What is Sky Glass?

Find out all you need to know about Sky's new TV offering.

Sky has announced its latest television innovation - Sky Glass. This streaming TV from Sky looks set to be a game-changer in the smart TV market, with all your Sky services being fully integrated into one device for the living room. With Sky Glass launching on October 18th, here’s everything you need to know to get ready.

What is Sky Glass?

Sky Glass is a new smart TV from Sky that offers all the features you might already use on your smart TV, but with the unique addition of having Sky built into the TV itself. This eliminates any need for a Sky box or satellite, meaning you can enjoy all the same Sky live and on-demand content alongside any streaming services you use, all in one device. 

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How does it work?

Sky Glass offers a TV experience that users have come to expect in recent years, including 4K, Ultra HD definition, HDR calibration and online interface that you can stream your content on. Users will be able to choose from three different sizes: 43-inch, 55-inch and 65-inch, meaning you’ll be able to use Sky Glass no matter how much space you have to play with. 

For those with devices such as games consoles, you’ll be able to connect them via HDMI as usual, with Sky Glass able to launch them via the display or voice activation, meaning you don’t have to keep remembering which port you have it plugged into.

Purchasing Sky Glass means you’ll be able to roll your existing Sky subscription into your Sky Glass deal and get them in one monthly payment, offering a huge variety of content all on one device.

What extra features does Sky Glass have?

When you own Sky Glass, you’ll have access to a number of state-of-the-art features that make browsing and watching your entertainment easier than ever. With the voice activation, you’ll be able to turn on the TV by simply saying “Hello Sky.” Want to find a show? Just say “Find Breaking Bad”. Want a few rounds of Warzone on the Xbox? Just say “Find Xbox”. It’s that simple.

With all your content in one place, it makes sense that Sky Glass offers unique recommendations for individual users, no matter how many people use the TV. Users will get recommendations depending on time and day, so you might be offered a new drama on Thursday evening or a new kids cartoon on Saturday morning.

You’ll also be able to pause and restart live TV in the same way as you would with a Sky box, all neatly integrated into the system and controllable via the smart remote. Adding shows and movies to your watchlist is as easy as pressing a button, and works across different services, so you can queue something from Amazon Prime, into Sky, into Netflix if you want.

If you’re an audiophile, Sky Glass is the TV for you. With Dolby Atmos included within the TV, there’s no need to buy an expensive sound bar to get quality audio when watching your favourite shows.

How much is Sky Glass?

Sky has ensured that the price point of Sky Glass is accessible for everyone. While the as-is prices are very competitive on their own, Sky also allows customers to get the TV as part of their monthly deal, just like you would with your phone. The three different sizes are priced as follows:

43-inch: £649 or £13 a month
55-inch: £849 or £17 a month
65-inch: £1049 or £21 a month

This price is for the Sky Glass TV only, and will be added to your Sky deal along with your subscription. You’ll also be able to upgrade when a newer model comes out, again just like you do with your phone subscription.

Sky Glass installation

All Sky Glass models are delivered with fully recyclable packaging and installed for you, with wall-mounting also available. All you have to do is pair it with your broadband and you can get watching. The installers will even take the packaging away for you. 

Can you record on Sky Glass?

You cannot record as you usually would on the Sky Glass TV. Instead, you can add your favourite programme, movie or match to your Playlist. When you want to watch your Playlist content, you will essentially be streaming them from various On Demand or catch-up services. Not only does this mean you’ll never have to worry about accidentally deleting your recordings, but you’ll never have to worry about running out of storage either. 

What channels are on Sky Glass?

With Sky Glass, you don’t need a box of any kind - all your Sky content is streamed straight from within the TV itself. So the channels you have on Sky Glass are completely dependent on your current Sky subscription. You’ll be able to watch all the channels you pay for directly from the television - so if you pay for Sky Ultimate TV, Sky Cinema and Sky Sports, all of the channels included in those packages will be available for you on Sky Glass. 

Is there anything else cool with Sky Glass? 

Now you mention it, yes there is. Sky Glass is home to something called Glance Motion Technology, which will wake the screen when it detects motion in the room. 

So if you slump down in front of the TV and haven’t remembered to pick up the remote, Sky Glass will automatically turn on. Couple motion detection with voice activation, why even bother with a remote anyway?

When does Sky Glass release?

Sky Glass will be available on October 18th for both new and existing Sky customers.

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