Sky Glass to launch in Ireland this August
Sky Glass to launch in Ireland this August
Say Hello to Sky Glass – the new TV from Sky available in Ireland from August 25th
Sky Glass, the TV from Sky – key features:
- The only TV with Sky and all your favourite apps inside
- Everything in one place – Sky Glass eliminates wasted time trekking from app to app
- Cutting-edge design available in five colours and three sizes
- Ultra HD and Quantum Dot technology producing over 1 billion colours
- 360° Dolby Atmos® sound with powerful built-in speakers and sub-woofer
- Talk to your TV: just say “Hello Sky” to find what to watch
- The world’s first TV to be certified CarbonNeutral®
Sky Ireland has today announced that Sky’s new TV, Sky Glass, will officially launch in Ireland on Thursday, 25th August 2022.
Available in a range of sizes and colours, Sky Glass is the only TV with award-winning Sky inside, allowing customers to get Sky TV over WiFi – removing the need for a satellite dish or set-top box. Simply plug, pair and play to enjoy stunning picture quality and cinematic sound, with everything you need built in. With easy access to stream your favourite content and apps using voice command, Sky Glass makes it simple for users to find and watch the TV they love.
Speaking about Sky Glass launching in Ireland, Sky Ireland CEO, JD Buckley, said:
“Following its hugely successful launch in the UK, we are thrilled to announce that Ireland will be the second market to launch Sky Glass. The launch of Sky Glass here marks a significant milestone in Sky’s 25-year history in Ireland and follows our recent announcement that Sky Mobile is coming to Ireland in 2023, as well as the opening of our four new flagship retail stores.
“Investing in the best technology, the best content and the best customer experience are always our top priorities and Sky Glass is the most innovative product we have developed yet. It opens the world of Sky to customers who may not have been able to access Sky TV before now. With the ability to stream the best content and apps over WiFi, Sky Glass features Ultra HD, Quantum Dot technology and 360° Dolby Atmos® sound. Sky Glass will be available in Ireland from August 25th, but we are giving customers the opportunity to pre-register for Sky Glass now.”
TV never looked so good
Sky partnered with Map Project Office, one of world’s leading design agencies, to create the elegant design. Sky Glass comes in a choice of three sizes (Small 43”, Medium 55” and Large 65”) and five rich colours. Choose from Ocean blue, Ceramic white, Racing green, Dusky pink, or Anthracite black, with matching remote and speaker fascia. It has a mounting bracket cleverly integrated into the TV, or a sleek colour matched stand. With a single plug, Sky Glass makes cable clutter a thing of the past, while the woven acoustic mesh used to optimise sound performance and millimetre-perfect perforations, help Sky Glass sound as good as it looks.
Spectacular screen and spine-tingling sound
The Sky Glass 4K Ultra HD Quantum Dot screen delivers a crystal-clear picture, while the 10-bit HDR screen supports HLG, HDR10 and Dolby Vision® to produce vibrant, more intense colour. Whether you’re cheering on your team in the Premier League or getting stuck into the latest blockbuster, Sky Glass knows what you’re watching and optimises sound and picture for you, while Intelligent Zonal Technology works to bring you darker darks and brighter brights.
Transform your living room into a cinema, concert, or stadium with six powerful, integrated speakers in optimal positions to deliver edge to edge Dolby Atmos® sound and a sub-woofer designed in for a rich, deep bass – all without buying a separate soundbar.
Smarter than a smart TV
With far field voice and Glance Motion Technology, just say “Hello Sky” or walk past to bring your Sky Glass TV to life. A new home page makes it easier to find, watch and play the TV you love. It brings together all your favourite content from across Sky, Netflix, Disney+, Apple TV+, Prime Video, Spotify and more. Use your voice to find what you want in a flash and to turn on the TV, control the volume or switch to connected devices.
Bringing all your favourite shows, apps and channels together in one place, Sky Glass eliminates wasted time trekking from app to app. Simply search for any show and Sky Glass will find it for you. With the new plus button on your Sky Glass remote, you can create your own personal playlist, allowing you to enjoy content any time you want – whether it’s a Sky Original, from live TV, Netflix, Amazon Prime or Disney+.
You also never need to miss a show again. With live Restart, you can jump straight back into programmes that are on now and available to watch from the start.
Doesn’t cost the Earth
Sky Glass is the world’s first TV to be certified CarbonNeutral®. Sustainably designed, it has low power features built in such as auto-switch-off and auto-adjusting screen brightness helping it to be more energy efficient. As Sky Glass has everything built in, you reduce electricity consumption by up to 50%.
Hi-tech. Low price.
Sky Glass is made to be affordable. Customers can buy Sky Glass by paying in full up front or by spreading the cost with interest-free monthly payments.
Sky Glass starts from as little as €15 per month for the 43” Sky Glass TV. For just €5 more, you can increase the size of your TV to a 55”, or you can choose the 65” Sky Glass TV for €26 per month. For those that enjoy watching Sky in multiple rooms at home, the Whole Home pack puts Sky Glass inside any TV using the Sky Stream Puck for €19 per month.
Sky Glass comes with a full two-year warranty and a free delivery service that includes unboxing and packaging removal.
In the coming months, Sky Glass will get even better, with the launch of a high spec 4K smart camera that works seamlessly with Sky Glass, which will unlock a range of exciting new services for the whole family. It will transform how we chat, play games, workout and share entertainment at home.
This year, Sky will offer its strongest ever line-up of products and services to sit alongside Sky Glass. In addition to Sky Glass, customers can enjoy the award-winning Sky Q with all your favourite channels and apps in one place, and with Sky Go you can now access an even better experience on your devices. Sky TV has new channels, new shows and new deals with Peacock, Paramount+ and more.
Customers can pre-register for Sky Glass now on www.sky.ie/skyglass. From August 25th, Sky Glass will be available to order through all of Sky’s customer channels – online, through Sky’s contact centre and in any Sky retail store.
For further information, please contact:
Sky Team at FleishmanHillard: 01-6188444
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