Sky and Netflix agree new European partnership

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Sky and Netflix announce a new partnership to bundle the full Netflix service into a brand new Sky TV subscription pack. This pioneering partnership, the first of its kind, will give millions of Sky customers seamless access to Netflix through the Sky Q platform.

 

Sky will make available the extensive Netflix service to new and existing customers by creating a brand-new and attractively priced entertainment TV pack, combining Sky and Netflix content side- by-side for the first time. Netflix’s service includes over a thousand hours of Ultra HD content, complementing Sky Q’s extensive UHD programming.

 

With the Netflix app integrated into Sky Q, and Netflix programmes promoted alongside Sky content, customers can enjoy shows such as Britannia, Billions and Big Little Lies alongside The Crown, Stranger Things and Black Mirror, as well as free-to-air TV, all on the Sky platform. At the same time, customers will enjoy the simplicity of one monthly bill and easy to use, integrated user interface.

 

As part of the new partnership, Sky customers will be able to seamlessly access Netflix content in the Sky Q menu, plus quickly find their favourite Netflix programmes including the use of Sky Q’s search and voice search functionality. Existing Netflix customers will be able to easily migrate their account to the new Sky TV bundle, or sign into the Netflix app using their existing account details, to enjoy Netflix with even greater convenience.

 

This agreement will give customers an even broader and better range of content, therefore adding more value into a Sky subscription. It builds on the raft of new innovations coming to Sky Q which were announced earlier this week (see separate press release here for further details).

 

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Jeremy Darroch, Group Chief Executive, Sky commented:The exciting new features coming to Sky Q will enable Sky customers to access even more of the best entertainment delivered over the best product platform. By placing Sky and Netflix content side-by-side, along with programmes from the likes of HBO, Showtime, Fox and Disney, we are making the entertainment experience even easier and simpler for our customers. Our recent announcements mean we will extend our leadership in delivering customers the best viewing and user experience in Europe.”

 

Reed Hastings, Chief Executive, Netflix:We are delighted to partner with Sky to bring the latest technologies and great stories under the same roof. With this innovative new partnership and Netflix’s stellar line up of original content from across the world, Sky's customers will be able to seamlessly access and enjoy all the best entertainment in one place.”

 

This European partnership will see Netflix - along with the new Sky TV pack - launch on Sky Q in the UK and Ireland in the coming year. Netflix will launch on Sky Q platforms in Germany, Austria and Italy thereafter.

The agreement with Netflix also extends to Sky’s contract free streaming services. In the UK and Ireland, Sky will launch Netflix as a standalone app on NOW TV’s family of streaming devices including on the recently launched NOW TV Smart Stick. Sky Ticket in Germany and Austria, and NOW TV in Italy, will launch a standalone app on their devices in due course.

 

Source: Sky Corporate, Sky and Netflix agree new European partnership

 

 

FAQ

 

How do I access Netflix?

The partnership with Netflix will create a brand new entertainment TV pack giving customers even greater choice and value from their subscription, all within one simple monthly bill. Sky customers will be able to seamlessly access Netflix content from the Sky Q homepage and quickly find their favourite Netflix shows using Sky Q’s Voice Control and search functionality.

 

How much will the new Sky TV pack cost?

Details regarding pricing aren't available just yet but we'll share these as soon as we can. You can pre-register for all the latest news at www.sky.com/Netflix

 

Can I access Netflix if I don’t take the new Sky TV pack?

The Netflix app will be available on Sky Q for Netflix customers who don’t wish to take the new Sky TV pack. Netflix customers can sign into the Netflix app using their existing account details.

 

When will Netflix be available?

Netflix will launch on Sky Q in the coming year.  You can pre-register for all the latest news at www.sky.com/Netflix

 

I subscribe to Netflix already – what will happen? 

Existing Netflix customers will be able to easily migrate their account to the new Sky TV pack, or sign into the Netflix app using their existing account details, to enjoy Netflix with even greater convenience. At the same time, customers who take out the new Sky TV pack will benefit from the ease of one monthly bill.

 

Can I watch Netflix shows through the Sky Q app or Sky Go?

Netflix shows will not be available through the Sky Q app or Sky Go. Sky customers will be able to use the Netflix app via a compatible device.

 

What happens to my Netflix subscription if I leave Sky?

We’ll provide more information about this closer to launch. You can pre-register for all the latest news at www.sky.com/Netflix

 

Will I be able to access the Netflix app on my other device(s)?

You will be able to access Netflix through the standalone Netflix app and via the Sky Q set top box.

 

Will I be able to watch Netflix shows in Ultra HD?

We’ll provide more details about this when we get closer to launch. You can pre-register for all the latest news at www.sky.com/Netflix

 

Will Netflix be available on Sky+?

Sky+ customers will not be able to access Netflix through their set top box.

 

12 Comments
Managing Editor

Woo hoo!  This is great news.  Wonder if Dolby Vision is possible?  Only Amazon prime needed now any I’ll be in heaven.

Managing Editor

Don’t think the links are working @Kei+M

Community Manager

Links are now updated @Joe-Bow

Managing Editor

Thanks @Sam-R .  Registered!!!!

Sound Supervisor

this is good as i have the uhd package with netflix, so hope can view the uhd conent via the box as well, if not will stick with my nvidia shield or just the tv 

 

the only issue with netflix is that you cant give different profiles pins for access, so everyone can see 18 content. will sky habve somewthing in place to prevent this

Researcher

Great news - thanks @Kei+M...registered.

Viewer

This a good move for Sky Q customers if the pricing is right. My preference would be to use my Smart TV App, as it supports HDR and Dolby Vision which Sky Q doesn't currently support. 

Researcher

At present you have to have a Sky package that allows you to watch UHD. (MultiRoom - which I got rid of, because you can only watch UHD on the main box as the MultiRoom function doesn’t allow UHD on the Sky mini box). 

I currently watch Netflix in UHD, so the question is, if you are not subscribed to the Sky package that enables UHD, can you still watch Netflix in UHD if you don’t have UHD Sky package?

Community Manager

We'll be releasing more information with regards to Netflix in 4K / UHD when we get closer to launch.

Sound Supervisor

This would be good to know as currently stream Netflix via Sheild TV and want to know if I need to keep switching to that to watch UHD content 

Researcher

I. currently live in Birmingham yet can never watch Netflix UHD as the broadband is still 3rd world ( 3Mbs - Sky broadband). To watch UHD on Sky Q takes hours to download but at least I can watch it. Will I be able to download UHD Netflix programming into my Sky Q box?

Sound Supervisor

wonder how it would work with netflix profiles as well, will the titles all show up and be added to the account holders list of stuff or will we be able to select which profile to use on each sky box