Sky Slashes Glass TV Prices To Lowest Ever In Rare Deal

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With TV and streaming prices going up everywhere, it’s rare to see a price reduction. But, somewhat surprisingly, Sky is now slashing prices across all Sky Glass models.

Considering Sky Glass witnessed two price increases across its life span, this move comes as a surprise of sorts to consumers looking for a feature-packed, streaming TV without breaking the bank – though Glass certainly has its pluses and minuses.

It’s also worth remembering that Sky Glass launched more than two years ago, so these TV models aren’t exactly new – but ongoing software updates do keep adding features (and a particular software update even managed to improve the picture quality).

Starting this week, Sky Glass is rolling out substantial price cuts across its 43″, 55″, and 65″ models, with some now available again at their lowest prices ever – even lower than the prices at the initial launch.

So, for example, the smallest Sky Glass TV – the 43″ model – went down from £699 up until last week, to just £555 – if you pay upfront.

If you choose to pay by instalments, those have also gone down – to £11/m for 48 months, instead of £14/m (see the full pricing details below).

However, keep in mind that these discounted prices are only available for a limited time—until June 13, 2024.

As for the content – although we’ve recently seen a price increase across the board, there are currently limited-time deals (see below) for Sky Ultimate, Sky Cinema, Sky Sports and more.

It’s important to remember that due to 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 decrease, which will only affect new buyers.

Content apps on Sky Glass official

In other words, if you’re already paying instalments for Sky Glass – those aren’t going to suddenly go down, as you’re basically paying back a loan.

What Is Sky Glass?

Sky Glass was originally released in October 2021, and was the first step in Sky’s switchover from satellite to streaming.

Sky’s 4K TV set features a QLED HDR display and a built-in Dolby Atmos soundbar with six speakers. 

Sky Glass - three sizes
Sky Glass

Unlike Sky’s traditional services in the UK, 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 Sky Stream, the streaming set-top box from Sky.

Even the Freeview channels are streamed to Sky Glass 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).

Sky Glass TV Guide
Freeview On Sky Glass

And, unlike the newly launched Freely service, which only offers a handful of streaming Freeview channels (for now) – Sky Glass has a much wider selection (though some Freeview / Freesat channels are still missing from Glass).

Discounted Sky Glass Prices: Lowest Ever

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 those payments are 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 (and can potentially resell it if you want).

Since its launch, Sky Glass’ prices have gone up a couple of times – but with the current offer, they are back to their lowest point ever (something we’ve seen only once before).

43″ Sky Glass TV:

When it originally launched, The 43″ Sky Glass model cost £649 if you paid the whole amount upfront. Then it went up to £699.

But now, it’s available for just £555 if you pay the entire amount upfront. That’s £144 off the previous price point, and cheaper than the original launch price.

Alternatively, you can opt for instalments of £11/month over 48 months (with £10 upfront) or £22/month (with £20 upfront) over 24 months.

That’s instead of £14/m and £28/m, respectively.

And if your calculations show that the instalment plan ends up costing even LESS than paying in full upfront – then yes, that has always been the case with Sky Glass.

Sky Glass on cabinet

55″ Sky Glass TV:

The 55″ model, which started at £849, had climbed to £949 last year.

But now, you can get it for just £805 upfront – cheaper than its original launch price.

As for the instalments – you can pay £16/month over 48 months (with £10 upfront) or £32/month (with £20 upfront) over 24 months.

65″ Sky Glass TV:

The 65″ model, sold initially at £1,049, reached £1,199 last year.

The same £144 discount applies to it as well – so you can now get it for just £1,055 upfront – it’s still slightly higher than the original price, but quite close to it.

If you prefer instalments, you will pay £21/month over 48 months or £42/month over 24 months, with a £10 / £20 (depending on the length) upfront fee.

Sky Glass Content Add-on Discounts

In addition to paying for the TV – you also need to pay for Sky’s content plans – and some of those are also discounted at the moment.

Sky Ultimate, the basic package that includes Sky Entertainment and Netflix (Standard with Ads), normally costs £31/month on the rolling contract, and £28/month on the 18-month contract (since the prices went up in April).

Sky Ultimate content
Sky Ultimate

However, you can currently get it for £29/month on the rolling contract (for up to 18 months – but you can cancel at anytime), or for £26/month on the contract with the 18-month minimum term.

Sky Cinema is currently available for £13/month on the rolling contract (instead of £16/m), or £10/month (instead of £13/m) on the 18-month contract.

Sky Sports is temporarily down to £27/month (instead of £30/month) on the rolling contract, and £20/m (instead of £28) on the long-term contract.

TNT Sports is down to £28/month (instead of £30/m).

Sky Kids is available for £6/month on a rolling contract, instead of £7/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.

And if you want to watch in additional rooms, you need the “Whole Home” add-on, which is currently £12/month (instead of £13/m) – with the first Stream puck being free.

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.

If you don’t need a new TV, you can get the Sky Stream box, and, as part of the current promotion, can get Sky Ultimate and Netflix for just £23/month, on the long-term contract.

1 thought on “Sky Slashes Glass TV Prices To Lowest Ever In Rare Deal”

  1. Dinosaurs – these devices are about an inch and a half thick, weight a ton, have a very poor selection of Apps, and have very poor ratings from so many places.

    Better off going to ASDA or TESCO, and buying their own brands off the shelf.

    Reply

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