Sky TV installation

Hi everyone, a couple of quick questions about getting Sky installed in the property I rent.

I have lived in that rental property for 2 years(just renewed for another 2 years) and there is no dish installed on the roof hence it will have to be a new installation. Will Sky install the new dish or do I need to get that installed on my own, from another company? I saw Sky new customer deals and there are setup charges which may well be for the Sky Q box but not sure as I have never had Sky before.

Just trying to analyse if I should spend money on Sky Glass if new installation for Sky Q is expensive and messy as I need to my landlord’s approval for dish installation. I have to buy a new TV anyway as my current one is only 32’’ but there are decent 4k LED TVs available for half of the Sky glass cost and I am not too bothered with QLED and other hi tech display stuff. 

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  • emmajones1976
    emmajones1976 Posts: 1,345
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    Sky will do it all for you, they will book in a date etc.

    As for Sky Glass, I personally wouldnt bother. You dont get all channels, and there are numerous issues with the "recording" part of it (recording in inverted commas as you dont actually record).
  • Sky will do it all for you, they will book in a date etc.

    As for Sky Glass, I personally wouldnt bother. You dont get all channels, and there are numerous issues with the "recording" part of it (recording in inverted commas as you dont actually record).
    Thanks. I am not too bothered with recordings either as I mostly watch sports and even tough Now TV was perfect for me but their viewing experience has gone downhill from last few months. Sky glass is a huge investment and like many others, I would have loved a Sky Q box without the dish. 
  • niktheguru
    niktheguru Posts: 1,463
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    Sky q is much better than sky glass. If you can get q then def get it.

    your sky installation will totally depend on the type of property you’re renting. If it’s a house then as long as you have permission from your landlord it’s just a standard installation and sky will do it just as they do any other install.

    however if it’s a flat then it’s a different story. There may be a communal dish already. In that case they just hook into that.if there isn’t a dish then either there needs to be a deal with the freeholder to get a communal dish, or the freeholder (not landlord) needs to give permission for a dish to be erected in the building. If they do that then the install is a standard install. Often sky will subcontract flat installs to a third party affiliate installer network….the end result should be the same.

    good luck
  • mobileron
    mobileron Posts: 1,218
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    Get a firestick lots of stuff on there dont need a dish to stream,Now tv owned by Sky has all the sports cheaper than sky.
    Forget about recording its old hat most things are on catchup,you will need broadband.
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