Sky Launches New Partnership With Netflix

Elizabeth Elden
1st March 2018, 12:00 PM
  • Sky has a deal with Netflix so you can get all your shows in one place
  • Combining Sky and Netflix content in one package
  • Can merge Netflix account with the new package as part of the deal
  • Will be for Sky Q customers
Sky Q customers will be able to watch Netflix shows as part of the new subscription package.

Sky and Netflix have joined forces to bring you all of your favourite shows and films together in one place and with one subscription cost.

In a statement, Sky said it is planning on creating a brand new, “attractively prices” entertainment TV package, which will combine shows on Sky Q with ones on Netflix for the first time.

Jeremy Darroch, Group Chief Executive of Sky, said, “The exciting new features coming to Sky Q will enable Sky customers to access even more of the best entertainment delivered over the best product platform.

“By placing Sky and Netflix content side-by-side, along with programmes from HBO, Showtime, Fox, and Disney, we are making the entertainment experience even easier and simpler for our customers.

“Our recent announcements mean we will extend our leadership in delivering customers the best viewing and user experience in Europe.”

This will include popular Netflix Originals like Stranger Things, House of Cards, and The Crown.

If you’re currently a Netflix customer, but do not have an account with Sky, you’ll be able to move your account to sync with the new Sky TV bundle, so it’ll be easy to set up your account.

The announcement is well timed from Sky, who last week faced criticism for raising customer’s bills by up to £30 a year.

The service will launch on Sky Q later this year, and you will have to be a Sky Q customer to access it.

Earlier this month, Sky Original customers were given the opportunity to get 80 more channels for free, as part of a plan by Sky to upgrade its packages.

Netflix will also be launched as a standalone app on Now TV’s family of streaming devices, including on the recently launched Now TV Smart Stick.

Reed Hasting, Chief Executive of Netflix, said, “We are delighted to partner with Sky to bring the latest technologies and great stories under the same roof.

“With this innovative new partnership, and Netflix’s stellar line up of original content from across the world, Sky customers will be able to seamlessly access and enjoy all the best entertainment in one place.”

What do you think? Does this sound like a good deal? Let us know in the comments!

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juliepower24
juliepower241 year ago

I would never go to sky again after I called them the other day to get a new deal from them, the sales guy tried to force me into a decision on the phone even though I had said I would call them back the following morning to let them know. Even after saying that he kept trying to get me to decide immediately and saying right I'll phone you back when are you free?

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TraceySpencer
TraceySpencer1 year ago

Looks like Sky are still trying to have the monopoly on tv entertainment.

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