What is the maximum number of Sky Glass packages?
The pricing at first appears to be simple. Every version comes with two payment options: contract or one-time payment. But there’s a snag right away, since you can get a contract for 48 months or 24 months – giving you three choices per TV.
Unless you have a specific model size in mind, you’ll have to compare nine different price alternatives. That’s not so terrible, but it also isn’t over yet. If you want the Sky Glass TV, you’ll need to sign up for a Sky TV membership.
The ‘Sky Ultimate TV’ bundle, which combines Sky’s entertainment networks and TV boxsets with a Netflix subscription, is the most basic choice. This is something you’ll need regardless of whether you choose to upgrade or not.
Movie fans will want to look into upgrading their Sky Cinema package as well as adding a Disney Plus add-on for access to a huge collection of movies. Finally, if you have children running about the house, Sky Kids is a great way to keep them occupied.
Finally, if you want to watch Sky’s own content in 4K (the same resolution as the display you just bought), you’ll have to pay extra for the UHD add-on. You’ll be able to choose from 64 unique combinations of packages thanks to those six potential additional options.
It’s simple and perplexing at the same time
You’ll need to compare 576 alternatives if you didn’t know what Sky Glass TV size you wanted, how you intended to pay for it, or which Sky TV package would be ideal for your needs.
That isn’t to mention extra expenses, such as the fact that fast-forwarding of advertisements is included for free for the first 12 months after purchase, but then charges £5 per year thereafter.
Anyone used to Sky’s bundles and packages will have a more clear picture of what channels they require and a financial limit in mind, allowing them to largely decide when to stop adding on, well, add-ons.
However, it feels like the advantages of all-in-one hardware are being let down by a complicated jumble of payment alternatives – which might jeopardize Sky Glass before it’s even had a chance to take off.