Non-Sky broadband customers can now sign up for Sky Q TV, it has been confirmed, massively extending the availability of the ‘Fluid Viewing’ service that makes it nigh-on seamless to watch TV over a range of devices.
Since landing back in February, Sky Q has solely been available if you already take Sky broadband or if you signed up as a new customer for a Sky Q bundle that included Sky broadband.
From today, though, Sky Q is at last available to you if you’re signed to broadband from another provider. Sky’s PR department told us that you’ll be able to place your order today and will get the service installed “in the next few weeks”.
Launched amid much fanfare, Sky Q’s major selling point is that it lets you start watching live, recorded or on-demand TV on a tablet or smartphone or TV and pick up right where you were left off on another device.
It also lets you save your recordings on a tablet, so you can access them remotely.
Arguably just as much of a ‘sell’ is that Sky Q offers TV in lush 4K, also known as UltraHD, when you sign up for the higher-end Sky Q Silver set top box. This is four times the resolution of regular HD TV.
However, at the time of writing, Sky had yet to launch 4K programming. It’s expected to land later this year.
Find out more about Sky Q with our hands-on review.