With 6.3 million subscribers as of 2021 , Sky is one of the leading providers of internet, digital television, telephone and mobile services in the UK . Sky’s new offerings through attractive pricing plans and technological advancements have attracted both new subscribers to multiple services and existing users looking for value for money.

Sky’s most popular offering is its pay TV service, which includes the Sky Q set-top box and an amazing range of TV content including over 300 channels, Sky Sports, Sky Cinema and its exclusive Sky Atlantic channel.

Sky is also the second largest broadband provider after BT, offering a range of superfast and ultra-fast products and award-winning customer support.

Sky Broadband Deals

Sky broadband plans include traditional ADSL broadband as well as fibre-optic broadband. However, Sky’s slowest broadband service – Broadband Essential Plus, which offers ADSL speeds of 11Mbps, is usually not the preferred service because most households need faster speeds for streaming video and other bandwidth-intensive activities.

Sky offers the following broadband deals:

  Details Cost  
sky Essential Plus
Avg. download 11 Mbps
Avg. upload 800 Kbps
PAYG calls
£10 setup fee
Cost: £30 per month
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sky Superfast 35
Avg. download 36 Mbps
Avg. upload 9 Mbps
PAYG calls
Free Setup
Cost: £30.50 per month
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sky Superfast
Avg. download 59 Mbps
Avg. upload 16 Mbps
PAYG calls
Free Setup
Cost: £26 per month
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sky Ultrafast
Avg. download 145 Mbps
Avg. upload 27Mbps
PAYG calls
Free Setup
Cost: £33 per month
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sky Ultrafast Plus
Avg. download 500 Mbps
Avg. upload 60 Mbps
PAYG calls
Free Setup
Cost: £43 per month
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sky Gigafast
Avg. download 900 Mbps
Avg. upload 100 Mbps
PAYG calls
Free Setup
Cost  £53 per month
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  • The broadband speed guarantee is included with all plans except Essential Plus.
  • 3 months free Sky broadband boost (normally £5 per month). Guaranteed WiFi speed in all rooms. Includes daily line checks and flexible technician visits to troubleshoot and fix WiFi issues.
  • Includes Sky Hub 4 or Sky Hub (SR 203) at no additional charge.
  • Includes landline. You can make PAYG calls at standard rates.
  • All Sky Broadband products offer totally unlimited use and no fair use policy. Sky won’t slow you down during peak hours.
  • The contract period is 18 months.

Sky Broadband and TV

With a Sky Broadband and TV bundle, you can combine broadband and TV in one package. Bundled services are usually cheaper than buying two services separately from different providers. In addition, Sky offers exclusive offers for customers who take up multiple services at the same time.

  Details Cost  
sky Superfast + TV
Avg. download 59 Mbps
Avg. upload 16 Mbps
PAYG calls
450+ TV channels
Setup: Free
Cost: £39 per month
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sky Ultrafast + TV
Avg. download 145 Mbps
Avg. upload 27 Mbps
PAYG calls
450+ TV channels
Setup: Free
Cost: £50 per month
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sky Ultrafast Plus + TV
Avg. download 500 Mbps
Avg. upload 60 Mbps
PAYG calls
450+ TV channels
Setup: Free
Cost: £60 per month
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All Sky broadband and TV deals come with following features:

  • Sky Broadband and TV packages include hub router, 4K-ready Sky Q TV Box with premium features and 2TB of storage, and 300+ TV channels (50+ HD)
  • Plans also include home phone with PAYG calls
  • The contract period is 18 months.
  • In addition to the basic package, you can choose from a range of add-ons including Netflix, Sky Cinema and Sky Sport

Sky Broadband Features

Sky Broadband Hub

Sky Broadband Hub

To complement your broadband connection, Sky offers premium Sky Hub wireless routers to provide the best WiFi signal, faster speeds, greater coverage and secure sharing.

It’s a dual-band router that can handle speeds up to 1 Gbps, with 8 antennas and 4 gigabit connections. You can connect up to 64 devices simultaneously.

Sky Broadband Boost

Sky broadband buddy

As an add-on, Sky offers WiFi Guarantee with a Sky Broadband Boost subscription.

The WiFi Guarantee promises a minimum speed of 3 Mbps in all rooms, or if you can’t get the promised speeds, you can get back what you paid for a Broadband Boost subscription.

Sky Broadband Boost includes daily line health checks and free evening and weekend technician visits when needed.

It also includes the Sky Broadband Buddy app and parental controls to help you manage your device and your family’s screen time.

Sky Broadband Extras

Sky Go

Sky offers its customers free public WiFi, and they can access the Cloud chain of public WiFi hotspots to surf the web. You can register up to 6 mobile devices to use this free WiFi when you are out and about.

Sky Go is a free app for Sky TV customers to watch shows on mobile devices such as tablets, smartphones and laptops.

With the new Sky Go Extra included in Sky Q Experience, you can stream and download TV on 2 devices to watch later or offline. It is also compatible with Xbox and PlayStation.

Sky Broadband includes Sky Broadband Shield parental controls that allow you to block inappropriate websites. You can customise settings to protect your kids and family from inappropriate web content, malware, and phishing.

Sky TV Features

Sky GoThe basic Sky TV package includes the Sky Q Box and the Entertainment TV package. The entertainment package includes Sky Atlantic, over 300 TV channels and over 40 additional channels.

With a new feature ‘fluid or seamless viewing’ exclusive to Sky TV, Sky Q lets you watch TV not only on your main TV, but also on other devices (including tablets) in different rooms or even outside the home .

Sky calls it the Sky Q experience, which requires placing the Sky Mini box in a different room, and the wireless connection between the Sky Q box and the Mini box allows you to enjoy the Q experience. The Sky Q remote lets you pause in one room and resume watching in another.

The Sky Q Set-top box is available in 1TB and 2TB capacities and can record 6 programs simultaneously. So you can record over 600 hours of HD content from your favorite channels.

To watch UHD content, you need to activate the Sky Q experience. The Sky Q 2TB box is Ultra HD ready and you can watch movies, documentaries, Sky Sports and documentaries on your Ultra HD TV.

Sky TV Channels 

Sky TV Packages

The Sky Entertainment package is standard for Sky TV subscribers and includes some of the best entertainment channels including comedy, drama, music, news and documentaries.

However, to get the most out of Sky TV, you need to add premium channels like Sports, Movies, Kids, Boxed and HD.

Sky Cinema is an add-on that provides access to over 1000 on-demand movies, with new premieres every day, and free HD movies from an extensive collection.

Sky Sports can be added to your entertainment package when you subscribe to the full sports package, allowing you to watch F1, cricket, golf, football and the biggest sporting events. Plus, you can now watch all F1 races in an Ultra HD-capable Sky Q box. You can add BT Sport

With Sky HD, you can watch 40 premium channels in HD, including news, documentaries and entertainment. Needless to say, this requires an additional subscription. 3D content and channels can also be added if needed.

Sky Q Experience: Sky offers the Sky Q Mini box with wireless connectivity. This feature allows you to watch your favourite shows on a variety of devices including TVs, tablets and smartphones without any cables.

Is Sky broadband any good?

According to the Ofcom Broadband Customer Satisfaction Reports, Sky has proven itself to be a reliable broadband provider over several quarters with the fewest complaints against the UK’s leading broadband providers.

Ofcom’s 2021 Broadband Customer Survey found that Sky topped the survey with the highest customer satisfaction score, while its broadband and TV services generated the fewest complaints compared to rivals.

Sky Home’s telephony and Sky TV services also received top marks for customer satisfaction and performance, according to Ofcom.

Sky TV and broadband products give you one-stop access to cinema, sports, kids and movies, multiscreen and fibre broadband, and home phone to save money and manage your bills with ease.

While Sky TV offers unparalleled quality and performance, the downside is that Sky TV services are expensive.

We’ve also seen Virgin Media beat Sky when it comes to delivering ultrafast products.

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1 thought on “Sky Broadband Review 2022”

  1. They answer all your questions and inquiries quickly and efficiently, and they’ll mostly resolve any issues you may have! My son uses sky broadband and his internet is very fast even when we download large files (1GB+) and stream movies/tv shows etc online – it doesn’t seem to be slow at all, he’s only 16 so the data usage is only about 50 GB per month. Customer service is always friendly and helpful.

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