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How To Watch BT Sport on Freeview?

Written by, Toni Maglovski

Updated September, 16, 2022

Although BT Sport is not available on Freeview, there are ways you can watch your favourite sports without buying a separate BT Sport subscription.

In this article, we’ll explain what BT Sport is, what it offers, and how you can  BT Sport on Freeview.

Let’s dive in.

What is BT Sport?

BT Sport is a group of TV channels, where you can watch live and on-demand sports, like football, rugby, boxing, UFC, and MotoGP.

The provider holds exclusive rights to WWE, the Premiership Rugby Cup, the UEFA Championships and Europa Leagues, and 52 Premier League matches per season. 

You can also follow the Bundesliga, ESP, cricket matches from Australia, and even the games from the Scottish Professional Football League. 

Is BT Sports Free?

Currently,  BT Sport’s live coverage is behind a paywall and to access it on Freeview you’ll need to have a BT vision box and a decoder card. 

BT Sport is available on pay TV platforms such as BT TV, Sky TV, and Virgin Media and you can find the BT Sport channels on the following numbers on BT TV:

  • BT Sport 1 on 408 SD and 430 HD.
  • BT Sport 2 on 409 SD and 431 HD.
  • BT Sport 3 on 410 SD and 432 HD.
  • Box Nation on 415 SD and 439 HD.
  • BT Sport Ultimate on Channel 433.
  • BT Sport/ESPN on 411 SD and 434 HD.

Is BT Sport on Freeview? 

BT Sport Showcase used to be available on Freeview HD channel 15, but, after three seasons of live football events, the provider stopped broadcasting on Freeview TV for new customers. 

Existing customers were allowed to keep watching BT Sport on Freeview, but only until their contract term ended.

How To Get BT Sport on Freeview?

Although BT Sport is officially unavailable on Freeview TV, there are some ways to watch BT Sport on your Freeview. 

Keep in mind that these options aren’t free, but they can save you some money on an additional subscription.

Google Chromecast 

BT Mobile customers, with a valid BT Sport subscription and BT ID (login) who have a Google Chromecast streaming device can watch BT sport on their Freeview TV by casting live games from their smartphones or tablets. 

  1. Plug in the Google Chromecast device.
  2. Download the Google Home App on your device and follow the steps on the screen to set up your Google Chromecast. 
  3. Launch BT Sport on your device.
  4. Log into your BT Sport account.
  5. Click on the Cast icon in the top right corner.

BT Sport Monthly Pass 

If you want to get access to BT sport on Freeview TT without purchasing a BT Broadband package, you can opt for a BT Sport Monthly Pass.

With the Monthly Pass, you won’t have to commit to a contract and you can watch BT Sport via the online player or the BT Sport app– live and on-demand– on your iOS/Android device, Xbox, Samsung TV, Apple TV, and Chromecast.

 It costs £25 per month and you can cancel it anytime you want. 

PC/Laptop to HDMI connection 

 If you’re a BT Broadband customer, you can watch BT Sport on your Freeview for free by connecting your computer to your TV with an HDMI cable. (All BT Broadband customers have free access to BT Sport on btsport.com.)

To do that:

  1. Log into your account on the BT Sport website from your computer.
  2. Open the BT online player.
  3. Connect one end of the HDMI cable to your computer and the other end to the HDMI input on your Freeview TV.
  4. With your remote, select the HDMI channel.

If you want to add BT Sport to your broadband package, it will cost you £16 a month for a 24-month contract.

BT Sports app

BT Broadband customers and those with a BT Sport Monthly Pass can watch BT Sport on the BT Sport app for free.

The app is available on:

  • Xbox One
  • Xbox One S
  • Xbox One X
  • Sony PlayStation 4 and 5
  • Samsung TV built after 2015
  • Apple TV (4th generation and up)

Bottom Line

While BT Sport is not available on Freeview TV for free, there are few affordable options for BT Broadband customers to watch BT Sport without the need to buy a BT Vision box. So we recommend you to follow the steps mentioned above and you’ll watch Premier League football in no time.

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