Sky Glass: Sky launches new smart TV
James R | On 07, Oct 2021
Sky is getting in on the hardware game with the launch of Sky Glass, a new smart TV with Sky built in.
The new TV joins Roku and Amazon’s Fire line in the streaming hardware race and marks a major step away from Sky’s satellite roots, with everything delivered via the internet instead. That means no Sky box and no dish to be installed.
Sky has partnered with design agency Map Project Office to produce three models — Small 43”, Medium 55” and Large 65” – in a choice of five colours. They will each boast a 4K Ultra HD screen that supports HDR10, HLG and Dolby Vision, while the integrated speakers will support Dolby Atmos.
With far field voice and Glance Motion Technology, the TV can be activated by saying “Hello Sky”, while the homepage will bring together the apps that would typically be carried by a Sky box, including BBC iPlayer, Netflix, Disney+, ITV Hub, All 4, Spotify and more, as well as live TV channels.
Most intriguing of all, though, is the price, with Sky deploying a similar approach to its mobile offerings by paying in one go or spreading costs across monthly payments. The 43” model is available from £13 a month, with Sky packages starting from £26 for Sky Ultimate TV (which includes Netflix and HD as standard) – a minimum total of £39 per month. The 55” model costs an additional £4 and the 65” model an additional £8 a month.
Each Sky Glass TV is carbon-neutral and designed to consume low levels of energy. It comes with a full two-year warranty and a free delivery service that includes unboxing and packaging removal. It is available in the UK from 18th October.