Sky and Netflix have revealed that their big hook-up will go live in November. They've also detailed how the on-demand streaming partnership will work and there's good news: UHD streaming and your existing Netflix profiles are all coming to the party.
Sky has also confirmed that customers will get the full Netflix service, from new Originals to the older network stuff and movies - not just selected shows.
If you're not a Netflix subscriber then you can add Sky's new Ultimate On Demand service to your plan for an extra ¬£10 per month - that gets you all the Netflix goodies alongside Sky's box set selection of over 400 series. The big sell here is that you'll see Netflix shows alongside your regular Sky on-demand options from within the EPG.
The 'level' of Netflix you get with this ¬£10 plan depends on your Sky subscription and equipment. If you've got a Sky Q Entertainment package that gets you Netflix‚Äôs HD two-streams-at-a-time plan. If you have Sky Q‚Äôs premium subscription or Sky Q Experience (multi-room viewing and Ultra HD), and you use a 2TB Sky Q box, you'll be able to tap into Netflix‚Äôs Premium plan (Ultra HD, 4 streams).
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Existing Netflix users will be able to sign in and sync up their accounts to access Netflix through an app that will appear within the Sky Q platform.
Sky's really been stepping its game up as of late. This Netflix addition comes hot on the heels of Spotify hitting the platform, plus there's improved machine learning content recommendations and HDR technology on the way too.
Sky Q already boasts AirPlay and offers a Wi-Fi mesh system for top-notch coverage of your home. In short, it‚Äôs becoming an all-in-one entertainment powerhouse with the capability to start integrating with your smart home.
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