Transforming the TV sound experience for customers, Sky partners with Devialet to launch new Sky Soundbox

Thursday 27 July 2017

Incredible value for Sky customers

Sky and Devialet, one of the world’s most innovative names in audio, have joined forces to create Sky Soundbox, a new all-in-one sound system designed to take the TV viewing experience to the next level. From one single compact speaker unit, Sky Soundbox delivers powerful and immersive sound that puts the viewer at the heart of the action, with audio quality that surpasses many of the best home cinema systems available today.

Sky Soundbox combines the intelligence of Sky TV with Devialet’s ground breaking audio technologies, developed for the critically acclaimed Expert Pro amplifier and Phantom wireless speaker. This is the first time Devialet has partnered with another brand, making its unique sound available to millions of Sky customers across the UK and Ireland at great value. Together the two companies are reimagining what consumers can expect from their home TV sound experience.

Combining six woofers and three full-range speakers into a single compact device, Sky Soundbox uses the walls in the home to reflect ambient sound around the room. Devialet’s superior engineering also enables Sky Soundbox to deliver outstanding power and bass depth. The result is spatial surround sound, offering the immersive, 360 degrees experience normally expected from a full home cinema system, without the need for a subwoofer or extra speakers.

Stephen van Rooyen, Chief Executive Officer, Sky UK and Ireland, commented: “Sound is a vital part of visual storytelling – whether you’re watching the season finale of your favourite drama, or an epic Premier League clash. That’s why we’ve partnered with audio industry leaders Devialet to launch Sky Soundbox and take the TV experience to the next level for our customers. Great TV deserves great audio – we believe Sky Soundbox is the Ultra HD of home audio.”

Quentin Sannié, Chief Executive, Devialet, said: “Sound is the future of television. We are very proud to be partnering with Sky, to help them to unleash the full emotional impact of their content, through powerful, immersive, fully integrated sound. This first partnership illustrates our ability to pursue Devialet’s vision to enable revolutionary experiences through audio, and bring them to the widest number of people through partnerships with like-minded companies who are looking to challenge the status quo.”

Sky Soundbox is compatible with Sky Q, Sky+ and standalone TVs. When paired with Sky Q, customers can enjoy Sky Q Sound – exclusive sound modes designed by Devialet, to automatically refine the audio for a range of Sky’s entertainment and sports. Each mode adjusts and tailors Sky Soundbox’s audio settings so entertainment can be enjoyed at its best.

In addition, Sky Soundbox offers dynamic volume management, analysing incoming audio in real time, and adjusting volume levels to ensure clarity - from quiet dialogue to explosive action. Sky Soundbox users will also be able to select a number of manual modes that best suit their needs, including:

  • Dialogue Enhance mode: ensuring speech is clear and defined
  • Late Night mode: decreasing bass and further enhancing quiet whispers
  • Kids mode: giving parents control over the maximum volume levels to protect vulnerable ears.

Sky Soundbox will go on sale this autumn priced at £799. Current and new Sky customers will enjoy great value at £299, with new and existing Sky Q Multiscreen customers priced at £249. Customers can pre-register for the latest updates about the new product at

Introducing Dolby Atmos to Sky Q

As part of Sky’s commitment to customers the best quality home entertainment experience, Sky also announced today that those customers who have already invested in a home cinema or AV system compatible with Dolby Atmos® will soon be able to enjoy the full capabilities of their speakers with Sky Q.

Dolby Atmos enhances the live sport experience with breath-taking, moving audio that flows all around the viewer, even overhead, immersing them in the action and creating cinema-quality sound at home. Following a free software update rolling out later this summer, Sky Q customers* will be able to enjoy 124 live Premier League games with Dolby Atmos sound and UHD visuals.

Notes to Editors:

  • Sky Soundbox is compatible with both Sky Q and Sky+, as well as standalone TVs for people without Sky.
  • Sky Soundbox offers seamless compatibility for all videos and music, for a wide range of connectivity options, including HDMI and optical inputs, and Bluetooth for music playback. Apple Airplay is also available when connected to Sky Q.
  • Sky Soundbox technical detail:

Connectivity and Compatibility

1 HDMI input & output cable included

1 Optical input cable included

Bluetooth 4.1

Compatible with Dolby Digital Plus

Software Technologies

Immersive processing and rendering

Real-time speaker management

Dynamic-Volume adjustment

Automatic listening modes exclusively available with Sky Q                       

Effective bandwith

35 Hz - 22 Hz

37.5cm x 21cm x 9.5 cm

6 x 3-inch woofers in dual push-push configuration

3 x 2-inch full range drivers in 120 degress configuration closed cabinet

Approx. 4kg
  • Dolby Atmos support is for Sky Q customers with Ultra HD, and a compatible television and speaker setup. Those wishing to take advantage of Dolby Atmos support on Sky Q will require Dolby Atmos enabled home theatre products, ranging from TVs, AVRs, sound bars, home-theatre-in-a-box (HTIB) solutions and speaker models.

About Sky

Sky is Europe's leading entertainment company, serving 22.5 million customers across five countries - UK, Ireland, Germany, Austria and Italy. The company has annual revenues of £12.9 billion and is Europe’s leading investor in television content with annual programming spend of over £6 billion.

From exclusive partnerships with HBO and Showtime, to Sky’s own original programming, Sky offers the best and broadest range of content along with the best viewing experience to suit each and every customer. Whether that’s through the multi-award winning next generation box, Sky Q, or Sky’s contract-free online streaming service, NOW TV, customers have access to the latest movies, drama, sports and kids entertainment wherever and whenever they like. This is all supported by Sky’s best in class customer service.

Sky’s success is not just based on what the company does but how it does it. Named as one of the Top 10 Green Companies in the World by Newsweek, one of the world’s most recognised rankings of business’s environmental performance, Sky ensures its responsible business strategy is embedded right across the group.

Sky has over 30,000 employees and is listed as one of The Times Top 50 employers for women. Sky is listed on the London Stock Exchange (SKY).

About Devialet

Founded in 2007, Devialet is a leading tech start-up and the most award-winning company in the history of audio. Widely acclaimed by industry experts and international press and protected by more than 100 patents, Devialet’s revolutionary Expert Pro amplifier and Phantom wireless speaker now retail at the world’s most exclusive outlets, including Colette, Harrods, Kadewe and Apple Stores, in addition to Devialet's own international retail network. Bernard Arnault, Jacques-Antoine Granjon, Xavier Niel and Marc Simoncini are among early investors.

In December 2016, Devialet accelerated its development with a record €100m in fundraising from leading international investors including investment from Ginko Ventures, Foxconn, Groupe Renault, Sharp Corporation, Andy Rubin’s Playground Global and Jay Z’s Roc Nation, to deploy its unique technologies in new industries through licensing partnerships, and accelerate its commercial development in Asia and the United States.