Sky Q customers can now get Netflix integrated to their service

Carla Harmon
September 19, 2018

Sky will launch its Ultimate On Demand bundle in November, which includes a monthly Netflix subscription and Sky Box Sets - the firm's own on demand service that offers 400 United Kingdom and US TV series to binge on.

Sky will then contact Netflix and do all the paperwork so you'll start paying for Netflix via your Sky bill.

Firstly, Spotify (already available as a Sky Q app) will join Netflix in being offered up as part of an integrated billing system on your Sky bill each month.

Watching Netflix shows won't work exactly like watching shows on Sky's catch-up service, however, which downloads content before allowing you to play it.

If you're not anxious about these Ultimate services then there is another way to access Netflix on Sly Q.

The "Ultimate On Demand" subscription pack will bring together some 400 United Kingdom and US Sky Box Sets with the full Netflix service - allowing viewers to access Sky Originals like Tin Star, HBO content like Game of Thrones, and Netflix series like The Crown and Stranger Things.

New and existing customers on the Sky Q Experience package (formerly Sky Q Multiscreen), with a 2TB box, get Premium - up to 4K video on four screens concurrently.

Note: You will need to have an existing Sky Q Entertainment subscription (£20 per month). As with Sky's own HDR ambitions, Sky is still working on how best to bring this to the Sky Q ecosystem, and that's inclusive of the newly-integrated Netflix service.

Can I get Netflix on Sky+?

This option won't show Netflix content on the homepage but the app can be launched via the remote and by voice recognition. Read our Sky Q review if you're not sure about making the jump. "Partnering with Netflix means we will have all the best TV in one great value pack, making it even easier for you to watch all of your favourite shows".

Stephen van Rooyen, Chief Executive Officer for Sky UK and Ireland, said "We want Sky Q to be the number one destination for TV fans".

Yes, sure, most smart TVs have a Netflix app built-in, as too do consoles like the PS4 Pro and Xbox One X as well as rival TV boxes like the Virgin TV V6, so it is hard to say that Netflix on Sky Q is an essential purchase (or upgrade). You shouldn't notice any drop in service at any point.

We'll be looking to fully test the system come the November roll out, so be sure to check back in to then for our definitive verdict.

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