What is Sky Cinema?
Way back in 1992, the ‘Sky Movies’ channel started broadcasting 24-hour films by subscription only in the UK – and by the end of the year they’d morphed into a three-channel Sky Movies bundle. When digital TV emerged in 1998 the Sky Movies package extended past 10 channels and has continued to be one of Sky’s most popular add-on deals.
Today it has more challengers than ever before, thanks to internet-based services such as Netflix, Amazon Prime and the TalkTalk TV Store (previously Blinkbox). But with a seemingly constant stream of exclusives on some of the biggest movies on the planet, Sky Cinema offers one of the best home cinema experiences out there. So what makes it stand apart from the rest?
Sky Cinema premier
Sky boasts that it brings a fresh movie premier to your screens every day – impressive in anyone’s books! It brings more major films to the small screen (eight months after the cinema) than any other subscription service, with manty of them exclusives for a while longer too.
Movies on demand
And you shouldn’t think of Cinema on Sky as ‘just’ a TV service because you’ll have access to more than 1,000 movies (whenever you want to watch them) with Sky Cinema on Demand. Cost varies per film, but includes all the latest blockbusters as soon as they’re available.
Sky Cinema packages
The vast majority of Sky Cinema deals are taken as part of a larger Sky package – sometimes just TV, but often including its internet services too: you’ll tend to find the cheap way to find a Sky Cinema offer is to bundle it with broadband.
Thankfully the days of complicated Sky Cinema deals are behind us. Nowadays a single set monthly price brings you all the channels of movies you could ever possibly need – 11 and counting (plus all those Sky Cinema HD channels).
NOW TV and Sky Cinema
If you want the Sky movie premiere experience, but don’t want to throw your lot in with the rest of Sky’s infrastructure, you can get a Sky Cinema monthly pass as part of a NOW TV deal. This gives you full access to Sky movies through your NOW TV box (there’s usually a free Sky Cinema trial period available too) – but without the need to sign up for a long deal. It may not be the cheapest way to get films on Sky, but no subscription means it is the most flexible.
How do I compare Sky Cinema offers?
Broadband Genie is the best place online for UK broadband and TV comparison. Once you’ve read up on some reviews and decided what you want to buy, simply use our comparison table (above) to find the perfect deal for you.
How much is Sky Cinema? Well, that depends on what you want to get with it. You’ll find amazing Sky Cinema offers here that come bundled with your phone line rental, unlimited broadband and more (Sky Sports, Sky Q etc) – your entire home entertainment package in one deal.
And switching is easy now too. Clicking on a deal here will take you directly to the official site of the broadband/TV provider of your choice, where you’ll complete the deal directly with them. They’ll cancel your old broadband deal (so you don’t have to talk to your old provider), arrange installation dates convenient for you and you’ll have your feet up in front of the latest films in no time. Pass the popcorn!