Apple TV Plus finally comes to Sky Glass and Sky Q

Apple TV Plus on Sky Glass
(Image credit: Sky)

Sky has finally added the Apple TV Plus app to Sky Glass and Sky Q

Sky customers will now be able to access Apple TV Plus shows, including smash hits Ted Lasso and The Morning Show (via Sky’s Homepage or Apps rail), on demand for £4.99 per month after a free seven-day trial. 

The move means Apple’s burgeoning streaming service joins the likes of Netflix, Disney Plus, Prime Video and Spotify in the ever-expanding roster of entertainment apps available on Sky platforms. 

What’s more, subscribers can now download Apple TV Plus content to watch on the move via the Sky Go app, which the company has pledged will also be coming to UK-based Apple TV devices at some point next year.

Apple TV Plus' arrival on Sky platforms follows its introduction to Panasonic TVs in the UK and Europe earlier this month, marking the streamer's continued push to put more eyeballs in front of its growing library of content

A screenshot from Apple TV Plus series The Morning Show

(Image credit: Apple)

Global Player and NBCUniversal’s streaming service, Peacock – which came to Sky Q earlier in the year – will both become available on Sky Glass this week, too. 

The former is a new audio app that offers access to some of the UK’s biggest radio stations, including Capital FM, Heart and Classic FM, while the latter boasts a large selection of US-first movies and TV shows, like Halloween Kills, Keeping Up With the Kardashians and Parks and Recreation. Both will be available at no extra cost.

Peacock isn’t the only US streamer opening its doors to overseas customers, either. HBO Max Europe launched in select European countries – including Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Portugal and Spain – last month, while ViacomCBS has its own plans to launch Paramount Plus on the continent next year via Sky Cinema subscriptions.

That means Sky Glass and Sky Q customers are set to benefit from even more third-party services in the near future, solidifying the latter's status as the best entertainment subscription money can buy in 2021.

After all, there’s a reason we voted Sky Q the Best Streaming Device at the TechRadar Choice Awards 2021 – it’s even got a Peloton app, for goodness sake!

Axel Metz
Senior Staff Writer

Axel is a London-based Senior Staff Writer at TechRadar, reporting on everything from the latest Apple developments to newest movies as part of the site's daily news output. Having previously written for publications including Esquire and FourFourTwo, Axel is well-versed in the applications of technology beyond the desktop, and his coverage extends from general reporting and analysis to in-depth interviews and opinion. 

Axel studied for a degree in English Literature at the University of Warwick before joining TechRadar in 2020, where he then earned an NCTJ qualification as part of the company’s inaugural digital training scheme.