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Sky ’s new Glass TVs ditch satellite dishes for Wi-Fi


Sky has unveiled Glass, a new streaming TV with Sky services and other apps built in that requires no satellite dish or box.

Sky Glass will simplifying the way customers watch TV by integrating hardware, software and content and will be the only TV on the market with Sky built in ready to stream straight away.

The media firm said the new system, which only requires connection to a wifi network and has a single power cable, will “transform the role of the TV in the home”.

For the very first time in the UK, customers will now be able to get Sky TV over WiFi with the new streaming TV available to buy in the UK from 18 October.

Glass available in three screen sizes – 43-inch, 55-inch and 65-inch – and a choice of five colours with a new remote control, with Sky offering monthly payment plans similar to those used for mobile phones to pay for the TV.

Customers will be have their new TV ready to go within minutes being able to ‘plug, pair and play’ with minimal fuss.

Ocean blue, Ceramic white, Racing green, Dusky pink, or Anthracite black, with matching remotes and customisable speaker fascias for extra personalisation.

The TV comes with an integrated mounting bracket or a colour matched stand.

The media giant said Glass will start at £13 a month for the 43-inch TV, with the Sky Ultimate TV package also required – which starts at £26, meaning a full Sky Glass package will start at £39 a month.

Sky said the aim of the system is to simplify the way people find and watch TV by integrating hardware, software and content.

The TV will come with a 4K Ultra HD display as well as Dolby Atmos 360 surround sound built in.

It will also be voice-activated, with users able to say “Hello, Sky” to turn on the TV, and request specific channels or programmes using voice commands.

Sky said the new home page on the device will bring together content from Sky as well as catch-up and streaming services such as BBC iPlayer, Netflix and Disney+, while a new Playlist feature will allow users to create a list of their favourite content from across all channels, apps and live TV in one place.

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