Beat Sky’s Price Hikes: Lowest Ever Stream Offer Returns

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Finally, some good pricing news from Sky this month – despite the recent price increases, Sky is bringing back – for a limited time – its tempting offer that includes Sky’s premium channels, Netflix, movies and sports, along with either Sky Stream or Sky Glass.

While a long-term contract is still needed for most of these offers – at least it’s a way to beat Sky’s April price hikes, which saw the standard ‘Ultimate’ TV bundle jump up to £31/month.

But with the current offer, which’s available from now until May 23, 2024, new subscribers can get the Ultimate bundle for as low as £19/month, with add-ons such as Sky Cinema and Sky Sports also discounted.

Those who are interested in Sky’s 4K TV set – Sky Glass – can get the content bundle for free – for 3 months – along with Sky’s “Live” camera which lets you play games and make video calls via Glass.

Sky Glass TV

Sky Stream’s Pricing Explained

Sky Stream (see my review) is a standalone 4K streaming box, also known as the “puck”, launched by Sky in late 2022. 

Unlike Sky’s traditional devices (such as Sky Q), Sky Stream doesn’t require a satellite dish – and instead, uses broadband to stream TV shows to you (including Freeview channels) – positioning itself alongside the likes of Amazon Fire TV, Roku, and Google’s Chromecast in the streaming device market.

What sets Sky Stream apart is its unique value proposition: it offers both the hardware and Sky’s TV service under a single subscription.

Sky Stream with remote on table
Sky Stream

Once you sign up for Sky’s service, you get all of Sky’s TV channels (depending on your subscription), as well as third-party channels and some Freeview channels, streamed to the box via broadband (so you don’t need a satellite dish, and you don’t need an aerial).

Sky Stream also includes apps for most of the major streaming services available in the UK, including Disney+, Netflix, Amazon’s Prime Video and Paramount+ (here’s the full list of Sky Stream apps and channels).

Another major difference between Stream and Sky Q, is that Sky Stream doesn’t require a long-term contract. The basic contract is a rolling 31-day agreement that you can cancel at any time without penalty charges.

However, an 18-month contract option is also available, which can lower your monthly subscription costs.

Sky Stream table with apps
Sky Stream

But, as is often the case with Sky, most of the discount offers this month require an 18-month contract.

Normally, Sky Stream’s prices depend on whether you take the 31-day contract (which you can cancel anytime) or the 18-month contract.

The minimum basic package for Sky Stream users is Sky Ultimate, which includes Sky Entertainment (a pack of channels like Sky Atlantic, Sky Max, and others), Freeview, and the standard ad-supported Netflix plan (it used to be the basic, no-adverts plan – but Sky changed this late last year).

Sky Ultimate content
Sky Ultimate

The rolling-contract version of this package on Sky Stream normally costs £31/month, and the same plan, with the 18-month contract, is £28/month (but, as with many broadband and pay-TV providers, prices may, unfortunately, change during your contract period – usually in line with inflation, and sometimes more than that).

In addition to the standard Sky Ultimate bundle, you can add more packs and channels from Sky and third parties, such as Sky Cinema, Sky Sports, Sky Kids, and TNT Sports.

If you want to add 4K and Dolby Atmos, that’s currently £4/month – instead of the usual £6/month. And if you want to be able to fast forward adverts – that’s £5/month (it used to be free on the first year – but that’s no longer the case).

Lastly, if you want to watch in other rooms, you need the “Whole Home” add-on, which is currently £10/month (instead of £13/month). The first Whole Home puck (so the second for you in total) is free for now, but you will have to pay £39.95 for additional ones.

Sky Stream’s April-May 2024 Offers

Earlier this month, Sky Stream’s prices went up almost across the board – for both new and some existing subscribers. But the returning deals (we’ve seen similar ones before) let you party like it’s, well, March – and sign up with the pre-increase discounted prices.

Subscribers can take advantage of several discounted offers as part of this limited-time offer (it’s good until May 23 unless something changes before that) – just remember that even though these deals are for 18-month contracts, prices WILL go up around March-April 2025, as they do every year.

It’s also worth mentioning that some of these deals are only available via special promotional links, available from certain affiliate partners and comparison sites. Luckily, we’re allowed to extend these offers to you.

So, these are your options as of this writing (all are for the 18-month contract) –

Of course, the downside is that by signing up for 18 months, you lose the flexibility cord cutting normally gives you, to mix and match streaming services across different periods.

Sky Stream hand

If you do get any of these bundles, you can also add Sky Kids for £4/month (instead of the usual £6/m), and TNT Sports (previously BT Sport) is currently on offer for £24-£26/month (depending on the bundle you take – instead of the usual £30).

Sky Glass Offer: 3 Free Months, Free Sky “Live”

If you’re also looking into Sky Glass – the full TV set from Sky – it’s currently available with 3 free months of Sky Ultimate, which we’ve seen before.

But now, as a bonus, you can also get Sky Live – the interactive camera from Sky, that lets you do video calls, play interactive games and even learn to exercise on your Sky Glass TV – for free (it normally costs £290).

Sky Live Workout

Remember that once the free months are up, you’ll start paying the regular Sky Ultimate price (£28/month or £31/month, depending on the length of the contract).

Also, keep in mind – with Glass, you’re also paying for the TV set, either upfront or in instalments (which will continue even if you unsubscribe from Sky – as you’re basically paying back a loan for the TV).

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3 thoughts on “Beat Sky’s Price Hikes: Lowest Ever Stream Offer Returns”

  1. When I click the last link (Sky Stream Ultimate with Netflix, Sky Cinema, Sky Sports and 4K/UHD – Now for just £43/month) it doesn’t appear to include sky cinema. If I want that, it’s an extra £8/mo.

      • Thanks. It’s still much better than I’m paying now, so is tempting, but the sensible (tight fisted) part of me says the Manhattan T4-R would suit me better than another 18 months of Sky Stream


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