Sky announces big change for viewers and you won’t need satellite dish any more

Sky has revealed a new smart TV that will allow you to completely do away with satellite dishes and set-top boxes, as the company tries to compete with streaming services such as Netflix and Disney.

The television, called Sky Glass, aims to bring hardware such as speakers, soundbars, and Sky boxes all into one place to declutter users' homes.

It will enable you to watch all of Sky TV as well as streaming services like iPlayer, Amazon, Netflix, Disney+ and All4 using a single remote. It also includes six integrated speakers and a subwoofer, which removes the need for lots of wires and external speakers.

The TV will be made available to Sky subscribers from October 18 for £13 per month for a 43" model, £15 per month for a 55" screen, and £21 per month for a 65".

Non-Sky subscribers will be able to buy it at full price for £649 (43"), £849 (55"), and £1049 (65").

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Sky Glass uses a 4K UltraHD QLED display, which should provide a huge upgrade on picture quality for not just TV and streaming, but the new next-gen gaming consoles such as the Playstation 5 and the Xbox Series X.

In a tweet, the brand explained that a decent broadband connection will be required, with the minimum speed being 10Mbps.

"On Sky Glass, your entertainment will be shown in High Definition (HD) as standard and the minimum broadband speed requirement for sky Glass is 10 Megabits per second, however we recommend a fibre connection to protect your picture quality," the company wrote.

The company claims it is the 'smartest TV ever', but whether it will be the most affordable once you add on the price of your Netflix and Prime Video subscriptions is a different question entirely.

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