Offering a huge selection of sports from both at home and overseas, Sky Sport delivers 12 dedicated sports channels, including ESPN, plus plus plenty of pop-up channels for special events. From local league to Formula 1, it has all your favourite sports in one convenient place.
But how do you watch Sky Sport and how much does it cost? Let’s dive in and explore all that Sky Sport has to offer.
How to Watch Sky Sport in NZ
What we cover in this story:
- What sports does Sky Sport offer?
- How to subscribe and how much does Sky Sport cost?
- How to watch Sky Sport
What sports does Sky Sport cover?
Sky Sport coverage includes nearly all of the major sporting action worth watching from around the globe:
- All Blacks games, the Bledisloe Cup, the Rugby Championship, the HSBC World Sevens Series, plus all grades from First XV and Grassroots club rugby through to the Farah Palmer Cup and Bunnings NPC fixtures
- Sky Sport’s international cricket line-up includes ODI, T20 and Test cricket from Australia, India, Pakistan and West Indies. Plus, ICC World Cup events, men’s and women’s Big Bash League, Marsh One Day Cup, Indian Premier League, Pakistan Super League and the Caribbean Premier League
- The Premier League and EFL, plus La Liga, Serie A, Ligue 1, Bundesliga, MLS, A-League, FA Cup and NZ National League
- Australian Open, Wimbledon and Roland-Garros/Paris Open plus the ATP
- ANZ Premiership, Constellation Cup, national club league
- All NRL and Warriors games
- NBL, NBA, WNBA, NCAA
- F1, Supercars and IndyCar, plus Formula E, World Endurance Championship and World Superbike
- PGA Tour, LPGA, European Tour, Majors, Opens and the Masters
- NFL, NHL
- UFC, WWE
- The Tour de France
Note Sky Sport also offers many pay-per-view events, for example all the big UFC fights.
How to subscribe and how much does Sky Sport cost?
If you are already a subscriber to Sky, you can add Sky Sport to your plan for $37.99 a month.
However, if you’re not already a Sky subscriber you have two options:
1. Subscribe to Sky
A basic Sky subscription costs $25.99 per month on a 12-month contract, which includes installation of the box and a rooftop satellite dish. And the new Sky Box will cost you a one-off charge of $200, or an ongoing monthly fee of $10.
For the price, you get access to the Sky Starter package, including all free-to-air channels plus family-friendly channels like Discovery, Cartoon Network, Comedy Central and MTV. You also get access to Sky Go, which allows you to stream all Sky channels online via the Sky Go website and app.
To add Sky Sport to the package costs $37.99 a month, which brings the total to $63.98, and that’s without the cost of the box. Plus if you want to be able to pause, rewind and record live TV, well, that’s an extra $15 per month. Expensive? A little!
2. Subscribe to Sky Sport Now
For sports fans who only want to watch sports, and are not interested in Sky’s other channels, Sky Sport Now is the perfect choice.
Sky Sport Now can be purchased independently of a Sky subscription – saving you money! And it doesn’t tie you in to any long-term contracts, meaning you can cancel your subscription at any time. Sky Sport Now can be purchased for:
- Week: $19.99
- Month: $44.99
- Year: $399.99*
Sky Sport Now can be accessed through the Sky Sport Now app, or web browsers, meaning it can be streamed on almost any portable device. It can even be cast to your TV or played through an app on selected smart TVs.
Sky Sport Now also has a handy 24-hour playback feature, allowing you to scroll back 24 hours on all channels to watch sporting events you’ve missed.
*From July 1, 2023 the yearly price will increase to $449.99.
How to watch Sky Sport Now
There are multiple ways to watch Sky Sport Now. These include:
- Amazon Fire TV
- Apple TV (4th Generation)
- Android & Apple devices
- PlayStation 4 & 5
- Select LG, Panasonic, Samsung, Sony Bravia and TCL smart TVs
- SmartVU X Freeview streaming device
- Watch on your computer through your browser: Google Chrome, Firefox or Safari
Of course, it’s always worth checking that your device is compatible with the Sky Sport Now app. While you’re likely not to have a problem if you’ve an up-to-date device running the latest operating system, older devices might not be compatible.
About the author of this page
This report was written by Canstar Content Producer, Caitlin Bingham. Caitlin is an experienced writer whose passion for creativity led her to study communication and journalism. She began her career freelancing as a content writer, before joining the Canstar team.