Sky is launching a new smart, streaming television called Sky Glass, which requires no satellite dish or box.
The telecom giant said the new system would “transform the role of home TV” into a Wi-Fi network that requires only a single connection and a single power cable.
4K Smart Television is the first to be certified as Carbon Neutral and has energy saving features including self-switching off and fully recyclable packaging.
Released in the UK on October 18, Glass is available in three screen sizes – 43 inch, 55 inch and 65 inch – and a five-color option with the new remote control.
Sky is releasing a new streaming TV called Sky Glass, which requires no satellite dish or box
Sky is offering monthly payment plans similar to those used for mobile phones to pay for TV.
Glass for a 43-inch TV starts at £ 13 per month, a Sky Ultimate TV package is also required — it starts at £ 26, which means the full Sky Glass package starts at £ 39 per month.
Meanwhile, the 55-inch screen is available on Sky TV subscription for £ 17 per month and the 65-inch screen for £ 21 per month.
For those who want to buy in advance, the 43-inch full price is £ 649, which is £ 849 for the 55-inch and 0 1,049 for the 65-inch.
However, they have to pay for channels.
The TV will be producing Dolby Atmos 360 Surround Sound with 4K Ultra HD Display.
It is voice activated, users can say ‘Hello, Sky’ to turn on the TV and request specific channels or programs using voice commands.
The new homepage includes catch-up and streaming services such as Sky and BBC iPlayer, Netflix and Disney +.
Meanwhile, the new playlist feature lets users create a list of their favorite topics from all channels, apps and live TV in one place.
Extra TVs at home can accept Sky channels by paying £ 10 per month for a puck device.
Sky said the system aims to simplify the way people look and watch TV by integrating hardware, software and content.
The purpose of this system is to simplify the way people look and watch TV, according to Sky
Dana Strong, chief executive of Sky Group, said: ‘Sky Glass is a streaming TV that has Sky inside, providing the total integration of hardware, software and content.
‘Built over 30 years to understand what our customers want, this is the only TV that can do Sky. We believe this is the smartest TV available and consumers will love it. ‘
At a televised launch event, it previewed a 4K smart camera that will link to Sky Glass, which will be introduced in 2022.
It enables video-calling through the new Smart TV, and allows users to play games and participate in home workouts using motion tracking and gesture control.
Experts believe the new television has been delayed but voice concerns about what carbon neutral television really means.
Earnest Doku, a tech expert at Uswich, said: ‘In the 1990s, the idea of people watching TV and being able to pause and rewind shows seemed like magic.
‘But the time has come to sprinkle some magic dust on the Sky Out Dated satellite dish.
‘Instead of embracing streaming like Netflix and Disney +, Sky is adding its channels and other content to Sky Glass, a QLED smart TV.
This all-in-one solution eventually eliminates the set-top box and dish, which has historically alienated many potential customers.
Subscription and Upgrade Path means customers are more likely to stay in the Sky ecosystem as the device evolves with them.
Sky claims to be the world’s first carbon neutral TV. And while the details are thin on the ground, it is a laudable achievement.
‘However, encouraging customers to get rid of televisions that work for Sky’s version can generate a lot of unwanted electronic waste.’
Customers who want to watch Sky content without having to make such a big commitment can now sign up for TV memberships with movie packages starting at 9.99 per month.
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