Sky TV has been a staple in UK households for many years and has continued to improve throughout this time. With their revolutionary record feature, additional channels and huge content catalogue, you’re on to a winner with Sky.
If you’re an existing customer but do not yet have the Sky Q box, or if you’re a newbie looking to get Sky for the first time, it can be confusing knowing where to start. We have the answers to help you upgrade your package if you’re an existing customer. Alternatively, if you’re seeking further information on how to become a customer, we can help with this too.
If you’re looking to understand the charges you can expect when switching to Sky, we have a simple guide answering all your questions, including how much is Sky Q?
How much is Sky Q
If you’re upgrading from a different Sky subscription such as Sky HD or Sky +, you may be given a special offer through Sky to take the upgrade instead of using one of their outdated systems. The best way to find out this information is by contacting Sky.
When choosing Sky as a new customer, you may find several new customer deals on the web, so make sure to check those out before going for a standard offer.
Another factor in the cost of Sky Q is dependant on the channels you choose within your package. Whether you opt for a basic package, sports, entertainment, or any add ons such as Disney +. The prices may also vary if you are planning on getting extra boxes.
What is Sky multiroom?
Sky Q and their mini box have taken over Sky Multiroom. The Mini Box allows viewers to watch content via their Mini Box anywhere in the house, as the box doesn’t need to be connected to a satellite dish. Making it ideal for watching your recordings from the main box wherever you fancy.
If you’re looking to find out more about the costs of a Sky Mini Box, you can find out more below.
Can I get a mini box if I am an existing customer?
If you’re an existing Sky customer and part of the Sky VIP reward programme, then getting a mini box has never been easier. As Sky want to transfer all of their existing customers to their new Sky Q technology, you should be able to get a great deal with Sky. If you are a VIP customer, here’s what to expect.
For those who are Silver & Gold members of Sky, you can get one Sky Ultra-HD 1TB Q box with a free mini box for a one-off setup fee of £40.
If you are a Platinum or Diamond member, you can also get Sky Ultra-HD 1TB Q box with a free mini box for a one-off fee of £20.
Best features of Sky, and is it worth it?
If you are looking to get Sky Q installed but are unsure if it is worth it. Here are some pros to consider when it comes to Sky Q-
- You can record multiple programs at once, making it easier than ever to watch your favorite programs
- 12 Sky channels that are only available on Sky or NOW TV.
- Accessibility features for easy use
Are you getting the Sky Q upgrade message and want to know what it means? We have a guide to help right here.
Is it expensive to get a Sky Q box installed
Regardless of whether you’re a new customer or existing, you will still need an engineer out to fix your Sky Q box. You will be prompted to choose a date for your engineer to come out when upgrading online.
There is usually an installation fee of £29.95 for them to come out and fit your box. This is due to the newer technology which is required that the old satellite dishes don’t have.
If you’re looking to get it cheaper as an existing customer, ring up and speak to Sky and see if they can waive this fee for you to allow you to upgrade for free. Although this may not always work, it’s always worth going direct and reaching out to them.
How much is Sky Q a month in 2021
Prices for Sky Q start at just £25, a lot of the time. This also includes Netflix as standard, which works out pretty cheap for the two together, dependant on which Netflix package you pay for. However, if you don’t want Netflix, ask for them to remove it from your bill. If adding additional packages such as Entertainment and Sports, prices can vary on Sky, which can cost as much as £50 per month.
The prices for Sky Q can vary, so it’s worth going direct and looking at comparison sites, such as USwitch.
Can I get Sky Q cheaper?
Here are some simple tips for making your Sky Q box cheaper:
- Don’t get any additional channels, as it can quickly rack up the cost, and with a lot of the channels, you are then stuck in a contract to keep them for 12-18 months.
- Haggle when speaking to Sky, especially if you’re a new customer. Advise them of your budget and see what they can do for you.
- Go direct- Sky is more likely to offer better prices when you go direct instead of through a compare site, as they lose out when you do this.
- Shop around for different Sky deals as you may find a better price on another site
- Finally, check out the perks. Sometimes going through a competitor site can be great for extras such as gift cards, free installation, and meal offers.
Whether you’re a new customer or an existing Sky customer, Sky Q is the latest technology for Sky, and it is worth looking into upgrading.
Ultimately it depends on what you’re looking for with Sky. And whether an alternative streaming service may be a better choice for you.