, or you can choose for the money to be donated to the NHS.
There’s also the option to pause your subscription if you’re part of the Flexible BT Sport package. If you do this, you’ll be given three months free BT Sport when you reactivate it.
Here are a few ways to pay less for BT Sport.
Get a BT Sport month pass
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 or week pass as you get with NOW TV, though you never know if the month pass is a success they might look at adding cheaper options for shorter periods.
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 £10 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
EE customers can get the BT Sport app free for three months by texting SPORT to 150.
After this the BT Sport app costs £10 a month which only lets you watch it on your device. Or for £15 a month you can watch it on a TV via a Chromecast, Xbox, Apple TV and Samsung smart TVs.
The step-up to UHD/4K viewing is a package called BT Sport Ultimate which costs £20 a month.
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 and
Watch Champions League matches for free
Most years, BT shows 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 can watch without paying.
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, Xbox, PlayStation and Apple TV. If you have a BT TV
Buy a Chromecast smart stick
These devices from Google plug into an HDMI slot on your TV. You then go into your Chrome browser on a laptop or computer, or the BT Sport app on your phone and “cast” what’s on your screen over to your TV. You can do this with most other sites too.
These cost £30 but look out for deals. Right now you’re looking at £20 from places like John Lewis or Curry’s.
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.