The long-rumored Sky television set, Sky Glass TV, has finally been revealed. As with all the best bits of Sky Q, the TV range comes in three sizes, each offering a 4K quantum dot display, with HDR support and a built-in Dolby Atmos sound system and a wide range of voice controls.
It’s an all-in-one TV package that’s completely different from any other package that’s come before it – and that includes how you buy your set.
Launching October 18th, you not only have three screen sizes to choose from (a ‘small’ 43-inch, a ‘medium’ 55-inch and a ‘large’ 65-inch) but you also have a choice Buying the TV outright, subsidizing it against the cost of the monthly fee, as you would a phone contract, and there is also a wide range of TV channel packages you can bolt on top.
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It can get a little confusing, so the Sky Glass TV pre-order guide tells you how to pick the right set up for you ahead of its October 18th release date.
How to Pre-Register for Sky Glass TV
Currently Sky is not accepting any orders or deposits on Sky Glass TV sets. However, it is allowing interested customers to ‘pre-register’ their interest in the new television. You will then be on the list as soon as the latest news and ordering information becomes available.
It’s a simple process – just go to Sky Glass Pre-registering Page. You will be asked for your first and last name, email address and phone number. Pop them in and you’ll be the first to know when Sky Glass TVs go on sale.
Sky Glass TV Buying Options
After reading our hands on Sky Glass TV review, the first decision you’ll need to make is which screen size you want to buy.
If you’re after the 43-inch model, they can be purchased outright for £649, or on a 48-month contract for £13 a month. This works out to a total cost of £624.
For the 55-inch model, you can buy one for £849, or £17 a month on a 48-month contract. That contract is worth £816.
Finally, the 65-inch version will be sold on a 48-month contract for £1049, or £21 a month. That monthly fee will cost £1008 at the end of the contract period.
As with all contract options, shorter contracts of 24 months are negotiated in exchange for a higher monthly outlay (43-inch, £26pm, £644 total / 55-inch, £34pm, £836 total / 65-inch, £42pm) May go. , £1028 total).
All contracts also include a one-time, upfront fee – £20 for 24-month contracts and £10 for 48-month contracts.
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After that, you’ve got the option to customize the screen’s aluminum casing in one of five colors – blue, green, pink, white or black. The remote control will be offered in matching colours, while a range of magnetic front plates with different patterns will also eventually be offered at an additional cost.
sky glass tv package
With subscription purchase options proving to be more affordable than outright purchases with a minimum commitment of two years, Sky is clearly banking on you sprinkling cash with your TV packages and cash deposits that way. Do it. There are some affordable options here, but the funniest things here are inevitably locked behind more expensive tiers.
The basic package is the ‘Sky Ultimate TV’ bundle. It brings together Sky’s entertainment channels and TV boxsets with a Netflix subscription for £26 a month. This is great for binge TV watchers.
If you’re after Sky’s very extensive sports programming that includes Premier League football, golf, cricket and loads of motorsports action, that’s an extra £25 a month. If you want access to sports content provided by rival provider BT Sports, that’s another £24. With this, as with Sky Stuff, it will be basically all television paid-for sporting content, separate from what Amazon Prime Video offers.
The best value add-on is Sky Cinema Bolt On, which costs an additional £11 per month. Sky has a great catalog of movies for all ages, and the Movie On Demand boxset package is also excellent, which boasts the full range of popular movie franchises.
If your kids are running around, you can add Sky Kids programming, which will feature lots of special characters for your little one, for an additional £5 a month.
Perhaps the cheeky part of Sky’s pricing options is that 4K HDR TV content, and the Dolby Atmos option, are locked behind an additional £5 per month add-on, the ‘Sky Ultra HDR and Dolby Atmos Pack’. It sounds whimsical enough, but it will be needed to get the most out of the content you’re watching.
All packages are sold on a 31-day rolling contract, allowing you to adjust them on an almost monthly basis as your finances allow.
Sky Glass Hole Home Alternatives
So what if you already have a TV you love, but still want to get the feature set of Sky Glass? Well, currently, whatever happens, you need to buy a Sky Glass TV – but there is a package that will let you additionally add features to another TV set in your home.
For an additional £10 per month, you can upgrade to the “Whole Home” package, which offers Sky Stream packs. This box that connects to your old TV over HDMI will bring all of Sky Glass’s software features to your television—but, obviously, won’t magically add Dolby Atmos surround sound or the built-in microphone to your old TV set. Think of it as Sky’s equivalent of the Streaming Stick, though sadly it’s not currently ready to be sold separately, so one still needs to sign up for one of the Sky Glass TV offers. There is a one-time £50 fee for each puck.
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