Sky has announced the launch of Sky Glass, a new TV with Sky built into it. This means that customers will not need to buy a dish or a box to receive Sky channels. According to the firm, this makes it the only TV on the market with Sky built-in, making it a good choice if you want to reduce the clutter around your TV.
The new Sky Glass will be available to purchase in the UK from October 18. It will cost from £13 a month over 48 months if you decide to split the payments or you can pay all in one go. The company doesn’t say how much the cost is if you buy outright but £13 multiplied by 48 is £624, so expect prices to start around there. Additionally, there are three models: Small 43”, Medium 55” and Large 65”.
Adding to the cost, customers will also need to take out a £26 per month contract for Sky Ultimate TV, luckily, this contract renews every 31-days, giving you flexibility. Sky Ultimate TV will give you Netflix and Sky Entertainment, if you decide to pay £70 a month you’ll also get Sky Sports and BT Sport, and if you pay an extra tenner, you’ll get Sky Cinema added in too.
Commenting on Sky Glass, Dana Strong, Group Chief Executive, Sky, said:
“Sky Glass is the streaming TV with Sky inside, providing the total integration of hardware, software and content. Built on over 30 years of understanding what our customers want, this is a TV that only Sky could make. We believe this is the smartest TV available, and that customers will love it.”
The company said that Sky Glass will debut in its other European markets from 2022 but it didn’t provide pricing details for those markets. In terms of the specifications, anyone picking up Sky Glass will be getting a great TV. It features a 4K Ultra HD Quantum Dot screen (10-bit HDR) that supports HLG, HDR10, and Dolby Vision. The Sky Glass can also adjust the sound and display based on what you’re watching and Zonal Technology help produces darker darks and brighter brights.
Sky Glass also supports many TV services that people have come to expect including Sky, BBC iPlayer, Netflix, Disney+, ITV Hub, All4, Spotify, Peloton, PlayWorks and more. You can even use your voice to search for programmes, turn on the TV, control the volume or switch connected devices. To find out more, head over to the Sky Glass website.