Sky Glass, Sky’s integrated broadband TV, is due to launch in Ireland next month.
The device that eliminates the need for a satellite dish or a decoder will be available from August 25, although the customer can already pre-order.
Sky Ireland CEO JD Buckley said he was delighted that Ireland was the second market to launch Sky Glass. “Investing in the best technology, the best content and the best customer experience are always our top priorities and Sky Glass is the most innovative product we have developed to date. It opens up the world of Sky to customers who may not have been able to access Sky TV before.
Sky Glass has a similar selection of apps to the Sky Q box, including Netflix, Amazon and Disney+, although there are a few additions, such as RadioPlayer.
Sky Glass is available in a range of five colors (Ocean Blue, Ceramic White, Racing Green, Dusky Pink or Charcoal Black) in three screen sizes, 43, 55 and 65 inches. Ultra HD and Quantum Dot technologies together produce more than a billion colors. There are six speakers that support 360° Dolby Atmos sound with powerful built-in speakers and a subwoofer.
Certified carbon neutral, the integration of the decoder and the soundbar in the reception reduces energy. Rental prices start at €15 per month for the 43-inch model and increase to €26 for the 65-inch model.
Later this year, a compact camera will provide a video return path for viewers to chat, play games, work out and share entertainment at home. A partnership with Zoom will make it possible to communicate within homes, by settling in a territory already explored by Facebook and Amazon.