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Switching to Freesat has never been easier

Watch all your favourite telly without the monthly bills

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Watch all your favourite shows

Switch to Freesat today and enjoy more than 100 channels with 25 in HD1, plus On Demand apps2 at your fingertips!

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You’re just 4 steps away from all of this...

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Great reception

Get 100% channel coverage across the UK3, plus new satellite channels are added automatically so there is no need to retune.


Record 4 shows at once

Record up to 4 things at the same time4 plus Pause, Rewind and Restart live TVwith our Recordable 4K TV Boxes.

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No sky-high bills

Being subscription free means no monthly TV bills, contracts or price hikes6.

How to get started with Freesat in 4 easy steps: 


Get the tech

First things first - you'll need a Freesat 4K TV Box and a working satellite dish.

Plug in

Plug your satellite dish cables into the back of your set top box.

Connect your TV

Connect the included HDMI cable into the back of your TV.

Connect the Internet

To watch some of the top On Demand services on Freesat connect your box to the internet via Wi-Fi or Ethernet.

Ready to get started?

Find the right Freesat 4K TV Box for you to discover a world of free entertainment

The Recordable 4K TV Box

Stream On Demand content, record unmissable programmes or pause live TV so you can make yourself a cup of tea. Available in 500GB (approx. 250 SD hours), 1TB (approx. 500 SD hours) and 2TB (approx. 1000 SD hours) models.

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Non-recordable 4K TV Box

Perfect for anyone who loves free to air TV but also has a thirst for great On Demand content. 

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If you are currently a pay TV customer and you wish to discontinue your pay TV service, remember to contact your existing provider to cancel your contract7.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, to use Freesat you need a satellite dish, but it doesn’t need to be new! Even if it’s a Sky satellite dish or an older model, all you need to do is plug the satellite cables into the back of your Freesat 4K TV Box and you’re good to go.  

Don’t have a satellite dish? Head to Getmeviewing.org.uk to find a local satellite dish installer.  

Yes, if you’re thinking about moving from Sky TV to Freesat you can use the same satellite dish! The dish you have will affect how many channels you can record at once on your 4K TV Box. Find out more about the different LNB types.  

Yep! That’s one of the benefits of satellite TV – so long as you have a satellite dish, you’ll be able to watch Freesat with 100% channel coverage in the UK.  

However, if your satellite dish can’t be positioned to face the satellite without obstructions, you might have some trouble. Find out more about Freesat in your area

We have a range of 100+ TV and radio channels including 25 in HD! As well as these free-to-view linear channels, we also have some of the top On Demand platforms available, including free players like BBC iPlayer and ITVX, as well as paid On Demand players like Netflix and Prime Video.  

Take a look at the full list of Freesat channels.  

Yes, if you are currently a paid TV customer elsewhere and you wish to get a Freesat TV Box instead, don’t forget to contact your existing provider to cancel your contract. 

1. Over 100 channels: Number correct at the time of publishing, including SD, HD and regional TV variants and radio channels. 2. On Demand players: On Demand players are broadband speed dependent and 4K/UHD streaming requires faster broadband connection speeds – see service providers’ recommendations for details. Some optional On Demand content or services (such as Netflix) may cost extra and require paid subscription. 3. Great reception: Receive all satellite TV channels available on Freesat with a correctly installed, unobscured satellite dish and a HD TV. Weather conditions may affect your satellite reception temporarily. 4. Recording capabilities: Record up to 4 shows at the same time if your satellite dish has a wideband LNB – for more information on cabling, LNB type and how many shows you can record visit freesat.co.uk/help5. Pause and rewind and Restart Live TV: Recordable 4K TV Box required. Live restart is broadband speed dependent and available on certain BBC channels only. 6. No monthly TV Bills, no price hikes: Freesat is a free-to-air satellite TV service. There are no monthly fees (and so no price hikes) for satellite TV only. 7. Your existing provider should be able to advise you of any applicable notice periods, cancellation charges or other terms or fees which may be payable by you in accordance with your existing contract. Freesat is not responsible for any fees, costs or charges associated with cancelling your contract, nor can Freesat contact your existing provider on your behalf regarding your contract.