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waseem432000waseem432000 Forumite
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Hi everyone, 

I currently buy now TV monthly pass (was on offer for £25 but that’s ending so it’s supposed to go back to £33 hence cancelled it last week) while I pay £10 for BT sports app to plusnet as I have broadband with them. I am out of contract for broadband in 2 months or so hence thinking about switching to Now TV for BB as they also offer monthly sports pass for £20 for 12 months if you get broadband from them. I don’t think they offer BT sports atm which means I will have to either buy BT sports pass which is £25 or get add on from EE for £15 but I am also thinking about switching from EE unless they offer me a cheaper sim only contract in 2 months when my phone contracts are ending(current pay them £85 for two phone contracts), which means I will also lose BT Sports if I get that from them. 

Is getting everything from Sky including BB, Sports and BT sports the right way to go as Sky will add the cost for Sky signature which is something I don’t wach(I only watch sports on TV while my spouse spends her time on Netflix & Prime Video). Thinking about switching before the next league season starts in August. 

Any kind suggestions please. 

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  • Neil_JonesNeil_Jones Forumite
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    BT Sport is on Now but it's a separate subscription, you don't pay Now for it and it doesn't show up anywhere on the Now software.  You pay BT and use the BT Sport app on the device.  Same for Sky, you don't pay Sky, you pay BT, give them your viewing card number and it unlocks the channel on the platform,.  I don't know if you need Sky Sports to get BT Sports on Sky but I don't think you do.  However without an active Sky subscription of some type Sky Q won't work anyway.

    It may be cheaper if you have no interest in watching the Sky Sports channels, but unfortunately sport TV packages are not cheap whoever you get them from in any guise.
  • waseem432000waseem432000 Forumite
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    BT Sport is on Now but it's a separate subscription, you don't pay Now for it and it doesn't show up anywhere on the Now software.  You pay BT and use the BT Sport app on the device.  Same for Sky, you don't pay Sky, you pay BT, give them your viewing card number and it unlocks the channel on the platform,.  I don't know if you need Sky Sports to get BT Sports on Sky but I don't think you do.  However without an active Sky subscription of some type Sky Q won't work anyway.

    It may be cheaper if you have no interest in watching the Sky Sports channels, but unfortunately sport TV packages are not cheap whoever you get them from in any guise.
    I know Sky do charge premium for their sports channels as they are biggest attraction for them to sell but I don’t want to sign a 18 months contract and also pay for standard TV package which is £25 atm for something I don’t even watch so I will probably end up moving BB to Now TV to get the £20 pm sports pass for 12 months and may be try and get BT sports out of EE for a new sim only contract for 2 sims. Otherwise may end up moving over to BT for one of the sim only contract as they offer free BT sports mobile app for some of the packages. 
  • JJ_EganJJ_Egan Forumite
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    I have BT broadband + BT Sports and use the BT Now tv to add Sky Sports if required monthly .
  • waseem432000waseem432000 Forumite
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    JJ_Egan said:
    I have BT broadband + BT Sports and use the BT Now tv to add Sky Sports if required monthly .
    How much do you pay for BB and BT sports? Plus if you only add sky sports on demand, how does that cost? 
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    JJ_EganJJ_Egan Forumite
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    edited 15 May at 1:28PM
    Current about £40 pm landline 80/20 BB and BT Sport HD   includes a discount for 6 months  , after plus £7  .
    Sky sports via Now TV add on £25 pm ..

    OR Big Sports SKY plus BT  Sports £40 pm .
  • waseem432000waseem432000 Forumite
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    JJ_Egan said:
    Current about £40 pm landline 80/20 BB and BT Sport HD   includes a discount for 6 months  , after plus £7  .
    Sky sports via Now TV add on £25 pm ..

    OR Big Sports SKY plus BT  Sports £40 pm .
    Looks like now tv BB and discounted sports pass may be the right way to go about for me. I will try and see if EE offer me BT sports app with a sim only contract. 
  • PZ19PZ19 Forumite
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    Virgin ultimate oomph bundle may be worth a look or bigger bundle plus sports..
  • waseem432000waseem432000 Forumite
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    PZ19 said:
    Virgin ultimate oomph bundle may be worth a look or bigger bundle plus sports..
    Unfortunately I don’t have VM available in our postcode 
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