Sky Store adds more choice for customers with more ways to Buy & Keep the latest movies

Sky Store, regularly UK & Ireland’s number one digital retailer for new release movies, is now offering customers more choice, with more ways to Buy & Keep the latest blockbusters straight from the cinema.

Rolling out from this week, Sky Store customers will get the choice to Buy & Keep just the HD Digital version of a movie, or add a Blu-ray or DVD to arrive in the post. Through Sky Store, customers can Buy & Keep the latest movies on HD Digital from £9.99, with HD Digital + DVD prices from £13.99 and HD Digital + Blu-ray priced at £16.99.

Damien Read, Director of Sky Store said: “Over the next few months Sky Store will give film fans more ways to watch the latest movies straight from the cinema however works best for them. Whether it’s Despicable Me 3 in digital only, The Mummy on DVD or Baby Driver on Blu-ray, there’s an option for everyone.”

Sky Store Buy & Keep gives movie lovers the chance to download or stream an HD Digital copy of the latest cinema releases first, often before the DVD or Blu-ray hits the shops, which they can watch immediately on their TV and on a range of devices. If customers choose to add a DVD or Blu-ray to their order, it will arrive in the post a few days later.  

With movies added every week, as little as 12 weeks after leaving the cinema, Sky Store has a catalogue of 1000s of movies to Buy & Keep and rent, from the latest films to all-time favourites and movie box sets. Sky Store also offers movies to rent from as little as 99p as well as an extensive range of TV series such as Peaky Blinders, Dr Foster, House of Cards, and Breaking Bad for customers to Buy & Keep from £9.99 a season.

Sky customers can buy or rent movies from Sky Store via their Sky Q and Sky+ boxes, via the Sky Store app across a range of devices and online at skystore.com. With no subscription needed to access Sky Store, the service is available to anyone online, on the app and on NOW TV boxes. Customers can also download movies to watch offline on the Sky Store app and the Sky Store Desktop Player.


For further information, please contact:

Sky UK
Nicola Vincent
nicola.vincent@sky.uk

Notes to Editors

About Sky Store Buy & Keep

  • The latest releases in Sky Store:
    • Despicable Me 3- Available to Buy & Keep now, rent from 6 Nov
    • Baby Driver- Available to Buy & Keep on 27 Oct, rent from 13 Nov
    • Fast & Furious 8- Available to Buy or Rent now
    • Wonder Woman- Available to Buy or Rent now
    • The Mummy- Available to Buy or Rent now
  • New movie releases are often available digitally before or on the same day the DVD or Blu-ray is available in the shops. They are available to Buy & Keep before they can be rented through Sky Store, or watched on Sky Cinema.
  • Pricing ranges from £5.99/€7.99 to £16.99/€21.99.
  • Blu-rays and DVDs will usually be delivered within 3-5 working days
  • Downloads can take several minutes or longer to start viewing, minimum required speed for streaming 2.5Mbps (SD) or 5Mbps (HD).
  • Customers need a Sky TV subscription for ongoing access to downloaded copies on their compatible Sky Q or Sky+HD box connected to broadband. Without a TV subscription, downloaded movies will remain available on devices
  • Customers can register up to four devices; a movie can be streamed to two devices at a time.
  • HD option is not supported for Buy & Keep on some devices/set-ups


About the Sky Store app

  • The Sky Store app is free to download from iTunes, Google Play, you don’t need to be a Sky customer.
  • Android users can buy or rent movies on Sky Store directly from Android phones or tablets via the Sky Store App, available on any Android device running 4.1 or above.
  • iOS users can buy or rent movies on Skystore.com and then watch them on iOS devices by downloading the Sky Store Player App. The Sky Store Player App is available on any iOS device running iOS 9 or above.


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