Sky has become a lot more accessible in the last few years. Whereas before you needed a satellite dish or a Sky Glass to get all of the benefits and exclusives of Sky TV, now all you need is Sky Stream.


Sky Stream is a streaming pack which works on any existing television. It gives you access to Freeview TV and Sky content without the need for a satellite dish or professional installation. Simply plug Sky Stream into your TV via HDMI, connect to the internet and away you go! You can now watch all of your favourite TV shows and films.

We’ve made this sound simple, and in a way, it is. However, before purchasing a new piece of tech, what you really want to know is: is it worth it?

Well, we’re here to tell you a bit more about Sky Stream, its release date and availability in the UK, as well as its price and how it differs from Sky Glass and Sky Q.

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What is Sky Stream puck?

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Sky Stream is a small, rectangular box, like Apple TV or Virgin Media’s Stream. Plug it into your TV and you can stream entertainment over Wi-Fi.

With over 120 channels featuring smash-hit shows like House of the Dragon, Succession and Gangs of London, on services like Sky TV, Netflix, and Freeview TV, Sky Stream is worth the cash for the amount of content available. We’ll chat more about that later.

There’s the option to purchase a 31-day rolling plan that you can cancel at any time, or an 18-month contract which offers the best value for money.

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How does Sky Stream puck work?

Sky Stream comes in the form of the Sky Stream Puck, a small device that can fit in the palm of your hand. Once plugged in, it offers customers full access to all of Sky TV's content, including exclusive TV shows, Sky Cinema, Sky Sports and live TV, without the need for a satellite dish or set-top box.

You also don’t need Sky Glass to purchase Sky Stream. Sky Stream offers the full Sky Glass user interface and streaming properties: all of your channels, shows and apps are in one place.

If you find something you fancy watching but don’t want to do so right that second, you can also create a personalised playlist with both apps and channels. Another feature customers love is 'Restart': you can hop on any live TV show and choose to watch it from the beginning.

The voice remote also lets you control your TV with your voice — fancy!

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How much does Sky Stream cost in the UK?

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As we touched on earlier, for the amount of content Sky Stream offers, it is great value for money, and is the most affordable way to get Sky TV and Netflix together.

The 31-day rolling plan starts from £29 per month while the 18 month contract begins at £26 per month, with no upfront costs.

Both of the plans include the Sky Ultimate TV package (with over 120 channels), Freeview TV and Netflix. The viewing is HD as standard. As always with Sky, there’s also the option to add specific packages like Sky Cinema and Sky Sports, and channels like Apple TV+, Amazon Prime Video and Disney Plus.

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Sky Stream release date and UK availability

Sky Stream was released on 18th October 2022 and is still available to buy now.

For UK customers, Sky Stream is available to buy on the Sky store.

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How is Sky Stream different from Sky Glass and Sky Q?

What is Sky Glass? Sky Glass is a TV that has Sky’s services built into it. You can stream every channel, show and app over Wi-Fi. In a way, Sky Stream is like Sky Glass (it even has the same interface), except you don’t need the Sky Glass TV for Sky Stream. For a deeper look into the differences between them, take a look at our piece on Sky Glass vs Sky Stream.

What is Sky Q? Sky Q launched in 2016 to replace Sky+ and Sky+ HD. It’s a multimedia platform that lets you see all of your services, apps, and channels in one place. Whereas Sky Q opens to the home screen with a live TV box in the top left-hand corner, Sky Stream looks the same as Sky Glass.

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Best Sky Stream deals available today

The best Sky Stream price on offer right now is £26 a month with an 18-month contract, or £29 on a rolling 31-day contract. There are no upfront costs to pay and you enjoy having unlimited Sky TV and Netflix content at your fingertips.

For £39 a month you can also add Sky's Superfast Broadband, which has an average download speed of 59 Mb/s.

Save £5 a month on Sky Sports

What's the deal: Save £5 a month on your Sky Sports package, taking the 18 month contract price from £25 to £20 and taking the 31 day rolling contract price from £27 to £22.

Why we chose it: This deal grants you access to eight separate sports channels showing a range of different sports. £5 a month may not seem like a massive saving, but over the course of an 18 month contract that's a saving of £90.

Save £5 a month on Sky Sports

Get two free Vue cinema tickets per month with Sky Cinema

What's the deal: Not only will you receive access to over 1,000 movies on demand and access to Paramount Plus at no extra cost, you'll also get two free tickets to Vue cinemas each month of your contract.

Why we chose it: This is the perfect deal for cinephiles, granting you access to more of the latest blockbusters than anywhere else, as well as luxurious cinema experiences every month.

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