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How do EE customers get free BT Sport access?

Those who like watching sport on the tellybox will be pleased to know phone network EE has announced free BT Sport access. Here’s how.

The offer, which was announced earlier in July and is now live, is open to new and existing EE customers and how to get it is very simple. A simple text of the word ‘SPORT’ to 150 from an EE pay monthly phone or tablet unlocks the service. No luck if you are pay-as-you-go.

Once this is done, head to the app store on the Apple, Google or Windows device you want to watch BT Sport on and then download the BT Sport app. Then run it and ensure you have a WiFi or data connection strong enough to stream the content.

EE Customers will get six months of access for free, which includes BT Sport 1, BT Sport 2, BT Sports Europe and ESPN.

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This means Premier League, UEFA Champions League, Emirates FA Cup and Europa League football coverage in addition to other sports such as MotoGP superbike racing, UFC fighting, MLB baseball and NBA basketball.

“Our customers have been telling us for a long time that they are watching more and more sport on the go, and this summer’s European Championship football tournament has driven traffic peaks that we’ve never seen before,” EE chief executive Marc Allera said.

He added: “Now, as part of BT Group, we are able to offer customers the chance to watch the very best in live domestic and European sport when out and about.

“With our ambition to reach 95% of the geography of the UK by 2020, EE customers will be able to watch Premier League football while on Hackney Marshes, or the America’s Cup in the middle of Lake Windermere.”

The offer is the result of BT completing a £12.5billion merger with EE earlier in 2016. Those who sign up will have a choice to continue to use the service after the six months, at a cost of £5 a month on a 30-day rolling contract that can be cancelled at any time.

It is unclear how long the offer is running for, but it may be worth delaying a bit to maximise the footy. Unless, of course, you prefer the pre-season build-up to the actual games.

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