The best Sky TV deals, packages and Sky Q offers in October 2018

Every week we take a look at the latest Sky TV deals, packages and special offers to make sure that you're getting the very best prices when you decide to sign up! So if you're trying to decide which Sky TV offer is for you, what a Sky Q box is and if you can afford it or even if you should be getting one in the first place – you're in the right place!

As you scroll down the page, we'll discuss the latest Sky TV packages, offers and any special deals and walk you through the larger bundles with the optional extras like Sky Cinema and Sky Sports.

Sky offer of the week:

What new Sky TV customers need to know

As things stand today, it's never been simpler to explore your options as Sky has standardised the default package with a flat £20 a month cost, which you can then add additional paid extra add-ons like sky Box Sets, Sky Sports and Sky Cinema. We've gone into detail about each of the available add-ons below and they'll all be offered to you as you go through the checkout process over on Sky's website too.

Are there any Sky Q deals for new customers?

Yes! Actually, all of these Sky TV packages include a Sky Q box by default if you're signing up as a new customer. When choosing your Sky TV package from the list of offers below, you'll be presented with two Sky Q deals to choose from.

The default Sky Q box is the 1TB option with a one-off £20 setup cost. Opt for the 2TB Sky Q box though and that setup cost rises to a rather steep £199. That's pretty harsh to be honest, although the monthly prices don't change, so it is just the one-off cost to consider. 

Alternatively, you can get the 2TB Sky Q box for £65 instead if you add Sky Q Multiscreen to your bundle for £12 a month. We'd get your channels sorted first, then maybe scroll back up to the Sky Q offers' section once you have a better idea of the overall cost, which is handily updated throughout at the top of the screen.

Do I need a 2TB Sky Q box?

In addition to double the storage (that's up to 1000 hours in standard definition) of the standard Sky Q box, the 2TB Sky Q deal comes with a few extra benefits. Such as being able to record six shows at once instead of three, while watching a seventh. You also get the fancier Sky Q Touch remote control, an extra tablet allowance, and the all-important party piece – you can enjoy select channels in Ultra HD. Which is great if you've recently taken advantage of a cheap 4K TV deal.

The starter Sky TV package

Sky TV Add-ons

Sky TV deal add-ons are much easier to understand since the reshuffle. Better yet, prices seem to be lower across the board and simple to see for both new customers building a bundle, or existing customers wanting to beef up their current deal. 

Can I order Sky TV deals on the phone?

You sure can. If you'd prefer to talk to a person to walk you through each step then you can phone 0800 014 2334 to sign up for a Sky TV package. We recommend having a good read through the sections above about each add-on first, just so you can go in with a good idea of what's available and don't feel pressured when you make the call.

What Sky TV package is Game of Thrones on?

Game of Thrones season 7 has finished now, but Sky has started broadcasting the entire series from the start. So you'll be able to tell your Sky Q box to record the lot for you.

What HD Channels do I get on Sky TV?

With all packages you get at least the standard free to air HD channels. To be honest you also get a fair few of these with standard Freeview HD.

  • BBC One HD
  • BBC Two HD
  • BBC Four HD
  • BBC News HD
  • CBBC HD
  • CBeebies HD
  • ITV HD
  • 4 HD
  • 5 HD
  • NHK World HD
  • RT HD

For just an extra £5 a month you can get the far superior quality of High Definition. Once you do though, you'll get access to the following channels in HD:

  • Sky Atlantic HD
  • Sky 1 HD
  • Sky Witness HD (formerly Sky Living HD)
  • Sky Arts HD
  • Sky News HD
  • Sky Sports News HD
  • Fox HD
  • Comedy Central HD
  • Syfy HD
  • Dave HD
  • Food HD
  • MTV HD
  • ITV Encore
  • E HD
  • W HD
  • E4 HD
  • Film 4 HD
  • More 4 HD
  • ITV 2 HD
  • ITV 3 HD
  • ITV 4 HD
  • TCM HD
  • Animal Planet HD
  • History Channel HD
  • National Geographic HD
  • Nat Geo Wild HD
  • Discovery HD
  • Disney Channel HD
  • Disney Junior HD
  • Disney XD HD
  • Cartoon Network HD
  • Nickelodeon HD
  • Nick Jr. HD
  • Boomerang HD
  • Alibi HD
  • Crime and Investigation HD
  • Eden HD
  • Lifetime HD
  • Star Plus HD
  • TLC HD
  • Universal HD
  • Viceland HD
  • Sky Sports Mix HD
  • Eurosport 1 HD
  • Eurosport 2 HD

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Google Assistant can finally assist with all your Netflix needs

Google Assistant is building up a solid number of improvements and new features right now, along with an update to how it communicates with Netflix on Android TV.

Previously, while devices like the Google Chromecast could easily cast the online streaming service onto an Android TV television set, Google Assistant itself still struggled to offer the same action through voice commands, usually responding with 'Sorry, I can't play Netflix on Android TV yet'.

But no more. Users will now be able to use Google's voice assistant in the same way using Google Assistant compatible devices, like the Google Home smart speaker or Nvidia Shield set top box.

This only really affects those of you with an Android TV set, though the smart TV platform is widely used across many Philips, Sony, and Sharp televisions, and this new – albeit basic – feature will certainly help to round out the package.

Hey, wait up!

As news continues to trickle in about ever more advanced updates to existing AV technologies, it's easy for some more basic features to slip through the net. 

Netflix integration seems like something you'd get sorted on day one, but the ways that devices and services communicate can often be much more complicated under the hood than they seem on the surface.

Just this week in our Amazon Echo Plus 2 review, we found that the new premium smart speaker still had the occasional hiccup when passing on commands to a Fire TV stick (we watch a lot of Netflix, ok). And in some ways, you can have highly advanced products that are able to run before they can walk.

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Adobe Camera Raw updated to support a host of new cameras

If you've just treated yourself to a new camera – maybe it's the new Nikon Z7, or Fujifilm's X-T3 – you may have been left a little frustrated that your raw files couldn't be read by Photoshop or Lightroom.

The good news is that Adobe has announced that Adobe Camera Raw has been updated to support a host of new cameras, and the update is free for Creative Cloud subscribers.

Supported cameras now include:

  1. Canon EOS R
  2. Fujifilm X-T3
  3. Nikon Z7
  4. Nikon Coolpix P1000
  5. Panasonic Lumix LX100 II

HDR panoramas

Adobe Camera Raw also gets a new HDR Panorama Merge option (both in Lightroom Classic CC and in Photoshop), so it's now possible to combine bracketed, overlapping shots into a single high dynamic range panoramic image. 

Tethered shooting has also been refined for Lightroom Classic CC, delivering improved speed and transfer times with compatible Canon cameras. Adobe is looking to do the same with Nikon cameras, but this will be in a future release. 

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The best cheap PlayStation VR bundles, prices and deals in October 2018

PlayStation VR bundles are cheaper than you might think. Sony cut the price of all its bundles a while back and most of them come packing the PS4 camera too, which you actually need to make the headset work.

Originally £350/$399 at launch for the headset alone the new pricing structure generally starts at just £259/$299. This includes the headset and also the camera and a game, usually the excellent minigame collection, VR Worlds. We've been seeing some very tempting discounts in recent months too, so now's the time to seek out your mega bundle on the cheap.

Below you'll find our guide to the best PlayStation VR prices out there for the headset along with bundle options often include the camera or games too, we'll let you know which ones are the best value for money.

This PlayStation VR bundle deals page can also help you prepare by picking up the other kit you'll need to enjoy the best PlayStation VR experience. You'll want to pick up the PS4 camera as you need it for the PlayStation VR headset to work. You could also grab a couple of PS Move motion controllers, as some VR games support them. You can also use these items with a small number of Move-based PS4 games like SportsFriends or Just Dance. If you're looking for the ultimate upgrade, check out our PS4 Pro deals.

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PlayStation VR prices

The grid below will be regularly updated with the latest PlayStation VR prices for the headset from different retailers. After seemingly endless stock shortages originally, units seem to be back in stock at most stores. Which is fantastic news with more games to enjoy than ever.

PlayStation VR bundles (USA)

PlayStation VR bundles (UK)

PlayStation VR game deals

Keep an eye on this handy chart below as we'll update it with the latest prices for a wide range of PlayStation VR games. To compare prices on individual titles, click the 'View all deals' button at the bottom of the chart.

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PS4 camera deals

It's crucial you buy a PS4 camera along with your VR headset, otherwise, it will not work. Don't pay more than the standard £40/$60 for the camera though.  Sony released an updated, rounder (see image above) model with a built-in TV-mount and there are deals included in the chart below, usually priced around £40-£45, which isn't bad considering the new clip. The older PS4 camera is also compatible with PlayStation VR. If there's nothing tempting below, maybe try for a new/preowned unit via eBay?

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PlayStation Move controller deals

The PlayStation Move motion controllers are very much an optional purchase as not every game supports them. Many that do, also have options to use the standard DualShock 4 PS4 controller instead.

Move wands aren't as readily available as the cameras at the moment, but there are deals to be found if you shop around -or let us do it via that magical box below. some of the more expensive results are actually for twin packs. We'd advise a little caution if you're considering preowned units, as the lack of use in recent years may have dulled the charge capacity of the battery compared to new controllers. If you want to try your luck (and probably save a fair amount), here are some handy links for eBay.

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We'll update these PSVR prices on a regular basis and add any bundles that may appear featuring the headset, camera, controllers or games. 

Need an extra standard controller? Check out the best DualShock 4 deals.

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