Can I get Sky TV in my area?
Want some extra TV channels and considering joining Sky? Find out if you can get Sky TV in your area using our simple postcode checker.
Sky is the leading pay TV provider in the UK, offering a wealth of great channels, including the popular Sky Atlantic for top shows like Mad Men, Girls and Game of Thrones. Check availability in your area and alternative TV options if you can’t get it.
Sky TV on Xbox
There is another way to receive Sky TV if neither cable nor satellite infrastructure are available. You can watch up to 32 channels on Xbox 360 and Xbox One via your Xbox LIve account, though you'll need to subscribe to Sky TV, too. Channels include Sky Sports, Sky Atlantic, Sky Movies and many more, and you can download or stream from a choice of thousands of Sky movies on a pay-per-view basis.
If you can’t get Sky TV or you don’t want a dish installed on your property, there are alternatives to get some extra telly. Nothing matches up to Sky on the sheer choice of channels, but cheaper prices, contract-free options and rival technology like TiVo could tempt you away. Let's take a look at your best options if you're one of a minority of people who can't receive Sky TV.
Now TV is the only other way to get Sky Atlantic, with the added bonus of being a contract-free service that streams content over the internet to your TV and other devices. You can choose between monthly sports, movies and entertainment passes and find out more about them in our Now TV review.
Virgin Media TV
Sky’s biggest rival on TV, Virgin Media, is also worth a look for a wide choice of channels and options to bundle in broadband and phone, or take TV alone. However, Virgin has fewer channels and more limited availability than Sky, so it’s worth reading up on the details in our Is Virgin Media TV any good? guide.
Your other main option is YouView from BT TV or TalkTalk TV, although you’ll need to take broadband from either provider to access their pay TV services. BT brings the bonus of BT Sport for free, while TalkTalk offers the cheapest unlimited broadband into the country.
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