What is Sky Glass? The influencer-approved new TV

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Sky Glass, the influencer-approved new TV you probably saw all over your Instagram timeline, is here. Sky's first ever dish-free and box-free TV promises to bring a whole array of channels to the comfort of your home, including Netflix, via your wifi broadband connection.

Here's everything you need to know about Sky Glass, from cost to installation to so much more.

So, what is Sky Glass?

Available for a one-off fee or on contract, Sky Glass is essentially a streaming TV, with Sky and all of your other usual streaming services like Netflix built inside.

It's available in three sizes - 43", 55" and 65" - and five colourways - Ocean Blue, Ceramic White, Racing Green, Dusky Pink, and Anthracite Black - plus a matching remote. It has Ultra HD and Quantum Dot technology, and digital tuners, so even if your wifi goes down, you can watch free-to-air channels in the mean time.

Sky Glass also has 360° Dolby Atmos sound through its integrated speaker system, auto switch-off and auto-adjusting screen brightness functions, plus it comes in recyclable packaging and is free from single use plastic.

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How much does Sky Glass cost?

  • The 43" Sky Glass TV is priced at £649 outright, £13 per month (with a £10 upfront fee) on a 48-month contract, or £26 per month (with a £20 upfront fee) on a 24-month contract.

  • The 55" set is priced at £849 upfront, £17 per month (with a £10 upfront fee) on a 48-month contract, or £34 per month (with a £20 upfront fee) on a 24-month contract.

  • The 65" set costs £1,049 upfront, £21 per month (with a £10 upfront fee) on a 48-month contract, or £42 per month (with a £20 upfront fee) on a 24-month contract.

It's worth noting that the Sky Glass TV doesn't actually include any Sky TV packages - this is something you have to purchase on top of the TV, if you're not already a subscriber.

Sky Glass requires its Ultimate TV offering, which is both Netflix and Sky Q's signature channels, for £26 per month minimum. Channels in Sky Q include Sky Atlantic plus 150 channels not on Freeview like SyFy, TLC, MTV, E! and National Geographic.

This means that the cheapest Sky Glass TV and Sky channels package works out at £39 per month. This equates to a 48-month contract for the TV, plus a 31-day rolling contract for the Ultimate TV bundle, minus up front costs.

All the details for the different packages are here, and you can build a bundle that works for you, step by step.

Sky Glass release date

Sky Glass went on sale in the UK on Monday 18 October 2021 - but a message on Sky's website explained sales were being prioritised, with the earliest access to "our pre-registered Diamond & Platinum tier customers who’ve been with us for over 8 years." So, there might be a little wait yet before you get your hands on one, but still, worth it!

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