If you’re a Sky customer and love all things Netflix then there’s good news coming next month.
The satellite TV firm recently announced its new partnership with the online streaming service will launch next month.
This will allow those with a Sky Q box to see Netflix and Sky content side-by-side for the first time.
When it arrives in November there will be two options with customers either able to watch Netflix via an app or get a more immersive experience using a new service called Ultimate On Demand.
This allows Netflix and Sky content to appear next to each other within the main Q home screen making it simple to watch shows from both services.
Ultimate on Demand will cost £10 per month which includes access to Sky Box Sets (usually £5 per month) and Netflix Standard (£7.99) – giving customers a saving of £2.99 per month.
There’s no word on an exact release date for Netflix on Sky but expect a mid-November announcement.
“We want Sky Q to be the number one destination for TV fans. Partnering with Netflix means we will have all the best TV in one great value pack, making it even easier for you to watch all of your favourite shows,” said Stephen van Rooyen, Chief Executive Officer, Sky UK and Ireland.
There will hopefully be an update on a launch in the coming weeks but there could be some more good news for Netflix fans.
During a recent earnings call, Netflix suggested that a cheaper priced subscription option could launch around the world.
Fuelling speculation Gregory Peters, Netflix’s chief product officer said: “Now we’ll experiment with other pricing models, not only for India, but around the world that allow us to sort of broaden access by providing a pricing tier that sits below our current lowest tier and we’ll see how that does in terms of being able to accelerate our growth and get more access.
“But even on the existing model, we feel like we have a long runway ahead of us in India.”
It’s currently how the new structure will work but one way of offering lower prices would be the introduction of adverts on the service.
Until now, the hugely successful streaming service has been completely devoid of any type of advertising. But that could change.
There are multiple reports indicating that the online service is testing short trailers for its own shows, played at the beginning and at the end of some of its series.
At the moment – the test trailers are being used to only publicise original content on Netflix.
Confirming the trail a Netflix spokesperson said: “We are testing whether surfacing recommendations between episodes helps members discover stories they will enjoy faster.
“It is important to note that a member is able to skip a video preview at anytime if they are not interested.”
Netflix is keen to point out that these videos are not adverts or commercials, but personalised recommendations for other shows and movies on the service.