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Last update: March 27, 2024
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Sky Arts is a freeview channel offering something for everyone, including movies, opera, jazz session, theatre and much more.

Sky Arts is available in the United Kingdom via Sky, Freeview, Freesat, TalkTalk TV. It is included in most basic subscription packs, but started out as a premium service, which required an additional payment on top of the monthly Sky subscription. The channel launched on Freeview and Freesat as a free-to-air service in September 2020.

What can I watch on Sky Arts?

You can watch a wide variety of high arts programmes on Sky Arts. Popular reality artist shows like Portrait Artist of the Year, outdoor concerts like Celtic Women: Ancient Land, documentaries like the History of Comedy and much more. Now more than ever, those who love gigs, concerts, and everything about the arts will fall in love with this channel

Sky arts channel guide

You can find out what’s showing on Sky Arts via your Sky TV guide, the Freesat website, and the TV guide Uk website.

Where can I get Sky arts?

Sky Arts in high definition (HD) is only available as part of a Sky TV subscription or as part of a Now TV entertainment pass. However, at the time of writing Sky has made the standard definition version of the Sky Arts channel available for free via Freeview and Freesat. Here are the options available to you:

Via Freeview

Sky has made the standard definition version of Sky Arts available using just a Freeview set-top box or a Freeview-enabled Smart TV. Although this is nor in High-Definition version, the programme content is the same, it's just that the visual quality is slightly lower.

Since Sky Arts is now a Freeview channel, you can get it on any box, subscription or with any provider.

Using a games console

Sky Arts HD and SD are both available to view on your Xbox One or PlayStation 4 using the downloadable TV from the Sky app. However, you will need a Sky TV subscription. At the time of writing the Xbox Series X and Series S, and the PlayStation 5 Sky TV apps are unconfirmed. If you don't have a Sky TV subscription, the Xbox One also supports Now TV via a downloadable app so you can see Sky Arts using that.

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