Switch to these Sky TV alternatives to save money It’s Time to Cut the Cord
What i have noted is that major UK TV providers have hike up prices year after year, In fact Sky TV & Virgin Media do so once you’re in contract
The changes have came into effect on April 1st 2021 and will see millions of Sky customers paying up to an extra £72 a year (around £6 per month). This has means that up-to 8% of Sky customers will pay an extra £6 every month, not only that, sky TV customers who on a fixed deal contract will not be able to leave without paying an exit fee it is know wonder why many people in the UK are looking for cheaper or even FREE alternatives.
Here are the viable alternatives for Sky TV…. blow is what is FREE or Cheaper way Legally ? to watch TV
You can stream Sky TV film channels on NOW TV for £14.99 a month. With Now TV Cinema with + Boost, watch all movies for every mood on demand. You get to watch them in Full HD.
There are over 1,000 movies. You can stream award-winning films and timeless classics such as:
- Jumanji The Next Level
- Pitch Perfect and much more!
Now TV also allows you to stream brilliant Sky Originals.
NOW TV offers a 7-day free trial which auto-renews at £11.99 a month and £3 for Boost. You can cancel anytime. By adding the Boost package, you get to experience surround sound and stream all your movies on three devices at once
Stream live TV and watch documentaries, dramas and more on TV Player. TV Player provides access to free live TV channels for streaming. The streaming platform offers over 30+ free to air channels such as BBC One, BBC Two and more (On the 1st july 2021 TV Player has Removed ITV Channels from the List – Later in August 2021 They will Also Be Removing Channel 4 – Film 4 – More 4 and 4/7
TV Player also provides 15+ Live and On Demand TV channels inclusive of VOD channels such as Fox HD, Comedy Central, MTV, National Geographic and more. Per month, you can watch 40+ channels for £6.99 or £69.99 per year for the price of 10 months.
BBC iPlayer…(My personal Opinion is To NOT to Use this at all)
The BBC iPlayer is free, (well you still have to pay £157.00 per year) but you won’t benefit from personalised features or play programmes without signing-up. Signing up is free and easy. To continue enjoying BBC iPlayer, you need to stay signed in for two years on your web browser or app.
You can watch BBC iPlayer programmes over 3G, 4G and WiFi network such as:
- I May Destroy You
- Peaky Blinders
- The Pact
- Moonstruck and much more
Typically, an hour-long TV programme will use 225 to 300 MB of data. If using mobile data, make sure the data saving option is off – Great way to get around this is to sign upto Voxi – Unlimted Strreaming data for only £15.00 pm
ITV Hub is an online video streaming service. The service provides access to various programmes such as:
- The Chase
- Loose Women
- This Morning
- Also this has FREE Live TV From itv (like ITV1 ITV2 etc)
you will need to register for an account this is Completely free and takes less than 3 minutes and does not cost a penny
My5 is a video-on-demand service where you can live stream and also catch up on your favourite shows from 5 SELECT, 5USA, 5STAR and Channel 5 . All the shows offered on My5 streamin services are free to watch. You can also catch up on the latest soaps from Down under, entertainment shows, sports, documentaries, drama and more.
All4 is another video demand service from Channel 4. Free of charge, the service is available in the UK and Ireland. To watch live TV, viewers require a TV license but not when using on-demand services.
Users must register to watch content. Registration is free, and you get to unlock Channel 4’s latest shows and classic programmes. You can watch popular TV shows and films such as:
- The Handmaid’s Tale
- Raider’s of the Lost Ark
- Before We Die and more
All4 is ad-supported but if you’ve no time for ads, upgrade to All 4+ – £3.99 per month.
Other Streaming Services
If the streaming services above is not for you here is a little list of what extra content that is not available on Sky and Virgin Media, check out the following streaming services:
- Britbox – costs £5.99 a month, or £59.99 a year
- Netflix – from £5.99 to £13.99 a month
- Amazon Prime Video – costs £7.99 per month or £79 per year
- Disney+ – costs £7.99 per month or £79.90 per year
- Apple TV+ – just £4.99 per month
- Now TV Sky sports – £9.99 per Day (Idealy great for Match day) £33.00 per month
You can find original shows not available on Sky or Virgin Media. Plus, they come pre-installed in smart TVs, streaming sticks and devices.
My Final Thoughts
When you compare the costs of a contract subscription for Sky TV and you did switch to streaming services such as Netflix or Disney+ you will see a huge difference and what you are paying
lets say you are paying for sky £60 – if you subscribed to Just only Netflix & Disney+ this monthly cost is only £13.98 – this is a Massive saving of £46.02 Per Month or £552.24 per Year