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Sky Glass, the new streaming TV from Sky that doesn’t require a satellite dish or box for it to work, is officially launching in Ireland on August 25th.

To work, Sky Glass relies on a broadband connection to bring its services to homes and it’s the only QLED TV to have Sky inside.

It comes in three sizes and a range of colours, and is packed with cutting edge technologies and unique features that sets it apart from other TVs on the market.

This is the first time Sky has beamed its Sky Q experience – including Ultra HD and HDR content – over broadband, Ireland, having originally launched in the UK last October.

It’s not a normal TV though, Sky Glass needs to meet certain requirements, specifically there are things you will need to make sure you have before you commit to buying one.

Firstly let’s go through some of the key features of the new Sky Glass experience.

  • The only TV with Sky and all your favourite apps inside – e.g. Netflix, Disney+, Apple TV, Paramount+
  • Comes in five colours – Ocean Blue, Ceramic White, Racing Green, Dusky Pink, or Anthracite Black.
  • Comes in three sizes – Small 43”, Medium 55” and Large 65 ”
  • Ultra HD and Quantum Dot technology producing over 1 billion colours
  • 360° Dolby Atmos® sound with powerful built-in speakers and sub-woofer
  • The ability to talk to your TV by saying “Hello Sky” to find what to watch.
  • The world’s first TV to be certified as a CarbonNeutral® product

Sky Glass | TheEffect.NetIf you’re interested in signing up for Sky Glass, you’ll need to make sure that you have a good internet connection, as you’re no longer replying on a satellite dish and TV box for your TV content.

The minimum internet speed required for Sky Glass is 10Mbps, which many broadband providers can now actually deliver for a reasonable price too.

Internet speeds will need to be at least 25Mbps if you want to watch Sky Sports, Sky Cinema or TV shows in ultra HD to be able to take advantage of Sky Glass’s 4k resolution.

To watch from another room, your average internet speed till need to be between 30 and 40Mbps.

Speaking about Sky Glass launching in Ireland, Sky Ireland CEO, JD Buckley, said:

“Following its hugely successful launch in the UK, we are thrilled to announce that Ireland will be the second market to launch Sky Glass. The launch of Sky Glass here marks a significant milestone in Sky’s 25-year history in Ireland and follows our recent announcement that Sky Mobile is coming to Ireland in 2023, as well as the opening of our four new flagship retail stores.

“Investing in the best technology, the best content and the best customer experience are always our top priorities and Sky Glass is the most innovative product we have developed yet. It opens the world of Sky to customers who may not have been able to access Sky TV before now. With the ability to stream the best content and apps over WiFi, Sky Glass features Ultra HD, Quantum Dot technology and 360° Dolby Atmos® sound. Sky Glass will be available in Ireland from August 25th, but we are giving customers the opportunity to pre-register for Sky Glass now.” 

Sky Glass JD Buckley | TheEffect.NetSky Glass Pricing & Availability

Finally, another unique thing about Sky Glass is, if you don’t want to buy the TV outright, you can buy your TV like you buy your mobile phone with flexible payments.

Sky Glass starts from as little as €15 per month for the 43” Sky Glass TV.  €20 per month for the 55” model or you can choose the 65” Sky Glass TV for €26 per month.

The ‘Whole Home’ pack also allows you to stream Sky Glass to an additional TV in your home using the Sky Stream Puck for €19 per month.

Those who are interested can pre-register for Sky Glass now on

From August 25th, Sky Glass will be available to order through all of Sky’s customer channels – online, through Sky’s contact centre and in any Sky retail store.

John Reilly

John is Founder and Editor-in-Chief of TheEffect.Net. His favourite gaming series is Uncharted and his favourite film is Interstellar. He is also known to quote 'Father Ted' and Keith Lemon more than is normal.