Sky Glass energy usage compared

Sky Glass uses up to 50% less energy compared to using a combination of a Sky Q set top box, a TV from one of three leading manufacturers in the UK and a soundbar comparable by technology and size, based on publicly available information about each device's energy consumption.

The table below shows exactly how much energy is saved based on its size and technology.

Assumptions

  • Benchmarked using Sky's most efficient STB (Sky Q 1TB Titan) and a range of comparable TVs and Soundbars from leading brands
  • kWh per year based on publicly available data and the following:
    • Product active hours per day (h) = 4.5
    • Product standby hours per day (h) = 19.5
    • Standby Product power consumption Glass (W) = 1.05
    • Standby Product power consumption Other TV (W) = 0.3
Maximum savings

Sky Glass

TV + Sky Q Box + Soundbar

Saving %

43" kWh per year SDR

127

266

52

55'' kWh per year SDR

145

338

57

65''  kWh per year SDR

159

362

56

43''  kWh per year HDR

149

315

53

55''  kWh per year HDR

211

530

60

65''  kWh per year HDR

297

505

41

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So if you have a 43" SDR LG TV, a Sky Q box and a soundbar, you'd be using around 266 kWh per year.

With Sky Glass you'd be using 127 kWh - a saving of 52%.

Energy consumption comparison

LG TV
43" Nano
55" Nano
65" Nano
65" OLED

Hisense
55" QLED
65" QLED

Samsung
43" QLED
55" QLED
65" QLED

Samsung Soundbar
HWS61 Soundbar