Sky TV Guide – Everything You Need to Know in 2020
Sky TV network is a brainchild of Sky group. The network is highly popular among the kiwi viewers because of its impressive Sky Go NZ app that allows you to watch Sky’s live TV and video-on-demand content within New Zealand instantly.
Apart from this, the multinational broadcaster offers some of the best TV shows, movies, documentaries, news, and much more to its subscribers under one roof. Through a single Sky account, you can access Sky Go on three devices. Still, you can watch the Sky content on one (1) device at a time.
If you want to know more about this media industry giant, keep reading this extensive Sky TV guide.
Countries where Sky TV is available
The sky is an international media network that provides pay-TV and media streaming services in different countries worldwide. During 2019, the network bought the world’s largest Rugby streaming provider, RugbyPass to expand its sports business globally.
At present, the popular TV network offers its services in the following countries:
- New Zealand
- United Kingdom
- European Union countries (Spain, France, Germany, Denmark, Finland, etc)
How can I watch Sky TV?
Apart from using the traditional TV streaming method, you can watch Sky TV online within the Kiwi territory through its exclusive Sky Go app. It allows you to watch Sky content on the go or from anywhere in New Zealand stress-free.
All you have to do is to sign-in with your existing Sky TV credentials that you used at the time of registration to Sky TV. By doing so, you can start watching all your favorite TV shows, movies, documentaries, sporting events, and much more in no time.
What to watch on Sky TV and how?
As already mentioned, Sky TV is a one-stop solution to watch any sort of content be it movies, shows, documentaries, news, sports, and others.
Luckily, there is a dedicated “What’s On” tab provided on the official site. When you click on the said tab, you will see different subsections like TV, Movies, and Sport. Basically, the whole content of the Sky network has been divided into these three main categories as mentioned above.
All these categories have been further divided into more subcategories depending on the content genre. If you explore the TV subsection in detail, you will find subcategories like TV Guide, Sky Channels and Sky GO.
The TV Guide provides the daily programming schedule along with the date, broadcast timing, and names of all the shows based on different genres. Moreover, you can choose the “All Channels” option to know about any particular show’s broadcast date and timing quite easily.
Likewise, you can check the Sky Channels option to see all the channels that are available on Sky networks like TVNZ, Vibe, Vice, 5, Nick, TLC, Cartoon Network, and many more.
Sky Go is an online live and video-on-demand streaming service of Sky network that lets you watch famous Sky TV shows, movies, and other content. Here is the list of different shows and movies you can watch via Sky GO in New Zealand:
- Perry Mansion
- Grey’s Anatomy S15
- IT Chapter Two
- Gangs of London
The story does not end here as you can watch popular sporting tournaments including:
- Super Rugby Aotearoa
- Sky Sport Present the Pod
- World Golf Championship
- Snooker World Championship
If we talk about movies, you can click on the said subsection to access two more subcategories, which are Sky Movies and Sky Box Office. As far as Sky Movies go, you will have to subscribe by paying $20.93 per month alongside the Sky Starter package.
The Sky Box Office feature allows you to watch all the newest movies every month on its movies channels 40-43. However, you will have to pay a rent of $7.99 per movie to watch your favorite Sky Box Office movies.
The sports subsection is another enticing feature that grabs the attention of the Kiwi sports fans. When you click on the said subsection, you may explore other subcategories like Sky Sport, Sky Arena, and Videos.
The Sky Sport subcategory is suitable for accessing 12 different sports channels to watch your favorite sport live on your devices. Furthermore, you can get all the latest sports update from the world of sports in one place.
You can read interesting articles about “This week on Sky Sport” and “This month on Sky Sport” to discover all the latest happenings and events. Above all, you can watch highlights of all the sports matches with the help of Sky Sport highlights app.
The Sky Arena is designated for all the sports enthusiasts who are interested in watching pay per view content. Sadly, the Sky Arena feature is not available on the Sky Go app. But, you can still access the feature on your TV boxes. If you are a fan of competitions like UFC, boxing, and WWE, Sky Arena is a must for you.
The sports subsection also provides an impressive video feature that enables you to stream videos regarding different sports such as Netball, Baseball, Basketball, and so on.
What’s new on Sky TV?
Sky TV adds fresh movies and shows in its guide quite regularly. This is the reason you can access Sky TV in New Zealand to watch all the newest TV shows and movies. Here is the list that includes some upcoming shows and movies:
- Mythological Creatures
- Vanishing Schoolgirls
- Impending Apocalypse
- Guns Akimbo
- SNIPER: ASSASSIN’S END (Available from August 12)
- We Need to Talk about A.I (Available from August 12)
- I Still Believe
- Blumhouse’ Fantasy Island
Sky TV offers expensive pricing plans to its users compared to other TV networks alongside streaming services like TVNZ on Demand, Amazon Prime, Netflix NZ, Disney Plus NZ, beIN Sports, and others. You can subscribe to any plan of your choice from four (4) different kinds of pricing plans.
These plans are Sky Starter, Sky Sport, Sky Entertainment, and Sky Movies. If you want to avail of the subscription of the Sky Starter plan, you will need to pay $25.99 per month. The said package allows you to watch content based on distinct genres like music, action, food, lifestyle, and kids.
The Sky Sport plan is available at a cost of $31.99 per month. If you are willing to watch your favorite local and international sporting events, Sky Sport should be your preferred choice. Besides, you can subscribe to the Sky Entertainment package, which is accessible at the price of $25.50/month.
When you subscribe to Sky Entertainment plan, you can watch TV shows, documentaries, and news on your desired devices without any hassle. In the last but not least, you can subscribe to the Sky Movies package to watch famous blockbuster movies by paying $20.93 per month.
How to sign up for Sky TV in New Zealand?
The signup process of Sky TV in New Zealand is simple however, you will have to register yourself on Sky TV first.
Once you have created an account, you can add your preferred packages like Sky Starter, Sky Entertainment, Sky Sport, and Sky Movies to your cart instantly.
Similarly, you can proceed to your subscription process by confirming your shopping cart. At this point, you can select any TV box such as Sky Box, My Sky, and My Sky+. Interestingly, you can get Sky Box at no additional cost but you will need to pay an additional amount of $15.00 and $20.00 to get My Sky and My Sky+ boxes respectively.
You will have to complete the subscription process by providing other information including contact, billing, and installation details. Once you have provided such details, check your shopping cart again to confirm your order.
To confirm your order, you will need to check ” I have read and agreed to Sky’s Standard Terms & Conditions”. Congratulations, you have successfully ordered your Sky TV package.
It means you will have to pay $25.99 to get the Sky Starter plan on a monthly basis. As you know, we have selected Sky Entertainment package apart from the Starter package therefore, we will have to bear the monthly cost of $51.49. You will need to pay the said amount at the time of installation.
How to get a free trial?
Unfortunately, Sky Network does not offer a free trial feature to its new subscribers. You will have to bear the minimum cost of $25.99 to access Sky TV content on your screens via Sky Starter package.
On what devices Sky TV is accessible?
Sky TV supports numerous operating systems and devices. The network offers an exclusive app by the name of Sky Go, which is compatible with the following platforms and devices:
- Apple TV
- Samsung Smart TV
- Google Chromecast
- Amazon Fire TV Stick
- PlayStation 4
- Xbox One
How do I search Sky TV guide?
You can search the Sky TV guide to find your desired TV show or movie. Here is what you should do:
- Press TV Guide on your Sky remote to see the TV guide title highlighted, open the TV guide by pressing Select
- The horizontal menu available at the top of the TV guide sheds light on the current section you are using
- You should press the right/left arrow to move across sections
- You can also press Select to navigate the channels in that particular section
What is the Sky TV guide app?
The Sky TV guide app allows you to know about the upcoming shows and movies for up to 28 days in advance.
How do I contact Sky TV NZ?
If you are a Sky TV customer then you can contact our customer care team on 0800 759 759. In addition, you can send an email to get the solution to all your queries in writing.
Can I still use my Sky Box even if I have canceled my Sky subscription?
You can still use your Sky Box despite canceling your subscription to watch the free channels but you will not be able to record them anymore.
Summing up, we expect you would have liked our Sky TV guide that helps you watch your favorite content be it shows, movies, documentaries, news, and much more in New Zealand. Sky network is one of the most popular TV networks that offer both traditional TV and online video-on-demand streaming service to its users.
Although the pricing of Sky TV is on the higher side but considering the vast media library and a wide array of compelling features, the famous TV network is not a bad choice compared to other TV networks and services available in New Zealand.
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