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How can I watch Manchester United vs Liverpool? – Saturday, September 12 on Sky Sports

This weekend sees the biggest derby of the English Premier League unfolding on Sky Sports; Manchester United vs Liverpool. 

This clash of the northern titans kicks off at 5:30pm on Sky Sports 1 and Sky Sports 1 HD across a number of TV and on-demand platforms. 

For fans not watching at Old Trafford or round at the local, we’ve rounded up all of the deals going, letting you know who is selling access to the games for the least, if you can get games in HD and everything else you’ll need to watch or stream. 

Watch Manchester United vs Liverpool with Sky Sports and a Sky TV subscription

The full Sky Sports pack costs £25.50/month in addition to a Sky TV subscription. The entry-level Sky TV bundle (Original Bundle) costs £20/month, for a grand total of £45.50/month. 

If you want to watch the games in HD, you’ll need to take out the Family Bundle of channels (£36/month) plus the HD Pack (£5.25/month) on top of Sky Sports (£25/month) which comes to £66.75/month in total. 

Alternatively, you can just get Sky Sports 1 on its own for £13/month. If you only care about Premier League football, this is a good idea as you’ll save £150 a year compared to the full pack of Sky Sports channels. 

Again, you’ll need to take a regular bundle of Sky TV channels in order to get this. With the £20/month Original Bundle, this comes to £33/month in total. 

With the Family Bundle (£36/month) plus the HD Pack (£5.25/month) this works out at £54.25/month. 

All Sky TV subscribers get access to Sky Go as standard, which means you can stream games live on up to two devices – including iOS and Android devices, Windows and Mac desktops and laptops and Xbox One and PlayStation 4 consoles. 

Sky Go Extra – which lets you watch on up to four devices, costs an additional £5/month. 

Sports Packages Total Monthly Cost
Original Bundle (£20) + Sky Sports 1/2 (£13) £33/month
Original Bundle (£20) + Sky Sports Bundle (£25.50) £45.50/month
Family Bundle (£36) + Sky Sports 1/2 (£13) + HD Pack (£5.25) £54.25/month
Family Bundle (£36) + Sky Sports Bundle 1/2 (£25.50) + HD Pack (£5.25) £66.75/month

Watch Manchester United vs Liverpool with Sky Sports and a Virgin Media subscription

The full line-up of Sky Sports channels is available on Virgin Media for £27.25/month. 

If you only want Sky Sports 1 with Virgin TV, that’ll set you back £17/month. All Sky Sports channels can be watched in HD on Virgin Media for an extra £7/month premium. 

The cheapest Virgin TV package you can get costs £13/month – this is the Virgin More TV with the entry-level V HD set-top box.

To recap, Sky Sports 1 (£17) plus More TV and V HD (£13) costs £30/month and £37/month for Sky Sports 1 in HD. 

The Sky Sports Collection (£27.25) plus More and V HD (£13) which totals £40.25/month or £47.25/month for every Sky Sports channel in HD. 

If you want a TV package you can record games on, you’ll need to dig a little deeper and pay £18/month for Virgin More TV with a TiVo box. 

Without the HD bolt-on, Sky Sports 1 plus a TiVo box costs £35/month and £42/month for Sky Sports 1 in HD. 

Virgin TV customers with a TiVo box have the option to stream games live via Virgin TV Anywhere

Sports Packages Total Monthly Cost
Virgin More TV with V HD (£13) + Sky Sports 1 (£17) £30/month
Virgin More TV with V HD (£13) + Sky Sports Collection (£27.25) £40.25/month
Virgin More TV with TiVo (£18) + Sky Sports 1 (£17) £35/month
Virgin More TV with TiVo (£18) + Sky Sports Collection (£27.25) £45.25/month
Virgin More TV with V HD (£13) + Sky Sports 1 (£17) + HD (£7) £37/month
Virgin More TV with V HD (£13) + Sky Sports Collection (£27.25) + HD (£7) £47.25/month
Virgin More TV with TiVo (£18) + Sky Sports 1 (£17) + HD (£7) £42/month
Virgin More TV with TiVo (£18) + Sky Sports Collection (£27.25) + HD (£7) £52.25/month

Watch Manchester United vs Liverpool with Sky Sports and a BT TV subscription

To get Sky Sports with BT TV, you’ll need to be able to get BT Infinity, BT’s FTTC (Fibre to the Cabinet)-based broadband service. 

At its cheapest, BT Infinity currently costs £10/month plus line rental (£17.99/month for the standard rate). 

BT TV offers you the TV Starter service for no extra cost. This gives you a basic set-top box which gives you all of the same channels you’d get on Freeview HD plus extra channels and catch-up content delivered over the broadband connection. The TV Starter box is driveless, so you won’t be able to record any games. 

The Entertainment Plus service costs £7.50/month and comes with a YouView box with a 500GB drive (300 hours SD, 125 hours HD). 

Entertainment Ultra HD costs £15/month and gives you a YouView box with a 1TB drive (600 hours SD, 250 hours HD). 

You can only get Sky Sports 1 and 2 with BT TV. These cost £22/month on top of your BT TV package on a rolling monthly basis. Sky Sports isn’t currently available in HD on BT TV.

Sports Packages Total Monthly Cost
BT Infinity 1 (£9.75) + BT TV Starter (£0) + Sky Sports (£22) £31.75/month
BT Infinity 1 (£9.75) + BT TV Entertainment Plus (£7.50) + Sky Sports (£22) £39.25/month

Watch Manchester United vs Liverpool with Sky Sports and a TalkTalk TV subscription

TalkTalk TV has a six channel Sky Sports package called Sky Sports Boost, consisting of Sky Sports 1-5 and Sky Sports F1, in standard definition only. 

The standard price of the Sky Sports Boost is £30/month, but throughout the 2015/16 Premier League season TalkTalk has cut this price down to £11/month

To get TalkTalk TV you’ll need to be a TalkTalk broadband customer signed up to the TalkTalk Essentials or Plus bundles. 

TalkTalk Essentials TV, which comes with a driveless YouView set-top box, costs £7.50/month for the first three months and £10/month after that. 

TalkTalk Plus TV costs £10/month. The set-top box comes with a 350 GB hard drive (200 hours SD, 80 hours HD). 

Both of the set-top boxes give you access to digital terrestrial channels delivered through your aerial and extra pay TV channels delivered over a broadband connection. 

You’ll need to pay TalkTalk line rental with both services (£16.70/month, £180.36/year). 

Sky Sports isn’t currently available in HD from TalkTalk TV.

Sports Packages Total Monthly Cost
TalkTalk Essentials TV (£10) + Sky Sports Boost (£11) £21/month
TalkTalk Plus TV (£10) + Sky Sports Boost (£11) £21/month

Watch Manchester United vs Liverpool with a Sky Sports Now TV pass

Now TV is available to stream from desktops, laptops and smart TVs as well as mobile devices (iOS and Android) plus Xbox One and PlayStation 4. 

By far the cheapest and easiest way to watch the Manchester United vs Liverpool game is to sign up for a Now TV 24 hour pass. This costs £6.99 and gives you a day’s access to all of the Sky Sports channels via Now TV. 

If there’s more games and sports you’ll want to watch throughout the week – there’s West Ham vs Newcastle on the Monday – you can sign up for a £10.99 weekly pass or stump up £31.99 for 30 days access if you want to get a month of live sporting action in. 

Now TV doesn’t currently offer any high definition live streams – SD is the best it’s going to get. 

  24 Hour Pass Weekly Pass Monthly Pass
Entertainment n/a n/a £6.99
Movies n/a n/a £9.99
Sports £6.99 £10.99 £31.99

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