The best Sky TV deals have just got a whole lot more interesting with the arrival of Sky Glass and all in time for Black Friday. Sky Glass will sit alongside the more standard, satellite dish-based Sky Q for the time being. That extra choice should allow customers a better shot at finding the right Sky TV deals to fit their needs.
Sky TV is the best entertainment offering around right now, but it's not cheap. Thankfully there are some ever-inventive Sky TV deals and Sky Q offers, with broadband bundled in, and channels added on that can help. With Sky Sport a solid UHD offer and bolt-ons like Sky Multiscreen too, it's a very good moment to upgrade or even switch.
Sky combines top-flight sports, the best drama and comedy from the UK and US, and the biggest films before they reach other services, and much of it in 4K too. And now it offers Netflix and Disney Plus in 4K HDR, giving you a host of original content and an exhaustive library to binge your way through.
Here we'll cover all the options, as well as tell you all about Sky Glass deals, how to get it and what it offers. So, here are the best Sky TV deals, bundles and packages and how to get them. Happy viewing!
Black Friday Sky TV deals Sky Q bundles
Sky Superfast Broadband £25 per month | 18 months |£20 one-off set-up fee
Just need the connection? This very reasonable Superfast Broadband offer brings a 59Mbps connection and plenty of options to add TV at a later date.
Sky Q & Superfast Broadband £32 per month| 18 months | £30 one-off set-up fee
No messing about just straight in with Sky TV and its broadband service, the 59Mbps Superafast Broadband. You get 100 channels on top of Freeview and it includes the Sky Q 1TB UHD box and router too.
What is Sky Q?
Sky Q is the Sky's current generation of dish-based home entertainment, following on from Sky+. It offers lots of channels covering drama, comedy, wildlife, kids, films and sports content, served up in a package that delivers 4K picture quality, the ability to pause and rewind live channels, and full multi-room features.
Sky HDR programming has arrived and is available on both Disney Plus and Netflix. You can also watch the Premier League in HDR too on Sky Sports.
How do you get Sky Q?
To get Sky Q, you'll need a Sky Q Box. It stores up to 500 hours of standard definition TV, lets you record six channels while watching a seventh and is able to show HD and 4K UHD content.
You'll also need a satellite dish in order to watch Sky, though we're promised that Sky will soon be available over broadband.
- From good to great: how to watch HDR on Sky Q
What is Sky Glass?
Sky Glass is Sky's new dishless Sky service which, in its current guise, is only available with the purchase of Sky's new TV offering to go with it. It's only available to priority Sky customers for the time being. Register your interest in Sky Glass to find out when you can get hooked up.
There are three sizes of Sky Glass TV to choose and Sky subscription deals to pick too. You pay a different amount up front according to the size you've gone for and then the rest is paid either over a 24-month or 48-month contract. Find out more information and look at the Sky Glass price.
Can you still get Sky+?
No. While Sky still supports its Sky+ customers, the only option for new customers is Sky Q.
How much do the Sky Q boxes cost?
The standard Sky Q package allows you to watch content at up to HD resolution and comes with the 1TB box. There's a one-off installation fee of £20 and then it's £25 per month for the basic TV package which includes Netflix, Sky Atlantic, Sky Originals, Sky Sports News, 300 channels, 500 Sky box sets, 40 catch-up services and access to content on the Sky Go app.
You can bump it up to the over 40 HD channels for an extra £7 per month with the Sky HD package. That takes the total monthly to £32, and that seems like something of a no-brainer.
For only an extra £4 per month, though, you can get the Sky Ultra HD + HD bolt-on, unlocking all the 4K content. So, that's £36 per month for the 4K potential of Sky Sports and Sky Cinema 4K channels (subscriptions required) as well as an upgrade to Netflix Premium.
Finally, you can also add on Sky Multiscreen for an extra £15 per month (£47 total, without the HD + UHD bolt-on) and enjoy your Sky content on a second TV thanks to the additional Sky Q mini box. The set-up fee goes up to £40 from £20.
With any of these Sky Q options, you can add on TV channels in bundles like Sky Sports, Sky Box Sets, Sky Entertainment, etc.
That's the basics covered. So what do the various Sky packages offer?
Sky Ultimate TV
Sky Ultimate TV | £20 setup fee | £26 a month
Sky has ditched the old format of multiple tiers of Sky TV packages. and the Sky Entertainment pack name now too. Instead you get Sky Ultimate TV as the basic starter bundle. These packs includes a wide variety of dramas, comedies, documentaries, music, Sky One, Sky Atlantic, Nat Geo wild, Sky Originals, 300 TV channels and Netflix too.
The Sky TV basic package offers over 300 channels covering entertainment, documentary, music and sports. These include Sky Atlantic, Sky One, Fox, MTV, Gold, Comedy Central, Quest, Syfy, E!, Discovery, National Geographic, Sky Sports News, Eurosport and Sky Sports Mix. You can also get free access to Netflix and the over 500 Sky Box sets with Sky TV & Netflix.
That means you get shows like Big Little Lies, Last Chance U, The Umbrella Academy, Last Week Tonight With John Oliver, Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year, Chernobyl, Gomorrah and Riviera.
For new customers, Sky Ultimate TV costs £26 a month for the first 18 months. Now you've got your starter pack, it's time to add some extras.
Sky Sports gives you more sports channels than the standard Sky TV package. Namely, you get individual channels dedicated to Premier League football, the football league, cricket, F1, NFL and golf and all in HD.
You also get Sky Sports Arena (basketball, racing, bowling), Sky Sports Main Event (golf, cricket, rugby) and Sky Sports News.
If you have the relevant package, you'll be able to watch some of these channels in 4K UHD and the Premier League in HDR. It's knocked down to £20 from £25 per month for the moment but there are some bundles below to consider too.
Sky TV and Sky Sports £41 per month
You can get the full Sky Sports package plus the standard Sky Q TV access for a little less if you're willing to forgo Netflix. This includes HD access to all the Sky Sports channels including the F1.
Sky Sports & BT Sport £65 per month
Cover all your bases and add in the four BT Sports channels too for full access to all European and Premier League football as well as everything included above.
Adding BT Sports channels in HD is also possible on its own but it's far better value when bundled in with the Sky Sports and BT Sport deal above. It includes the BT Sports channels (BT Sport 1, BT Sport 2, BT Sport 3 and BT Sport ESPN) all in alongside the full Sky Sports package too.
Sky TV, Netflix & Sky Cinema £37 a month
With a new film premiere every day and over 1000 other films to choose from, Sky Cinema is great for film fans. The selection is up-to-date and you also get these channels in HD at no additional cost. Your only extras are the one-off £20 set-up fee. That's it.
Sky offers 12 film channels, along with over 1,000 movies on-demand. It also shows a new premiere every day of the year.
This costs £11 a month for new customers (for the first 18 months) instead of £19.
Sky is currently offering a Sky TV and Sky Cinema starter pack for £37 which is a decent place to start if movies are what are most important to you.
Sky Kids | £5 a month
This deals gives over 5000 episodes on demand. There's more though as there are also 8 live channels. You can also have up to 10 individual profiles on the Sky Kids app with shows tailored to the age of your children.
There are 8 kids channels up for grabs, including Nickelodeon, Nick Toons, Boomerang and Cartoon Network.
This costs £5 extra a month. It only offers a 31-day contract, so you won't be tied in for the long run.
Disney+ on Sky |£7.99 per month, 31-day contract
Exclusive films, TV and documentaries from Marvel, Pixar, Disney, Star Wars, National Geographic and Star too. Much of the Disney+ content is available on Sky in 4K HDR and the one-month rolling contract means that you can step out once you've watched all you need.
Sky's latest add-on addition is Disney Plus. Like many of the extra services, there's no long term commitment. The price is in line with a Disney Plus subscription through other platforms at £7.99. It's also one of the best places to find 4K HDR viewing on Sky.
Ultra HD + HD
4K content on Sky Ultra HD + HD |£11 per month
Sky Cinema and Sky Sport in 4K where available plus the over 40 HD channels too is what you get with this very worthwhile add-on. It also offers access to the 4K programming on Netflix with Netflix Premium.
The Ultra HD + HD add-on is your ticket to 4K content on Sky. It unlocks access to 4K films and 4K sport on the Sky Cinema and the Sky Sport channels respectively. Do bear in mind, though, that not all films and sports are available in UHD - although, as we head deeper into 2021, more 4K HDR is on its way.
The other bonus of this relatively cheap addition is that it upgrades your Netflix access to Netflix Premium which brings 4K programming through Netflix - and there's plenty of that - as well as simultaneous Netflix viewing on up to four devices.
Ultra HD + HD is £11 per month but you only need pay £7 per month if all you want is HD.
BT Sport on Sky
BT Sport 1, 2, 3 & ESPN for Sky customers | £27 per month
Four BT Sport channels under one subscription and Sky customers can have their pick of pretty much all the televised sport on the UK. The one-month rolling contract means that you can cancel at any time.
Just because you're with Sky, that doesn't mean you can't access other sports channels too. The four BT Sport channels are available to Sky customers on a one-month rolling contract for £27. This drops to £17 if you also have the Sky Sports channels as well and, for the time being, that very much seems like the better way to go.
Through those you can watch Premier League football, UEFA Champions League, Bundesliga, UFC and more.
Sky Fibre broadband
Sky Ultrafast Broadband 18 months | £20 one-off set-up fee | from £35 per month
This tariff includes Sky's fastest fibre broadband with Speed Guarantee as standard. You get Sky Pay As You Talk phone access and an average of 145Mbps download speeds with uploads at 27Mbps.
Sky TV & Ultrafast Plus Broadband £50 per month| 18 months | £30 one-off set-up fee
No messing about just straight in with Sky TV and its fastest broadband service, the 145Mbps Ultrafast Broadband. You get 100 channels on top of Freeview, access to over 500 boxsets and the knowledge that you won't struggle for download speeds. It includes the Sky Q 1TB UHD box and router too.
Sky Ultrafast Broadband, with its 145Mbps average download speeds, is available separate from the TV package or bundled in with a Sky Q box and lots of channels.
Total set-up costs are not cheap but includes the Sky Q TV box and Sky Hub router as well. Line rental is included in the monthly price.
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