The arrival of Apple TV+ on Sky Q and Sky Glass was first announced in October. The service is now finally popping up on Sky platforms across Europe.
Rollout began this afternoon and will reach all Sky Q and Sky Glass devices soon.
Apple TV+ provides access to shows including Ted Lasso and The Morning Show. All Apple TV+ shows will be fully integrated into Sky’s content search across both Sky Q boxes and Sky Glass TVs.
However, users will need to sign-in the first time they access Apple TV+ programmes via Sky. This can be done using an existing Apple ID, or by creating a brand new account.
The app that is being added to Sky is Apple TV+, not to be confused with the standard Apple TV service. The Apple TV+ app on Sky is solely for accessing Apple’s streaming service. It does not give access to any user’s existing content from iTunes.
Apple TV+ streaming quality is based on TV settings and internet connectivity. It can auto change the stream to Ultra HD or HDR, where a compatible TV and Sky Q box is available. Sky Glass users will also switch to UHD where bandwidth allows. For viewers with low bandwidth, it’s also possible to set the manually set the app to stream in SD only.
The arrival of Apple TV+ on Sky is part of a wider deal between Apple and Sky, which will be developed next year with the arrival of Sky Go on Apple TV boxes.