Sky Atlantic Catch-Up | How to watch what you missed

By James Pickard - Tue 23rd Jan 2018 Guides

Since its debut in early 2011, Sky Atlantic has become a hugely popular channel, showcasing a wealth of award-winning drama from the US and the UK. In this article we tell you how to catch up with shows on Sky Atlantic.

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How can I catch up with Sky Atlantic?

All Sky TV customers have access to catch-up TV in line with their subscription. As long as you have a good broadband connection (preferably fibre), then you can watch shows from up to 30 days ago via the catch-up service.

If you want to catch up with Sky Atlantic then you can choose between a wireless and an Ethernet-connected setup. You need to do this in order to give your Sky box an internet connection.

With wireless you’ll need to press and hold the WPS button on your router, and then do the same with the corresponding button on your Sky box. The button may not say WPS, but can easily be identified as two opposing arrows pointing up and down.

If you don’t have the WPS feature then you can plug the Ethernet cable into the back of your box instead. This will run from the router to the box and provide the strongest connection. In fact, you may prefer to do this even if you have the WPS option, as downloads are likely to be faster.

Sky Atlantic is included with all Sky TV packages, so you should have Sky Atlantic catch-up available to you if you are a TV customer. Once you know the box is connected to your broadband you can go to the Sky Planner, select Catch-Up and browse the Sky Atlantic shows which can be downloaded and viewed on demand.

Once a show is ready to view you will get an on-screen notification. You can also use Sky’s online platform for catch-up and on demand, so you can watch shows on your laptop, smartphone or other web-connected device.

How can I watch Sky Atlantic?

If your preference is to embrace the raw, original and live broadcast experience of Sky Atlantic’s pleasing selection of programming then you will find it easily enough on the Sky Planner.

For Sky TV HD customers Sky Atlantic HD occupies channel 108, whilst the standard definition version is on 223. These are swapped if you don't have HD.

You can also watch live online, record and save for later using your set-top box (as long as it has that function), or find what you missed via Sky catch-up.

Which shows are on Sky Atlantic?

Sky Atlantic is home to a range of award-winning, compelling drama. You can enjoy productions from both the US and the UK, although the biggest single contributor of content is US-based HBO.

Sky Atlantic will air past seasons and episodes of popular shows, as well as exclusive brand-new episodes.

Sky Atlantic selected shows:

  • Game of Thrones
  • Billions
  • Westworld
  • The Tunnel
  • Britannia
  • Blue Bloods
  • The West Wing

Which shows are on Sky Atlantic catch-up?

Generally everything that is on Sky Atlantic will also be available on catch-up for about a month. Once you’ve downloaded the show you are given plenty of time to watch it, but some shows can delete themselves after a certain amount of time.

If there is a time limit then you can usually see this by going to the show on your Sky Planner and pressing ‘i’ on your remote for more information.

Is there an app for Sky Atlantic catch-up?

You can catch up with content on Sky Atlantic via Sky Go, which is an online platform compatible with a range of web-connected devices.

You can either visit the Sky Go website or use the app, and this can be downloaded from either Apple’s App Store or Google Play for Android.

Which channel is Sky Atlantic on?

Sky Atlantic HD can be found on channel 108 for Sky TV subscribers. The standard definition version is on channel 223.

Is there a Sky Atlantic Plus 1 channel?

Yes! You can find Sky Atlantic +1 on channel 217. The Wikipedia page currently states that the channel is number 170, but this information is incorrect.

Can I record Sky Atlantic?

As long as you have a Sky box capable of recording, such as the Sky Q box then you can record anything that’s live and in line with your subscription. Some recordings have a time limit, so look out for this, but it is a good alternative to using the catch-up service.

Sky Atlantic on NOW TV

If you have a NOW TV Entertainment Pass then you get access to a range of channels from Sky, including Sky Atlantic. The access is temporary, but also contract-free so it’s a great way to enjoy Sky content without committing to a long-term deal.

As a NOW TV customer you can enjoy live and on demand content, as long as your NOW TV Entertainment Pass is active.

There are also passes for sports, movies and kids’ TV, as well as the option to take a long-term pass for a lower price.

Sky Atlantic on Virgin Media

You cannot currently get Sky Atlantic as a Virgin Media customer but we will update this page if anything changes.

Sky Atlantic on BT

Sky Atlantic is not available to BT TV customers, but should this change then the information will be available on this page.

Sky Atlantic on Freeview

Sky Atlantic is not available on Freeview, and as it is a premium channel it is unlikely to be available on the Freeview or Freesat platforms at any point.