Can I get BT Sport on TalkTalk TV?

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I have TalkTalk TV and I want to get BT Sport. I can't see a way to add BT Sport, though. Is it actually possible to get BT Sport with TalkTalk and, if so, how do I sign up for it?

Tom, via email

If you have TalkTalk TV (or are thinking of switching to it) you may have noticed that you can't get BT Sport directly. Unlike Sky Sports, there's no official 'boost' to add it on to your package.

But don't worry TalkTalkers - you actually can get BT's super sports service! You just have to buy it from BT itself. Read on, and I'll tell you how to sign up to BT Sport on TalkTalk TV.

How to add BT Sport to TalkTalk TV

Adding BT Sport to your TalkTalk package is about as easy as it gets. Here's how you do it:

1. There's a page on BT's website dedicated to getting BT Sport on TalkTalk YouView. Click here to head over there.

2. There are two options to choose from - a 12-month contract, or a one-month contract. Both cost the same per month, but the activation fee is higher if you take the shorter contract.

3. Enter your postcode and telephone number and then follow the instructions on screen to complete your order.

How long will it take to activate BT Sport on TalkTalk?

Once you've handed over your money, you won't have to wait long to start watching BT Sport - it could be ready to go in as little as 15 minutes. In some cases, it may take longer to become available, but no more than a day, according to BT.

Can I watch BT Sport in other rooms?

TalkTalk doesn't offer much in terms of multiroom options, so you won't be able to watch BT Sport in other rooms unless you pick up and move your YouView box too.

Unfortunately, you also don't get access to BT Sport online or the smartphone app when you buy for a TalkTalk service - it's TV or nothing, I'm afraid.

Can I watch Sky Sports on TalkTalk?

Yep - you add the full suite of Sky Sports channels onto your TalkTalk TV package at any time with the appropriately name Sky Sports Boost.

As with all TalkTalk's 'boosts', this operates on a rolling monthly basis, so you can cancel or restart it at any time.

Sadly, there's no way to subscribe to individual Sky Sports channels with TalkTalk - all ten channels are bundled together in the add-on. If you'd prefer to only sign up for a few individual channels, for example Sky Sports Premier League or Sky Sports Golf, we'd recommend you switch to Sky directly.

Can I get BT Sport on Sky TV?

If you're a Sky customer, you can sign up for BT Sport, much in the same way as you can with TalkTalk. Head over to our guide for full instructions:

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