Black Friday is still a few weeks away, but Sky is already celebrating, with two offers on its standalone streaming devices – the Sky Glass TV, and the new Sky Stream puck, along with several broadband offers.
On Glass, Sky is saying these are the lowest prices they’ve ever offered, with discounts on the TVs themselves and the content packs.
With Stream, the offers won’t save you a whole lot over the regular prices – but if you were thinking about getting one anyway, you might as well grab a discount.
Sky Glass, for example, is now offered with a discount of £100 for the smaller TV (43″) and up to £150 off on the biggest Glass (65″), depending on the way you choose to pay (upfront or instalments).
With Stream, you can get the mandatory Sky Ultimate pack for £1 less every month, with a further discount on Sky Sports (see full details below).
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, and they can work with any provider in the UK.
Sky Glass And Sky Stream: What Are They All About?
Sky Glass is a 4K TV set with 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 sticks and Roku – or streaming services like Sky’s own NOW (see our Sky Glass VS NOW comparison).
In my in-depth review of Sky Glass from a few months ago, I was impressed with its global search (something it does even better than most standalone streaming sticks) and its overall promise for the future.
Picture and sound quality are mid-range but decent, and while it’s certainly not perfect – with missing channels, a somewhat confusing recording method, and issues that still need to be fixed (though updates are being rolled out regularly) – it’s still an impressive device.
Sky Stream (see my review), which was launched just a few weeks ago, is also based on streaming and doesn’t require a dish – but is a standalone box, without you having to buy a whole new TV.
Both Stream and Glass are available without long-term contracts – but if you do take the 18-month contract, you’ll pay less overall.
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), 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 will 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 (but reselling it is a problem for now).
Last month, Sky raised most of Sky Glass’ prices – both for the TV itself and for the content.
However, for Black Friday, Sky is offering the “lowest ever prices” on Glass – and indeed, they’re even lower than the pricing BEFORE October’s price hike.
So from now until November 28, you can get:
Sky Glass 43″ for £549 if you pay in full (a saving of £100), £22/month + £20 upfront if you choose 24 instalments, or £11/month + £10 upfront with 48 instalments.
That’s instead of the normal price for the 43″, which is £649 if you pay in full, £26/month + £20 upfront with 24 instalments, and £13/month + £10 upfront with 48 instalments.
Sky Glass 55″ is now £799 if you pay in full (a saving of £100), £32/month + £20 upfront if you choose 24 instalments, or £16/month + £10 upfront with 48 instalments.
That’s instead of the normal price for the 55″, which is £899 if you pay in full, £36/month + £20 upfront with 24 instalments, and £18/month + £10 upfront with 48 instalments.
Sky Glass 65″ is now £999 if you pay in full (that’s a saving of £150), £40/month + £20 upfront if you choose 24 instalments, or £20/month + £10 upfront with 48 instalments.
That’s instead of the normal price for the 65″, which is £1149 if you pay in full, £46/month + £20 upfront with 24 instalments, and £23/month + £10 upfront with 48 instalments.
You can also get a discount on the content packs (again, until November 28), but the pricing depends on whether you sign up for Sky Ultimate on a 31-day rolling contract, or an 18-month contract.
Sky Ultimate, the basic package that includes Sky Entertainment and Netflix Basic, is now £28/month (instead of £29/month) on the rolling contract.
On the 18-month contract, Sky Ultimate is now £25/month (instead of £26/month).
And, you can add Sky Sports for £20/month, instead of £25/month – but only on the 18-month contract. On the rolling contract, the price remains at £27/month.
If you want to watch in additional rooms, you’ll have to add the Whole Home pack which is £12/month – but you’ll currently get your first Sky Puck for free, without the usual £39.95 “setup fee”.
Sky Stream Black Friday Deals
Sky Stream is similar to Sky Glass in that everything is based on streaming – but you don’t have to buy a TV.
Instead, you just need to get the Sky Stream Puck, for a one-time “setup fee” of £39.95 with the rolling contract, or £20 with the 18-month contract.
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.
And while you do own the Sky Stream box itself (and don’t have to send it back at any point) – it will stop working if you unsubscribe from the mandatory Sky Ultimate pack (so be careful not to buy a second-hand Sky Stream).
For Black Friday, from now until November 28, you can get:
Sky Ultimate, which includes the Sky Entertainment channels pack and Netflix Basic (which lets you watch on one device at a time, in 720p) for £28/month (instead of £29/month) on the rolling contract, and £25/month (instead of £26/month) on the 18-month contract.
Sky Sports is now £20/month, instead of £25/month – but only on the 18-month contract. On the rolling contract, the price remains at £27/month.
If you want to watch in additional rooms, you’ll have to add the Whole Home pack which is £12/month – but for a limited time, your second Sky Stream pack is free (if you sign up for Whole Home, of course).
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