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Viewing BT Sport without SKY

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watsonm
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Viewing BT Sport without SKY

Just received an E-mail from Plusnet "Important news about your service"  which includes an offer of viewing

BT Sport at £2.50/month for 12 months.   It requires pre-registration. 

 

How do I view this.  

I have a FTTC for my Broadband,

a HUMAX FREESAT box  ,

a NOW TV box ,

 

I seem to remember watching it on an OLD Satellite box  pre FREESAT days but cannot locate it on my HUMAX box

 

Is there an app to add to the (SKY) Now TV box?

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DaveyH
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Re: Viewing BT Sport without SKY

Plusnet only offer BT Sport via either You view/Plusnet TV

https://www.plus.net/tv/

or on a Sky box...
watsonm
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Re: Viewing BT Sport without SKY

Harvey,

Just what I feared....

 

Can I watch it via an app on my Android phone  (or PC) and then cast it to the TV?

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DaveyH
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Re: Viewing BT Sport without SKY

No not on Plusnet, they only offer it via YouView/Sky platforms
watsonm
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Re: Viewing BT Sport without SKY

Thanks again...

 

 

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BST
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Re: Viewing BT Sport without SKY

I also had this in the email to pre register for the bt sport app for £2.50 a month, it would be good if someone from plusnet give some more information about the app and when it will be released.
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Re: Viewing BT Sport without SKY

The pre-reg is indeed for a BT Sport app, rather than the current Sport over Sky/YouView alternatives. I've not been close tot he project so I'm not sure whether or not we're in a position to share the launch date.

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watsonm
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Re: Viewing BT Sport without SKY

Thanks Bob,

 

I live in hope then that I can cast it to my TV... :-)

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DaveyH
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Re: Viewing BT Sport without SKY


bobpullen wrote:

The pre-reg is indeed for a BT Sport app, rather than the current Sport over Sky/YouView alternatives.


 

Ah, now that is interesting. 

Surely PN aren't developing their own app? When they could provide access via the BT Sport app just as EE do...

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Re: Viewing BT Sport without SKY

If its anything like the EE app then you can't connect to your TV.

DaveyH
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Re: Viewing BT Sport without SKY

The BT Sport App does support Chromecast though, which is better IMO.
kdhuk
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Re: Viewing BT Sport without SKY

Using a chromecast is a no brainer if you sign up to this. I've seen it in action via a friends BT Sport app (he's on BT Broadband) - works fabulously well. (Just remember to set it to 50Hz in the settings or the picture noticably judders during sport). The picture is HD as well - although BT want people to pay extra to see BT Sport via a YouView box in HD , the picture via a chromecast is almost as good.

Superdolls
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Re: Viewing BT Sport without SKY

Can anyone from Plusnet confirm that the version of the BT Sport app made available to Plusnet customers will still have Chromecast support? If the Chromecast feature of the app is disabled for Plusnet customers this will be a deal breaker for me.
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Re: Viewing BT Sport without SKY

As we don't have the app yet, we can't confirm details of this I'm afraid.

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watsonm
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Re: Viewing BT Sport without SKY

I agree, lack of Chromecast support would ruin it for me.

 

Also it has been almost 3 months since the original e-mail.  Did you wait to see what the pre registrations were before the

app was pit in development?

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