Sky is slowly rolling out its hotly-anticipated Sky Glass 4K TV to select customers, starting with those who have been with the satellite telly company for eight years or longer. Anyone can register their interest right now, with Sky promising that its custom-designed QLED television will be available to more customers in the coming weeks. However, with the first Sky Glass sets arriving in homes around the UK, we’re starting to hear about the response from customers. And it’s a bit of a mixed bag.
While some are incredibly impressed with Sky Glass, which offers the same experience as Sky Q – including broadcasts in crisp 4K Ultra HD picture quality, HDR support, integration with Netflix, Prime Video, Disney+ and (very soon) Apple TV+, the ability to pause and rewind live television, voice control, and more – without the need for a satellite dish.
Instead, Sky Glass relies on a Wi-Fi connection to beam live terrestrial channels, on-demand boxsets, and more. It uses a QLED display for boosted colours and deeper blacks and incorporates a Dolby Atmos-approved sound system in the chin of the design.