Netflix as Prime Feature of Sky’s Two Subscription Packages

Netflix as Prime Feature of Sky's Two Subscription Packages

Content-streaming enthusiasts will be able to enjoy Netflix’s programs easily through Sky. The two firms have banded together to produce a new integrated streaming experience that makes their content accessible.

With their new offering going live in November, Netflix’s business development director in the UK and Ireland, Chris Whiteley, remarked that “Innovation is at the core of Netflix.”

Sky will be launching two different subscription packages which comprise Netflix:  the Sky Q Entertainment and the Ultimate on Demand. The Ultimate on Demand (UOD) has a monthly subscription price of £10 ($13.14).

Subscribers can access two streams on Sky Go, Sky box sets in high-definition (HD) formats, Sky content downloads, a subscription of Netflix Standard, two simultaneously viewable Netflix streams, videos in HD resolution, and select downloadable content.

The British satellite broadcaster’s customers have nothing to worry about since a lock-in period of six to 12 months is absent, and the UOD package is available on a month-long rolling contract.

Meanwhile, on top of the UOD service, subscribers have to pay £12 ($15.77) for the Sky Q Entertainment package.

It provides 4K/UHD video support with Sky content, a subscription for Netflix Premium, Netflix’s 4K UHD streams support, Sky Q Mini boxes streaming, four concurrent streams of Netflix content, and side loading or changing downloads between gadgets.

To enjoy the UHD features of Sky Q Entertainment, viewers should have a 2TV Sky Q receiver. Sky Q’s homepage will feature the streamed content of Netflix and the broadcasted programs of Sky.

The audience will no longer have to open a separate Netflix application to locate the links to the streaming giant’s content offerings.

For instance, if a viewer selects a Sky-hosted program, the content will begin to download on his device for playback.  And if he chooses a Netflix movie from the menu of Sky, the content will play immediately.

In the ‘search’ function of Sky, the audience will also find content from the leading streaming service provider.

This makes it effortless for their Sky set-top box to look for content like the live matches of Premier League Football and “Lost in Space,” a sample of Netflix’s content.

On Sky’s platform, Netflix will act as another channel. However, it will not have an exclusive slot on the British broadcaster’s TV Guide.

Stephen van Rooyen, Sky UK and Ireland CEO, remarked that it is in their desire for Sky Q to be the top destination for TV enthusiasts.

He said that collaborating with the streaming behemoth is tantamount to possessing all the best TV in a single value package, enabling viewers to relish all of their favorite programs.

Emma Cassidy
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