Sky+HD box with integrated Wi-Fi lands, now standard with new subscriptions

Sky has launched its new Sky HD box with integrated Wi-Fi, making the new connected TV service provider available as standard with new Sky HD subscriptions.

The first time the company has offered its Sky HD boxes with integrated wireless internet access, the new Sky HD Wi-Fi box is partnered by a 2TB version for those with demanding recording and storage needs. Previously Sky HD users required a separate dongle to enjoy wire-free web access.

“Record levels of On Demand viewing show that Sky customers love the flexibility the service offers,” Luke Bradley-Jones, Sky’s Brand Director of TV Products, said. “When people connect their Sky HD box to broadband they get instant access to the UK’s biggest Catch Up TV service and an extensive On Demand library of TV Box Sets and exclusive movies – and we’re seeing a growing demand.”

He added: “We want even more people to enjoy these benefits, so we’re making it easier to get connected by launching our best ever Sky HD box with built-in Wi-Fi and offering existing customers a free On Demand connector.”  

Allowing for easier access to the company’s online outlets, the new Wi-Fi enabled Sky HD boxes will enable users to get instant access to a raft of on-demand and catch-up services, including the likes of BBC iPlayer, 4OD and Sky’s own On Demand service.

For those existing customers without the Wi-Fi enabled Sky HD box, Sky has confirmed that it will be offering out free additional Sky On Demand Connector units until October 13. The Wi-Fi enabled connector usually costs £21.95.

With the new 2TB Sky HD box providing enough storage space for up to 350 hours of HD recordings, Sky has confirmed that it will bolster its array of on-demand content in the coming weeks.

With 20 new On Demand channels to be introduced in the coming months, the TV service provider has revealed than catch-up services for the Discovery Channel, Dave, Gold and the Cartoon Network will all touch down before the year’s end.

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