Can you get Sky Atlantic on Virgin Media?
Learn how you can watch all of Sky Atlantic's critically-acclaimed US imports without a Sky subscription.
Sky Atlantic is the exclusive home of many fantastic series from both the UK and the US including Save Me Too, Westworld and The Outsider.
For a long time, the only way you could enjoy Sky Atlantic was through purchasing a Sky TV package but an alternative now exists in the form of the broadcaster’s own online service NOW TV. Read on to find out more.
Can I watch Sky Atlantic on Virgin Media?
No, Sky Atlantic isn’t available with any of Virgin Media’s TV packages.
Can I watch Sky Atlantic on BT TV, TalkTalk TV and Freesat?
Again, the answer unfortunately is no.
There’s no way of accessing any Sky content on Freesat and although you can add certain groups of Sky channels (like Sky Sports or Sky Cinema) onto your BT or TalkTalk package, Sky Atlantic isn’t included with these.
How to watch Sky Atlantic if you do not have Sky
Virgin Media, BT TV, Freeview and TalkTalk TV customers are able to watch Sky Atlantic through NOW TV and its Entertainment pass.
Priced at £8.99 a month, it will give you access to Sky Atlantic and 10 other live TV channels as well as over a huge on-demand library of over 300 box sets via the NOW TV app. The selection of box sets changes fairly often so you can watch brand new episodes of its most popular shows and older classic series.
A major benefit of NOW TV is the fact that there’s no contracts involved. You pay for your passes on a monthly basis which allows you to cancel or renew it anytime you like. You have the flexibility to dip in and out when your favourite shows are on so you’re not stuck paying for something you don’t use.
NOW TV Entertainment Month Pass
£8.99 a month
Enjoy 11 live TV channels (including Sky Atlantic) and over 300 box sets on demand.
- Stream a great mix of the latest US and UK series
- Free 7-day trial
- Cancel at anytime
Which devices can I watch NOW TV on?
There’s a number of ways you can watch NOW TV.
BT and TalkTalk customers are both able to access NOW TV through the app on their YouView set top boxes. The NOW TV app isn’t available on Virgin Media’s V6 box so customers will have to watch on another device.
Here is a list of all the devices that are currently compatible with the NOW TV app. You can register up to six on one subscription and watch on two screens simultaneously.
Mac - OSX 10.9 (Mavericks) or later is required
Windows PC - Those with Windows 8 or later are all compatible with NOW TV.
- Most Android devices bought in the UK (not including Kindle Fire HD devices)
- Windows tablets with Windows 8 or later
- Apple iPhone 4S and upwards
- iPad 2nd generation and upwards
- iPod Touch 4th generation and upwards
- All Apple device with iOS 8 and upwards
- Microsoft Xbox One
- Sony PlayStation 4
- YouView set top box
- Roku boxes and streaming players
- EE TV set top box
- Apple TV 3rd generation and upwards
- Selected LG Smart TVs
- Selected LG Blu-ray players & sound bars
- Samsung Smart TVs 2015 models and upwards
- NOW TV Smart Stick
- NOW TV Smart Box with 4K and Voice Search
- NOW TV Smart Box with Freeview
- Black NOW TV box
- White NOW TV box
Devices not supported by NOW TV
- Kindle Fire HD
- Nintendo Wii
- Amazon TV Fire Stick
- Google Chromebooks
- All Windows smartphones
- Sony, Panasonic and Toshiba Smart TVs
Can I watch Sky Atlantic in High Definition on NOW TV?
To get Sky Atlantic in HD on NOW TV you’ll have to purchase a NOW TV boost bolt-on for an extra £3.99 a month. This gets you the live Sky Atlantic channel in HD plus all of its box sets.
Frustratingly, you can’t stream NOW TV in HD on every device. It’s not supported on the NOW TV app for smartphones and tablets for example.
|Type of device||Device||Maximum Resolution|
|Tablets & Phones||Android & iOS||720p HD|
|Windows Tablets (with NOW TV Player)||720p HD|
|Desktop Devices||PC (with NOW TV Player)||720p HD|
|Apple Mac (with NOW TV Player)||720p HD|
|Games Console||Sony PlayStation 4||1080p with the NOW TV Boost|
|Microsoft Xbox One||720p HD|
|TV boxes||NOW TV Smart Stick||1080p with the NOW TV Boost|
|Black NOW TV Box||1080p with the NOW TV Boost|
|NOW TV Smart Boxes||1080p with the NOW TV Boost|
|Roku Express||1080p with the NOW TV Boost|
|Roku Streaming Stick||1080p with the NOW TV Boost|
|TalkTalk and BT YouView boxes||1080p with the NOW TV Boost|
|TVs||Selected Samsung and LG Smart TVs||1080p with the NOW TV Boost|
|Other||(Apple TV, EETV, Chromecast, White NOW TV box)||720p HD|