What can I do with an old Sky Plus box?

You can also send us old equipment to recycle. We reuse most parts of your old products and recycle the rest. If your Sky Q or broadband kit has been loaned to you as part of your subscription, you’ll need to return it to us when you leave. If you hang on to it, you’ll pay a non-return fee.

How do I match Sky card to box?

Insert your card into the slot on the front of your Sky box. Press Services on your Sky remote, select Settings, and then Details. Make a note of your Sky box Version Number, 10 or 11-digit Serial Number, 9-digit Viewing Card Number, and Receiver ID. Sign into the My Sky app with your SkyID.

What is the difference between a Sky Q box and a Sky Plus box?

Q’s multi room system works completly differently with small Q mini boxes replacing separate unconnected boxes that Sky +HD uses and all of the Q boxes share a common list of recordings which has pluses and minuses. Q uses wifi to connect and requires an internet connection.

Can you get money for old Sky boxes?

Sell it! Provided you’re out of contract with Sky and the box is yours to sell, then you could consider selling it on eBay, where they can earn some decent money. If a Sky box breaks, they’re expensive to replace and many opt for a second-hand box as an alternative.

Can I reuse my old Sky box?

Your old Sky box will still work as a Freesat from Sky box to receive free channels on it, but you won’t be able to pause, record or watch any old recordings on the box anymore. Alternately you can give it to friends or family who want a Freesat box, or sell it on eBay (don’t expect to get much for it).

Will my Sky card work in another box?

Your Sky card is paired with your Sky Box so it’s designed to work together. The card cannot be used with another box or a third party equipment.

Can I swap my Sky viewing card between boxes?

The only Viewing Card linked to your subscription is the one in your Sky box at home. Viewing Cards aren’t transferable between customer accounts.

Is Sky HD being discontinued?

From October 2016, Sky+ HD is no longer being offered as it was replaced by Sky Q. Existing customers can continue their subscription with Sky+ HD.

Is Sky Plus still available?

In October 2016, Sky stopped selling the Sky+ subscription service, replacing it with Sky Q, although users of Sky+ can continue using their legacy box.

Should I upgrade to Sky Signature?

If you only want the very basic Sky TV package, Signature will be more expensive than Entertainment. However if you have any extras such as box sets then it’ll be a similar cost. If you’re on the older Variety pack then you will be saving money and getting more channels.