Looking for a spot where you can watch all your favourite TV shows, documentaries, movies, and sports programmes in one place? With Sky Q, you can do just that.


Sky Q is a streaming box which will give you access to on-demand and catch-up services, from the latest and final series of The Crown on Netflix, to newly released films like A Haunting in Venice on Disney Plus, or exclusive live sports and news thanks to Sky. There really is something for everyone.

Sky Q was released by Sky back in 2016, and since then you may have also heard of Sky Stream and Sky Glass, their other streaming services. Each platform offers a place to have all your channels, apps and subscriptions in one place, easy to flick between in comparison to having to close one app and open another.

Now, we’re not saying that’s particularly strenuous, but it can't hurt to make life a little easier either. It will keep the whole family entertained, with something for everyone to watch that tickles their fancy.

We're here to tell you a bit more about Sky Q. Want to know more about how exactly it works, and how much it costs? Here's our comprehensive guide on Sky Q, and whether it's worth the investment.

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For information about the other Sky services and the differences between them, check out our guide on Sky Stream, Sky Glass vs Sky Stream and Sky Q vs Sky Stream. To check out some of the latest deals, head to the best Sky Sports offers and Sky Glass offers now.

What is Sky Q?

Nick Mohammed as Joseph and David Schwimmer as Jerry.
Nick Mohammed as Joseph and David Schwimmer as Jerry in Intelligence.

Sky Q is effectively where you can see your services, apps, and channels all in one place. It allows you to flick between Sky TV, Netflix, Disney Plus and whatever else you fancy.

It launched in 2016 to replace Sky’s current services, Sky+ and Sky+ HD. It’s a multimedia platform which combines your usual telly with on-demand and catch-up services, such as BBC iPlayer, ITV Hub and All4, and third-party apps like YouTube, Amazon Prime Video and Spotify.

The standard Sky Q box supplied with any Sky TV package is the Sky Q 1TB. It comes with 1TB of storage (1 terabyte is equal to 1000 gigabytes), so you have plenty of space to record your favourite shows, including Sky Originals like Intelligence, A Town called Malice and Dreamland, and you can record on up to three channels at once. You can also pause and rewind live TV - perfect for you Sky Sports customers out there.

Does Sky Q come with a Sky Q Mini box? It doesn’t. If you'd like to watch telly in Ultra HD, you’ll have to pay £12 to upgrade, and that’s the same with watching videos on more than one screen. If you want to access your Sky subscription on more than one TV at once, you’ll need to sign up for Sky Multiscreen for £15. You’ll then receive one Sky Q Mini box to put in a second room, and if you're after more than one box (you’re allowed up to four per household), it’ll be an extra £50 per box.

Sky Q comes with a voice-controlled remote, too. If you’re stuck for something to watch, you can ask: “What shall I watch?”, and it’ll suggest films and shows for you to view depending on your past searches - clever, right?

Buy Sky Q from £31 a month

How does Sky Q work?

It really is quite simple. The Sky Q box works alongside your satellite dish to bring you all your streaming services, channels and apps to one place. The box can sit under your TV and comes with a Sky remote with voice controls. It is available in 1TB or 2TB capacities (depending on how much recording capability you need) and can be customised to suit your needs.

How much is Sky Q?

The cast of Succession season 4.
The cast of Succession season 4, available on Sky Q HBO

The signature Sky bundle is £31 a month for an 18-month contract, including a one-off £20 set-up fee. It's been reduced from £36 per month, so that's a saving of £5 not to turn your nose up to! With this, you can enjoy over 300 channels, including Sky documentary channels, and Sky Box Sets.

Buy the Sky signature bundle for £31 a month

Is Netflix included with Sky Q? Yes – you can watch Netflix in your Sky deal! In 2019, Sky teamed up with Netflix to offer the subscription service with Sky Q for just £3 per month, that bit cheaper than the standard Netflix subscription, which currently starts at £4.99 per month.

Get Netflix with your Sky Q subscription

Ultra HD + HD is an extra £12 a month (reduced from £13!) on a 31 day rolling contract. To watch your favourite shows on multiple TVs, a subscription to Sky Multiscreen (an extra £15 per month) will get you one Sky Q Mini box. If you’d like to enjoy Sky on even more TVs (you’re allowed up to four screens), an extra Mini box will set you back £50.

You can customise your Sky Q package with optional extras, such as Sky Sports for £20 a month (down from £34!), Sky Cinema for £12 a month (also reduced from £19!), and Disney Plus for an additional £7.99 a month.

Save money on Sky Cinema and Sky Sports with a Sky Q subscription

How to buy Sky Q in the UK?

How can you buy Sky Q? Simply head over to the Sky website, click on ‘Sky Q’ in the top bar under 'TV'. Tap ‘Get started’, then add more of what you love and begin building your package.

Best Sky Q deals available right now

Add in Sky Sports for just £20

Upgrade your Sky Q bundle with eight sports dedicated channels and watch live events including the Premier League, F1 and NFL. Usually £34 per month, this add-on is now on offer for £20 (that's a £14 saving!)

Add in Sky Cinema for £12

Usually £19, Sky Cinema is now £12 a month. The 'home of blockbuster movies', this brings more than 1,000 titles in HD, from hot new releases to timely classics.

Is Sky Q worth it?

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Jennifer Coolidge and Jon Gries star in The White Lotus season 2 HBO

Two of the most important questions you can ask when making a purchase are: How much is it? And is it worth the price? In this case, how much is Sky Q? And is Sky Q worth it?

In our opinion, Sky Q is worth it. Mostly based on the fact that you can build your package exactly how you like, so you’re only spending as much money as you want to. And the options to add on are pretty appealing, whether you want Sky Cinema, Sky Sports, Disney Plus, or to watch in Ultra HD and on multiple screens.

The Sky signature bundle is £31 a month - reduced from £36 - then it’s up to you what extras you add. However, with over 100 channels not on Freeview, including Sky Atlantic and Sky Max, and 500 box sets on demand, such as The White Lotus, Euphoria and The Last of Us, this bundle is a great starting point, we think.

Save £5 on your Sky Q subscription

Sky customers can also enjoy the Sky Go app for absolutely free! Designed for both iOS and Android devices, Sky Go lets you stream and download TV, films and sport, including live TV and sport, so you’ll never miss a moment of your favourite videos when you’re out and about. For Sky Sports customers, this is particularly great, as you'll never miss out on a match. You can also watch the shows you’ve recorded at home on the Sky Go app.

Is Sky Q any good? We certainly think so. Rather than fight against streaming services like Disney Plus or Netflix, Sky Q has integrated them into its service. And the apps are easy to find, too. In fact, the whole service is straightforward to use. It gets a thumbs up from us!


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