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

In the UK, Sky now offers the Sky Glass TV: an internet-connected television that uses your broadband connection to get up to 140 channels into your home. Unlike Sky Q, it doesn’t require a satellite dish or set-top box.

With the Ultimate TV package on Sky Glass, you’ll be able to watch 110 live television channels on your Sky Glass TV. You’ll also get a Netflix subscription included that will allow you to stream thousands of shows and movies on-demand.

For extra channels, you can add a range of TV 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 Sky Glass TV and the channels that are available on Sky Glass. We’ll also look at the optional channel pack add-ons and apps available for Sky Glass.

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 the new internet-connected TV from Sky. It gives you access to your favourite 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 (or more if you’re looking to stream ultra-HD video or if you’re looking to use a Sky Stream Puck). There’s no need to be a Sky Broadband customer: you can use Sky Glass with any UK broadband provider.

One 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 just £13 per month. You’ll need to add your Ultimate TV subscription to this (£26 per month), 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 the fact you’ll be solely reliant on your broadband connection. Any disruption to your broadband service will also affect your ability to watch TV. There’s also a delay of up to 45 seconds compared to the original live broadcast which can sometimes be problematic when you’re watching live sport. 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).

For more information, you can compare Sky Glass and Sky Q.

Sky Glass TV Channels

As a Sky Glass customer, the basic television package is known as 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 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.

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
  • 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 includes a Netflix Basic subscription (worth £5.99 per month). This allows you to stream all of Netflix’s shows and movies on your Sky Glass TV.

Sky Glass Add-On Pack Channels

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

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

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 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

The Ultimate TV package includes Netflix Basic, giving you SD quality streaming on 1 device. You can pay £4 per month to upgrade to Netflix Standard, giving you HD quality streaming on 2 devices at the same time. Alternatively, you can pay £8 per month to upgrade to Netflix Premium, giving you Ultra HD streaming on 4 devices at the same time.

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

You can access more than 20 applications on your Sky Glass TV. They include catch-up services like BBC iPlayer and ITV Hub, along with other video-on-demand services like Netflix, Prime Video and Disney+.

Your Ultimate TV plan on Sky Glass includes a Netflix subscription. However, other services such as Amazon Prime Video, Disney+ and Discovery+ require a separate paid-for subscription.

In addition to the video apps, there are a range of music and radio apps such as BBC Sounds and Spotify. There are also a number of fitness applications such as Fiit and Spotify, along with apps like Sky News and Weather.

The following apps are currently available on Sky Glass:

Catch Up TV:

  • All4
  • BBC iPlayer
  • ITV Hub
  • STV Player

Other Video On Demand:

  • Apple TV+
  • Discovery+
  • Disney+
  • Netflix
  • Peacock
  • Prime Video
  • Red Bull TV
  • YouTube
  • YouTube Kids

Music & Radio:

  • BBC Sounds
  • Global Player
  • Radio Player
  • Spotify
  • Vevo
  • XITE

Other:

  • Fiit
  • Highbrow
  • Peloton
  • Sky News
  • Tastemade
  • Weather

More Information

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

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  • Very disappointed to lose so many channels not told about this when we went for sky glass undecided where to keep sky glass

    • Hi there,
      Yes, in general, you’ll need a TV license to watch anything live as it’s broadcast on TV. You’ll also need one to watch BBC iPlayer. If you’re only using the Sky Glass for on-demand entertainment excluding iPlayer, you might be OK without a license.
      Hope this helps,
      Ken

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