When you think of Skye, you think of a dish (or at least a box). Not anymore: the UK broadcaster has rolled out Sky Glass, a line of 4K TVs with all the hardware and software rolled into the tele itself. Oh, and you can pay for it with a contract just like you do with your mobile phone.
4K Sky Glass TVs connect directly to your Internet to stream Sky TV in a British living room, guided by a voice-controlled Sky remote control. You don’t even need a Sky Q set-top box.
Sky Glass is available for sale on October 18th, and you can Pre-register now.
Sky Glass comes in three sizes: 43-inch, 55-inch and 65-inch. While you’re at it, choose from white, pink, green, blue or good old fashioned black.
Like a mobile phone, you have the option of making a one-time payment or spreading the cost over your Sky contract for 24 or 48 months. Remember which Sky package you want on top, though, Sky Ultimate TV (a fairly basic package that also includes Netflix), Sky Sports for football, and Sky Cinema for the latest movies.
Here’s how much Sky Glass models cost:
- The 43-inch model is £649 upfront, £26 per month over 26 years, or £13 per month over 4 years
- The 55-inch model is £849 upfront, £34 per month over 2 years, or £17 per month over 4 years
- 65-inch model is £1,049 upfront, £42 per month over 2 years, or £21 each month over 4 years
As well as Sky’s own channels and services, TV includes apps such as BBC iPlayer, Netflix, Disney Plus, Spotify and Peloton. It has an Ultra HD quantum dot screen plus Dolby Atmos sound with built-in speakers and sub-woofer.
Sky also showed off a small Sky Stream puck-sized device for streaming TV to other TVs around your home. This costs £10 per month after £50 on top of your bill.