This month, Sky Glass is the first TV with integrated Sky Q coming soon

This month, Sky Glass is the first TV with integrated Sky Q coming soon

The devices are designed and built in-house by Sky.

Announced at an event in Greenwich, London, Sky Glass is a range of smart TVs which integrate the full Sky experience into the device over WiFi with no requirements for a satellite dish – also a first for the company in the UK. (Sky offers a streaming-only version of Sky Q in Germany, but this product is unavailable in other markets.)

Highlights

  • Sky Glass TV is releasing in the UK on October 18, and looks set to be launched in Australia and other regions in due course.

  • For the first time in its 31-year history, Sky TV has a television set of its own. Sky Glass is the satellite broadcaster’s first foray into display hardware, bringing the best of its Sky Q set-top box platform to an all-in-one TV.

Sky Glass TVs also feature 4K quantum dot technology, 10-bit Dolby Vision HDR and even a Dolby Atmos soundbar built in. Even better, Sky’s engineers will set up the TV for you upon delivery, making this a complete home cinema in a box.

The TV comes in 43, 55 and 65-inch sizes, and makes use of quantum dot panel technology. Sky Glass pulls together local content, streaming services and Sky’s own TV services over Wi-Fi, which means you no longer need a satellite dish.

With just one wire, it promises to be one of the easiest TVs to set up, with the soundbar and Sky Q box built into the set.

Mounting it should be pretty easy thanks to its flat back, while the anodised aluminium casing can be bought in five different colours, with a selection of custom facias to magnetically clip to the front. A backlit remote with matching colour schemes is also available.

In addition, the Sky interface also integrates content from numerous third-party TV apps and subscriptions services, from BBC iPlayer through to Netflix, Disney Plus and Amazon Prime Video. As ever with Sky’s home products, you can also record live TV and boxset programming directly to Sky Glass’s built-in recordings hard drive.

You also have the ability to stream recordings from Sky Glass to mobile devices around your home through Sky’s accompanying mobile apps, letting you carry on watching whether you’re in the bathroom or in bed.