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Sky Q just got a whole lot cheaper!

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Sky Q just got a whole lot cheaper!
Mark Whelan

Mark Whelan

Staff Writer

Sky has announced a huge price cut to its innovative home entertainment ecosystem, Sky Q.

Was yesterday really the last day of Ireland’s summer?! An article on today’s seems to think so, with nothing but storms forecast for the foreseeable future.

We might have to batten down the hatches and embrace the thoughts of evenings of TV-and-tea a little earlier than usual this year.

There is some consolation with the news of the pending precipitation, however. And it’s that it just became a whole lot cheaper to get one of the slickest TV set ups on the market right now: Sky Q.

Sky Q’s fluid viewing

At the launch of Sky Q earlier this year, the company boldly claimed to have “completely re-imagined” TV with its new home entertainment ecosystem.

It’s a smart centralised system, which allows customers to watch programmes and movies on multiple screens, stream YouTube and Spotify content on their main TV screen and save content for offline viewing.

Sky Q’s ‘fluid viewing’ feature also allows users to pause what they’re watching in one room and take up where they left off in another. What’s more, with the top-shelf offering, Sky customers can record four programmes at once while watching a fifth live. And thanks to a substantial two terabytes of storage space on the Sky Q Variety box, there’s little chance of running out of space any time soon.

The interface is very intuitive and user-friendly and even allows viewers to browse what’s on other channels in the form of a small second screen.

Price cut

Sky Q launched with a monthly price of €55 and an one-off ‘smart features’ charge of €249 for the ‘Standard’ package. The premium package, Sky Q Silver, was more expensive still, at €67 a month with a ‘smart features charge’ of €299.

High end products come at a cost. But from this week, Sky Q is going to cost much, much less!

The Sky Q Original Bundle now costs just €29.50 a month, with a one-off installation fee of €49. That’s €360 less over the course of a year, and €560 less when the reduced installation fee is factored in.

It comes with 270 TV channels, the ability to record three programmes while watching a fourth live, one terabyte of storage space and the ability to stream TV live on one tablet.

For the top shelf Sky Q Variety Bundle, you’ll pay €39 a month and €49 for set-up. That’s a saving of €336 over the course of a year, and €586 when the lower installation cost is considered.

Sky Q Variety includes 300 channels and the option to simultaneously record four programmes while watching a fifth live. It has two terabytes of storage too.

That’s entertainment

Sky’s decision to slash prices for its top-shelf home entertainment system will be music to the ears of TV and movie fans who didn’t fancy paying the company’s initial prices.

With an annual saving of nearly €600 now available, Sky Q is now highly competitive on price as well as content.

You can get Sky Q for these reduced prices on now.


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