Sky Glass is the streaming TV from Sky. It offers up to 150 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 150 channels into your home. Unlike Sky Q, it doesn’t require a satellite dish or set-top box.

With the Ultimate TV subscription on Sky Glass, you’ll be able to watch 120 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. Customers taking the Sky Cinema pack will also receive Paramount+ at no extra cost.

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 150 channels (subscription 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 can then add your Ultimate TV subscription to this (for £26 per month) 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. In addition, there can be a delay of up to 45 seconds compared to the original live broadcast which can sometimes be problematic when you’re watching live sport. Sky Glass also has a more limited range of channels (there are around 120 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 subscription is known as Ultimate TV. Available for £26 per month, it gives you access to around 120 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 just over 120 channels, Sky Q offers more than 300 channels as standard.

You’ll get access to the following 123 channels on the Sky Glass Ultimate TV subscription:


  • 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 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 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 Sci-Fi
  • Sky Sports Mix
  • Sky Sports News
  • Sky Sports Racing


  • Eurosport 1
  • Eurosport 2
  • Ginx eSports TV


  • BBC News
  • BBC Parliament
  • Bloomberg
  • CNBC
  • CNN International
  • GB News
  • NBC News NOW
  • NDTV 24×7
  • Sky News Arabia
  • Sky News UK
  • TalkTV


  • 4Music
  • B4U Music
  • Box Hits
  • Kerrang!
  • KISS
  • Magic
  • MTV
  • The Box


  • CBBC
  • CBeebies
  • CiTV


  • B4U Movies
  • B4U Music
  • Colors
  • Colors Gujarati
  • Colors Rishtey
  • FoodXP
  • Sony MAX
  • Sony Max 2
  • Sony SAB
  • Sony TV
  • Utsav Bharat
  • Utsav Gold
  • Utsav Plus
  • Zee Cinema
  • Zee TV

See full Sky Glass TV Channel List →

Ultimate TV includes a Netflix Basic subscription (worth £6.99 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 subscription, 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 Main Event Ultra HDR
  • 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
  • Paramount+

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

Ultimate TV 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 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, Disney+ and Paramount+.

Your Ultimate TV plan includes a Netflix subscription. In addition, you’ll get a Paramount+ subscription included with the Sky Cinema pack. Other services like 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 Peloton, 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
  • Paramount+
  • Peacock
  • Prime Video
  • Red Bull TV
  • YouTube
  • YouTube Kids

Music & Radio:

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


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

More Information

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

Your Comments 31 so far

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  • But still no full access to itv channel 4 or 5, just basic catch up!! You get these in freeviee so why can’t Sky get their act together??

  • Hi sky glass because l find out sky glass nothing mutv and Liverpool but l think international and radio off but l think a get change mutv and Liverpool get sky glass improvements very important correct alright ok thanks

  • Pity you cant allow access to the BT sports app. I pay £10pm for that. I sure aint paying £30pm to watch it on sky itself.
    We only use it to watch the motogp so its just not cost effective

  • Kevin oxley said:

    Was told by sky that skyglass package would be exactly as the same as now with no mention of loss of so many channels suggest that you instruct your sales team that customers come before bonuses I feel I’ve been misled and missed sold by your company admittedly the quality is far better and the package is descent that aside misled

    • Hi Amanda,
      Thanks for your comment. Yes, you’ll get Netflix included in your Sky Glass Ultimate TV subscription. I know that Sky Q customers can also get 12 months of Discovery+ for free, though I don’t know if this also applies to Sky Glass customers.

  • 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,

  • We have just ordered sky glass
    But reading some comments on this site and other sites are very conflicting so I think it’s going to be a try it and see exercise.
    Will post again when up and running

  • I thought sky glass looked very good. BUT…it seems you can’t watch BBC ITV etc, only on iPlayer itv hub.( loads of advertising) You’ve lost my vote.

  • Amelia Dixon said:

    Had my sky glass 3 months now. Really disappointed with it. I’ve lost 200 of the channels I used to have with old sky. Sky go app is not compatible. All the good things with old sky have been totally missed off. Programs you ‘keep’ drop off the end of your play list so you can’t keep things for very long like before. Thought I would give it a chance, but after 3 months I’m asking to go back to old sky.

  • I’m British and live in Spain, is it possible to get a sky glass tv with a package with Uk channels included in Spain?

    • Hi Ben,
      Thanks for your comment. Unfortunately, the Sky Glass is only available within the UK. Due to Sky’s content licensing agreements, you won’t be able to use it when you’re abroad in another country 🙁

  • richard robinson said:

    Picture quality is Okay for most content, HD channels are good, colours look washed out.
    Plugged my Youview boxes in and the picture is so much better, vivid colours and less grey/blocky picture content.

    Netflix, disney+, Prime and IMDB TV all look and sound good on the TV.

    So not a previous sky subcriber, and probably would not have bought it if the wife had not singed the contract as i dont watch any terrestial or Sky channels. My media server has all my old films and streaming services on that i watch.

    • Adrian Hopton replied:

      Main Event and most Premier Football are in 4k and HDR (HDR HLG)

      The rest of the Sports channels are in HD. I cant vouch for BT Sport as I dont subscribe but the EPG show HD as standard.

  • Mary Mitchell said:

    I have SkyQ at the moment, IF I was to change to Sky Glass, do I have to have a new tv + can you still record programmes on ‘glass?


    • Hi Mary,
      Thanks for your comment. Unfortunately, it isn’t possible to record programmes on Sky Glass. Instead, you can add them to a personal playlist and they will then play back from the relevant service (e.g. via iPlayer, ITV Player or similar). For other channels where on-demand content isn’t available, I believe there’s a “cloud recording” feature.
      Hope this helps,

    • Martyn McLachlan replied:

      Unfortunately I believe it’s a streaming service on Glass and very little in the way or a hard drive so I don’t think it comes with a record option.

  • Bob Williamson said:

    I have had Sky Glass for a week now
    I still can’t find either a paper version or an e manual anywhere.
    I have a few queries I would like to look up and see answers too.
    The main one is Sky have made a fuss about Add Skipping free for twelve months but I havn’t a clue how to get this.
    Any ideas ?

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