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Discussion topic: Bt broadband and glass tv

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This message was authored by BettyBoop This message was authored by: BettyBoop

Bt broadband and glass tv

Can I use glass tv same as any smart tv? 
Our BT broadband is dreadful but we're expecting fibre in near future. 
can I use glass tv to watch Netflix /iplayer in mean time

Can I purchase it without sky tv package? 

we Have no issues watching the above, even with super slow internet 

 

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This message was authored by mikealanr This message was authored by: mikealanr

Re: Bt broadband and glass tv

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Hi @BettyBoop 

 

No you cannot purchase the TV without a subscription. However you can cancel the subscription after 31 days and resubscribe, unless you take an offer wich requires you to sign up to an 18 month contract.

 

The difficulty is your Sky subscription includes netflix, when you sign in your billing moves over to Sky and when you cancel this, it then cancels netflix and therefore a bit of a faff.

 

Sky Glass requires 25Mbps for HD and 30Mbps for UHD content for live content. All channels are delivered via internet. Sky glass needs strong and stable internet for it to work. However as others will point out, Glass TV is using quite old technology and you can get a lot more TV for your money buying a new TV elsewhere, so make sure you do your research. Therefore you may want to consider Sky Stream, but the internet requirements are the same for both.

 

The best option would be to wait untill you have broadband that can support it and consider your options.

 

MikeAlanR

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65” Sky Glass ocean blue, Sky Live, 4 streaming pucks and EE FTTP Busiest Home (circa 1.6 Gbps download). Former Sky Q, Sky+ HD and Sky+ customer.
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This message was authored by BettyBoop This message was authored by: BettyBoop

Re: Bt broadband and glass tv

Thank you for such a great answer. 
I think you're right, we'll wait a little longer and then decide what option is best. 
thank you ! 

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