Netflix comes to Sky Q boxes in November

Sky bundles Netflix in bid to break into more homes

This includes both Sky Box Sets (normally £5 per month) and Netflix Standard (normally £7.99 per month), so you're saving money, sort of.

Sky Q customers can choose to move their account to the new pack or sign in to the Netflix app on Sky Q using their existing Netflix account details.

That's a significant saving over getting the two separately, and comes with the convenience of consolidating your bills into a single one handled by Sky.

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If you're not anxious about these Ultimate services then there is another way to access Netflix on Sly Q.

Not only is it a little daunting when you open a streaming service or TV/Movie subscription and have to choose between everything they have to offer, but choosing between the streaming services and/or the TV/Movie subscriptions can be hard all by itself.

Sky is introducing Netflix to its Sky Q platform in the United Kingdom in November, launching a new subscription package that it claims will be the country's biggest on-demand TV service.

Image of Sky electronic programme guide with apps including Netflix Spotify and YouTube
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It's worth noting that Netflix integration is not available on the older Sky+ box.

Note: You will need to have an existing Sky Q Entertainment subscription (£20 per month).

The solution that Sky has developed is called Ultimate On Demand, which will cost an extra £10 per month for all new and existing customers alongside their existing Sky Q subscription (plus a 31-day rolling contract is available). Read our Sky Q review if you're not sure about making the jump. That is, barring one significant point - while HDR will remain available through Netflix on other platforms when purchased with the Ultimate On Demand package, you won't be able to watch the streaming giant's High Dynamic Range content through the Sky box.

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Commenting on today's news, technology, media and telco analyst Paolo Pescatore said the Netflix deal "further increases Sky's own value as a one stop shop provider".

Selecting a Netflix show from a content rail, which range from genres to more specific recommendations based on a user's tastes, and it immediately takes you in to the show/movie page where you can then launch the content, which streams directly as in the dedicated Netflix app.

Watching Netflix shows won't work exactly like watching shows on Sky's catch-up service, however, which downloads content before allowing you to play it.

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