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Sky Unveils New TV That Will Change Satellite TV Forever

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Sky Unveils New TV That Will Change Satellite TV Forever

Sky has revealed Sky Glass, the new 4K streaming TV set to replace clunky satellite dishes once and for all.

With no dish or external box, the Sky Glass TVs will be available in 43-inch, 55-inch or 65-inch sizes, ready to stream Sky's numerous TV channels at the click of a button.

Available to buy in the UK from 18 October, and in Sky's other European markets from 2022, the product promises to 'dramatically' simplify the way customers watch TV by integrating hardware, software and content.

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Credit: Sky
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A press release from Comcast, which acquired Sky in 2018, says: "Simply plug, pair and play to enjoy stunning screen quality and cinematic sound, with everything you need built in, so you will be ready to go in minutes.

"With easy access to stream your favourite content and apps using your voice and incredible search, Sky Glass makes it simple for you to find and watch the TV you love."

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Credit: Sky

With 'far field voice and Glance Motion Technology', you will be able to simply say 'Hello Sky' or walk past the TV to bring it to life.

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You can also use your voice to find what you want to watch, along with other commands like controlling the volume or switching to connected devices.

A new home page gives access to content from Sky, BBC iPlayer, Netflix, Disney+, ITV Hub, All4, Spotify, Peloton, PlayWorks and more, and at the press of a button you can create a personal playlist of all your favourite TV shows and films.

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Credit: Sky

With over a billion colours, a 4K Ultra HD Quantum Dot screen delivers 'crystal-clear picture', while the 10-bit HDR screen supports HLG, HDR10 and Dolby Vision® to 'produce vibrant, more intense colour'.

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"Whether you're cheering on your team in the Premier League or getting stuck into the latest blockbuster, Sky Glass knows what you're watching and optimises sound and picture for you, while Intelligent Zonal Technology works to bring you darker darks and brights that look brighter," the press release adds.

"Transform your living room into a cinema, concert, or stadium with six powerful, integrated speakers in optimal positions to deliver edge to edge Dolby Atmos sound and a sub-woofer designed in for a rich, deep bass - all without buying a separate soundbar."

With five colours to choose from, the TVs cost £649 for the smallest screen size and £849 for the 55-inch model, with the 65-inch options setting you back £1,049.

Sky's Stephen Van Rooyen, EVP and CEO UK & Europe, at the official launch of Sky Glass. Credit: Alamy
Sky's Stephen Van Rooyen, EVP and CEO UK & Europe, at the official launch of Sky Glass. Credit: Alamy
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Sky Glass is also the world's first television to be certified as carbon neutral, with Sky committing to being Europe's first net-zero carbon entertainment company by 2030.

Speaking at an event to mark the launch of the device, Group Chief Executive Dana Strong said: "Sky Glass is the streaming TV with Sky inside, providing the total integration of hardware, software and content.

"Built on over 30 years of understanding what our customers want, this is a TV that only Sky could make. We believe this is the smartest TV available, and that customers will love it."

According to Sky News the company also plans to launch a 4K smart camera next year that will pair with Sky Glass, allowing people to join calls, watch films, play games and workout together.

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Featured Image Credit: Sky

Topics: News, Sky, Technology, TV

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