Sky and Netflix have announced a new partnership which will see millions of Sky customers, that use the Sky Q platform, have access to Netflix’s library via a Sky TV subscription pack. Sky has heralded the new partnership as “the first of its kind”.
Jeremy Darroch, Group Chief Executive, Sky, said:
“The exciting new features coming to Sky Q will enable Sky customers to access even more of the best entertainment delivered over the best product platform. By placing Sky and Netflix content side-by-side, along with programmes from the likes of HBO, Showtime, Fox and Disney, we are making the entertainment experience even easier and simpler for our customers. Our recent announcements mean we will extend our leadership in delivering customers the best viewing and user experience in Europe.”
With the partnership, users will have access to thousands of hours of Ultra HD content. The top shows from Sky including Britannia, Billions, and Big Little Lies, will be available alongside Netflix hits including The Crown, Stranger Things, and Black Mirror. By using this package, customers will benefit from a single monthly bill and one integrated user interface.
Reed Hastings, Chief Executive, Netflix, said:
“We are delighted to partner with Sky to bring the latest technologies and great stories under the same roof. With this innovative new partnership and Netflix’s stellar line up of original content from across the world, Sky’s customers will be able to seamlessly access and enjoy all the best entertainment in one place.”
No pricing or date of availability has been shared by Sky, only that it is due later this year. Netflix will arrive on Sky Q platforms in the U.K., Ireland, Germany, Austria, and Italy. If you’re a contract-free Sky customer, Netflix will arrive as a standalone app on NOW TV devices too. Existing Netflix customers will be able to easily migrate their account to the new Sky TV bundle.