All about NOW Sports Membership
Whatever your sporting preferences, we've got you covered with up to 11 action-packed channels on our Sports Membership – and our Sports Extra Membership serving up 6 more. Choose from Day or Month options for each package.
With a Sports Day or Month Membership you get all 11 Sky Sports channels, plus over 1300 hours of on-demand sports content so you can relive your favourite sporting moments or catch up on the ones you missed. Ranging from match highlights to documentaries, sports on demand is available on all our supported devices – and you can download most on-demand content on mobile, too.
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.
How much does it cost?
|€11.99||€38.99 pm||Not available to buy|
How many channels do I get?
|All 11 Sky Sports channels||All 11 Sky Sports channels||5 Sky Sports channels: Premier League, Action, Racing, Arena & News|
How many registered devices can I have?
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 devices||All supported devices||Smartphone only (Android or iOS)*|
|Can I watch sports on demand?||Yes||Yes||No|
Monthly or one-off payment?
|Compatible with NOW Boost?||Yes||Yes||No|
Where can I buy it?
|NOW website, & via NOW Box, Smart Stick & other devices||NOW website, & via NOW Box, Smart Stick & other devices||No 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: BT Sport 1, 2, 3 and ESPN, 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 €11.99 and Month Membership is €33.99pm.
Can I watch BT Sport Box Office events with Sports Extra Membership?
Your Sports Extra Membership doesn’t give you access to BT Sport Box Office events. You'll need to purchase these separately from BT.
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
- Head to NOWTV.com/ie/membership
- Choose a Day or Month Sports or Sports Extra Membership and Join in
- Complete your details to finish setting up your account and start watching.
Sports Day and Month Membership gives you access to all 11 Sky Sports channels for the period covered by your membership:
And you can watch on-demand sports, too.
With a Sports Mobile Membership you just get access to 5 channels: Sky Sports Premier League, Sky Sports Action, Sky Sports Racing, Sky Sports Arena and Sky Sports News.
With a Sports Extra Membership you get these 6 channels: BT Sport 1, 2, 3 and 4, and Premier Sports 1 and 2.
- Sports Day Membership – €11.99
- Sports Month Membership – €38.99
- Sports Extra Day Membership – €11.99
- 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 Membership: One 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 Sky Bet EFL Championship, SPFL and Carabao Cup.
If 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.
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.
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.
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
- 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
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.
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 register a maximum of 6 devices on your account.
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.
- 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.
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.
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.