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Sky Ireland has just announced their new interactive camera ‘Sky Live’ which is exclusive to Sky Glass. The new camera will allow users to watch their favourite shows with family and friends, work out, play games and video call on their Sky Glass TVs.

Sky Live is now available to buy from €6 per month as an introductory offer. Internally, there’s a 12MP RGB HDR capable smart camera with 106° wide field of view (WFOV) and four mic array which allows far-field voice functionality. 

Other key features of the new Sky Live camera include:

The ability to see and hear family and friends in their own homes alongside your favourite content on your TV screen. Working across live channels and Sky on demand content – the dedicated Watch Together button on screen lets you invite your family and friends to watch with you but everyone needs to have the same Sky TV subscription to watch similar content together.

The camera also supports ‘Auto-Tracking’ and background noise suppression technology to help keep participants in shot and the audio as clear as possible when on video calls.

An exclusive Mvmnt fitness app which lets users choose from over 130 interactive workouts, including a range of strength, mobility, Pilates and yoga classes. The built-in Body Tracking technology also helps to improve technique by analysing your form, providing real-time feedback as you move and counting your reps. There’s a companion mobile app that will allow for real-time feedback along with the ability to plan workouts, track personal progress and share on social media.

The ability to use your body as a controller, similar to Xbox’s old Kinect cameras, in games such as Starri, PAW Patrol PAWsome fitness and Fruit Ninja which uses AI-powered body tracking and gesture control. With more games like Peppa Pig coming soon.

Sky Live | TheEffect.NetA ‘VideoBooth’ feature which lets you capture short videos and photos on your Sky Glass and a Stingray Karaoke app is set to arrive in the coming months, allowing you to record, play back and share your videos on social media.

The ability to make Zoom calls to family and friends in HD to any device with the additional option to switch from a call on your mobile to your TV if you’re signed into the same account on Sky Live. Just use your existing Zoom account and log in with your regular e-mail address and password.

Sky Live | TheEffect.NetThe new Sky Live camera doesn’t come with any remotes, headsets or controllers, and the magnetic base sits securely on top of your Sky Glass, with cables to connect to the TV. In terms of privacy, there’s also a dedicated button which lets you switch the camera and microphone on and off – when the front light is off, you know it’s completely off.

Speaking about Sky Live, JD Buckley, CEO, Sky Ireland, said: “Following Sky Glass’ successful launch last August, we are thrilled to announce that we are transforming the home entertainment experience yet again with the launch of our new 4k interactive camera, Sky Live.

We are so excited to bring this innovative product to our Sky Glass customers as our new camera will change the way we interact with TV.  There’s a new way to chat, play, work out and share the greatest TV moments with family and friends. We hope our customers love it as much as we do.”

Fraser Stirling, Global Chief Product Officer, Sky, said: “We surprised everyone when we launched our streaming TV, Sky Glass. Now we’re doing it again. Sky Live makes your TV much more than just a TV, by introducing new entertainment experiences for the heart of your home.

Get active with motion control games, work out with body tracking technology, video call on the big screen and watch TV with loved ones – even from afar. And this is just the start. With our powerful Entertainment OS ecosystem, it will keep getting better with every update.”  

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Sky Live Pricing and availability

Sky Live is available to buy in Ireland from today (Thursday 22 June) at , in Sky retail stores or with our customer services.

Buy for €6 per month interest-free credit on a 48-month credit sale agreement, €12 per month on a 24-month credit sale agreement, or €301.

Buy Sky Glass, Sky Ultimate TV and Sky Live from just €18.50 for 3 months.

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