We originally reported that a partnership between Netflix and Sky was on the way back in March, but nothing has really happened since then. The launch is finally just around the corner though – Sky Q customers will soon be able to subscribe to an 'Ultimate On Demand' service, which features Sky's existing catch-up and box set services alongside Netflix, in one seamless package.
Ultimate On Demand will cost an extra £10 a month if you want to join, which is the same price as Netflix's highest package that allows for Ultra HD content and up to four concurrent screens. If you subscribe to Sky Q's premium subscription, that's exactly what you'll get through Sky. But if you only have a Sky Q Entertainment subscription, you'll only be getting Netflix's Standard Plan for the same price – two screens at once, and no 4K content. With Netflix, that package costs £7.99 a month.
Sky Q customers who already have Netflix can move their subscription across to Sky, or sign into Sky Q's Netflix app. If you have a premium Sky Q subscription and want Netflix, then it's probably worth paying for Sky's Ultimate On-Demand to amalgamate the services. It means you can have seamless searching across both libraries and have easier access to more content without having to load up additional apps. But without that premium subscription, it seems a little backwards to pay more money for fewer Netflix features. Just pay separately in order to get that 4K content.
There's no date for when Netflix will land on Sky Q just yet, but it's "soon". Customers can register their interest on the Sky website.