Sky is continuing to heavily push its streaming-based device, Sky Stream – and if you’re still on the fence, Stream is now at its lowest-ever price point, for a limited time (and only via a special link).
Sky Stream, a standalone 4K streaming box also referred to as the “puck,” has made waves since its introduction last year due to it being a major turning point for Sky – in more ways than one.
Unlike Sky’s traditional devices (such as Sky Q), Stream doesn’t require a satellite dish – and instead, uses broadband to stream TV shows to you – positioning itself alongside the likes of Amazon Fire TV, Roku, and Google’s Chromecast in the streaming device market.
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.
That’s a major discount over the regular £26/month price of the long-term Sky Stream contract option (and an even bigger discount over the £29/month rolling contract).
If you wish to add broadband – or other TV packs such as Sports and Cinema – you can get discounted bundles (see more options below).
As always, however, there are a few caveats and things to take notice of – so here’s our full rundown.
- September Update: Sky has added a few additional (optional) discounts – on Sky Cinema, Sky Sports and more – so we’ve updated this article accordingly (see more below).
What Is Sky Stream?
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.
Sky Stream also includes apps for most of the major streaming services available in the UK, including Amazon’s Prime Video, Netflix, and Paramount+
Another major difference between Stream and Sky’s dish-based boxes (like 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
Another broadband-based solution from Sky is its TV set – Sky Glass (see my review). It’s a 4K TV set with a QLED HDR display and a built-in Dolby Atmos soundbar with six speakers.
Sky Glass uses the same OS as Stream – but, in Glass’ case, you have to buy the TV itself along with Sky’s service and channels.
And of course, there’s also Sky’s long-running streaming-only service, NOW – which works on every streaming device and doesn’t need a specific one from Sky – see my Sky Stream VS NOW comparison.
- Also See: Sky Stream Questions Answered
Sky Stream Pricing
Normally, Sky Stream’s pricing depends on whether you take the 31-day contract (which you can cancel anytime) or the 18-month contract.
The mandatory 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 basic Netflix plan with a video resolution of 720p
It’s worth noting that even though Netflix recently discontinued its Basic, ad-free plan for new subscribers – that plan is still available on Sky’s bundles – so that’s what you’ll be getting here (unless you upgrade).
The rolling-contract version of this package on Sky Stream normally costs £29/month, and the same plan, with the 18-month contract, is £26/month.
On top of that, you can add more packs and channels from Sky and 3rd parties. As of this writing, Sky is offering an additional discount on some of these add-on, if you take the £19/month offer:
- Sky Cinema (which includes Paramount+) for £12/month on the rolling contract, and £8/month on the 18-month contract (instead of £13/£11).
- Sky Sports is currently on offer for £20/month (instead of £25) on the 18-month contract, and is £22/month (instead of £27) on the rolling contract.
- Sky Kids for £4/month on either contract (instead of £6).
- TNT Sports (Previously BT Sport) – Currently on offer for £28/month (instead of £30) on either contract.
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).
And lastly, if you want to be able to watch in other rooms – you need the “Whole Home” add-on, which is currently £10/month (instead of £12/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 £19 Offer
As part of a limited-time offer (it’s good until September 29), subscribers who are willing to sign up for the 18-month contract, can get Sky Ultimate (and the stream puck) for just £19/month, with no upfront fees.
It’s worth mentioning this deal is only available via special promotion links, available from certain affiliate partners and comparison sites. Luckily, we’re allowed to extend this offer to you:
- Get Sky Stream For £19/month, With 18 Months Contract
Remember that this deal is for an 18-month contract. And, as broadband and TV companies do these days – the price may go up during your contract period, along with inflation.
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 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 at a discount.
The £19 offer is also available as part of a few bundles:
- Sky Stream Ultimate with Netflix and Sky Sports – Now for just £39/month
- Sky Stream Ultimate with Netflix and Sky Cinema – Now for just £27/month
And there are broadband bundles as well:
- Sky Stream Ultimate with Netflix and Superfast Broadband – Now for just £36/month.
- Sky Stream Ultimate with Netflix and Ultrafast+ Broadband – Now for just £64/month
Sky Glass Offer: 3 Free Months
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.
Remember that once the free months are up, you’ll start paying the regular Sky Ultimate price (£26/month or £29/month, depending on the length of the contract).
Also, keep in mind – with Glass, you’re also buying the TV set.