With the transfer window for summer 2018 now closed, football fans in the UK are asking one question: how do I watch BT Sport online legally without BT TV?
BT has emerged as one of the few contenders to Sky’s sporting crown, after the pay-TV giant has spent years locking up the rights to Premier League in the UK with a very big, expensive key. BT Sport, though, has managed to wrestle 42 Premier League games away from its rival, along with every match of the UEFA Champions League live – and some other sports, including MotoGP, live Aviva Premiership Rugby matches, live WTA tennis matches from global tournaments.
In the opening weeks of the 2018 season, BT Sport is screening Wolves v Everton (Saturday 11th August, 5pm), Chelsea v Arsenal (Saturday 18th August, 5pm) and Liverpool v Brighton (Saturday 25th August, 5pm).
There are several ways to watch BT Sport, most of which require a pay-TV contract. However, there is one way to get BT Sport for free without requiring BT TV, BT Broadband or Sky.
BT Sport on BT TV
BT TV customers can watch BT Sport on BT TV, with the pack of BT Sport’s four channels available at the time of writing for free for 18 months with selected TV packages.
BT TV requires a BT Infinity or BT Broadband service, with prices varying depending on your chosen contract, but they usually start around £35.99 a month. BT Sport HD is an additional £6.50 a month.
BT Sport App / Online
As long as you’ve got broadband from BT, you can watch BT Sport on your PC, Mac, smartphone or tablet using the BT Sport app or online player – you just enter your BT ID to start streaming.
If you’ve got the right equipment at home, you can connect your PC, laptop, smartphone or tablet to your TV and stream BT Sport on the big screen.
The BT Sport app and online player is included for free if you order BT Sport on BT TV, Sky TV or TalkTalk TV. If you just have BT Broadband, it costs £7 a month.
If you have a Sky box and an active Sky viewing card, you can get the BT Sport Pack added to your Sky subscription. If you have BT Broadband, then the BT Sport Pack add-on is £10 a month. Without BT Broadband, it costs from £25.99 a month.
Note: You can have BT Sport simultaneously on BT TV and Sky, if you subscribe to both services. It costs £6 a month for the BT Sport Pack on an additional box. (For more on Sky Sports, which has the rights to the other 126 Premier League games, click here.)
For customers with BT Mobile, you can stream BT Sport online through your smartphone using the BT Sport app. The BT Sport pack is free for all Entertainment Max customers.
Customers with an EE phone or SIM can download the BT Sport app contract-free, just by texting SPORT to 150. Set up a BT ID and login, and you can then use the BT Sport app with casting to your TV free using Apple TV or Google Chromecast for three months.
After the three-month trial, it’s £5 a month for the app, with no contract, plus £10 a month for casting. If there’s a particular month you want to watch BT Sport on TV, therefore, you can just pay for that.
The app is included in all 4G Max plans and a trial or subscription can be stopped by texting STOP SPORT to 150.
The BT Sport app can be used in Europe – when using the service in the EU, all EE data will come out of your plan allowance.
For more information, click here to visit the official EE site.