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Sky and Netflix are joining forces on a new subscription package

Sky and Netflix are joining forces on a new subscription package

As well as the home screen recommendation tiles, there's a new On Demand pane that pulls together all ready-to-stream content (whether Sky's or Netflix's) all in one place, while the text-search tool now has a dedicated option for scanning the Netflix catalogue as well.

From November (a specific date is yet to be announced), you'll be able to access the entire Netflix streaming catalogue through your Sky Q box. It's more than just the app being added to the Sky Q box and customers can even save money with the deal. The launch is finally just around the corner though - Sky Q customers will soon be able to subscribe to an "Ultimate On Demand" service, which features Sky's existing catch-up and box set services alongside Netflix, in one seamless package.

Netflix on Sky Q is launching in November 2018.

Netflix content like Stranger Things is integrated into the Sky Q system at a deep level.

Of course, with Sky not supporting HDR just yet, you'll be able to see Netflix's shows in 4K only, but not HDR.

If you already have a Netflix subscription, then you'll simply need to log-in on Sky with your existing details and sign-up to at least the Ultimate On Demand package.

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These content selections are arrange via "content rails", with show and movie artwork lined up alongside each other. As with Sky's own HDR ambitions, Sky is still working on how best to bring this to the Sky Q ecosystem, and that's inclusive of the newly-integrated Netflix service.

Can I watch Netflix on Sky apps? In your Sky interface's recommended viewing panes, and continue viewing areas, you'll see them begin to be populated with titles from your Netflix library, letting you jump right in without having to first open the dedicated Netflix app from the menu system.

Netflix on Sky Q is, unsurprisingly, the excellent and easy to use Sky Q experience but now bolstered by Netflix's superb content suite.

The distribution of the content is also smart, too, as it is reactive to which Netflix profile is being used as well as any parental controls that may have been placed on it.

Speaking about the new Netflix service, Stephen van Rooyen, Chief Executive Officer, Sky UK and Ireland, said: "We want Sky Q to be the number one destination for TV fans".

Yes, sure, most smart TVs have a Netflix app built-in, as too do consoles like the PS4 Pro and Xbox One X as well as rival TV boxes like the Virgin TV V6, so it is hard to say that Netflix on Sky Q is an essential purchase (or upgrade).


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