Sky bundles Netflix in bid to break into more homes

Sky bundles Netflix in bid to break into more homes

Sky bundles Netflix in bid to break into more homes

But without that premium subscription, it seems a little backwards to pay more money for less Netflix features. Customers can register their interest on the Sky website. In addition, that's a particularly attractive saving if you're paying for Netflix's premium 4K tier at the moment - so long as you're already paying for the UHD options in your Sky Q account, that £10 a month will bag you all the features of a 4K Netflix service too.

There's a bit of a catch though, it's not like Sky customers are suddenly getting Netflix for free.

Sky (Sky Broadband) has today revealed the first details of their new "Ultimate On Demand" (UOD) service on the Sky Q platform, which for a single monthly fee of £10 will bring together hundreds of Sky TV's on-demand Box Sets from their various channels and also adds the full Netflix service.

The short version of this hands on review is that Netflix on Sky Q is a fabulous thing, with the content might of the former seamlessly integrating side-by-side with Sky's hardware system and content offering, which remains now more than ever the best-in-class proposition compared to its rivals.

Those on the Sky Q Entertainment subscription will get Netflix's Standard plan (HD quality, watching on two screens at the same time), which is usually £7.99 per month.

It's worth noting that Netflix integration is not available on the older Sky+ box.

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.

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.

Selecting a Netflix show from a content rail, which range from genres to more specific recommendations based on a user's tastes, and it immediately takes you in to the show/movie page where you can then launch the content, which streams directly as in the dedicated Netflix app. You can load the app with Sky's voice search but you can't use it to voice search within Netflix - this will arrive as an update in 2019.

We originally reported that a partnership between Netflix and Sky was on the way back in March, but nothing has really happened since then.

Netflix on Sky Q is, unsurprisingly, the excellent and easy to use Sky Q experience but now bolstered by Netflix's superb content suite. You shouldn't notice any drop in service at any point.

Secondly, in the new year a dedicated Kids Mode viewing option will be added.

Netflix on Sky Q is launching in November 2018.

This option won't show Netflix content on the homepage but the app can be launched via the remote and by voice recognition.

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