Sky Stream launches, enabling plug-and-play access to all of Sky's content

Mike Wheatley

Sky has said that its new streaming box Sky Stream, which provides full access to its content without a satellite dish, is now on sale.


The standalone device is said to stream Sky TV services and a Sky Glass-like experience that includes playlists and voice controls. Because everything is delivered over WiFi, it means there’s no need to install a satellite dish to access Sky’s services anymore.

It has of course been possible to access Sky without a dish since last year by purchasing one of the company’s branded Sky Glass TVs, but the launch of Sky Stream promises to make its services over WiFi much more accessible. After all, not everyone wants to spend extra cash on a new TV - and many people may well have a better TV. After all, the Sky Glass televisions are pretty run-of-the-mill LCD TVs that don’t match the picture quality of the very best, premium OLED and Mini-LED TVs sold by companies like LG Electronics, Samsung Electronics and Sony.

So those who’re interested in the very best Sky has to offer now have a better, plug-and-play option, simply by heading to to place their order for the Sky Stream. The company said the device, which plugs into an HDMI port, is available through a subscription, with the cheapest option Sky Entertainment & Netflix Basic costing £26 a month with an 18-month contract, or £29 a month with a rolling 31-day contract. Bear in mind that there’s also a £39.95 set-up fee, reduced to £20 for those who sign up for an 18-month contract.

Aside from the basic package, subscribers can sign up for a range of extras, such as Sky Sports (from £25/month), Sky Cinema (from £11/month), BT Sport (from £30/month), Sky Kids (£6/month) and UHD & Dolby Atmos (£6/month). Users can also upgrade from Netflix Basic to Netflix Standard for an extra £4 a month.

In addition, Sky Stream provides access to other streaming providers including Apple TV+, Amazon Prime, Disney+, as well as services such as BBC iPlayer, ITV Hub, All4, Discovery+, YouTube and Peacock. Finally, users have the option to pay another £12 a month for the Whole Home add-on, which enables up to five televisions in the home to access all that they’re subscribing to.

Here's our review of Sky Glass and everything Sky Stream has to offer, from last year: