Sky have recently announced their upcoming revolutionary product Sky Glass TV. Their promise is to combine all their tech together to de-clutter your house. No more satellite dishes, no more set top boxes with wires running from routers, no more extension leads ready to melt through the floor. Everything is now built into your brand new Sky Glass TV! Let’s get into it!!
For years ‘cutting the cord’ has meant getting rid of your tv subscriptions and switching to VOD or Internet TV but not anymore. Sky’s new smart tv set comes in three sizes to suit all households 43inch, 55inch and 65inch. The smart device promises to integrate all your other subscriptions such as Netflix, Disney+and Spotify to name a few. Similar to their recent SkyQ box, you will be able to access a wide range of third party apps through voice control or menu navigation. The thinking behind Sky Glass TV is simple…..keep everything in one place. No need for your google chrome or fire tv stick anymore as you new Glass TV will have all your apps built in.
It doesn’t stop there either. Sky also promise you can bin your sound bar too. Every Sky Glass TV will come with high quality built in surround sound and a 4k Ultra resolution screen made with nano crystal using Quantum Dot display. I don’t know what any of that means….but it sounds good! The idea that this product involves just one plug and one wire is extremely appealing to anyone who cares even a little about the mess of cables behind their entertainment unit.
The best news for me though personally is that there is no large upfront fee. Depending on the model size you choose, the price is added as a monthly surplus charge to your current subscription. The smallest model will add an extra 13GBP to your monthly bill, where the largest will add 21GBP. These payments are interest free according to Sky although it hasn’t been made clear how long the repayments will last for or whether or not you own your device outright or is it strictly the property of Sky? Add to that the rather impressive environmental rating of the new sets. This is officially the first ‘carbon neutral’ tv on the market which will keep Greta off your back for a while! Oh….did I mention it comes in five different colours?
Sky’s vision doesn’t end there. They have plans in the future to integrate a smart camera which will allow you to have shared interactive viewing experiences with your friends or loved ones remotely. In today’s current lockdown environment, this is a really smart idea. Being able to watch you favorite soaps or a football match with friends remotely means you can still have social interactions without leaving your couch. Nice one.
Launching in the UK on 18th October and to other countries early 2022, the future seems incredibly close.
Are you interested in Sky Glass TV? Would the extra monthly charge push you over the edge? Will it only appeal to new buyers looking for a TV set? Let me know in the comments below