From today, if you are a Sky Q customer you can sign up to a new service. A service called ‘Ultimate On Demand’. It features Sky’s existing catch up and box set services, plus Netflix! Therefore bringing 500 of the best UK and US series, along with the full Netflix service – offering you the ultimate TV binge-watching bundle. Netflix on Sky is looking like quite the offering!
“We want Sky Q to be the number one destination for TV fans. Partnering with Netflix means we will have all the best TV in one great value pack, making it even easier for you to watch all of your favourite shows”. Stephen van Rooyen, Chief Executive Officer, Sky UK and Ireland.
Netflix on Sky costs an extra £10 a month if you want to join. But you’ll receive all of Sky’s ‘On Demand’ stuff as well. Like Netflix’s £10 package you’ll also be able to stream Ultra HD content up to four concurrent screens. However, if you only have Sky Q’s Entertainment subscription, you’ll only receive the standard Netflix plan. No 4K content and 2 screens, this will cost the regular £7.99. The Netflix subscription through Sky is a 31 day rolling contract and payment for ‘Ultimate On Demand’ will be added to your monthly Sky bills.
“Innovation is at the core of Netflix. We are delighted to partner with Sky to offer fans a new and exciting way to access the best of entertainment from around the world.” Chris Whiteley, Director Business Development UK/IE, Netflix
Existing Netflix Susbcribers
If you already have both Netflix and Sky you can merge or move your subscription into one. You can simply sign into Sky Q’s own Netflix app. This will help many users who have Netflix and Sky as by amalgamating the services it means you don’t have to load up two separate apps. Nor do you have to have a smart telly or any other type of device that has Netflix on it. Existing Netflix subscribers will keep their profiles and their recommendations and ‘continue to watch’ shows. Much like how it works already when you watch on various Netflix-supported devices. Furthermore, recommendations through “Ultimate On Demand” for both Sky shows and Netflix shows will share the spotlight on Sky Q’s homepage. Plus if you have both services you will have a lot more content to pick from! Save a bit of money (If you were paying for both already) and get tons more content as well! What’s not to lose!
However if you are a Sky+ customer you will have to upgrade your current Sky subscription to Sky Q to access Netflix on Sky. Consequently to access the Ultra HD content on Sky Q, customers must have a 2TB Sky Q box, and a “Sky Q Experience” (previously Q Multiscreen) subscription.
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