Sky Glass is the streaming TV from Sky. It offers up to 140 TV channels through an internet connection.

In the UK, Sky has just launched the new Sky Glass TV. This is an internet-connected television that uses your home broadband connection instead of a television aerial or a satellite dish to get TV into your home.

With the Ultimate TV package for Sky Glass, you’ll be able to watch 110 live television channels on your Sky Glass TV. You’ll also get an inclusive Netflix subscription that allows you to stream thousands of shows on-demand. For additional channels, you can add a range of television packs including Sky Sports, Sky Cinema, BT Sport and Sky Kids.

See Sky Glass TV Channel List →

In this article, we’ll look at the television packages available on the new Sky Glass TV. We’ll start by looking at the channels that are available, along with the multiple channel pack add-ons. We’ll also look at the full range of the apps that are available for your Sky Glass TV.

Prices From: From £39/month
Sky Glass Channels: Up to 140 channels (package dependent)
Sky Glass Add-Ons: Sky Sports
Sky Cinema
BT Sport
Sky Kids
Sky Glass Apps: 20+ apps including iPlayer & Netflix
Contract Length: 31-day contract for Sky TV
Payment plan may apply for Sky Glass

What is Sky Glass?

In the UK, Sky Glass is a new internet-connected TV from Sky. It gives you access to your favourite TV channels and apps through an internet connection so there’s no need to have an aerial or a satellite dish.

To use Sky Glass, you’ll need a home broadband connection with a minimum download speed of 10Mbps (more if you’re looking to stream ultra-HD video or if you’re looking to use a Sky Stream Puck in a different room). There’s no need to be a Sky Broadband customer: you can use the Sky Glass with any UK broadband provider.

An advantage of choosing the Sky Glass TV is the ability to pay for your television over 48 months. This is because Sky will offer you an interest-free loan for the TV, making it available on plans from only £13 per month. You’ll then need to add your Ultimate TV subscription to this, but this is available on a flexible 31-day contract (instead of the 18-month contract required on Sky’s satellite TV plans).

The main disadvantage of Sky Glass is you’ll be heavily reliant on your broadband connection. Any disruption to your broadband service and buffering will also affect your live television streaming. There also tends to be more of a lag with internet-based television which can sometimes be problematic when you’re watching live sport on the TV. In addition, Sky Glass has a much more limited range of channels (there are around 110 channels available on the basic plan for Sky Glass, compared to the 300+ channels available on Sky’s satellite TV service).

Sky Glass TV Channels

As a Sky Glass customer, the basic television package is known as Sky Ultimate TV. Available for £26 per month, this gives you access to around 110 channels through streaming. They include the Sky Entertainment channels along with channels from the BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Discovery, Nat Geo, and more.

Although the most popular channels are available on Sky Glass, it’s worth noting that it’s a more limited selection compared to the Sky Q satellite TV service. Whereas Sky Glass offers 110 television channels, Sky Q offers more than 300 channels as standard.

At present, you’ll get access to the following 110 channels on the Sky Glass Ultimate TV package:

Entertainment:

  • BBC One
  • BBC Two
  • ITV 1/STV
  • Channel 4
  • Channel 5
  • BBC Three (from early 2022)
  • BBC Four
  • ITV 2
  • ITV 3
  • ITV 4
  • ITVBe
  • E4
  • More 4
  • Film4
  • 4seven
  • 5STAR
  • 5 USA
  • 5Select
  • alibi
  • Animal Planet
  • BBC ALBA
  • BBC Scotland
  • Blaze
  • CBS Drama
  • CBS Justice
  • CBS Reality
  • Comedy Central
  • Comedy Xtra
  • Crime + Investigations
  • Dave
  • Discovery
  • Discovery History
  • Discovery Science
  • Discovery Turbo
  • DMAX
  • Drama
  • E! Entertainment
  • Eden
  • Food Network
  • GOLD
  • HGTV
  • Horror channel
  • ID
  • Movies24
  • Movies24+
  • National Geographic
  • National Geographic Wild
  • Paramount
  • PBS America
  • Pick
  • QUEST
  • Quest Red
  • Really
  • S4/C
  • Smithsonian
  • Syfy
  • TCM
  • TLC
  • Together TV
  • UTV
  • W
  • Yesterday
  • plus more…

Sky Entertainment:

  • Sky Showcase
  • Sky Witness
  • Sky Atlantic
  • Sky Max
  • Sky Arts
  • Sky Challenge TV
  • Sky Comedy
  • Sky Crime
  • Sky Documentaries
  • Sky History
  • Sky History 2
  • Sky Nature
  • Sky Replay
  • Sky Sports Mix
  • Sky Sports News
  • Sky Sports Racing

Sport:

  • Eurosport 1
  • Eurosport 2
  • Ginx eSports TV

News:

  • BBC News
  • BBC Parliament
  • CNBC
  • Sky News Arabia
  • Sky News UK

Music:

  • 4Music
  • B4U Music
  • Box Hits
  • Kerrang!
  • KISS
  • Magic
  • MTV
  • MTV BASE
  • MTV CLASSIC
  • MTV HITS
  • MTV MUSIC
  • The Box

Childrens:

  • CBBC
  • CBeebies
  • CiTV

International:

  • B4U Movies
  • B4U Music
  • Sony MAX
  • Sony Max 2
  • Sony SAB
  • Sony TV
  • Utsav Bharat
  • Utsav Gold
  • Utsav Plus

See full Sky Glass TV Channel List →

The Ultimate TV package also includes a subscription to Netflix Basic (worth £5.99 per month) so you can stream all of the shows from Netflix on your Sky Glass TV.

Sky Glass Add-On Pack Channels

In addition to the basic Ultimate TV package, there’s a choice of four channel pack add-ons which come with an additional monthly subscription.

The add-ons allow you to add additional channels to your Sky Glass service including the Sky Sports channels, the Sky Cinema channels, BT Sport and Sky Kids.

At present, you can choose from the following channel pack add-ons for Sky Glass:

Sky Sports:

  • Sky Sports Main Event
  • Sky Sports Premier League
  • Sky Sports Football
  • Sky Sports Cricket
  • Sky Sports Golf
  • Sky Sports F1
  • Sky Sports Action
  • Sky Sports Arena

Sky Cinema:

  • Sky Premiere
  • Sky Select
  • Sky Hits
  • Sky Greats
  • Sky Cinema Animation
  • Sky Family
  • Sky Action
  • Sky Comedy
  • Sky Thriller
  • Sky Drama Room
  • Sky SciFi Horror

BT Sport:

  • BT Sport 1
  • BT Sport 2
  • BT Sport 3
  • BT Sport ESPN

Sky Kids:

  • BabyTV
  • Boomerang
  • Cartoon Network
  • Cartoonito
  • Nick Jr.
  • Nick Jr. Too
  • Nickelodeon
  • Nicktoons

It’s also possible to upgrade your Netflix subscription to Netflix Standard or Netflix Premium through Sky.

Unfortunately, some premium channels like MUTV and LFCTV are not currently available on the Sky Glass service. For this reason, you should check on the availability of your favourite channels if you’re transferring over from the Sky Q satellite TV service.

Sky Glass Apps

On Sky Glass, you’ll have access to more than 20 applications. They include catch-up TV services like BBC iPlayer and ITV Hub, along with video-on-demand services like Netflix, Prime Video and Disney+.

You can also access live radio channels on your Sky Glass TV using the BBC Sounds, Global Player and RadioPlayer apps.

It’s worth noting that your Ultimate TV package only includes a subscription to Netflix. For some other applications (such as Prime Video, Disney+ and Discovery+), you’ll need to have a separate paid-for subscription for these services.

The following apps are currently available on Sky Glass:

  • BBC iPlayer
  • ITV Hub
  • All4
  • STV
  • Netflix
  • Amazon Prime Video
  • Disney+
  • Discovery+
  • YouTube
  • YouTube Kids
  • Spotify
  • BBC Sounds
  • Global Player
  • GolfPass
  • Highbrow
  • Peloton
  • PlayWorks
  • RadioPlayer
  • Sky Kids Games
  • Tastemade
  • Vevo
  • XITE

More Information

For more information about Sky Glass, please see the official Sky website.

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