How to watch BT Sport online legally without BT
Staff Reporter | On 11, Sep 2020
With the Premier League back in action this weekend for the 2020/2021 season, 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 UEFA Champions League matches, some other sports and – of particular benefit earlier this year – the Bundesliga. (For the full schedule of matches, click here.)
With all games to be played behind closed doors for the immediate future, the Premier League will be working to stream every game live online. There are 28 matches in total across September, with Sky Sports streaming 18, BT Sport showing 8, the BBC broadcasting 1 and Amazon Prime streaming 1. (See the full line-up of fixtures and how to watch here.)
There are several ways to watch BT Sport, most of which require a pay-TV contract. However, there are now ways to get BT Sport for free without requiring BT TV, BT Broadband or Sky, thanks to BT’s contract-free monthly pass launched at the end of 2019.
Here are your options:
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 typically costs extra.
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 approximately £10 a month. Without BT Broadband, it usually 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 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.
BT Sport App – EE 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 several months.
After the free trial, it’s around £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.
BT Sport App – BT Customers
If 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.
BT Sport App – Anyone (Contract-Free)
The really good news is that BT Sport can now be streamed through the BT Sport app on iOS, Android, Chromecast, Samsung Smart TV, Xbox One, Apple TV and Sony PlayStation 4. It is also now available on NOW TV devices.
A BT Sport Monthly Pass costs £25 a month with no contract. The BT Sport Monthly Pass also allows users to stream the matches on the BT Sport website.
(Note: you can’t watch the BT Sport Monthly Pass on an Amazon Fire TV stick or a set-top box from any TV provider. This includes BT, Sky and Virgin.)