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Published on January 29th, 2016 | by Gary Johnson

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Sky Q price to cost a packet as release revealed

Over the last few years the way we watch TV content has changed dramatically with the Internet having a major part to play. Last year Sky revealed its latest idea to adapt with the competition, and today it has revealed the true cost of Sky Q and its release date.

On first impressions it looks as if the pricing for Sky Q is quite high but if you compare it to what anyone that is already on the top SKY TV package is paying it isn’t so bad, but there will be a £99 installation charge(more on that later).

The basic package is priced at £42 per month which includes the rental of the new Sky Q boxes which will keep the overall cost to the end user down. Sky is claiming that existing customers who switch to the new service will only see a further £12 added to their monthly bill.

Although if you are a customer who has Sky+ HD with all the sports and movie channels along with multiroom currently paying £87 per month and go with the Sky Q Silver package this reduces to only an extra £1.50 per month. This is because an extra multiroom subscription will no longer be needed.

Sky Q makes use of a new technology that is being called wideband that basically lets it take the full signal from the dish and share around the house via a single Q box, but this needs an engineer to make some small changes to the dish so hence the £99 installation charge although this goes up to £250 for new customers unless premium channels are added.

Those interested will be able to pre-order Sky Q from Tuesday February 9th with installations kicking off towards the end of the month. The basic £42 package won’t include the premium channels while the Sky Q silver bundle starts at £54.

This does include a Sky Q Mini box so you can have it running in two rooms as well as two different tablets where ever you are in the house. One of the unique features of Sky Q is allowing you to record up to 4 different programs at once while watching a fifth and you can download recorded content from your box to a tablet to watch anywhere.

Customers can add up to two extra Sky Q Mini boxes and the service will also support 4K broadcasts but content isn’t expected to be available until later in the year.

Will you be pre-ordering Sky Q?

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has a background in engineering and passion for motorcycles, gadgets, and home cinema. In his early years, his obsession for Hi-Fi technology would see him creating the perfect setup with a good ear for sound quality. He also has a love for smartphones and loves spending time with his family.



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