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Plusnet TV deals let you watch Premier League football for free on BT Sport 1

Wednesday, February 21st 2018 by Steve McCaskill

Fancy free Premier League football? Well if you sign up for YouView TV with Plusnet, you can watch 42 live and exclusive matches every season on BT Sport 1.

And for £5 a month extra, you can watch all five BT Sport channels on the platform and get access to the BT Sport app, available on iOS, Android and Windows 10. The channels are also broadcast live on the BT Sport website.

To get YouView and BT Sport with Plusnet you need to be one of its fibre broadband customers.

The standard unlimited fibre package delivers speeds of up to 38Mbps for £24.99 although you can can increase this to up to 76Mbps for £29.99. Both are subject to a 12-month contract, but for a limited time Plusnet is waiving the £25 activation fee.

You can add 1,000 minutes of calls to UK mobiles and unlimited calls to landlines during evenings and weekends for £4 a month, while unlimited landline calls and 2,000 minutes to mobiles at any time is £8 a month extra. Anytime calls to landlines and 300 minutes of international calls are £8 a month.

YouView offers more than 70 Freeview channels and can pause and rewind live television. There’s also access to BBC iPlayer, ITV Hub, All 4 and Demand 5. The standard box costs £6.99 up front and is £5 a month.

The YouView+ box is also £5 a month but costs £57.99 up-front. The main difference is the YouView+ box can record up to 150 hours of high-definition shows or 300 hours of standard definition video.

Premium entertainment channels

Alongside BT Sport 1, Plusnet will also give you 20 premium entertainment channels, such as Eurosport, Syfy and Comedy Central, absolutely free. You can also add other channels, such as MTV, for an additional fee.

BT Sport launched in 2013 and broadcasts a mixture of FA Cup football, UEFA Champions League, domestic and European rugby, MotoGP, UFC and US sports across its five channels. This includes BoxNation, the most recent addition to the family, which broadcasts championship boxing.

BT and Sky recently reached a deal with the Premier League to continue showing the Premier League until 2021.

Sky customers can get the standard definition or high definition channels for free for three months, before paying £25.99 a month for SD or £32.49 for HD as part of a 12-month contract. On TalkTalk TV, the channels are free for three months after which the monthly cost is also £25.99.

BT promises that customers will be able to watch within 15 minutes of subscribing, either via the app or through Sky TV, meaning you won’t have to miss any of the action.

In 2019, it will become easier to watch BT Sport on Sky after the two companies agreed a deal to sell some of each other’s services.

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