BT has paid a sultan’s ransom - £960 million - for broadcast rights for Premier League games over the next three seasons. How much will it cost you to watch them? 

BT Sport is available on a number of TV platforms and thanks to the arrival of BT Mobile, this means you’ll also be able to watch BT content on your phone as well. 

We show you how to get BT Sport for the least amount of money whether you get your TV from Sky, Virgin Media or BT - even if you don't have a TV, we'll show you how to get BT Sport for less. 

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

Related: BT Sport new prices: What’s happening on Sky, Virgin Media, BT TV and TalkTalk TV?We’ve updated this guide telling you where you can get BT Sport and how much it’ll cost you every month on Sky, Virgin Media, Freeview, Freesat, BT TV, TalkTalk TV, YouView, online and on your phone or tablet. 

We give you the standard monthly price for each service (where available) from each provider and tell you how to get BT Sport for the absolute minimum price. 

BT Sport: What’s on?

Following the latest Premier League auction, BT Sport has nabbed rights to 42 games per season between 2016-19. 

As well as this, BT also has live broadcast rights to UEFA Champions League and Europa League matches, 25 FA Cup games (until 2018) as well as 30 SPFL games (until 2017) plus live coverage of Serie A, Bundesliga, Ligue 1 and Brasiliero fixtures. 

If football’s not your bag, then there’s up to 80 Aviva Premiership rugby union matches and Premiership Sevens Series, MotoGP, IndyCar, NASCAR coverage, UFC mixed martial arts fixtures and WTA tennis. 

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How much is BT Sport on Sky TV?

Related: Sky price rises June 2016: How are Sky+ and Sky Q customers affected?Sky TV customers have a few options when it comes to getting BT Sport.

You can either pay for BT Sport directly or get it free or discounted if you take a BT Broadband subscription. However you skin it, if you want any of those BT Sport channels in HD, it’s going to cost you an extra £5/month on top of everything. 

Here’s all of your available options and how they break down. 

The cost of BT Sport on Sky TV without BT Broadband

The direct cost of BT Sport on Sky TV is £21.66/month. This gives you BT Sport 1, BT Sport 2 and ESPN in standard definition. 

Sky TV currently starts at £20/month for a package with a Sky+ box. Sky Q subscriptions start at £42/month. Note that these prices are going up from June onwards to £22.50/month and £44/month. 

Sky+ subscriptions come with a 500GB Sky+HD set-top box as standard, which lets you record roughly 185 hours of standard TV or 60 hours of HD TV, is included free of charge. 

The basic Sky Q set-top box that comes with the £42/month subscription features a 1TB hard drive. This lets you record up to 150 hours of HD TV. 

Together, BT Sport without BT Broadband costs £41.99 with the cheapest Sky+ package and £63.99/month with the cheapest Sky Q service. 

With the £5/month charge for BT Sport in HD added, these prices rise to £46.99/month and £69.99/month. 

Sports Packages Total Monthly Cost
Sky+ Original Bundle (£22.50) + BT Sport (£21.99) £44.49/month
Sky+ Original Bundle (£22/50) + BT Sport (£21.99) + HD (£5) £49.49/month
Sky Q Bundle (£44) + BT Sport (£21.99) £65.99/month
Sky Q Bundle (£44) + BT Sport (£21.99) + HD (£5) £70.99/month

Paying for BT Broadband with Sky TV and BT Sport

Taking BT Broadband sees Sky customers able to get all of the BT Sport channels - that's BT Sport 1, BT Sport 2, BT Sport ESPN and BT Sport Europe - on their box for an extra £5/month. 

BT Broadband starts at £5/month plus line rental. BT line rental is currently charged at either £17.99/month for the standard rate or £194.28 up front for 12 months’ worth of line rental.

This July, BT’s putting up the cost of line rental to £18.99/month or £205.08/year.

If you want the BT Sport channels HD you’ll currently need to pay an extra £5/month on top of however much you’re paying for Sky TV and BT Broadband. 

Here’s how everything adds up.

Sports Packages Total Monthly Cost
Sky+ Original Bundle (£22.50) + BT Sport (£6) + BT Broadband (£5) + Line rental (£18.99) £52.49/month
Sky+ Original Bundle (£22.50) + BT Sport (£6) + BT Broadband (£5) + HD (£5) Line rental (£18.99) £57.49/month
Sky Q Bundle (£44) + BT Sport (£6) + BT Broadband (£5) Line rental (£18.99) £73.99/month
Sky Q Bundle (£44) + BT Sport (£6) + BT Broadband (£5) + HD (£5) Line rental (£18.99) £78.99/month

How to get BT Sport 1 on your Sky box for free

When you sign up for any BT Broadband, there's a hidden option that allows you to get the BT Sport 1 channel on your Sky TV box for no extra cost. 

As the bulk of BT's Premier League games are broadcast on this channel, it's a good option for thrifty football fans that'll see you saving £72 a year. 

We explain exactly how Sky customers can benefit from this here. Total prices are as follows:

Sports Packages Total Monthly Cost
Sky+ Original Bundle (£22.50) + BT Sport 1 (FREE) + BT Broadband (£5) + Line rental (£18.99) £44.49/month
Sky+ Original Bundle (£22.50) + BT Sport (FREE) + BT Broadband (£5) + HD (£5) Line rental (£18.99) £51.49/month
Sky Q Bundle (£44) + BT Sport 1 (FREE) + BT Broadband (£5) + Line rental (£18.99) £67.99/month
Sky Q Bundle (£44) + BT Sport 1 (FREE) + BT Broadband (£5) + HD (£5) + Line rental (£18.99) £72.99/month

How much is BT Sport on Virgin TV? 

BT Sport on Virgin TV costs £18/month. This gets you BT Sport 1, BT Sport 2, BT Sport ESPN and BT Sport Europe in SD and HD. 

You currently don’t have the option of paying less for the SD channels on their own here.  

The cheapest Virgin TV deal you can take on its own is More TV. This costs £20/month on its own or for £10/month for the first 12 months (£15/month thereafter) when taken with a Virgin Phone line (£17.99/month for standard line rental). 

More TV can also be included as part of a Big Bundle, consiting of cable TV, broadband and landline calls. Big Bundles start at £15/month plus line rental.  

You’ve got the option of taking either a 500GB or 1TB TiVo box. In terms of recording space, the 500GB box lets you record up to 250 hours of standard definition TV or 50 hours of HD TV. The 1TB box has room for double that - 500 hours of SD or 100 hours of HD TV. 

More TV with either TiVo box costs £18/month. If you opt for the 1TB TiVo box, there’s a one-off £49.95 charge for activation. 

BT Sport prices on Virgin Media TV

Sports Packages Total Monthly Cost
Virgin More TV (£20) + BT Sport (£18) £38/month
Virgin More TV (£10/£15) + Virgin Phone line (£17.99) + BT Sport (£18) £45.99/month then £50.99/month

How much is BT Sport on Virgin Media? - Virgin Media TV XL

Virgin Media also offers all the BT Sport channels for free with its top-tier Virgin TV XL package.

Virgin TV XL starts at £39.50/month as part of a 12 month contract. 

You can get Virgin TV XL with a Virgin Phone line (£17.99/month line rental) on a 18 month contract for £27/month for the first year and £32/month thereafter. 

The Big Kahuna bundle (£42/month for the first 12 months, £55/month for six months plus line rental) also includes Virgin TV XL alongside up to 200Mbps broadband and unlimited UK landline calls. 

As with the More TV offer, you can either opt for a 500GB TiVo box for nothing or pay a £49.95 activation fee for a 1TB TiVo box. 

Virgin TV XL prices 

Sports Packages Total Monthly Cost
Virgin TV XL (£39.50) + BT Sport (£18) £57.50/month
Virgin TV XL (£27/£32) + Virgin Phone line (£17.99) + BT Sport (£18) £62.99/month then £67.99/month

How much is BT Sport on BT TV?

Related: BT line rental and line rental saver jumping up in 2016BT Sport in standard definition is included free of charge with all BT TV packages. You need to take a broadband service from BT in order to get BT TV.  

The cheapest BT broadband service right now costs £5/month plus line rental (£18.99/month for the standard rate). This gives you an up to 17Mbps service with a 12GB usage cap. 

If you want a broadband service with unlimited downloads, then your cheapest option will cost you £13/month plus line rental. 

The cheapest BT TV package available now is the Starter service - so cheap, in fact, that there's no monthly fee for first year and £4/month after that. There is, however a one off activation charge of £49. 

The set-top box you get with BT TV Starter is driveless, so you can’t record any matches, but it does have a 15-minute time buffer so you can pause and rewind live TV. 

If you want to get BT Sport in HD, that’ll cost you an extra £5/month. You’ll also have to take a BT Infinity broadband service as well. BT says that its FTTC (Fibre to the Cabinet) packages provide the necessary bandwidth to deliver BT Sport in HD. 

The cheapest BT Infinity 1 package costs £10/month plus line rental for a service that gives you a 52Mbps top speed and a 25GB data cap. 

The cheapest BT Infinity 1 package with unlimited downloads costs £20/month plus line rental for the same top speeds and weekend landline calls included. 

A £49 activation fee applies to all BT Infinity services. 

The cheapest BT TV deals with BT Sport

Sports Packages Total Monthly Cost
BT TV Starter (FREE) + BT Sport (FREE) + BT Broadband (£5) + Line rental (£18.99) £23.99/month
BT TV Starter (FREE) + BT Sport (FREE) + BT Broadband Unlimited (£13) + Line rental (£18.99) £31.99/month
BT TV Starter (FREE) + BT Sport (FREE) + BT Infinity 1 (£10) + Line rental (£18.99) £28.99/month
BT TV Starter (FREE) + BT Sport (FREE) + BT Infinity 1 Unlimited (£20) + Line rental (£18.99) £38.99/month
BT TV Starter (FREE) + BT Sport (FREE) + HD (£5) + BT Infinity 1 (£10) + Line rental (£18.99) £33.99/month
BT TV Starter (FREE) + BT Sport (FREE) + HD (£5) + BT Infinity 1 Unlimited (£20) + Line rental (£18.99) £43.99/month

*For the first 12 months, then £4/month. 

If you want to be able to record games, you’ll need to get the Essential TV package which is the next rung up and gives you a box with a 500GB hard drive. This equates to roughly 300 hours of SD recordings and 125 hours of HD recording. 

Again, if you want to get those BT Sport channels in HD as well, you'll need to sign up for a BT Infinity package. The cheapest BT TV package you can get with BT Infinity that lets you record shows is Entertainment Plus. This costs £10/month, comes with the same 500GB YouView set-top box, plus 27 premium channels including Comedy Central, SyFy, Gold and more. 

Here's how all of the packages above work out when the cost of BT TV Essential and Entertainment Plus is added:

The cheapest BT TV deals with BT Sport with a record function 

Sports Packages Total Monthly Cost
BT TV Essential (£6) + BT Sport (FREE) + BT Broadband (£5) + Line rental (£18.99) £29.99/month
BT TV Essential (£6) + BT Sport (FREE) + BT Broadband Unlimited (£13) + Line rental (£18.99) £37.99/month
BT TV Entertainment Plus (£10) + BT Sport (FREE) + BT Infinity 1 (£10) + Line rental (£18.99) £38.99/month
BT TV Entertainment Plus (£10) + BT Sport (FREE) + BT Infinity 1 Unlimited (£20) + Line rental (£18.99) £48.99/month
BT TV Entertainment Plus (£10) + BT Sport (FREE) + HD (£5) + BT Infinity 1 (£10) + Line rental (£18.99) £43.99/month
BT TV Entertainment Plus (£10) + BT Sport (FREE) + HD (£5) + BT Infinity 1 Unlimited (£20) + Line rental (£18.99) £53.99/month

How much is BT Sport on TalkTalk TV?

You can’t currently get BT Sport on TalkTalk TV, but this will all change in June 2016. Prices haven't been confirmed yet, but we do know that you won't have the option of watching any games in HD. 

Can I get BT Sport on Freeview, YouView, EE TV or Freesat? 

BT does on occasion broadcast a handful of key games on BT Sport Showcase, a kind of teaser channel that's available on all DTT (Digital Terrestrial TV) platforms including Freeview, YouView and EE TV. 

While you can't currently get any BT Sport content on your TV via a Freesat box you may be able to in future; the platform has been given the go-ahead for pay TV sports content delivered over an Internet connection. It's currently unclear if this means BT Sport is headed to Freesat or not. 

How can I watch BT Sport online?

Related: BT Mobile's SIM-only deal is the cheapest way to get BT Sport yetBT Sport to stream Champions League finals live on YouTubeIf 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. 

How can I watch BT Sport on my phone or tablet?

If you’ve got a BT Mobile SIM, you’ll be able to stream BT Sport content on your iOS or Android device.

You cannot, however, cast BT Sport content to your TV via Chromecast, unless you’re a BT broadband customer as well. 

While anyone can sign up for BT Mobile, BT broadband customers get a £5 discount off of all BT Mobile prices.