While you can buy TVs for a lot more or a lot less than Sky’s Glass offering, keep in mind that the total package at Sky is likely far more expensive than a basic TV and package. We haven’t done a full cost analysis yet, but Sky is a premium product.
However, it might be of particular interest to those who are unable to set up a satellite dish at home, such as at home. B. in some apartments.
The new television, which Sky has built itself, will be available from October 18th and can be purchased for an advance fee or as a monthly subscription. You also need to take out a Sky TV package at the usual rates. Below we explain how it works and compare how much it costs.
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This is how Sky Glass works
Here are the key features of Sky Glass:
- The Sky Glass TV will be available in three sizes: Small (43 “), Medium (55”) and Large (65 “). The price of the TV increases depending on the size of the screen you choose (see table below).
- Sky Glass will also be available in five different colors from ceramic white to anthracite black.
- The TV has an Ultra HD 4k display and includes a built-in soundbar with six individual speakers and a subwoofer to provide improved picture and sound quality.
- The TV won’t stop you from connecting your own devices to it, and you can still connect a game console or DVD player using three HDMI ports.
- Sky has also assured its customers that in the event of a broadband failure, the television is equipped with a Freeview tuner so that they have access to live TV.
- With Sky Glass, you can continue to watch TV with another provider if you later leave Sky, or if you simply pay for the TV in advance and don’t take out a Sky package.
Sky plans to launch a 4K smart camera in 2022 that will allow customers to make video calls on their television. It also says that there will be a major software update every year and a major hardware update for the televisions every two years.
Customers can buy Sky Glass directly or pay for the television in monthly installments
You can pay for the device directly or in monthly installments over a period of 24 or 48 months. The following table shows the cost of Sky Glass. The prices are an indication of what you are paying for the TV only. So expect higher costs as you have to pay extra for a Sky TV package.
The cheapest channel package on offer is the Sky Ultimate TV package, which costs £ 26 / month, meaning the smallest TV is £ 52 / month with Sky’s basic TV package over a 24 month contract and the largest is £ 68 / Month with the 24-month contract. Those who pay for Sky Sports, Sky Movies, and other additional channel groups should expect a higher price.
However, you don’t need to have a broadband contract with Sky to purchase Sky Glass. That means you can stream all of Sky’s content, no matter which internet service provider you use, as long as you have a minimum connection speed of 10MB per second.