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The widest range of Ultra HD content with Sky Q

At Sky, we are proud to offer our customers the widest range of Ultra High Definition content genres in the UK.

HD pack customers with Sky Sports and Sky Cinema who have a Sky Q 2TB box and a Sky Q Multiscreen subscription will be able to watch Entertainment shows (in 12 genres), Movies (in 17 genres) and Sports in Ultra HD.

 

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The table below shows Ultra HD content available on these services as of August 2017:

 

 

 

 

Sky

 

 

Netflix

 

Amazon Prime
Instant Video

 

BT

  Sky Netflix Amazon Prime BT
Entertainment Y Y Y Depends on subscription***
  Action Action Action  
  Adventure Adventure Adventure  
    Animation Animation  
    Biography    
  Comedy Comedy Comedy  
  Crime Crime Crime  
  Documentary Documentary Documentary  
  Drama Drama Drama  
    Family    
  History History    
  Horror Horror Horror  
  Music Music    
    Musical    
  Mystery Mystery    
    Romance    
  Sci-Fi Sci-Fi Sci-Fi  
    Short    
  Sport Sport    
  Thriller Thriller Thriller  
    Western    
         
Sport Y* N N Y**
Movies Y Y Y Depends on subscription***
  Action Action Action  
  Adventure Adventure Adventure  
  Animation Animation    
  Biography Biography Biography  
  Comedy Comedy Comedy  
  Crime Crime Crime  
    Documentary Documentary  
  Drama Drama Drama  
  Family      
  Fantasy Fantasy Fantasy  
  History History    
  Horror      
    Music    
  Mystery Mystery Mystery  
  Romance Romance    
  Sci-Fi   Sci-Fi  
    Short Film    
  Sport      
  Thriller Thriller Thriller  
  Western Western    

 

*Sports in UHD on Sky includes 124 Premier League games and an estimated 36 F1 events (practice, qualifying and races) over the next 12 months based on the 2016 season (2017 schedule not yet announced)

**BT have stated they will show at least 3 live Ultra HD events per week on BT Sport across the season

***BT YouView+ Ultra HD box and with a Netflix UHD subscription are able to access the UHD genres offered by Netflix.

Genres for the programmes in UHD offered by Sky, BT, Netflix and Amazon Prime Instant Video were mapped out according to IMDB classification.

 

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Here's the legal bit

  • Sky TV

    HD channels received depend on your Sky TV/HD subscription. BBC HD Channels, ITV HD (England & Wales only), Channel 4 HD, NHK World HD and RT HD are available without subscription.

    Sky Entertainment: £20 per month (pm) with a new 18 month minimum term. Standard price applies when not signing up to a new minimum term or outside of minimum term. Standard price: £25pm.

    Sky TV Subscription: From £20pm. Sky Box Office and Sky Store costs extra. Sky News and Pick TV are available without subscription; Pick TV, Channel 4, Channel 5, 5 USA and 5* require a viewing card. Sky box and set-up required.

    Sky Sports: Sky Sports channels available in 1, 2 or 3 channels or get all channels with the Complete Sports Pack. From £18 - £27.50 extra per month. Content depends on channels chosen. If you have 1, 2 or 3 channel, you may swap the channels once every 31 days. Main Event channel is a bonus channel showing live content from the other Sky Sports channels at the same time as it is available on such channels. Only available with the Complete Sports Pack.

    If you subscribed to both Sky Sports and Sky Cinema prior to 18 July 2017, any change to your Sky TV subscription or current sports package will result in a price increase on your Sky Cinema subscription.

    Sky Sports in HD: £6pm on top of your sports subscription if you take 1, 2 or 3 channels or the Complete Sports Pack.

    Sky Sports or Cinema on a contract: Requires new minimum term on your Sky TV subscription. You must keep Sky Sports for the duration of your minimum term, unless you also add Sky Cinema on a contract, in which case your contract will end and you will enter a new contract for all your TV services (Sky TV, Sports and Cinema).

    Sky Cinema comparison: Comparison against online movie subscription services without Sky Cinema using top 100 from UK box office over 12 months. See sky.com/blockbusters

    Sky Multiscreen: Provides same Sky TV channels as main Sky TV subscription on another box. To receive Sky HD channels on your Multiscreen box you need a Sky HD box and the HD pack. If you have home broadband, your Internet-enabled Sky boxes must be connected to your router if we’ve provided the equipment you need to connect (E.g. an On Demand connector). Multiscreen includes Sky Go Extra at no extra cost. Sky Go terms apply.

    Smart Series Link: Records your chosen series then the next and subsequent series in order. Unavailable on some older Sky HD boxes.

    Remote Record / Series Link: Use sky.com or a compatible device. Requests require up to 30 minutes notice before start of programme. Series Link for compatible Sky+HD and Sky Q boxes only.

    Sky Kids app: Available at no extra cost with the Sky Kids pack. UK / Ireland only. Selected content available to stream and download on demand at no extra cost via 3G/4G/WiFi (charges may apply). To download content you also need Sky Multiscreen, Sky Q Multiscreen, or Sky Go Extra (£5 extra a month). Available on two registered compatible tablets. Available on up to 4 registered compatible tablets. Downloaded content deleted from device 48 hours after viewing starts or no later than 30 days after download. Compatible device and software requirements at www.sky.com/help, and the App Store or Google Play Store. App features vary by device.

    Money back guarantee: If you cancel Sky HD within one calendar month of activation, we will refund the cost of your box (but not any subscription or set up charges).

    On Demand: Available to Sky TV customers with compatible Sky box. Downloading content requires compatible black Sky box, broadband connection (minimum recommended speed 2 Mbps), On Demand self set-up using built in Wi-Fi or own cable. Downloads count towards any usage caps and may expire from your Planner. Content depends on your Sky TV/HD subscription. 3D: 3DTV and activation required. Sky Store costs extra. Sky Cinema 1&2 or Sky Sports 1&2 required for Sky Cinema or Sky Sports. Sky subscribers without Sky TV can access BBC iPlayer, ITV Player and All 4 catch up content. Downloadable HD content takes longer to start viewing.
    Sky Box Office: Sky Box Office content costs extra. Pay per view charges apply.
    Box Sets: Selection of shows/series available varies each month. Downloadable HD content takes longer to start viewing. Box Sets pack required for Sky Box Sets. Box Sets and HD packs required to watch box sets in HD.

    Sky Store: On your Sky box: For Sky TV customers with black Sky+ or Sky Q box connected to broadband. Buy & Keep unavailable on some older boxes - see sky.com/boxcompatibility. Requires On Demand self set-up using built-in Wi-Fi or own cable or On Demand connector (£21.95 – limits apply). Downloads take several minutes or longer to start viewing if speed less than 6 Mbps (HD) or 2Mbps (SD). Sky+ subscription needed for ongoing access to downloaded copy. On skystore.com: Requires connected compatible device and software (see skystore.com/help). Register up to 4 devices; a title can be streamed to 1 (rent) or 2 (Buy & Keep) at a time. Min required speed for streaming 2.5Mbps (SD) or 5Mbps (HD). HD option not available when renting and is not supported for Buy & Keep on some devices/set-ups. Rentals can’t be downloaded. Buy & Keep downloads unavailable on NOW TV, Roku and YouView boxes. General: Rent from £2.99-£9.99. Buy & Keep from £7.99-£13.99. Downloading and streaming count towards any usage caps. Buy & Keep DVD delivery usually within 5 working days from official DVD release date.

    Sky Go: UK customers require the Box Sets pack to access Sky Box Sets on Sky Go. UK / Ireland only. Streamed via broadband/3G/4G/Wi-Fi (charges may apply). Available on two registered compatible devices (content may vary). Some live TV programmes will be unavailable (visit go.sky.com). See compatible device and software requirements. Sky TV Customers: Selected live channels and on demand content available in line with your Sky TV subscription at no extra cost. You'll need Sky Cinema 1&2 or Sky Sports 1&2 Packs for on demand Sky Cinema or Sky Sports. Non-Sky TV Customers: Subscriptions £15-40 pm. Monthly subscriptions renew automatically until you unsubscribe.

    Sky Go Extra: Sky TV customers only. No extra cost with Sky Multiscreen, otherwise £5 extra a month. Allow up to 24 hours for your account to be activated. 31 days' notice to cancel. Register up to 4 Sky Go devices. Concurrent online viewing on 2 devices. Download selected Sky Go content in the UK & Ireland via Wi-Fi. Content depends on your Sky TV package. Cinema/Sports Pack(s) required to download movies/sports. 2 downloads per programme. Content deleted from device 48 hours after viewing starts or no later than 30 days after download.

    Dolby Digital 5.1: Available on many programmes. Compatible home cinema system required.

    WWF Sky Rainforest Rescue: All money raised through Sky Rainforest Rescue will be donated to WWF-UK, charity registered in England and Wales number 1081247 and in Scotland number SC039593. Sky will donate a further £1 to WWF-UK to match each £1 raised through Sky Rainforest Rescue. Sky will match donations to help reach the project target of £4million.

  • Sky Q

    18 month minimum terms. Sky Q TV subscription: Sky Entertainment: £20 per month (pm); Prices may go up during your contract.

    All Sky Q kit is loaned to you at no cost and must be returned at the end of your relevant subscription. Sky Q 1TB box: 700GB personal storage. Sky Q 2TB box: 1.7TB personal storage. 300GB storage reserved by Sky.

    18 month minimum term. Sky Q Multiscreen subscription: £12 extra pm. Sky Q Multiscreen subscription required to: 1) Watch TV around the home on tablets or TVs. The ability to watch on an additional TV screen comes at a cost of £99 per additional TV (Additional TV Viewing Fee). We'll lend you one Sky Q Mini per extra TV, at no cost. For new Sky TV customers, the Additional TV Viewing Fee will be £20 for your first additional TV then payable in full for subsequent TVs. For existing Sky TV customers without Sky+ Multiscreen, the Additional TV Viewing Fee will be discounted to £50 for your first TV but payable in full for subsequent TVs. For optimal network performance we recommended connecting no more than four Sky Q Mini boxes. Content from up to two Sky Q Mini boxes can be watched concurrently. In home: watch recordings included in your Sky Q channel pack and most free to air channels. See sky.com/skyqchannels for more information. Red Button and BBC on demand content unavailable via Sky Q App; 2) Pause on one screen and continue on another; 3) Take recordings with you to watch offline. Save selected recordings from last 90 days from the main Sky Q box or download on demand programmes to compatible tablet connected to home broadband to watch offline. Finished recordings may be unavailable to sync for up to a few hours. Two syncs/downloads per programme. Content deleted from device 48 hours after viewing starts or no later than 30 days after sync/download.; 4) Watch Ultra HD content (only available to customers with a Sky Q 2TB box). Ultra HD not available on Sky Q Mini boxes or Sky Q 1TB box. Box Sets and HD pack required to watch box sets in Ultra HD. Sky Sports and Sky Cinema required to watch sports and movies in Ultra HD. Widest range of Ultra HD Content: Comparison against online and Pay TV UK subscription services based on Ultra-HD content. See sky.com/shop/tv/sky-q/uhd-shows for more information.

    Record more / Store more: Compared with standard 500GB Sky HD box.

    Installation: Engineer set-up required. Standard installation: New Sky TV customers: Sky Q 1TB box: £20 with or without a Sky Q Multiscreen subscription; Sky Q 2TB box with a Sky Q Multiscreen subscription: £65; Sky Q 2TB box without a Sky Q Multiscreen subscription: £199. Existing customers taking a Sky Q Multiscreen subscription: Sky Q 1TB box: up to £70; Sky Q 2TB box: up to £65. Prices discounted to £20 for Sky Q 1TB box or £65 for Sky Q 2TB for existing customers without a current Sky+ Multiscreen subscription.

    Existing Sky+ customers wishing to upgrade to Sky Q 1TB box or Sky Q 2TB box without taking a Sky Q Multiscreen subscription: £199 standard set-up.

    On Demand: Min. recommended broadband speed, SD: 2 Mbps & HD: 6 Mbps. Downloads count toward usage cap. Downloads may expire from planner. Selected channels/programmes on catch up. Selection of series available with Box Sets pack & varies each month. Sky Store costs extra. 3D requires activation.

    General: HD TV required. Content depends on your Sky TV subscription and picture quality on device may vary. Connect to TV using HDMI cable (supplied) or AV cable (not supplied). You own the Sky dish. Compatible TV required for Ultra-HD and 3D. If you live in a flat, installation of our shared dish is subject to survey and your Managing Agent's agreement. Email address required so we can keep in touch about your services. Third party apps: Experience may differ from the same app on other devices. Existing Sky TV customers with Sky HD: When you upgrade to Sky Q you will keep the products you already have, including Sky Talk and Line Rental and Sky Cinema and/or Sky Sports. You will lose the recordings on your current box. Any Sky Multiscreen boxes you may have won't work. These have to be replaced by Sky Q Mini boxes (see above for pricing). Further terms and charges may apply. You do not have to subscribe to Sky TV - the SkyHD box is available directly from Sky's call centre (standard set-up £199) - limited to one per household.

  • Sky Q set-up

    Engineer set-up required.

    Standard installation: New Sky TV customers: Sky Q 1TB box: £20 with or without a Sky Q Multiscreen subscription; Sky Q 2TB box with a Sky Q Multiscreen subscription: £65; Sky Q 2TB box without a Sky Q Multiscreen subscription: £199.

    Standard installation: Existing customers taking a Sky Q Multiscreen subscription: Sky Q 1TB box: up to £70; Sky Q 2TB box: up to £99. Prices discounted to £20 for Sky Q 1TB box or £65 for Sky Q 2TB for existing customers without a current Sky+ Multiscreen subscription. 

    Existing Sky+ customers wishing to upgrade to Sky Q 1TB box or Sky Q 2TB box without taking a Sky Q Multiscreen subscription: £199 standard set-up. 

  • General and further terms

    Subject to status. Upfront payment may be required. Prices may go up during your subscription. Non-standard set-up may cost extra. Prices may vary if you live in a flat. Sky functionality requires two satellite feeds. You must get any consents required (e.g. landlord's). Prices for Direct Debit payments only. Continuous debit/credit card mandate costs 30p.

    UK, Channel Islands and Isle of Man residential customers only. These offers are not available with any other offers. Further terms apply. Correct at 15 December 2017.

    Calls to Sky for non-Sky Talk customers cost 7p per minute plus your provider's access charge. Calls to 080 numbers are free. Calls to non-inclusive service numbers on a Sky Talk tariff will be charged 11.5p per minute access charge and a service charge from the owning operator.

    Contact us if you wish to cancel during your cooling off period.

    Read the full text of our customer contracts.