Sky TV customers warned they could be BLOCKED or charged extra for trying cheeky money-saving trick

SKY has warned customers not to share your account – and could be banned if caught.

With television now available over the internet, it might be tempting to split the cost with friends or family, as Netflix has done for years.

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Don’t give your buddy anyPhoto credit: Sky

But myself Since Netflix goes through hard.

Sky launched skystream Last year a small TV box that you can rely on Wireless Internet access instead of the traditional satellite dish.

You can pay a little more for extra boxes around your house that some may want to lend to others.

But Sky has warned it has special technologies to detect this.

And sharing your account is against the terms and conditions you agreed to when you signed up.

If caught, your TV access could be banned – and you could even face unwanted extra charges.

The company says it uses “data from compatible devices and network connections that you receive to access your TV services” to verify that all Sky products are being used at the address registered with it.

“If you or anyone else uses any of the TV Services or your account from a location other than your address, you are in breach of this Agreement,” Sky said.

“As a result, we can either suspend your TV services or charge you an additional location fee for usage at that other address based on the price of your subscription at your address.

“We will notify you before we take any action or charge this additional fee to your account.”

The same rules actually apply to Sky Glass, the company’s other dishless service — though it’s a lot harder to share cheaply.

So if you enjoy the Sky TV services and have thought about it, you’d better leave it alone.

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Alley Einstein

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