Sign up for a Sky TV, broadband and calls package and you’ll get super fast broadband, plus movie premieres, cutting-edge American dramas and some of the best sports coverage around. You’ll also get cheap calls to UK landlines, either at select times or anytime, potentially saving you hundreds of pounds per year.
Sky TV’s programming portfolio includes the award-winning suite of Sky Sports channels, which broadcasts live, exclusive coverage of Premier League games, as well as the Ashes and a host of other marquee sports events.
Sky’s channels also include the award-winning Sky News, Sky Movies Premier and Sky Atlantic, a channel devoted to the best of HBO’s output and other high-quality US drama.
Finally, Sky boasts 50 high definition channels and even programming in cutting-edge 3D and 4K (also called ultra high definition, or UHD), too. As is the case with the broadcaster's standard, non-HD TV packages, you can choose to add channels individually or sign up for themed HD packs.
Sky Q is the umbrella name for the two set-top boxes that Sky offers with its TV packages. Sky has now phased out the Sky+ and Sky+ HD boxes and provides Sky Q boxes on all TV packages.
Both Sky Q boxes allow you to pause and pick up TV shows on multiple devices and TVs around the home. And both offer lots of storage and let you record multiple shows simultaneously. But there are some key differences you need to be aware of.
The standard Sky Q 1TB box's key features are:
Option to record three shows and watch a fourth live
Storage for up to 500 hours of TV
Watch Sky TV simultaneously on two sets around your home (requires a subscription to Sky Multiscreen)
Stream live, on demand and recorded shows at home on a tablet (requires a subscription to Sky Multiscreen)
The higher-end Sky Q 2TB box's key features are:
Option to record four shows and watch a fifth live
Storage for over 1,000 hours of TV
Watch Sky TV in three rooms around the home (requires a subscription to Sky Multiscreen)
Stream recordings, live TV or on demand programmes on two devices in your home (requires a subscription to Sky Multiscreen)
Watch content in UltraHD, also known as 4K
It's worth noting that Sky Q Multiscreen features an additional monthly charge.
Sky customers can expect a super-fast broadband connection of up to 34Mbps (depending on your location) and unlimited download allowances, so you never have to worry about exceeding your monthly usage.
Round the clock technical support is included across Sky’s deals, as is a free wireless router.
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