Sky has released the Sky Stream, a media streaming box allows more people to access Sky content without a satellite dish.
The Sky Stream is similar to the Sky Stream Puck, which was announced last year as a way of getting a multi-room experience with the Sky Glass television. However, the Sky Stream is a standalone device that can plug into any TV.
For the base cost of Sky Stream, you get Sky Ultimate and Netflix Basic. The former includes over 120 channels, including classic Sky Entertainment channels such as Sky Atlantic, Sky Max and Sky Witness, as well as all the major Freeview channels.
Meanwhile, the Basic Netflix plan includes the full Netflix library, but you can only stream it in SD. However, this will be upgraded to 720p next month.
There are two more packs that you can add onto a Stream package. They are:
Sky Cinema with Paramount+ – £13 per month on a rolling contract or £11 per month on an 18-month contract
Sky Sports – £27 per month on a rolling contract, or £25 per month on an 18-month contract
Any other streaming services such as Amazon Prime Video or Disney+ will also cost extra.
What are the Sky Stream specs?
As mentioned earlier, the Sky Stream works without a satellite dish and so gets content over Wi-Fi or Ethernet instead.
You’ll need an internet speed of at least 10Mbps to stream. As well as Sky channels, app support should include Amazon Prime Video, Netflix, Disney+, AppleTV+, BBC iPlayer, ITV Hub, YouTube and Discovery+ – matching Sky Glass.
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