BT Sport is one of the biggest rivals to Sky Sports and has become hugely popular since its start in 2013. While there is football on BT Sport, namely the Champions League and several Premier League matches per year, sports fans can also watch live wrestling, MotoGP, and many more exclusive games.
What can I watch on BT Sport?
It’s hard to ignore the sheer amount of football on BT Sport. There are 52 games of Premier League football every season, and even though it’s far less than Sky Sports, it’s still a solid amount. Champions League on BT Sport is the biggest strength of the provider, but there is also the following:
- FA Cup
- UEFA Europa League
- Aussie Rules football
How many channels does BT Sport offer?
A BT Sport subscription features several channels, including BT Sport 1, BT Sport 2, BT Sport 3, ESPN on BT Sport, BT Sport Extra, and Box Nation. However, the easiest way to explain things is to break down what you can find in each sport.
BT Sport shows live football from a variety of competitions. You’ll be able to watch 351 live and replayed UEFA Champions League and Europa League matches, as well as 52 Premier League games every season.
That’s not all, as there’s also the FA Cup, English Premier League, Scottish Premier League, and live matches from Ligue 1, and Serie A. When you include fantastic analysis and interviews, then you’ve got yourself a stellar deal.
Rugby fans can enjoy the Gallagher Premiership of up to 80 games a season, as well as the European Champions Cup, Challenge Cup, and Rugby Sevens.
While Sky Sports has F1, BT Sport has the WRC (World Rally Championships) and the MotoGP, so there’s a lot to be excited about for motorsports fanatics.
Aussie cricket fans rejoice! You can watch all of Australia’s home fixtures, including Tests, ODIs, Big Bash, and the large one: The Ashes. Australian sports lovers can also check out Aussie Rules football too!
If you’re into boxing, then you can get 20 big fights per year, as well as all major UFC fights on the schedule.
You won’t be able to watch any of the men’s competitions, but there are 50 matches from the Women’s Tennis Association every year.
Sky has the NBA and NFL, but BT Sport does have five baseball games from the MLB every week and the playoffs and World Series.
BT Sport Deals
If you’re interested in a BT Sport deal, then there are two packages here that you should take a look at.
The first is the Sport + Fibre 2 package, which will give you access to all channels available on BT Sport, and even an exclusive AMC channel, all for £47 a month for 24 months.
However, if you’re a really dedicated sports fan, then there’s also the Big Sports + Fibre 2 package for £72 a month for 24 months, which allows you to watch not only everything on BT Sport, but content from Sky Sports as well.
This means you can watch hundreds of Premier League matches, as well as Champions League, FA Cup, F1, WRC, cricket, rugby, NBA, NFL, and so much more.
Can I subscribe to BT Sport if I’m not a BT customer?
It is thankfully possible to watch BT Sport without being a customer. Here are the following ways:
If you already have an existing Virgin Media account, the company has a deal for M100 Fibre broadband, close to 200 extra TV channels, and BT Sport for £72 a month for 18 months.
Luckily, BT Sport and Sky Sports do work together sometimes. If you have Sky Sports but wish to add BT Sport to your package, then it will cost an extra £29.99 a month.
Owned by Sky, NOW TV still allows you incredible access to major live sporting events without being locked into a lengthy contract. One great thing about NOW is that you could choose the Ultimate Sports Bundle, which includes all content from BT Sport and Sky Sports, for £35 per month. There is also a BT Sport subscription package for £14 per month.
What devices can I use to watch BT Sport?
BT Sport fortunately provides a large array of options for users to watch their favourite sports. Two devices can also be used at the same time. These are the following devices:
- Apple iPhones and iPads (iOS 12.0 or later)
- Android mobiles and tablets (OS 4.4 or later)
- Apple TV 4th generation and higher
- Android TV
- Amazon Fire TV devices
- Samsung Smart TVs (2015 models and higher)
- NOW TV devices
- Roku players
- Sony PlayStation 4 and Sony PlayStation 4 Pro
- Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S
- Windows smartphones and tablets
- Mac OS
Alternatives to BT Sport
There’s no doubt that Sky Sports is the biggest competitor to BT Sport, but the two service providers do actually work together by providing options to combine all the channels.
Of course, in a perfect world, there would be something like Spotify, where you can watch all sports with just one provider, but things are rarely that simple! Still, there are sports deals that let you watch everything under one roof, which is fantastic news for those who can’t get enough sport in their life.