ky has launched one more strategy to get its TV channels with out a satellite tv for pc dish. Referred to as Sky Stream, the service delivers Sky TV and different providers – equivalent to Netflix and Disney+ – over residence broadband as an alternative of through a dish.
Sky Stream is constructed on the identical platform as Sky Glass, which launched final yr. Nonetheless, as an alternative of getting to purchase an costly tv with the streaming capabilities inbuilt, Sky Stream is delivered through a small streaming system that you simply plug into your present tv, making it a a lot more cost effective proposition.
Sky claims Sky Stream will provide essentially the most reasonably priced strategy to get Sky TV and Netflix collectively, with packages ranging from £26 per thirty days. Prospects can both subscribe on a 31-day rolling plan or take out an 18-month contract to profit from cheaper channel packages.
Prospects who need Sky Stream on a number of televisions all through the house can take out the Entire Residence bundle for an additional £12 per thirty days, which lets them have as much as 5 extra Sky Stream gadgets. There’s additionally a £39.95 set-up price for Sky Stream, decreased to £20 for these on 18-month contracts.
The corporate claims that Sky Stream will provide lots of the identical advantages as the complete Sky Glass providing, together with a voice-activated distant management, the flexibility to restart stay TV programmes in the event you be part of halfway by, and the identical Sky Glass person interface that brings stay TV channels and different streaming apps collectively in a single place.
Sky Stream will run alongside Sky’s Now TV, which additionally lets you stream numerous Sky TV channels to sensible televisions, telephones, tablets, and computer systems.
The launch throws additional doubt on the way forward for Sky’s conventional satellite-dish merchandise, equivalent to Sky Q. The corporate denied stories earlier this week that it was planning to section out the set up of recent satellite tv for pc dishes by the tip of 2023. Nonetheless, with prospects in a position to set up streaming providers themselves and with the large prices concerned in satellite tv for pc broadcasting, it looks like solely a matter of time earlier than Sky shifts to streaming-only merchandise, even when the satellite tv for pc cut-off is years away.