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How Can I Watch BT Sport On Freeview?

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How To Watch BT Sport On Freeview

BT Sport is available to watch on pay TV platforms like BT TV, Sky TV & Virgin Media, but how can you enjoy BT Sport football on your Freeview telly aswell? In this guide, we unveil the 4 little known ways you can do this so you can enjoy the remainder of the Premier League football season. These are either:

  • Tuning into BT Sport Showcase on Freeview TV HD channel 115
  • Logging on to BTSport.com and then using an HDMI lead to connect your laptop to your Freeview TV
  • Opening the BT Sport app on your smartphone or tablet and casting/streaming all the action to your Freeview TV using a Google Chromecast stick
  • Downloading the new large screen BT Sport app on to an XBox One console, Sony Playstation 4 (PS4) console, Samsung Smart TV or Apple TV & connecting to your Freeview telly
  • The BT Sport Showcase Channel

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

    In previous seasons it has broadcast live a minimum of 12 UEFA Champions League matches and 14 UEFA Europa League matches, many involving British football teams. These fixtures can be found in our BT Sport Showcase schedule. In previous years each participating British team has been shown at least once. One of the UEFA Champions League semi-finals and the final itself has also been available to watch live and free on the BT Sport Showcase channel, aswell as being streamed online at BTSport.com.

    This season (2019/20) BT has yet to confirm whether it will broadcast a selection of matches on the BT Sport Showcase channel. It is our current understanding that some matches, including the Champions League final, will be free to watch online at BTSport.com or on the BT Sport YouTube 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, plus the BT Sport pack. Prices start from £29.99 a month for BT Superfast Fibre Broadband with average speeds of 50Mbps and BT phone line rental.

    The full BT Sport pack, accessible via the app or online player, is available with BT Superfast Fibre Broadband for an extra £15 a month. You will be able to watch Premier League football, Gallagher 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/cast 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, plus BT Sport at £15 a month, to watch BT Sport on their tablet or phone, or on their Freeview TV via Chromecast.

    The XBox One, Sony PS4, Samsung Smart TVs & Apple TV

    The new large screen BT Sport app is now available on the XBox One, XBox One S, XBox One X, Sony Playstation 4 (PS4), Samsung TV's built since the year 2015 and Apple TV (fourth generation onwards).

    Existing BT Sport customers can download the app for free from the respective platforms, while existing BT Broadband customers without BT Sport will need to subscribe to the BT Sport app from £15 a month. Add the BT Sport app here.

    New customers will need to take a BT Broadband package with BT line rental included, plus the BT Sport app at £15 a month, to watch BT Sport on their Freeview TV via the XBox One, PS4, Apple TV or their existing Samsung Smart TV. Order BT Broadband and the BT Sport app here.

    The BT Sport Monthly Pass - No BT Broadband Required

    The BT Sport Monthly Pass (launched in December 2019) enables anyone to buy and watch BT Sport on a flexible, no contract, month-by-month basis. It costs £25 a month and BT Broadband is not required.

    The BT Sport Monthly Pass provides access to all BT Sport content via the BT Sport app on Apple & Android devices, the XBox One, Playstation 4 (PS4), Apple TV, Samsung TV and Chromecast (so it can be cast to a freeview telly). It is also accessible online via btsport.com.

    BT TV Packages With BT Sport & Sky Sports Options

    It may make sense for new and existing BT Broadband customers to add a BT TV package with BT Sport to their monthly subscription, rather than use the methods described above.

    The BT Superfast Fibre Broadband, TV & BT Sport package with phone line rental and pay as you go calls is from £36.99 a month and includes the 500GB 4K BT set top box for pausing, recording and rewinding live TV, plus access to over 70 Freeview channels. There is 7-day catch up TV available using the likes of the BBC iPlayer, while channel packs from NOW TV, containing the likes of Sky Cinema and Sky Sports, can be added for an additional monthly charge. You can compare BT Broadband and TV packages with various sports options below:

    Compare BT Broadband, & TV Packages With BT Sport & Sky Sports Options

    Provider Package Details Average Speed* Download Limit Contract Period Costs More Info
    TV Entertainment, BT Fibre 1 + Pay As You Go Calls

    Average speed*: 50Mb,
    Download limit: Unlimited,
    £29.99 setup,
    1st year cost £473.87,
    £36.99* per month
    5 Star Rating
    BT Fibre 1 + Pay As You Go Calls To UK Landlines & Mobiles + TV Entertainment Package (BT 4K TV Box With Pause, Rewind & Record, Over 80 Freeview Channels (15 In HD), The NOW TV Entertainment Pass With 20 Premium TV Channels Like Sky Atlantic, Sky One, Discovery & Comedy Central Plus Over 300 Box Sets On Demand From NOW TV)
    *For 24 months. Includes BT phone line rental
    50Mb Unlimited 24 months Monthly cost £36.99* 1st year cost: £473.87
    £29.99 setup
    Includes Sky Atlantic & Sky One + FREE £50 BT Reward Card

    Find out more at BT

    Add Other Channel Packs Including BT Sport, Sky Sports & Sky Cinema
    BT Sport, BT Fibre 1 + Pay As You Go Calls

    Average speed*: 50Mb,
    Download limit: Unlimited,
    £29.99 setup,
    1st year cost £473.87,
    £36.99* per month
    5 Star Rating
    BT Fibre 1 + Pay As You Go Calls To UK Landlines & Mobiles + Sport TV Package (BT 4K TV Box With Pause, Rewind & Record, Over 80 Freeview Channels (15 In HD), The AMC Channel, All 4 BT Sport Channels With 52 Live Premier League Matches & Every Single Champions League Game + Box Nation
    *For 24 months. Includes BT phone line rental
    50Mb Unlimited 24 months Monthly cost £36.99* 1st year cost: £473.87
    £29.99 setup
    Includes BT Sport + FREE £50 BT Reward Card

    Find out more at BT

    Save £5p/m (£120 Over The Contract) + Add Other Channel Packs Including & Sky Sports & Sky Cinema
    Big TV Entertainment, BT Fibre 1 + Pay As You Go Calls

    Average speed*: 50Mb,
    Download limit: Unlimited,
    £29.99 setup,
    1st year cost £593.87,
    £46.99* per month
    5 Star Rating
    BT Fibre 1 + Pay As You Go Calls To UK Landlines & Mobiles + Big TV Entertainment Package (BT 4K TV Box With Pause, Rewind & Record, Over 80 Freeview Channels (15 In HD), The NOW TV Entertainment Pass With 20 Premium TV Channels Like Sky Atlantic, Sky One, Discovery & Comedy Central, Over 300 Box Sets On Demand From NOW TV, All Sky Cinema Channels Plus Over 1,000 Movies On Demand From NOW TV)
    *For 24 months. Includes BT phone line rental
    50Mb Unlimited 24 months Monthly cost £46.99* 1st year cost: £593.87
    £29.99 setup
    Includes Sky Atlantic, Sky One & All Sky Cinema Channels + FREE £50 BT Reward Card

    Find out more at BT

    Add Other Channel Packs Including BT Sport & Sky Sports
    Big Sport, BT Fibre 1 + Pay As You Go Calls

    Average speed*: 50Mb,
    Download limit: Unlimited,
    £29.99 setup,
    1st year cost £773.87,
    £61.99* per month
    5 Star Rating
    BT Fibre 1 + Pay As You Go Calls To UK Landlines & Mobiles + Big Sport TV Package (BT 4K TV Box With Pause, Rewind & Record, Over 80 Freeview Channels (15 In HD), The AMC Channel, All 4 BT Sport Channels With 52 Live Premier League Matches & Every Single Champions League Game + All 11 Sky Sports Channels From NOW TV With 128 Live Premier League Matches, F1, Golf Majors & More
    *For 24 months. Includes BT phone line rental
    50Mb Unlimited 24 months Monthly cost £61.99* 1st year cost: £773.87
    £29.99 setup
    Includes BT Sport & Sky Sports + FREE £50 BT Reward Card

    Find out more at BT

    Save £5p/m (£120 Over The Contract) + Add Other Channel Packs Including Sky Cinema
    VIP TV, BT Fibre 1 + Pay As You Go Calls

    Average speed*: 50Mb,
    Download limit: Unlimited,
    £29.99 setup,
    1st year cost £1073.87,
    £86.99* per month
    5 Star Rating
    BT Fibre 1 + Pay As You Go Calls To UK Landlines & Mobiles + VIP TV Package (BT 4K TV Box With Pause, Rewind & Record, Over 80 Freeview Channels (15 In HD), The NOW TV Entertainment Pass With 20 Premium HD TV Channels Like Sky Atlantic, Sky One, Discovery & Comedy Central, Over 300 Box Sets On Demand From NOW TV, All Sky Cinema HD Channels Plus Over 1,000 Movies On Demand From NOW TV, All 11 Sky Sports HD Channels From NOW TV, All 4 BT Sport HD Channels & Box Nation)
    *For 24 months. Includes BT phone line rental
    50Mb Unlimited 24 months Monthly cost £86.99* 1st year cost: £1073.87
    £29.99 setup
    Includes Sky Atlantic HD, Sky One HD, All Sky Cinema HD Channels & All 11 Sky Sports HD Channels

    Find out more at BT

    Includes All 4 BT Sport HD Channels + FREE £50 BT Reward Card

    About The Author, Steve Tattersall

    Steve is a broadband technology writer and digital marketing consultant based in Hampshire (England). He founded the BBC recognised broadband information site BroadbandInternetUk.com in 2004 and is Chief Editor. He has 16 years experience within the telecommunications industry, helping people across the UK with their Internet requirements via a comprehensive range of broadband information, advice and guidance, all delivered on BroadbandInternetUk.com. He was previously a telecoms executive at cable operator NTL, which merged with Telewest to form Virgin Media, one of the UK's leading broadband, phone & TV suppliers. To contact Steve, please visit the contact us page or follow him on Twitter.
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