Sky’s first streaming TV – Sky Glass – went on sale in October, and around the same time the British broadcaster revealed that the Apple TV+ app was due for release on both Glass and Sky Q platforms later in the 2021. Well, the app has arrived just before Christmas.
What’s more, there’s a clearer date for Apple TV users to gain access to Sky Go on their devices, with a mid-2022 release date in the offing.
And that’s not the only news for Sky customers, as alongside the launch of Apple TV+, audio app Global Player and content from NBCUniversal streaming service Peacock will also be made available on Sky Glass this week. Peacock’s content will be available from 15th December onwards and at no additional cost.
Sky’s partnership with Apple means that Sky Glass and Q users can now access a host of Apple TV Plus Originals, a list that includes Ted Lasso, The Morning Show, See, Foundation and documentaries such as The Year Earth Changed and Tiny World all seamlessly integrated into the Sky package. Say ‘Hello Sky, Ted Lasso’ (which we recommend that you absolutely seek out that series), and Lasso will be served up for you to watch.
You will need a subscription for access to Apple TV+, which costs £4.99/month after the 7-day free trial runs out. We reviewed the streaming service when it first came out and liked much about it, and it has improved in the time since.
The deal between Apple and Sky will also allow people to sign up for NOW memberships and purchase them in the NOW app on iOS and tvOS devices, making it easier to access shows, movies and live sports on your Apple device.
Global Player is a new audio & music app that features some of the UK’s biggest radio stations, a list that includes Capital FM, Heart and Classic FM. You can listen to live radio from 18 stations, podcasts, and create music playlists. Locate it in the apps rail on the homepage, in the Audio & Music category or just say “Hello Sky, open Global Player”. It arrives on the Sky Glass platform at no extra cost customers.