Sky+ is still a hugely popular way of accessing the satellite TV firm’s content with millions of customers still using this platform.
However, it may be a good time to consider switching to Sky Q with a big new feature arriving in November.
Sky Q already offers a number of improvements over Sky+ including voice control and the ability to record more shows at the same time.
Now there’s another bonus of Q with Sky announcing that Netflix will soon launch on the service allowing users to see content side-by-side for the first time.
This big update will mean customers will see Netflix shows and films on the main homepage and will also be able to watch their usual viewing profiles via the new Netflix app.
Sadly, Sky has confirmed that Sky+ customers won’t get access to this new update with them needing to upgrade to Sky Q to be able to view Netflix through their set-top box.
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. Partnering with Netflix means we will have all the best TV in one great value pack, making it even easier for you to watch all of your favourite shows.”
And Chris Whiteley, Director Business Development UK/IE, Netflix, added: “Innovation is at the core of Netflix.
“We are delighted to partner with Sky to offer fans a new and exciting way to access the best of entertainment from around the world.”
Here’s how the new service works
Customers with Sky Q and Netflix account will be able to see these services integrated for the first time from November with two simple options available for payment and viewing.
For those that want the most interactive service, Sky is launching something called Ultimate On Demand.
This allows Netflix and Sky content to appear side-by-side within the main Q home screen making it simple to watch shows from both services.
Ultimate on Demand will cost £10 per month which includes access to Sky Box Sets (usually £5 per month) and Netflix Standard (£7.99) – giving customers a saving of £2.99 per month.
Sky is also launching a new app which will allow customers to watch Netflix for the usual price without paying for Ultimate on Demand.
It’s worth noting that you’ll also need to have an existing Sky Q Entertainment subscription to be eligible for Ultimate on Demand.
Those wanting to view content in Ultra HD also have an option to view in this ultimate format.
The Sky Q Experience bundle includes Netflix Premium as well as Sky’s content in UHD with this costing an additional £12 per month.
There’s no word on an official Netflix release on Sky but expect the service to be available at some point in November.