Sky+ HD with Multiroom
If you want HD television in more than one room in the house you need to get Sky+HD with Multiroom. You can put together a Sky+HD package to your own taste with extra channels like Sky Sports but here we assume you’re looking for the starter level HD bundle with an extra box. The bundle gives you the benefits of Sky+ thanks to the Sky+HD Box, access to HD channels depending on the TV package you choose and Sky’s broadband and landline service too. The Sky+HD starter bundle with Multiroom consists of the following -
- >> Sky+HD box to pause, rewind and record live TV
- >> The Sky Entertainment Pack
- >> The Sky HD Pack
- >> Sky Multiroom
- >> Sky Broadband Everyday Lite – up to 20Mb speeds with 2GB monthly usage
- >> Sky Talk Freetime with unlimited evening and weekend calls to UK landlines
For one extra box in your Multiroom this costs £40.50 a month plus telephone line rental of £12.25. The Multiroom element costs £10.25 a month (included in the £40.50 total here). You need an HD ready TV in order to watch HD content.
Details of the Sky+ HD with Multiroom package
Sky Multiroom costs £10.25 a month for each extra box you want to add on. This is ideal for adding Sky to the bedroom for late night movies or to a second living room for families who want to watch different things at the same time. The £10.25 monthly fee for the HD Pack covers the whole household, so if you get Multiroom your HD subscription covers the extra box or boxes too.
The TV element of this package consists of the Sky+HD Box, the HD Pack and one of the Sky Entertainment Pack. First to the box, this enables you to pause and rewind live TV and to record and store content in the hard drive. The Sky Entertainment Pack is the basic TV pack consisting of 41 subscription channels which used to form the Variety and Style & Culture packs, plus of course the many free-to-air channels too - more about Sky TV packages here. The Sky+HD starter package includes Entertainment but you upgrade to Entertainment Extra if you wish (all channels) for a higher monthly fee. Similarly Sky Sports and Sky Movies can be added to your package as premium channels at any time.
The HD Pack is the £10.25 a month add-on which enables you to watch any of the channels in your chosen package in HD if there is an HD version. So for example if the Sky Living channel is included in the pack you choose you will also be able to watch Sky Living HD. Sky has the best choice of HD channels by quite a long way - you need an HD ready TV to be able to watch HD TV.
Sky Broadband Everyday Lite has download speeds of up to 20MB and upload speeds of up to 1.3MB. It has a monthly usage cap of 2GB, which is enough for checking your emails and browsing the web. The package also comes with 24/7 technical support, free Sky wireless router worth £50 and a 3 month free trial of McAfee Internet Security.
Sky Talk Freetime comes with unlimited evening and weekend calls to UK landlines - Sky line rental payable.