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3 Ways To Watch BT Sport On Freeview

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BT Sport is available to watch on pay TV platforms like BT TV, Sky TV & Virgin Media TV, but can you enjoy the sports action on your Freeview telly aswell? In this guide, we unveil the 3 little known ways you can do this.

The BT Sport Showcase Channel

BT Sport Showcase is a free to air TV channel that's available on Freeview channel 115.

During the 2017/2018 season, it will broadcast live a minimum of 12 UEFA Champions League matches and 14 UEFA Europa League matches, many involving British football teams. The latest fixtures can be found in our BT Sport Showcase schedule. It is our understanding that each participating British team will be shown at least once. One of the UEFA Champions League semi-finals and the final itself will also be available to watch live and free on the BT Sport Showcase channel.

As for other sports, it has been confirmed that a minimum of 9 Aviva Premiership rugby games will be freely broadcast live on the BT Sport Showcase channel this coming season.

BT has yet to confirm whether sports such as the WTA tennis, Moto GP racing and UFC will feature for free on the BT Sport Showcase channel.

Freeview customers do not need to be a BT Broadband customer or pay BT phone line rental to watch the BT Sport Showcase channel on Freeview.

Laptop & HDMI Lead

Existing BT Broadband customers who may not wish to take a BT TV subscription or pay extra to watch BT Sport on Sky TV or Virgin Media TV, can use their laptop and an HDMI lead to watch BT Sport on their Freeview telly.

Though technically this means BT Sport is not available directly on Freeview, it is a good work-around and enables all members of the household to watch the sports action together on a big screen.

Users simply need to log in to the BT Sport website and start streaming the action with the online player. Then, connect an HDMI lead from their laptop to the HDMI input of their Freeview TV. Using the TV remote control, find the HDMI channel and starting watching the big game. Such a solution should also work on other TV platforms like Freesat, TalkTalk TV, Virgin TV and Sky.

New customers wishing to go down this route will need to take a BT Broadband package which includes BT phone line rental. Prices start from £29.99 a month for BT Infinity Broadband with speeds up to 52Mbps and BT phone line rental.

The full BT Sport pack is currently included for FREE for 12 months (offer ends 15th August 2017). You will be able to watch Barclays Premier League football, SPFL football and Aviva Premiership rugby, plus all the live UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League matches.

Google Chromecast Stick

If you are an existing BT Broadband customer and have a Google Chromecast streaming stick in your Freeview TV, then another option is to stream BT Sport from your tablet or smartphone to your Freeview telly with Chromecast.

The BT Sport iOS and Android apps are both Chromecast compatible which means there is no need to take a BT TV package.

As per above, new customers will need to take a BT Broadband package with BT line rental included to watch BT Sport on their tablet or phone, or on their Freeview TV via Chromecast.

BT TV Packages

As the full BT Sport Pack is currently FREE with all BT TV packages (offer closes 15th of August 2017), it may make sense for new and existing BT Broadband customers to add a BT TV package to their monthly subscription, rather than use the methods described above.

The BT TV Starter package with BT Broadband, phone line rental and weekend calls is £24.99 a month and includes a FREE YouView box (worth £149) for pausing and rewinding live TV, plus access to over 70 Freeview channels. There is 30-day catch up TV available using the likes of the BBC iPlayer, while additional on demand content can be added for a small charge one month at a time. You can compare BT Broadband and TV packages below:

Compare BT Broadband, & TV Packages

Provider Package Details Speed (up to) Download Limit Contract Period Costs More Info
TV Starter, Unlimited BT Broadband, Weekend Calls, Plus FREE BT Sport Pack

Speed (up to): 17Mb,
Download limit: Unlimited,
£59.99 setup,
1st year cost £359.87,
£24.99* per month
5 Star Rating
Unlimited BT Broadband + Weekend Calls To UK Landlines + TV Starter Package (Over 80 Freeview channels (12 in HD), Pause, Rewind & Catch-Up TV With YouView Box, Personalise With Bolt Ons Like Netflix) + Weekend Calls + BT Sport Pack
*For 12 months. Includes BT phone line rental
17Mb Unlimited 12 months Monthly cost £24.99* 1st year cost: £359.87
£59.99 setup
FREE £40 BT Reward Card

Visit BT

12 Months FREE BT Sport On BT TV - Hurry! Ends 15th August
TV Starter, Unlimited BT Infinity 1, Weekend Calls, Plus FREE BT Sport Pack

Speed (up to): 52Mb,
Download limit: Unlimited,
£69.99 setup,
1st year cost £429.87,
£29.99* per month
5 Star Rating
Unlimited BT Infinity 1 + Weekend Calls To UK Landlines + TV Starter Package (Over 80 Freeview channels (12 in HD), Pause, Rewind & Catch-Up TV With YouView Box, Personalise With Bolt Ons Like Netflix) + Weekend Calls + BT Sport Pack
*For 12 months. Includes BT phone line rental
52Mb Unlimited 12 months Monthly cost £29.99* 1st year cost: £429.87
£69.99 setup
FREE £80 BT Reward Card

Visit BT

12 Months FREE BT Sport On BT TV - Hurry! Ends 15th August
TV Entertainment, Unlimited BT Infinity 1 Broadband + Weekend Calls + BT Sport Pack

Speed (up to): 52Mb,
Download limit: Unlimited,
£69.99 setup,
1st year cost £525.87,
£37.99* per month
5 Star Rating
Unlimited BT Infinity 1 Broadband + Weekend Calls To UK Landlines + TV Entertainment Package (Over 80 Freeview channels (12 in HD), 29 Premium TV channels, Pause, Rewind, Record & Catch-Up TV With YouView+ Box, Personalise With Bolt Ons Like Sky Cinema & Sky Sports Main Event) + BT Sport Pack
*For 12 months. Includes BT phone line rental
52Mb Unlimited 12 months Monthly cost £37.99* 1st year cost: £525.87
£69.99 setup
FREE £80 BT Reward Card

Visit BT

12 Months FREE BT Sport On BT TV - Hurry! Ends 15th August
Max TV, Unlimited BT Infinity 1 Broadband + Weekend Calls + FREE BT Sport Pack

Speed (up to): 52Mb,
Download limit: Unlimited,
£59.99 setup,
1st year cost £599.87,
£44.99* per month
5 Star Rating
Unlimited BT Infinity 1 Broadband + Weekend Calls To UK Landlines + Max TV Package (Over 80 Freeview channels (12 in HD), 60 Premium TV channels (13 in HD), Pause, Rewind, Record & Catch-Up TV With 1TB YouView Ultra HD Box, Personalise With Bolt Ons Like Sky Cinema & Sky Sports Main Event) + FREE BT Sport 4K UHD Pack
*For 12 months. Includes BT phone line rental
52Mb Unlimited 12 months Monthly cost £44.99* 1st year cost: £599.87
£59.99 setup
FREE £80 BT Reward Card

Visit BT

12 Months FREE BT Sport 4K UHD On BT TV - Hurry! Ends 15th August
Max TV, Unlimited BT Infinity 2 Broadband + Weekend Calls + FREE BT Sport Pack

Speed (up to): 76Mb,
Download limit: Unlimited,
£59.99 setup,
1st year cost £779.87,
£59.99* per month
5 Star Rating
Unlimited BT Infinity 2 Broadband + Weekend Calls To UK Landlines + Max TV Package (Over 80 Freeview channels (12 in HD), 60 Premium TV channels (13 in HD), Pause, Rewind, Record & Catch-Up TV With 1TB YouView Ultra HD Box, Personalise With Bolt Ons Like Sky Cinema & Sky Sports Main Event) + FREE BT Sport 4K UHD Pack
*For 12 months. Includes BT phone line rental
76Mb Unlimited 12 months Monthly cost £59.99* 1st year cost: £779.87
£59.99 setup
FREE £80 BT Reward Card

Visit BT

12 Months FREE BT Sport 4K UHD On BT TV - Hurry! Ends 15th August

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