Homes that subscribe to Sky are getting some extra treats in the run-up to Christmas with the satellite TV firm offering a swathe of freebies including full access to Apple TV+ for six months. This streaming service, which features exclusive award-winning series such as Ted Lasso and feature-length films including Coda, usually costs £6.99 per month but anyone with Sky VIP won’t pay a penny until summer 2023.
All customers have to do is head to the My Sky app and redeem the access.
Apple TV+ is just one bonus but there are plenty more freebies on offer as well including a Sky Store movie without the usual price. Until December 31, Sky is giving away two classic flicks with users able to choose between the Jim Carrey classic How the Grinch Stole Christmas or rom-com royalty Love Actually which stars Hugh Grant, Emma Thompson and Colin Firth
Sound enticing? To claim the blockbuster, simply head to Sky Store on your set-top box and download the movie to keep.
Next up, there’s some added content coming to homes with Sky Showcase being made available at no extra cost to all Sky TV customers between tomorrow, 12th December, and December 27th.
This channel not only features plenty of entertainment but will also be showing films such as Elf, The Polar Express and A Boy Called Christmas along with some top-flight football action and the Cazoo World Darts Competition.
So that’s a big boost for TV users but there are even more festive freebies for Sky users.
Sky Talk has confirmed that it will be offering free calls to UK and International landlines and mobiles for customers all day on December 25 so users can chat without fear of racking up a huge bill.
Those with Sky Mobile contracts are also getting free data access on Christmas Day and Boxing Day which means they can video call and post endless selfies on social media without it costing a fortune.
News of these Christmas freebies comes as Sky has just released a blockbuster upgrade to its Sky Glass TV.
The update is giving those with this connected telly in their living rooms a big boost to the overall picture quality thanks to improvements to something called local dimming. For anyone not aware, local dimming is a technology that can turn off individual areas of pixels so that blacks stay truer and whites appear much brighter.
Along with that boost to the display, Sky Glass is receiving a number of other upgrades including the option to find the remote via voice search.
If the channel changer has fallen down the side of the sofa, owners will soon be able to shout, “Hello Sky, where’s my remote” with this accessory then letting out a bleep.
Other bonus updates include changes to the Playlists menu, Bluetooth connectivity and Sky is also adding more personalisation so each member of the family only sees the content that interests them.
Want to know more? Check out our full Sky Glass review.