What is Sky Ultimate on Demand?

Enjoy all of the addictive content Netflix has to offer as part of your Sky package.

*This service is now titled Sky Ultimate TV but it still includes all of the same great features.

Sky Ultimate on Demand brings Sky and Netflix together in one convenient package to give you access to a huge library of unmissable content.

Your Sky Q service will function and look exactly as it normally would just with a few extra features designed to make your viewing experience more enjoyable. This guide will run you through those plus tell all you need to know about compatibility and pricing.

What is Sky Ultimate on Demand?

Sky Ultimate on Demand is a Sky TV bundle that gives you both Sky Signature, the broadcaster’s entry-level TV option, and Netflix.

It seamlessly integrates the two together on your main Sky homepage and gives you the option to either use your existing Netflix account, with your profiles and viewing history, or set up an entirely new one.

Existing Sky customers can add Sky Ultimate on Demand onto their TV package in the same way you would Sky Cinema or Sky Sports.

Sky Ultimate on Demand and Sky Q

Netflix is no longer confirmed to its specific app with Sky Ultimate on Demand although you can still use that if you’d prefer. 

With Sky Ultimate on Demand you can:

  • Resume what you were previously watching on Netflix from your Sky Q homepage
  • Use Sky Q’s search function to browse Netflix’s vast library of films and TV series
  • See recommendations from both on the Sky homepage and in the Top Picks section

Which Netflix plan do I get with Sky Ultimate on Demand?

Sky Ultimate on Demand comes with Netflix’s Basic plan which allows you to stream to one device at a time in standard definition (SD).

Can I upgrade my Netflix plan with Sky Ultimate on Demand?

Netflix’s Standard plan gives you the ability to stream to two devices simultaneously and enjoy its content in HD. With the streaming giant’s top tier Premium plan you can stream to four screens at the same time in both HD and beautifully glossy 4K.

If you take the Sky Ultimate on Demand bundle, you’ll be able to upgrade to the Standard plan by adding the Sky HD pack.

If you’d like to stream Netflix in 4K, you’ll need both the Sky HD pack and the Sky Ultra HD pack along with either the Sky Q 1TB UHD box or Sky Q 2TB box, a compatible 4K TV and a broadband speed of at least 25Mbps.

Customers who took Sky Ultimate on Demand before 4th March 2020 will first need to upgrade to either the new Ultimate on Demand bundle or the new Ultimate on Demand add on before embarking on the above steps to change your Netflix plan. 

Sky Ultimate on Demand and Sky Go

All Sky customers automatically receive access to the Sky Go app which you can use to stream Sky content to a whole range of devices including smartphones, tablets, game consoles and smart TVs.

Even with Sky Ultimate on Demand you unfortunately can’t stream any Netflix content on the Sky Go app. You’ll need to download the standalone Netflix app onto your device instead.

Sky Ultimate On Demand vs Netflix

It’s difficult to say which is best out of Sky and Netflix because it all comes down to what you personally like to watch. The best part of Sky Ultimate on Demand is that you don’t have to choose, both are equally available to you at any time.

Sky boasts 10,000 hours of fantastic content on demand including many of the latest gripping dramas from the US like The Flight Attendant and Your Honor. There’s also 200 originals series such as hilarious comedy Brassic and supernatural romance A Discovery of Witches for you to enjoy along with acclaimed classics like The Sopranos.

Netflix’s library is also extensive and packed with brilliant exclusives you won’t find anywhere else. From smash-hit period drama Bridgerton, The Queen’s Gambit and beloved sci-fi series Stranger Things to original films like Martin Scorsese’s mob epic The Irishman and The Trial of the Chicago 7.

How much is Netflix on Sky?

Sky Ultimate on Demand customers will receive one combined monthly bill for their Sky and Netflix service.

Package Estimated pricing
Sky Ultimate on Demand bundle £25*
Sky Ultimate on Demand add on £6*
Sky HD pack £6*
Sky UHD pack £4*
Sky HD and UHD pack together £10*

*prices may vary

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