Black Friday is still a few weeks away, but Sky is already celebrating – with several tempting offers and bundles for its standalone streaming devices – the Sky Glass TV, and the Sky Stream puck, along with several broadband offers.
With Glass, we’re seeing major discounts on the content packs that can include Netflix, Cinema and Sports (though you don’t get a discount on the TV itself), and with Stream, Sky is bringing back its lowest price ever, along with a few additional add-on discounts.
So as an example, you can currently get Sky Glass 43″ with the Sky Ultimate pack and Netflix, for just £33/month, instead of £40. On top of that, you can add Sky Cinema, Sky Sports, UHD (4K) and more – with discounted prices, with an 18-month contract.
If you don’t need a new TV, you can currently get Sky Stream along with the Sky Ultimate pack – which includes Sky’s premium entertainment channels, AND Netflix’s “Basic” (ad-free) tier – for just £19/month, with an 18-month contract.
And, if you choose to combine these offers with Sky’s Broadband, then prices can go down even further – but remember, you don’t have to use Sky’s broadband for either Glass or Stream, as they can work with any provider in the UK.
It’s important to mention that some of the deals are only available via special promotion links, available from certain affiliate partners and comparison sites. Luckily, we’re allowed to extend this offer to you – so see below for the full list of options.
Sky Glass And Sky Stream Explained
Sky Glass is a 4K TV set with a QLED HDR display and a built-in Dolby Atmos soundbar with six speakers, that launched a couple of years ago.
Unlike Sky’s traditional UK services, Sky Glass and Stream don’t use a satellite dish – instead, they rely on broadband, and stream all the content to the TV, much like other streaming devices like the Amazon Fire TV sticks and Roku – or streaming services like Sky’s own NOW (see our Sky Glass VS NOW comparison).
Even the Freeview channels are streamed via broadband – therefore there’s no need for an aerial (but there’s still an aerial port on the TV, as a “backup” for when you don’t have an internet connection, or if you unsubscribe from Sky. Sky Stream doesn’t have a working aerial port).
In my in-depth review of Sky Glass from last year, I was impressed with its global search (something it does even better than most standalone streaming sticks) and some of its advanced features.
Picture and sound quality are mid-range but decent, and while it’s certainly not perfect – with some missing channels (compared to Sky Q) and missing apps, a somewhat confusing recording method, and how different it is from Sky Q (which is either a plus or a minus, depending on who you are) – it’s still an impressive device, if a bit long in the tooth at this point.
Sky continually rolls out updates for Sky Glass – late last year they even improved the picture quality on the TV via a software update, and personalised profiles were also finally introduced this year.
Once you sign up for Sky’s service, you get all of Sky’s channels, as well as third-party channels and some Freeview channels, streamed to the box via broadband.
Both Stream and Glass are available without long-term contracts – but as is often the case with Sky, the best discounts are reserved for those willing to sign 18-month contracts.
On top of the basic Sky Ultimate package (which includes TV channels like Sky Atlantic, along with several 3rd party channels and Freeview channels via broadband), for both Glass and Stream, you can also add additional content packs like Sky Cinema, Sky Sports and more.
Sky Glass Black Friday Deals
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 can choose whether to pay the whole amount for the TV upfront – or in instalments (either 24 or 48). Please 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 that what you pay for the TV is not part of your Sky 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 (and can even resell it, though it’s not always as straightforward as selling a ‘regular’ Smart TV).
For Black Friday 2023, Sky is offering its “lowest ever prices” on Glass – but there’s a twist this year – as you’re not getting any discounts on the TV itself, just on the content packs (but this still keeps the overall price lower, depending on the bundle you choose).
As of this writing, the prices for Sky Glass are:
- The 43″ Sky Glass TV is £699 upfront, £14/m with the 48-months loan, and £28/month with the 24-months loan
- The 55″ Sky Glass is £949 upfront, £19/m with the 48-months loan, and £38/month with the 24-months loan
- The 65″ Sky Glass is £1199 upfront, £24/m with the 48-months loan, and £48/month with the 24-months loan
All three loans also carry a £10 / £20 (depending on the length) upfront fee.
Sky Ultimate, the basic package that includes Sky Entertainment and Netflix Basic (without adverts), normally costs £29/month on the rolling contract, and £26/month on the 18-month contract.
So, this is where the Black Friday discounts come on: they lower the price of the Ultimate package, as well as of some of the other add-ons, depending on the bundle you choose.
And, as mentioned above, some of these special prices are available via the following links – and you won’t see them if you go directly to Sky’s website – as they’re only offered via affiliate and comparison sites.
So from now until November 30, you can get:
- Sky Ultimate for just £19/month (instead of £26) on the 18-month contract, or £22/month (instead of £29) on the rolling contract.
Over the course of 18 months, that’s a saving of £126.
You can bundle this offer with any of the TV sizes – but as an example, you can get:
- Sky Glass 43″ with Sky Ultimate and Netflix for £33/month for 18 months (on a 48-month interest-free loan for the TV, and £10 upfront fee).
Again, remember that once the 18 months are up, you will continue to pay the loan payments (£14/month in this case) for the TV itself, for 30 additional months (and can either cancel or continue your Sky Ultimate subscription at that point).
Along with this bundle, Sky is also discounting several additional add-ons for Black Friday 2023:
- Sky Sports is temporarily down to £18/month (instead of £25/month) on the 18-month contract
- Sky Cinema is down to £8/month (instead of £11) on the 18-month contract, and £10/m (instead of £13) on the rolling contract
- TNT Sports (formerly known as BT Sport) is down to £26/month (instead of £30/m) – and you now also get the full Discovery+ Premium plan (which includes TNT Sports on other devices) if you sign up for TNT Sports via Sky.
- Sky Kids is down to £4/month (instead of £6).
- The Ultra HD (4K) and Dolby Atmos add-on is down to £4/month (instead of £6).
If you want to watch in additional rooms, you need the “Whole Home” add-on, which is now £10/month (instead of £12) – with the first Stream puck (for the second room) being free.
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 privilege – but there’s no discount on that.
Sky Stream Black Friday Offers
If you don’t need a new TV from Sky, and are just looking to get the standalone Sky Stream box – you can get the same discounts (as with Glass) on the content bundles – the lowest ever for Sky Stream (though we did see some of these price points before – but it’s always good to see them return).
As with Sky Glass, you can choose to sign up for Sky, via the Stream puck, with a rolling 31-day contract that you can cancel at any time – or sign up for 18 months and pay less for some of the content packs.
It’s worth remembering that unlike Sky Glass – you don’t own the Sky Stream puck at any point, and you need to return it if and when you cancel your Sky subscription.
As part of Sky’s limited-time Black Friday offers (good until November 30), subscribers who are willing to sign up for the 18-month contract, can get the Sky Stream puck, Sky Ultimate and Netflix for just £19/month, with no upfront fees.
- Get Sky Stream For £19/month, With 18 Months Contract
- Get Sky Stream For £22/month, with the rolling 31-day contract
If you’re still on the fence regarding Sky Stream, you may be better off taking the rolling 31-day contract – that’s the one I usually recommend, as it gives you more flexibility – but the price is higher.
But if you know, for sure, that you’ll be keeping Sky Stream and its subscription around for longer – then you might as well get it with the biggest discount.
The £19 offer is also available as part of a few bundles that offer further discounts:
- Sky Stream Ultimate with Netflix and Sky Sports – Now for just £37/month
- Sky Stream Ultimate with Netflix and Sky Cinema – Now for just £27/month
And there are broadband bundles as well, though as always – broadband depends on availability in your area, so it’s best to compare with other companies.
Also, keep in mind that Sky Stream works with any broadband – it doesn’t have to be from Sky.
- Sky Stream Ultimate with Netflix and Superfast Broadband – Now for just £36/month.
- Sky Stream Ultimate with Netflix and Ultrafast+ Broadband – Now for just £57/month.
Lastly, remember that Sky Stream (and Sky Glass) are not the only options to get Sky’s content – you can also get it via Sky’s standalone streaming service, NOW.