large image

Trusted Reviews is supported by its audience. If you purchase through links on our site, we may earn a commission. Learn more.

Sky Q is finally available to buy, but what is it?

We’ve been waiting for Sky’s new TV service for months, but no more!

Sky Q is officially available to buy in the UK, marking the advent of the company’s next-generation TV service.

Retail of the Sky Q began at 9am today – February 9 – and is up for grabs online or over the phone.

Sky Q doesn’t replace the existing Sky+ HD service; instead, it sits above it with a £44 per month base price.

Buy or upgrade now at
Sky Q

There’s also a £99 setup fee, but you only have to pay that once.

It’s worth noting that those prices only apply if you’ve already got a Sky Broadband, Sports, or Movies package. Otherwise, the upfront cost quickly climbs.

For more information on charges, check out our Sky Q price guide.

Sky Q

Related: 10 reasons why you’ll want Sky Q

So what’s new about Sky Q? It’s got a few new features, but the main ones are:

  • The ability to record four programmes simultaneously while also watching a fifth
  • A new remote control (with a touchpad)
  • Add-on Sky Q Mini boxes for wireless TV streaming, for a fee
  • Support for 4K/UHD content (not available at launch)

A note on that last bit: if you want to play 4K, you’ll actually need to invest in the pricier Sky Q Silver box, which costs £56 every month.

Check out our Sky Q hands-on video below:

Will you buy Sky Q? Let us know in the comments.

Why trust our journalism?

Founded in 2003, Trusted Reviews exists to give our readers thorough, unbiased and independent advice on what to buy.

Today, we have millions of users a month from around the world, and assess more than 1,000 products a year.

author icon

Editorial independence

Editorial independence means being able to give an unbiased verdict about a product or company, with the avoidance of conflicts of interest. To ensure this is possible, every member of the editorial staff follows a clear code of conduct.

author icon

Professional conduct

We also expect our journalists to follow clear ethical standards in their work. Our staff members must strive for honesty and accuracy in everything they do. We follow the IPSO Editors’ code of practice to underpin these standards.