The cost of Sky’s streaming TV, Sky Glass, is rising yet again – for the second time in less than four months. And this time, all three sizes will see a price increase.
This means the smallest Sky Glass – the 43″ model – went up from £649 to £699, and the largest one – the 65″ model – went up from £1149 to £1199.
Just a few months ago, the 65″ was sold for £1,049 – which now marks a total increase of £150 since Glass launched.
If you choose to pay for Sky Glass with instalments – those payments will also go up, by £1-£2 each month, depending on the size and number of instalments (see full details below).
The prices of Sky Cinema, Sky Sports and Sky Kids, as well as the Ultra HD pack, the Whole Home package and more add-ons, aren’t going up this time around – as they did back in October 2022, and some are even currently discounted (but that’s a limited-time offer).
With the TV itself being an outright purchase (and not a subscription), existing customers who are already paying their Sky Glass instalments will not be affected by this price increase, which will only affect new buyers.
Regarding the pricing changes, a Sky Spokesperson told us: “Our focus is on providing customers with the best value possible. Like many businesses, we are facing price increases in our supply chain – our updated pricing reflects this.”
What Is Sky Glass?
Sky’s 4K TV set features a QLED HDR display and a built-in Dolby Atmos soundbar with six speakers.
Unlike Sky’s traditional UK services, Sky Glass doesn’t use a satellite dish – instead, it relies on broadband and streams all the content to the TV, much like other streaming devices like the Amazon Fire TV and Roku – or streaming services like Sky’s own NOW (see our Sky Glass VS Now comparison), and the smaller Sky Stream, the streaming set-top box from Sky.
Sky Glass’ Second Price Increase
When you buy Sky Glass directly from Sky, you pay separately for the TV itself (the device), and for Sky’s channels and services.
You then choose whether to pay the whole amount for the TV upfront – or in instalments (either 24 or 48). Remember that those instalments are a loan – you will need to be credit checked, and your credit score can get damaged if you miss any payments.
The loan method also means it’s not part of your subscription – so even if you leave Sky, you’ll have to finish paying for the TV. On the other hand, once you’re done with those instalments – you own the TV.
Last October, Sky increased Sky Glass’ prices for the first time. The Small 43″ model was spared last time, but the prices of the other two models were increased by up to £100.
This time, all three models have gone up in price:
When it originally launched, The 43″ Sky Glass TV cost £649 if you paid the whole amount upfront. With the price increase, the 43″ model now costs £699.
The 55″ started out at £849, went up to £899 in October – and is now £949.
The 65″ launched at £1,049, went up to £1149, and now – it’s £1199.
As for the instalments, the 43″ is now up from £13/month to £14/m with the 48-months loan, and from £26/m to £28/month with the 24-months loan.
The 55″ went up from £18/month to £19/m with the 48-months loan, and from £36/m to £38/month with the 24-months loan.
The 65″ is up from £23/month to £24/m with the 48-months loan, and from £46/m to £48/m with the 24-months loan.
And if your calculations show that the instalments plan ends up costing LESS than paying in full upfront – then yes, that has always been the strange case with Sky Glass.
All three loans also carry a £10 / £20 (depending on the length) upfront fee.
Sky Glass Content Add-on Discounts
Back in October, Sky Glass’ add-on content packs have also gone up in price – but that’s not the case this time around.
At the moment, Sky is also offering a limited-time discount on some of Sky Glass’ content add-ons:
Sky Ultimate, the basic package that includes Sky Entertainment and Netflix Basic, is now £27/month (instead of £29/month) on the rolling contract.
On the 18-month contract, Sky Ultimate is now £24/month (instead of £26/month).
Sky Sports is temporarily down to £22/month (instead of £27/month) on the rolling contract, and £20/m (instead of £25) on the long-term contract.
BT Sport is down to £28/month (instead of £30/m) – after it jumped up from £24/month to £30/month back in October.
The other add-ons and content packs are the same – Sky Cinema is £11/£13 (depending on the contract length), and Sky Kids is £6/month.
If you want to add 4K and Dolby Atmos to Sky’s content, it’ll cost you £6/month, regardless of your contract length.
If you want to watch in additional rooms, you need the “Whole Home” add-on, which is £12/month – with the first Stream puck being free, and the rest costing £50 each (as a one-off payment).
And lastly, if you want to be able to skip the adverts on Sky Glass (or, more accurately – fast forward them) – you’ll have to pay £5/month for the ad-skipping add-on (which is important, as Sky recently increased the number of adverts on Sky Glass and Sky Stream).