All about NOW Sports Membership

Whatever your sporting preferences, we've got you covered with a wide range of action-packed channels on our Sports and Sports Extra Memberships. Choose from Day or Month options for each package.

 

Sports Membership

With a Sports Day or Month Membership you get all the Sky Sports channels. As well as thousands of Premier League and EFL football matches, Sports Membership gives you access to must-watch tennisF1 and rugby events – plus golf, WSL, cricket and on-demand content and highlights.   

Check out our comparison table to help you decide which membership is right for you.

Good to knowCarabao Cup matches are shown on Sky Sports Football, which is only available with a Day or Month Membership. You won't be able to watch Carabao Cup matches with a Mobile Membership.

 

 

Day Membership

Month Membership

Mobile Membership

How much does it cost?

€14.99€38.99 pmNot available to buy

How many channels do I get?

All 12 Sky Sports channelsAll 12 Sky Sports channels5 Sky Sports channels: Premier League, Action, Racing, Mix & News

How many devices can I watch on at the same time?

1 (3 with NOW Boost)1 (3 with NOW Boost)1 smartphone

What devices can I watch on?

All supported devicesAll supported devicesSmartphone only (Android or iOS)*
Can I watch sports on demand?YesYesNo
Can I watch Bonus Streams?YesYesNo

Monthly or one-off payment?

One-offMonthlyN/A
Compatible with NOW Boost?YesYesNo

Where can I buy it?

NOW website, & via NOW Box, Smart Stick & other devicesNOW website, & via NOW Box, Smart Stick & other devicesNo longer available to buy (existing Sports Mobile Members only)

* You can't currently use your Mobile Membership with foldable smartphones such as the Galaxy Z Fold. We're working on this and hope to be able to support these phones shortly. 

 

How can I watch Sky Sports Box Office events?

Your Sports Membership doesn’t give you access to Box Office events like football and boxing. But you can buy these events separately and watch them with the Sky Sports Box Office app. Find out how to watch Sky Sports Box Office events

 

Sports Extra Membership

Our Sports Extra Membership give you access to 6 channels: TNT Sports 1, 2, 3 and 4, and Premier Sports 1 and 2.

So you get all of this, and more:

  • Premier League games (including 3pm kick-offs)
  • UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League
  • Champions Cup and Challenge Cup Rugby
  • United Rugby Championship
  • Serie A, Eredivisie and Scottish FA Cup.

Day Membership costs €14.99 and Month Membership is €33.99pm. 

Can I watch TNT Sports Box Office events with Sports Extra Membership?

Your Sports Extra Membership doesn’t give you access to TNT Sports Box Office events. You'll need to purchase these separately.

 

Adding sports to an existing NOW Membership

It’s easy to add a Sports Membership in My Account. Just go to NOW Membership, pick the one you want and select Add membership.

 

Joining NOW with a Sports Membership

Simply head to NOWTV.com/ie/membership, choose a Day or Month Sports or Sports Extra Membership and follow the onscreen steps to set up your account and start watching.

 

Are you a Vodafone customer?

If you don't have Sports Membership as part of your Vodafone TV package, it's easy to add another NOW membership to your Vodafone bill. Just head to My TV Zone on your set-top box and select Add membership next to the one you want. The cost will be added to your monthly Vodafone TV bill.

Good to knowDay memberships are not available to buy with a Vodafone TV account.

 

FAQs

Sports Day and Month Membership gives you access to all 12 Sky Sports channels for the period covered by your membership: 

Sky Sports channels

 

And you can watch on-demand sports, too.

Good to knowFrom August, you'll have access to Sky Sports+, which will include every single live Sky Sports+ stream and on-demand catch-up content.

With a Sports Mobile Membership you just get access to 5 channels: Sky Sports Premier League, Sky Sports Action, Sky Sports Racing, Sky Sports Mix and Sky Sports News.

Sky Sports channels with Mobile Membership

 

With a Sports Extra Membership you get these 6 channels: TNT Sports 1, 2, 3 and 4, and Premier Sports 1 and 2.

TNT Sports 1, 2, 3 and 4, and Premier Sports 1 and 2.

  • Sports Day Membership – €14.99
  • Sports Month Membership – €38.99
  • Sports Extra Day Membership – €14.99
  • Sports Extra Month Membership – €33.99

Your Month Membership will auto-renew at the end of each month.

To watch the sports channels you'll need:

  • Minimum 2.5Mbps broadband download speed.
  • A NOW account
  • With a Sports or Sports Extra Day or Month MembershipOne of the devices listed here
  • With a Sports Mobile Membership: An iPhone (5S or later running on iOS 13 or later) or Android smartphone (Android 5 or later).

A Sports Membership gives you access to huge live Premier League matches throughout the season, as well as action from the SPFL. From 2024, thanks to a new EFL rights deal, you can watch over 1000 matches each season exclusively live on Sky Sports, so you can enjoy more action than ever before from across the Championship, League One, League Two, Carabao Cup and EFL Trophy.

Keep in mindIf you've only got Sports Mobile Membership, you won't be able to watch any matches on the Football or Main Event channels.

With a Sports Extra Membership you can watch Premier League and FA Cup matches, as well as Champions League and Europa League games (excluding Red Button matches). There's also the Scottish FA Cup, Italian Serie A, Dutch Eredivisie and Chinese Super League.

Keep in mindMatches on the Red Button aren't available with any Sports Membership.

Ads are shown on the live channels and Bonus Streams you can watch with your Sports or Sports Extra Membership. You'll also see ads when you watch sports on demand, unless you've got Boost, which lets you stream on-demand sport ad-free. (You’ll still see promos for content you can access with your membership.) Find out more about NOW Boost

Yes, you can. To watch the sports channels in full HD, you'll need to upgrade to NOW Boost. It costs €5 a month, and for that you get:

  • All Sky Sports and Sports Extra channels in 1080p with Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound
  • Selected Bonus Streams in full 1080p HD (where the video feed allows for higher stream quality. Dolby 5.1 surround sound not available)
  • All Sky Sports and Sports Extra channels at 50 frames per second (except on LG TV and Xbox One & Series X/S)
  • Extra streaming allowance, so 3 people in your household can watch at the same time

Help tipIf you buy Boost via our website, your account could take up to 4 hours to reflect the fact that you've added it. To get around this, you can trigger it to update by signing out of the NOW app and signing back in again. You'll then be able to enjoy your favourite sports in full HD. 

NOW Boost will renew automatically each month (unless you cancel it) as long as you’ve got an active monthly membership. But if you’ve only got a Sports Day Membership on your account, your Boost will only run for one month, and won’t auto-renew – so you don’t need to remember to cancel it.

Keep in mindYou'll need a compatible device and an internet speed of at least 12Mbps to stream in 1080p. NOW Boost isn't available with Sports Mobile Membership. Find out more about NOW Boost

If you've got a Day or Month Membership, you can access Bonus Streams for selected sports events, including additional EFL matches and F1 Race Control.

And if you've got Boost, you'll be able to view selected Bonus Streams in full 1080p HD where a higher quality stream is available.

When a Bonus Stream is available, you'll find the option at the bottom of the Sports page in the NOW app.

Keep in mindYou can't watch Bonus Streams with a Sports Mobile Membership.

You might see onscreen messages about using the Red Button or interactive services when watching the sports channels. Unfortunately these services aren’t available with NOW.

You can pause and rewind the live sports channels and Bonus Streams for up to 2 hours on all supported devices, except for:

  • LG TVs running WebOS 3.x and below
  • Samsung TVs from 2016 and earlier
  • Chromecast.

No, you can only watch with your Sports Mobile Membership on a supported Android or iOS smartphone. To watch on a tablet, you'll need to have a Sports Day or Month Membership.

No, you can only watch with your Sports Mobile Membership on your smartphone. If you want a slice of the sporting action on your big screen, you'll need a Sports Day or Month Membership.

Month Membership will start right away, and auto-renew each month.

Day Membership can be started at any time that suits you. When you add your membership, it'll automatically be saved for you for up to a year. And it'll start automatically whenever you start watching a sports channel. (It doesn't matter what time of day you activate your membership – you'll still get the full 24 hours).

Your membership will run continuously once you start it. You won’t be able to pause it.

You can watch on 1 device at a time, unless you've got NOW Boost, which lets you stream on 3 devices at once.

You can have a Sports and a Sports Extra Membership at the same time. And you can have a Sports Mobile Membership alongside a Day or Month Membership.

But:

  • If you've already got a Sports Month Membership, you won't be able to buy a Sports Day Membership.
  • If you've already got a Sports Extra Month Membership, you won't be able to buy a Sports Extra Day Membership.

Day Membership

The one-off payment will be taken out on the day you add your membership.

If you've also got another type of membership, the Sports Membership payment will appear separately on your statement.

Month Membership

Your first monthly payment will be taken on the day you add your membership. Your next payment will be taken on the same day the following month, or sometimes (if you also start another membership at the same time) a day or two later – in which case you get any extra days for free. Find out how to check your payment date

If you've also got another type of membership, your Sports Month Membership payment will appear separately on your statement.