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Sky reveals radical new way to watch TV with prices starting from just £1

by Atlanta Business Journal

Sky is shaking up the TV market with the launch of a new service that will cost less than £1 per day. The satellite telly firm is promising that its new Sky Stream platform will offer more affordable prices, better flexibility and the chance to tune into its services without the need for a dish to be stuck to the wall.

Sky Stream uses the same technology as the Sky Glass TV, which launched last year, with all content beamed to the mini set-top box via a broadband connection. Along with all the best live TV, Sky Stream will also offer full access to catch-up services and an easy way to view shows and movies from premium services such as Netflix, Disney+ and Apple TV+.

There’s also a Playlists section that stores favourite shows and content to be watched later – although it’s worth noting that, unlike Sky Q, there’s no internal hard disk for physical recordings.

You also get a new remote control with backlit keys and this channel changer gets voice search to help find content without flicking through endless menus.

Sky is clearly trying to entice more customers over to its service with Stream not only cheaper but also offering more flexibility.

• Want to know more about Sky Glass? You can read our full Sky Glass review here.

Those signing up can take out a rolling monthly contract for £29 per month or sign up for an 18 month deal for £26 – both of these plans include Sky Ultimate TV and Netflix Basic.

Anyone wanting more to watch can then add extras such as Sky Cinema, Sky Sports and BT Sport with the monthly price rising depending on what is added. There’s even the option to boost things via the addition of UHD 4K and Dolby Atmos.

Along with having channels added to a single TV, Sky is also offering the option to add more Stream boxes to your home with up to five of these mini boxes available to each customer. Anyone wanting a multiroom experience can upgrade to the Whole Home pack for an extra £12 a month

Sky has confirmed that there is a £39.95 set-up fee (or £20 if you take an 18-month contract) but there is no need for engineer installation, and next-day delivery is standard so customers who join should be up and running within hours of placing their order.

Sky Stream will launch on October 18.

Speaking about the launch, Stephen van Rooyen, Executive Vice President & CEO, UK & Europe, Sky said: “Sky’s always reinvented the TV experience and offered the best content – but it’s not always been accessible to everyone. There couldn’t be a better time to launch our latest innovation using the Sky Glass Platform – whether you want to stream House of the Dragon, Gangs of London or Stranger Things, Sky Stream has it all. It’s the most affordable and easiest way to get Sky TV and Netflix together, offering consumers the value they are seeking right now.”

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