The Sky Stream, a new plug and play streaming device and service, is now available to purchase in the UK.
Sky Stream is the latest offering from the team that brought you the Sky Glass TV. With this device you can watch Sky content on any TV over Wi-Fi without the need of a satellite dish. Just plug it into any TV set via the HDMI port and you’re ready to go.
On the content side, it utilises Sky’s Glass UI to offer a window onto the broadcaster’s formidable range of content, as well as popular streaming services like Netflix, Disney+, and Amazon Prime Video, as well as domestic services like iPlayer and ITV Hub.
A new feature is the ability to create personal Playlists from the whole range of apps and channels, whether live or on demand, with the content saved in the cloud ready and waiting for you to watch. The classic Sky Glass Restart feature allows you to jump to the beginning of live TV content.
The compact Sky Stream unit supports 4K or HDR playback (including Dolby Vision) where available, and it’s also Dolby Atmos ready. There is voice search but there’s no hands-free option like you’d get on the Fire TV Cube.
The Sky Stream box is available to purchase now from Sky.com, or at a Sky shop or hub. Combined channel packages start from £26 per month on an 18-month contract with a £20 set-up fee, or £29 per month on a 31-day rolling plan that can be cancelled at any time which incurs a £39.95 set-up fee. A minimum speed of 10mbps is required.
You can also opt for the Whole Home pack for an extra £12 a month, which lets you stream to up to five additional Sky Stream devices in your home.