Sky Box Sets - Your favourite shows in HD

By James Pickard - Tue 3rd Mar 2015 Features

Sky HD customers have access to a huge range of TV box sets on demand, including critically acclaimed shows like The Walking Dead, True Detective, Hannibal and Mad Men.

Sky Box Sets – What’s on?

Sky’s box set selection includes some of the latest and most popular TV shows, with compelling, original UK and US drama on offer.

Watch seasons 1-5a of The Walking Dead, as Rick and his haggard group struggle to survive in a zombie-ridden, bloodstained dystopia, or for those that like their drama a little less vicious and a little more formal, you can enjoy seasons 1-4 of the Golden Globe-winning Downton Abbey.

Mathew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson both deliver exceptional lead performances in the dark, mystery-thriller True Detective, and if you haven’t seen Mad Men yet then you’re definitely missing out.  It follows the colourful, comical and often crass activities of the employees at an advertising agency in the ‘60s.

Beautifully shot, superbly written and flawlessly acted, Mad Men has enjoyed phenomenal success, and seasons 1-7 are available now.

The IT Crowd, Peep Show, The Inbetweeners and Girls are also all available, alongside many more.

Watching Sky Box Sets on demand

As long as you are an HD customer through Sky, you can watch any of the box sets available, giving you each episode from the series of your choice.  The box sets are part of the Sky On Demand service, so in order to access all you need to do is connect your Sky+HD box to your broadband router.

Sky broadband deals give you a great price on home broadband, but you can also use another broadband provider to access the box sets.  The important thing is that you have a fast enough connection, because the content will download to your set-top box.

A slow connection will mean longer wait times, whereas a fast fibre service can download in just a few minutes, and you can usually start watching before the download has finished.

You must have broadband connected to your Sky+HD box, otherwise the on demand options will not work.  Connecting is easy; just plug the Ethernet from your router into the back of your Sky+HD box.

Sky Bundles with Box Sets

To get Sky Box Sets included with your Sky TV package, you’ll need to have the HD pack which comes with Sky’s Family Bundle or the Complete Bundle.  Both TV packages offer other great benefits such as Sky Go, Sky 3D and Sky+, and with HD included you can watch in stunning high definition, giving you enhanced picture and sound quality.

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