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Sky Cinema Bundle review 2017

Hannah Ricci
Tuesday, July 18th 2017

If you can’t get enough of the silver screen, then the Sky Cinema Bundle (previously Sky Movies) could be the Oscar-winning package for you. With 11 dedicated movie channels across all genres you can watch the latest releases as well as enjoy the classics.

You get a Sky Q box and can watch over 600 movies on the go (yes 600). So grab the popcorn and let us fill you in…

Is the Sky Cinema Bundle any good?

If you’re a film buff then yes – from Disney to horror and romance to thriller there is something for every type of film fan. You also have access to an on demand library with hundreds of movies to watch, whenever you like.

You won’t just have 11 movie channels, the bundle also comes with the Original Bundle. It features over 240 channels on top as well as favourites like Sky Atlantic, Sky Living and Comedy Central.

Price-wise, you are getting a decent deal, but if you want to add extra sport channels your monthly costs will increase.

  • Sky Entertainment + Cinema

    Sky
    • 11 movie channels, 75+ entertainment channels
    • 11 HD channels, 250+ free-to-air channels
    • Sky Q 1TB box
    £30
    £20 set-up cost See Deal

How much does Sky Cinema cost with Sky TV?

If you already have a Sky TV package and you want to upgrade, Sky Cinema will cost you an extra £10 per month. If you are looking to join Sky as a new customer, the Sky Cinema bundle will cost you £30 per month.

  • Sky Cinema Upgrade for Existing Customers

    Sky
    • 11 great movie channels
    • Over 1000 movies on demand
    • New movies a year before online subscription
    Upgrade to Sky Cinema for just £10 a month
    £10
    Zero set-up cost See Deal
  • Sky Entertainment + Cinema

    Sky
    • 11 movie channels, 75+ entertainment channels
    • 11 HD channels, 250+ free-to-air channels
    • Sky Q 1TB box
    £30
    £20 set-up cost See Deal

Alternative ways to get Sky Cinema

If you're concerned about the cost of Sky Cinema (previously Sky Movies), then you can compare how much it is with other providers. You can add Sky Cinema on to BT TV, Virgin Media TV and TalkTalk TV – or take it out with Now TV. Cost will vary according to which bundle of TV and broadband you choose.

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Can I bolt on extras like Sky Sports?

Yes you can. As you can expect, the Sky Cinema Bundle is missing quite a few channels including Sky Sports 1, 2, 3 and 4, Sky Sports F1 and Sky Sports 5. You can add these separately when purchasing the Sky Cinema Bundle, or you can upgrade to the Complete Bundle to have them all thrown in together.

Equally, if you were hoping to get BT Sport thrown in, you’ll be disappointed unless you’re prepared to pay extra.

Unfortunately you won’t have the ability to watch films in HD or 3D. But you can add HD to your bundle by upgrading to the Box Sets Bundle (previously the Family Bundle) and adding the HD Pack. Yes it is more costly, but for a better cinematic experience you have to splash out a little.

 
Sky Sports £20 per month
Sky Cinema Inclusive
BT Sport £22.99 per month
plus £20 activation fee
Sky Multiscreen From £12 per month
Sky Go Extra £5 per month
free with Multiscreen
Sky Sports
£20 per month
Sky Cinema
£10 per month
BT Sport
Free to BT broadband customers, otherwise £22.99 per month plus £20 activation fee
Sky Multiscreen
From £12 per month
Sky Go Extra
£5 per month (or free with Multiscreen)

What comes with the Sky Cinema Bundle?

The Sky Cinema Bundle has the Original Bundle as its base, which features some of Sky’s popular TV channels, including Sky Atlantic. You also get a Sky Q box that allows you to pause, rewind and record content.

You can stream films and TV shows on your device (laptop, mobile or tablet) with the Sky Go app, even while you’re away from home. However, you’ll need access to wi-fi or a 3G/4G connection. By paying an extra few quid per month you can download content and watch them wherever you like without an internet connection.

Which TV channels are included?

Here’s a list of channels that are included with the Sky Cinema Bundle.

Free-to-air (213)
4seven
4seven
BBC One
BBC One
BBC Two
BBC Two
ITV
ITV
Channel 4
Channel 4
Channel 5
Channel 5
BBC Four
BBC Four
BBC Four HD
BBC Four HD
LBC 1152 News
LBC 1152 News
Challenge
Challenge
S4/C
S4/C
E4 +1
E4 +1
BBC Radio nan Gàidheal
BBC Radio nan Gàidheal
More4
More4
Channel 4 HD
Channel 4 HD
RTÉ Radio 1 Extra
RTÉ Radio 1 Extra
BBC One HD
BBC One HD
CBS Reality
CBS Reality
CBS Action
CBS Action
CBS Drama
CBS Drama
Sukh Sagar
Sukh Sagar
Khushkhabri
Khushkhabri
PICK TV
PICK TV
Quest
Quest
Sony Channel
Sony Channel
Dave ja vu
Dave ja vu
RTÉ Radio 1
RTÉ Radio 1
Spike
Spike
RTÉ 2FM
RTÉ 2FM
RTÉ Lyric FM
RTÉ Lyric FM
Drama
Drama
RTÉ na Gaeltachta
RTÉ na Gaeltachta
BBC Alba
BBC Alba
BBC Two HD
BBC Two HD
Channel 5 HD
Channel 5 HD
Kismat Radio
Kismat Radio
5USA
5USA
Channel 5 +24
Channel 5 +24
5*
5*
Amrit Bani
Amrit Bani
Chill
Chill
ITV HD
ITV HD
True Entertainment
True Entertainment
Men&Movies
Men&Movies
True Crime
True Crime
Liberty Radio
Liberty Radio
Insight Radio
Insight Radio
Propeller
Propeller
Showcase TV
Showcase TV
Showcase 2
Showcase 2
E4
E4
Kanshiradio
Kanshiradio
ITV2
ITV2
ITV3
ITV3
Newstalk
Newstalk
Information TV
Information TV
Dave
Dave
ITV4
ITV4
Home
Home
Really
Really
Travel Channel
Travel Channel
Food Network
Food Network
Wedding TV
Wedding TV
The Africa Channel
The Africa Channel
The Active Channel
The Active Channel
Forces TV
Forces TV
Film4
Film4
Horror Channel
Horror Channel
Sony Movie Channel
Sony Movie Channel
Movies4Men
Movies4Men
Viva
Viva
4Music
4Music
Box Hits
Box Hits
Vintage TV
Vintage TV
Scuzz
Scuzz
Greatest Hits TV
Greatest Hits TV
BuzMuzik
BuzMuzik
Clubland TV
Clubland TV
Massive R&B
Massive R&B
Motors TV
Motors TV
LFC TV
LFC TV
Bloomberg Television
Bloomberg Television
BBC News
BBC News
BBC Parliament
BBC Parliament
CNBC Europe
CNBC Europe
CNN International
CNN International
NHK World HD
NHK World HD
Euronews
Euronews
CCTV News
CCTV News
RT HD
RT HD
France 24 English
France 24 English
Al Jazeera English
Al Jazeera English
CNC World
CNC World
Sky News
Sky News
RT
RT
Yesterday
Yesterday
Community Channel
Community Channel
BBC News HD
BBC News HD
God TV
God TV
Revelation
Revelation
TBN UK
TBN UK
Daystar
Daystar
UCB TV
UCB TV
Loveworld TV
Loveworld TV
Inspiration
Inspiration
Gospel Channel
Gospel Channel
EWTN TV
EWTN TV
The Word Network
The Word Network
Faith World TV
Faith World TV
KICC TV
KICC TV
Believe TV
Believe TV
Olive TV
Olive TV
Praise TV
Praise TV
SonLife Broadcasting Network
SonLife Broadcasting Network
CBBC
CBBC
CBBC HD
CBBC HD
CBeebies
CBeebies
CBeebies HD
CBeebies HD
POP
POP
Tiny Pop
Tiny Pop
CITV
CITV
Pop Girl
Pop Girl
Kix!
Kix!
QVC
QVC
JML Direct
JML Direct
Argos TV
Argos TV
TV Shop
TV Shop
Ideal World
Ideal World
Price Drop
Price Drop
Pitch TV
Pitch TV
Retail TV
Retail TV
High Street TV
High Street TV
Best Direct
Best Direct
Ideal Extra
Ideal Extra
Gems TV
Gems TV
TJC
TJC
JML Home & DIY
JML Home & DIY
Bid TV
Bid TV
Jewellery Maker
Jewellery Maker
Gems TV Extra
Gems TV Extra
Pitch World
Pitch World
QVC Beauty
QVC Beauty
PaversShoes.tv
PaversShoes.tv
Thane Direct
Thane Direct
V Channel
V Channel
Speed Auction
Speed Auction
Rocks & Co 1
Rocks & Co 1
JML Cookshop
JML Cookshop
Ideal & More
Ideal & More
Create and Craft
Create and Craft
Celebrity Shop
Celebrity Shop
The Dept Store
The Dept Store
Phoenix CNE
Phoenix CNE
Bangla TV
Bangla TV
MTA Muslim TV
MTA Muslim TV
PTV Prime
PTV Prime
MATV National
MATV National
UMP Movies
UMP Movies
Record TV
Record TV
DM Digital
DM Digital
Hidayat TV
Hidayat TV
ARY Qtv
ARY Qtv
Venus TV
Venus TV
ARY News
ARY News
PTV Global
PTV Global
Channel S
Channel S
Noor TV
Noor TV
Peace TV
Peace TV
Al Jazeera Children's Channel
Al Jazeera Children's Channel
IQRA TV
IQRA TV
ATN Bangla
ATN Bangla
Ummah Channel
Ummah Channel
Sunrise TV
Sunrise TV
Glory TV
Glory TV
Channel 9 UK
Channel 9 UK
Ahlebait TV
Ahlebait TV
Madani Channel
Madani Channel
Sikh Channel
Sikh Channel
Peace TV Urdu
Peace TV Urdu
Ahlulbayt TV
Ahlulbayt TV
UCTV
UCTV
Channel i
Channel i
Takbeer TV
Takbeer TV
Sangat TV
Sangat TV
Aastha TV
Aastha TV
9XM
9XM
NTV
NTV
Super Casino
Super Casino
Smart Live
Smart Live
Dating Channel
Dating Channel
GayXchange
GayXchange
Gay Network
Gay Network
Chat Box
Chat Box
Renault TV
Renault TV
Psychic Line
Psychic Line
Psychic Today
Psychic Today
PlayboyTV Chat
PlayboyTV Chat
Babestation
Babestation
Get Lucky TV
Get Lucky TV
Lucky Star
Lucky Star
Red Light 1
Red Light 1
Flirt TV 2
Flirt TV 2
xxXpanded TV
xxXpanded TV
Red Light 3
Red Light 3
Red Light 4
Red Light 4
Babe Guide
Babe Guide
Northern Birds
Northern Birds
Essex Babes
Essex Babes
Elite TV
Elite TV
Storm
Storm
SportxxxGirls
SportxxxGirls
Elite TV 3
Elite TV 3
LivexxxBabes
LivexxxBabes
Entertainment (25)
G.O.L.D
G.O.L.D
Sky2
Sky2
TLC
TLC
Comedy Central Extra
Comedy Central Extra
Viceland
Viceland
bio.
bio.
PBS
PBS
Sky1
Sky1
Real Lives
Real Lives
Sky Living
Sky Living
Sky Atlantic
Sky Atlantic
FOX
FOX
Syfy
Syfy
My Channel
My Channel
Universal Channel
Universal Channel
Comedy Central
Comedy Central
Sky Arts 1
Sky Arts 1
Sky Arts 2
Sky Arts 2
alibi
alibi
E!
E!
Discovery Shed
Discovery Shed
W
W
ITV Encore
ITV Encore
Lifetime
Lifetime
Blighty
Blighty
Lifestyle (8)
Style
Style
Discovery Home & Health
Discovery Home & Health
Discovery Travel & Living
Discovery Travel & Living
Luxury Life
Luxury Life
Horse & Country
Horse & Country
Fitness TV
Fitness TV
Good Food
Good Food
Holiday+Cruise
Holiday+Cruise
Factual (14)
DMAX
DMAX
Discovery Real Time
Discovery Real Time
Discovery History
Discovery History
Discovery Turbo
Discovery Turbo
Discovery Science
Discovery Science
H2
H2
Discovery Channel
Discovery Channel
National Geographic Channel
National Geographic Channel
Nat Geo Wild
Nat Geo Wild
History
History
Investigation Discovery
Investigation Discovery
Crime & Investigation Network
Crime & Investigation Network
Eden
Eden
Animal Planet
Animal Planet
Music (21)
Sumo TV
Sumo TV
Controversial TV
Controversial TV
MTV
MTV
MTV Music
MTV Music
MTV Base
MTV Base
MTV Hits
MTV Hits
MTV Dance
MTV Dance
MTV Rocks
MTV Rocks
MTV Classic
MTV Classic
VH1
VH1
The Box
The Box
Kiss
Kiss
Magic
Magic
Chart Show TV
Chart Show TV
The Vault
The Vault
Flava
Flava
Kerrang!
Kerrang!
Channel AKA
Channel AKA
Starz TV
Starz TV
Bliss
Bliss
Dance Nation TV
Dance Nation TV
Movies (14)
Sky Cinema Premiere
Sky Cinema Premiere
True Movies 1
True Movies 1
True Movies 2
True Movies 2
Movies 24
Movies 24
Sky Cinema Greats
Sky Cinema Greats
Sky Cinema Disney
Sky Cinema Disney
Sky Cinema Family
Sky Cinema Family
Sky Cinema Action & Adventure
Sky Cinema Action & Adventure
Sky Cinema Comedy
Sky Cinema Comedy
Sky Cinema Crime & Thriller
Sky Cinema Crime & Thriller
Sky Cinema Drama & Romance
Sky Cinema Drama & Romance
Sky Cinema Sci-fi & Horror
Sky Cinema Sci-fi & Horror
Sky Cinema Select
Sky Cinema Select
TCM
TCM
Sports (8)
Sky Sports Mix
Sky Sports Mix
Eurosport 1
Eurosport 1
At The Races
At The Races
Extreme Sports Channel
Extreme Sports Channel
Trace Sports
Trace Sports
Eurosport 2
Eurosport 2
Bike
Bike
Sky Sports News
Sky Sports News
News (2)
Fox News Channel
Fox News Channel
Sky News Arabia
Sky News Arabia
Adult (1)
UK Swingers
UK Swingers
International (29)
MTV Beats
MTV Beats
Rishtey CINEPLEX
Rishtey CINEPLEX
BEN
BEN
BET
BET
Vox Africa
Vox Africa
Nollywood
Nollywood
NDTV 24x7
NDTV 24x7
TVC News
TVC News
B4U Music
B4U Music
SET Asia
SET Asia
STAR Life OK
STAR Life OK
Zee TV
Zee TV
Zing
Zing
Zee Cinema
Zee Cinema
ARY Digital
ARY Digital
Lamhe
Lamhe
TV5MONDE
TV5MONDE
SET Max
SET Max
ABP News
ABP News
STAR Gold
STAR Gold
Islam Channel UK
Islam Channel UK
Sony SAB
Sony SAB
Colors
Colors
Rishtey
Rishtey
Brit Asia TV
Brit Asia TV
STAR Plus
STAR Plus
Hum Europe
Hum Europe
Zee Punjabi
Zee Punjabi
&TV
&TV
Religion (1)
Open Heaven TV
Open Heaven TV
Gaming (2)
Ginx TV
Ginx TV
Sky Poker
Sky Poker
+1 channels (59)
Sky Living +1
Sky Living +1
Comedy Central +1
Comedy Central +1
ITV +1
ITV +1
G.O.L.D +1
G.O.L.D +1
Channel 4 +1
Channel 4 +1
More4 +1
More4 +1
DMAX +1
DMAX +1
CBS Reality +1
CBS Reality +1
Universal Channel +1
Universal Channel +1
PICK TV +1
PICK TV +1
TLC +1
TLC +1
Comedy Central Extra +1
Comedy Central Extra +1
MTV +1
MTV +1
Challenge +1
Challenge +1
FOX +
FOX +
Quest +1
Quest +1
Sky1 +1
Sky1 +1
Real Lives +1
Real Lives +1
Sky Atlantic +1
Sky Atlantic +1
5USA +1
5USA +1
Channel 5 +1
Channel 5 +1
ITV2 +1
ITV2 +1
ITV3 +1
ITV3 +1
Sony Channel +1
Sony Channel +1
Men&Movies +1
Men&Movies +1
BET +1
BET +1
Syfy +1
Syfy +1
DMAX +2
DMAX +2
alibi +1
alibi +1
Lifetime +1
Lifetime +1
TLC +2
TLC +2
W +1
W +1
5* +1
5* +1
Showcase TV +1
Showcase TV +1
Discovery Real Time +1
Discovery Real Time +1
Home +1
Home +1
Good Food +1
Good Food +1
Travel Channel +1
Travel Channel +1
Discovery Home & Health +1
Discovery Home & Health +1
Food Network +1
Food Network +1
More 4 +2
More 4 +2
Sky Cinema Premiere +1
Sky Cinema Premiere +1
Film4 +1
Film4 +1
TCM +1
TCM +1
Horror Channel +1
Horror Channel +1
Sony Movie Channel +1
Sony Movie Channel +1
Movies4Men +1
Movies4Men +1
Movies 24+
Movies 24+
Discovery Channel +1
Discovery Channel +1
National Geographic Channel +1
National Geographic Channel +1
History +1
History +1
Eden +1
Eden +1
Animal Planet +1
Animal Planet +1
Yesterday +1
Yesterday +1
Discovery Science +1
Discovery Science +1
Crime & Investigation Network +1
Crime & Investigation Network +1
Discovery History +1
Discovery History +1
Tiny Pop +1
Tiny Pop +1
Pop Girl +1
Pop Girl +1
Radio (55)
Absolute Classic Rock
Absolute Classic Rock
BBC Radio 1
BBC Radio 1
BBC Radio 2
BBC Radio 2
BBC Radio 3
BBC Radio 3
BBC Radio 4
BBC Radio 4
BBC Radio 5 Live
BBC Radio 5 Live
Classic FM
Classic FM
talkSPORT
talkSPORT
Capital FM
Capital FM
Planet Rock
Planet Rock
Heart
Heart
LBC 97.3
LBC 97.3
Xfm
Xfm
Capital XTRA
Capital XTRA
BBC World Service
BBC World Service
BBC Radio Scotland
BBC Radio Scotland
BBC Radio Wales
BBC Radio Wales
BBC Radio Ulster
BBC Radio Ulster
BBC Radio Asian Network
BBC Radio Asian Network
BBC Radio 6 Music
BBC Radio 6 Music
Gold
Gold
WRN Radio
WRN Radio
Premier Christian Radio
Premier Christian Radio
UCB UK
UCB UK
Smooth Radio
Smooth Radio
Solar Radio
Solar Radio
Panjab Radio
Panjab Radio
BBC Radio 4 Extra
BBC Radio 4 Extra
Sunrise Radio
Sunrise Radio
UCB Bible
UCB Bible
UCB Gospel
UCB Gospel
UCB Inspiration
UCB Inspiration
BBC Radio 1Xtra
BBC Radio 1Xtra
BBC Radio 4 LW
BBC Radio 4 LW
BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra
BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra
Real Radio Wales
Real Radio Wales
BBC Radio London 94.9
BBC Radio London 94.9
BBC Radio Cymru
BBC Radio Cymru
Calvary Radio
Calvary Radio
Family Radio
Family Radio
Desi Radio
Desi Radio
Magic
Magic
Shop Radio
Shop Radio
Spectrum Radio
Spectrum Radio
Punjabi Radio
Punjabi Radio
Absolute 80s
Absolute 80s
Absolute Radio
Absolute Radio
Jazz FM
Jazz FM
Absolute 90s
Absolute 90s
Record Radio
Record Radio
Rainbow Radio
Rainbow Radio
Yorkshire Radio
Yorkshire Radio
BFBS Radio
BFBS Radio
UCB Ireland
UCB Ireland
Music India
Music India
Standalone (3)
MUTV
MUTV
MUTV HD
MUTV HD
Premier Sports
Premier Sports

*Additional charges apply to standalone channels

How does it compare to other Sky bundles?

Use our easy to use comparison tool to see how the Sky Cinema Bundle compares to other Sky TV bundles. You won’t need to do any research – all the information is below.

  • Entertainment
    Digital TV
    TV channels370
    SD channels359
    HD channels11
    Pricing & Contract
    Set-up cost£20
    Contract length18 months
    First year cost £260

    £20
    per month

    0800 840 5394 0203 151 2395
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  • Entertainment HD
    Digital TV
    TV channels415
    SD channels359
    HD channels56
    Pricing & Contract
    Set-up cost£20
    Contract length18 months
    First year cost £320

    £25
    per month

    0800 840 5394 0203 151 2395

Alternatives

Sky Cinema itself is unrivalled on channels and film choice, but you don’t have to take the Sky Cinema Bundle to get it. The movie pack can be added to any other Sky bundle or TV service including BT, Virgin Media and TalkTalk.

Sky Cinema is also available contract-free from Now TV, that allows you to add movies and entertainment on a monthly pass.

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