SKY Glass is a TV for your living room – but it’s also a way to watch the service without a satellite dish.
We’ve tried the new £13-a-month telly designed to revolutionise Sky in the UK, and it’s a brilliant idea.
Simply put, Sky Glass is a TV with Sky built in.
So you can watch Sky TV without having a dish on the outside of your home.
It works using the internet, streaming media just like an Amazon Fire Stick or Apple TV box.
You’ll pay £13 a month for the set, although Sky costs extra on top of that.
What’s more, it’s a proper telly.
It’s a 4K Ultra HD Quantum Dot TV in fact, and the only model in the world with built-in Sky.
The screen is decent enough, especially if you’re upgrading from a very old model.
It’s not a scratch on the premium OLEDs of today, but it’s fine for a sizeable 4K set in this price range.
Colours are vivid, black scenes are reasonably dark, and the image is as sharp as you’d expect.
The TV supports various popular standards such as Dolby Atmos and HDR (including HLG, HDR10 and Dolby Vision).
And the seat itself is slick, with an anodised frame, a slim bezel, and a single power cord running from the back.
There are three sizes on offer: 43-inch, 55-inch and 65-inch.
They all look great, although 65-inch is a real treat for movie lovers.
The 43-inch model is £649 or £13 a month, while the 55-inch model costs £849 or £17 a month.
For the top model, you’ll pay £1,049 or £21 a month.
If you bundle in the Sky Ultimate TV package, the price rises to £39 a month.
That gets you all the main channels, Sky Originals and Sky Exclusives, as well as Netflix.
By comparison, current Sky Q costs £26 a month for 18 months – with up to £49 in setup fees.
For an extra tenner, you can get a Sky stream puck, which will let you put Sky on the other TVs in your home – so you don’t have to pay for a Sky Glass in every room.
There are five colours of Sky Glass available, including blue, green and black.
You do miss a few features versus Sky Q.
For instance, you don’t get the full roster of channels available on Sky Q.
And you can’t record programmes like you would with a Sky Q box.
But for all intents and purposes, this is proper Sky.
You can say “Hello, Sky” to wake up your TV.
And you can use voice requests to call up specific channels, TV shows or movies.
Even set up is easy.
The delivery team even unpacks the TV for you, attaching the stand and placing it where you want it.
You’re left to simply turn it on, sign in and enjoy.
It takes a matter of minutes.
Installing a Sky dish isn’t always ideal.
Some people don’t like how they look, and others simply can’t install them.
And having to make changes to your property just to watch TV feels like a relic of the past.
The new Sky Glass TV is a full Sky Q offering – just over the internet instead.
So you can still watch regular channels, and even record content.
You’ll also get access to the same catch-up and on-demand apps like Netflix and Disney+.
Sky Glass is a great proposition for the modern age.
Satellites are a sticking point for many, and Sky Glass makes life easy by wrapping a service and the machine you use to watch it into a single package.
This bundle makes it very easy to upgrade your home viewing, especially if you’re a Sky first-timer.
The TVs are fairly priced, look good, and can be used for more than just Sky – including gaming.
It’s not for everyone, obviously: those with existing Sky Q and a great TV already need not apply.
But if you’re looking to step up your living room in the absence of cinema visits, Sky Glass is a great option.
The Sun says: A clever (and reasonably priced) bundle that instantly and easily upgrades your living room TV. 4.5/5
Where to buy the Sky Glass
It probably comes as no surprise that you’ll need to head to the Sky website to pre-register your interest in the Sky Glass.
Here’s a run-down of the various packages Sky is offering with the Glass, which vary depending on the number of services and the size of the TV that you’re after.
The prices below are for a 43-inch Glass.
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All prices in this article were correct at the time of writing, but may have since changed. Always do your own research before making any purchase.
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