Since the launch of BT Sport in August 2013, just over a year ago now, we keep getting the same question from readers. 

Once again, BT is showing 38 games from the Barclays Premier League live and exclusive on BT Sport for the 2014/15 season, along with all of the Clydesdale Scottish Premier League matches, Aviva Premiership rugby, WTA Women's tennis, MotoGP and UFC. 

We’ve updated this guide telling you where you can get BT Sport and how much it’ll cost you every month on BT TV (YouView), BT Vision+, Sky, Virgin Media, Freeview, FreesatTalkTalk TV, online and retail YouView?

How can I watch BT Sport on Sky, Virgin Media, Freeview, BT Vision, TalkTalk TV and YouView?
Daniel Sturridge can't believe BT Sport's prices

In this guide we’ll look at the deals which give you all of the BT Sport channels for the absolute minimum price. We give you the standard monthly price for each service from each provider. 

While TV providers like to regularly entice viewers with monthly offers and discounted (or free) broadband, we’re focussing on the standard prices because offers come and go, such as Virgin Media’s current Season Ticket deal for Sky Sports - which you won’t be able to sign up for after September 1, 2014. 

Once an introductory period is over you’ll be paying the full rate. We’d rather tell you what this is up front. 

How much is BT Sport on Sky TV?

Sky TV customers have two options when it comes to getting BT Sport. Either pay for BT Sport directly or get it free or discounted if you take a BT Broadband subscription. 

The direct cost of BT Sport on Sky TV is £12/month. This gives you BT Sport 1, BT Sport 2 and ESPN in standard definition. 

If you want these channels in HD as well, then you’ll need to shell out £15/month. 

On top of that, you’re required to sign up for one of Sky’s basic TV channel packs as standard. These are the Original Bundle (£21.50/month), Variety Bundle (£28/month) and the Family Bundle (£33/month). 

With BT Sport in SD stacked on top of the cheapest option here - £21.50/month - the total monthly cost rises to £33.50/month. 

With BT Sport HD and Sky’s Original Bundle, you pay £36.50/month. 

Paying for BT Sport directly with Sky TV

Sports Packages Total Monthly Cost
Original Bundle (£21.50) + BT Sport (£12) £33.50/month
Original Bundle (£21.50) + BT Sport HD (£15) £36.50/month

Paying for BT Broadband with Sky TV and BT Sport

Another way to get BT Sport on Sky TV is to take BT Broadband. This sees you getting the standard definition BT Sport channels for no extra cost. If you want BT Sport 1, BT Sport 2 and ESPN in HD you’ll need to pay an extra £3/month on top of however much you’re paying for Sky TV and BT Broadband. 

The cheapest BT Broadband package out there costs £10/month plus £15.99/month for line rental - a total of £25.99/month. Here’s how everything adds up.

Sports Packages Total Monthly Cost
Original Bundle (£21.50) + BT Broadband (£25.99) + BT Sport (free) £47.49/month
Original Bundle (£21.50) + BT Broadband (£25.99) + BT Sport HD (£3) £50.49/month

How much is BT Sport on Virgin TV?

BT Sport on Virgin TV costs £15/month. Unlike with Sky, you don’t get the option of paying £12 for the SD channels on their own here.  

Paying £15/month gets you BT Sport 1, BT Sport 2 and ESPN in SD and HD. 

The cheapest Virgin TV deal you can take on its own is More TV. This costs £16/month. This is a standalone Virgin Media service - there’s no broadband or home phone services included so there’s no cost for line rental either. 

Combined with the cost of BT Sport this comes to £31/month. 

Interestingly, Virgin Media also offers all the BT Sport channels for free with its top-tier Virgin TV XL package. Virgin TV XL costs £31/month - the same total cost as More TV plus BT Sport.

More TV comes with over 70 digital TV channels while Virgin TV XL has over 230 channels. While this won’t change how much you end up paying each month, it’s perhaps worth knowing that you can get over three times the number of TV channels for the same money. 

Channels that you get with Virgin TV XL that you don’t get with More TV include British Eurosport HD and Extreme Sports along with non-sport channels including ITV2 HD, Dave HD and Sky 1 HD. 

While this has no bearing on the cost of BT Sport at all, it’s something you might want to consider. 

Sports Packages Total Monthly Cost
Virgin More TV (£16) + BT Sport (£15) £31/month
Virgin TV XL (£31) + BT Sport (free) £31/month

How much is BT Sport on BT TV (Vision+)?

If you’ve got a BT Vision+ box, BT Broadband and the BT TV Essential pack, you’ll get BT Sport in standard definition for free. 

This costs £25.99/month (£10 plus £15.99 for line rental) for the cheapest BT Broadband package plus £5/month for BT TV Essential. This works out at £30.99/month in total. 

In order to get BT Sport in HD on a BT Vision+ box you’ll need to have a BT Infinity FTTC (Fibre to the Cabinet)-based service. The cheapest Infinity service is BT Infinity 1 which costs £30.99/month (£15 plus £15.99 for line rental). 

You’ll need to take BT TV Essential - BT’s cheapest TV package - which is £5/month and BT Sport in HD is an extra £3/month on top of that. 

This costs £38.99/month in total. New customers will need to pay a one-off £35 fee for the hardware. 

Sports Packages Total Monthly Cost
TV Essential (£5), BT Broadband (£25.99), BT Sport (free) £30.99/month
TV Essential (£5), BT Infinity 1 (£30.99), BT Sport (free) £35.99/month
TV Essential (£5), BT Infinity 1 (£30.99), BT Sport (free), HD (£3) £38.99/month

How much is BT Sport on BT TV (YouView+)?

With a BT-branded YouView box, BT Sport in standard definition costs no extra - it’s bundled free with the TV Essentials service and any BT Broadband package. 

TV Essentials costs £5/month and the cheapest BT Broadband service costs £25.99/month (£10 plus £15.99 for line rental). This works out at £30.99/month in total. BT Sport 1, BT Sport 1 and ESPN in SD are included free with this package. 

To get BT Sport in HD through a BT YouView box, you’ll need to have a BT Infinity broadband service. The cheapest BT Infinity service costs £30.99/month (£15 plus £15.99 for line rental). With the TV Essentials (£5) package this works out at £35.99/month. 

The SD channels are included free as normal, but to get BT Sport 1, BT Sport 2 and ESPN in HD you’ll need to pay an extra £3/month. The cheapest price you’ll pay to get BT Sport in HD with a BT YouView box is £38.99/month. 

Sports Packages Total Monthly Cost
TV Essential (£5), BT Broadband (£25.99), BT Sport (free) £30.99/month
TV Essential (£5), BT Infinity 1 (£30.99), BT Sport (free) £35.99/month
TV Essential (£5), BT Infinity 1 (£30.99), BT Sport (free), HD (£3) £38.99/month

How much is BT Sport on TalkTalk TV?

You can’t currently get BT Sport in SD or HD on TalkTalk TV. 

How much is BT Sport on Freeview, YouView or Freesat? 

You can’t currently get BT Sport on any of the free to air TV platforms in the UK. Unless BT decide to run any teaser broadcasts of key games on free to air TV like Sky is doing, you won’t be seeing any of Premier League games from BT this season. 

How can I watch BT Sport online?

If you’ve got BT Broadband but you don’t want a BT TV service you can stream BT Sport games live online, or watch them on your phone or tablet through the iOS and Android BT Sport apps. 

If you’ve got a Chromecast, you can effectively watch games on your TV set for less - BT Sport’s mobile apps are fully Chromecast-supported. 

Quality of streams will depend on how good your broadband connection is - you’ll need at least 2Mbps to stream any content at all and 4-5Mbps to stream games in higher quality.