Sky to Launch Sky Pod

As well as a new Sky box, Sky soon will offer customers of VodafoneTV a new streaming stick called Sky Pod.

The Chrome TV-like device is described as a “portable, plug in solution” for streaming Sky TV that will include the facility to restart TV and reverse EPG.

In other words, you’ll be able to watch a programme already transmitting from the start or up to 72 hours from its EPG listing.

It won’t require a Sky dish but unlike the new Sky box, won’t be able to record programmes to a 1Tb hard drive.

Both products will be 4K-HDR ready, include built-in apps like Netflix, TVNZ+, Disney+, ThreeNow, Prime Video and Sky Go, and have Hey Google voice remote control, personalised home screens and individual user programmes.

You will be able to record five shows at once while watching a sixth channel live on the Sky box, which will cost $15 a month with MySky.

The Sky box will be available to all Sky customers but the Sky Pod will be limited initially to VodafoneTV customers so they can continue their access to Sky content after the Vodafone service closes.

You can read more about the products here (thanks to Stu for alerting me to the page).

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3 Responses to “Sky to Launch Sky Pod”

  1. Warning: preg_replace(): Unknown modifier '/' in /home/customer/www/ on line 66
    September 15, 2022 at 12:12 pm

    So Sky Go will be available on all other devices or is this exclusive to the Pod? I can’t download Sky Go on Smartvu. Philip, will Sky allow Sky Go to be available on other devices?

  2. Hey, Leo. I think it will be exclusive to Sky Pod and the new Sky box. You would think Sky would want to offer its Sky Go app on as many platforms as possible for customer convenience but either it wants to retain exclusivity to encourage take-up of these new products or there may be tech compatibility issues or subscription considerations with non-Sky platforms. I have a two-year-old Sony OLED TV with Google TV that comes pre-installed with Neon and the option to download Sky Sport Now but not Sky Go. FYI, I have just posted an FAQ guide to the new Sky devices here.

  3. Just seems like madness to not offer Sky Go on other platforms and considering all of Prime’s Ondemand content is on this app, they are blocking Prime’s growth potential. They even outlined at this year’s results that they would like to expand in other areas, one would of thought Sky Go would be that avenue. Nevertheless, cheers Philip on the write-up about the new pod.

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