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Sky launches new TV box costing less than £1 a day

Sky launches new TV box costing less than £1 a day

The entertainment brand is slowly doing away with its satellite dishes on the side of the house

For those of us that are old enough to remember, there was often a lot of excitement when getting Sky TV for the first time, waiting for the engineer to install the dish on the side of the house, and then tuning into an array of channels.

However, TV has come a long way since then, with the likes of Netflix and Amazon Prime dominating the ever-growing streaming market.

But Sky has now launched its own streaming device as an alternative to its traditional satellite dish service. And it only costs £1 a day.

And by using a Smart TV, Amazon Firestick or other online mediums, you can quite easily stream hundreds of TV shows and films without needing anything to be installed.

Sky has just introduced Stream, which rivals your Amazon Firestick.

Seeing the future of streaming, Sky TV is now getting in on the action with a new TV box called Stream, which fits nicely into the back of your TV.

Through Stream, you can access 120 channels, including Apple TV+, Amazon Prime, Disney+ and BBC iPlayer to name a few.

And in other good news, the price isn't sky-high as Stream will cost you £26 a month for a Sky Ultimate TV and Netflix basic 18-month contract.

And those who prefer a rolling contract instead can pay £29 a month for the same services. There's also a set-up fee which charges £20 to those on a fixed contract, and £39.95 to those who are not.

Sky Stream is a small and unobtrusive box that connects you to Sky and other platforms

Stream, which is launching today (18 October), builds on the brand's existing streaming platform Sky Glass, launched last year.

While the two essentially offer the same Sky TV package, there is a difference in how they are set up.

The Sky Stream device is small and can be hidden away, connected via HDMI, whereas Sky Glass is an entertainment system which includes a 4K HDR TV and Dolby Atmos surround sound system, with multiple speakers built into the set.

However, you will need a good internet connection to run them as they need to be connected to your Wi-Fi.

Sky's executive vice president and CEO for UK and Europe, Stephen van Rooyen, said in a statement: “Sky’s always reinvented the TV experience and offered the best content – but it’s not always been accessible to everyone.

"There couldn’t be a better time to launch our latest innovation using the Sky Glass Platform – whether you want to stream House of the Dragon, Gangs of London or Stranger Things, Sky Stream has it all. It’s the most affordable and easiest way to get Sky TV and Netflix together, offering consumers the value they are seeking right now.”

Featured Image Credit: Sky

Topics: Technology