Sky Stream Box: complete list of channels and applications revealed

Sky’s new standalone streaming box, ‘Sky Stream’, was announced this week – marking a big change for the television company. One of the main features of the box is its ability to stream Freeview channels (as well as Sky’s premium channels) without an aerial or satellite dish.

Instead, Sky Stream relies on broadband to deliver streaming services and channels to your set-top box.

It’s a big change for Sky, along with the ability to get Sky Stream without a long-term contract, for £29/month (or £26/m if you sign an 18-month contract).

Sky Stream shares a lot with its big brother, Sky Glass – streaming TV which Sky launched last year – including the list of available channels and apps.

Although the list of apps isn’t as extensive as dedicated streaming devices (like Fire TV or Roku), most of the major UK streaming services are there (but not all).

The same goes for the choice of Free channels – most major channels are available, but some including popular channels like Great! Movies, SportyStuff TV and NOW Music Channelsare still missing.

Sky Stream streaming apps

Sky Stream is set to launch on October 18, and this list of supported streaming apps is correct at the time of this writing – Sky occasionally adds more apps.

Also note that some content partners won’t appear as ‘apps’, but instead require a direct subscription through Sky – BT Sport being one example.

And, just because an app is available doesn’t mean its service is part of your Sky subscription – you’ll still need to sign up and pay for premium third-party services like Amazon’s Prime Video, Disney+ and the rest.

BBC iPlayer – The BBC’s catch-up and streaming app, with thousands of back catalog programs and the ability to stream live channels.

BBC iPlayer new look 2021
BBC iPlayer

ITV Hub – ITV Hub’s catch-up and box-set streaming app. (A full ITV Hub app is notably missing from Sky Q – but later this year, ITV Hub is about to transform into ITVXwhich would be available on both Sky Stream and Sky Q).

Every 4 – Channel 4’s catch-up and streaming app, where you can watch the channels live broadcast, plus thousands of box sets from the past.

STV – The popular Scottish broadcaster’s video-on-demand streaming service, with exclusive box sets and programmes.

Netflix– Netflix doesn’t need introductions at this point. Sky Stream’s “default” package already includes Netflix’s basic tier, which is suitable for one screen at a time, and SD video quality (but you can upgrade to HD or 4K).

Amazon’s first video – Amazon’s streaming video service, with shows and movies (see our Prime Video Review). Most content requires a paid Prime Video subscription (you can get 30 days free trial).

Prime Video also offers plenty of Prime Video channels, which is a way to get some channels that Sky otherwise lacks – like BritBox.

Disney+ – Disney’s popular streaming subscription service, with content from the worlds of Disney, Marvel, Pixar, Star Wars and National Geographic, plus more “mature” content in its Star category (see our Disney+ review).

Paramount+The new streaming service with TV shows and movies from CBS and Paramount. Sky Cinema subscribers (on Sky Q and Sky Glass) get Paramount+ for free – we assume this will also be true for those who get Sky Cinema via Stream, but we’ll have to wait for final confirmation on this.

Paramount More on Sky Glass

AppleTV+ – Apple’s subscription streaming service got off to a rocky start, but now includes many critically acclaimed programs such as Ted Lasso, The Morning Show, severance pay and more.

Discovery+ – The streaming service that replaced Discovery’s display (which was totally free), with a combined offer of free and “premium” channels. Sky Q customers get a free year of Discovery+, but Sky Glass and Sky Stream customers don’t get this offer at the moment.

Youtube – Google’s huge video site.

youtube for kids – The priest kid-focused version of YouTubewhich contains only age-appropriate content.

Spotify– The popular music streaming service, with over 60 million songs – there’s a free tier (with ads) and a paid Premium tier.

BBC Sounds – The BBC radio app, which includes both live versions of BBC radio channels, as well as a rich library of podcasts and radio dramas.

Official BBC Sounds app

RadioPlayer – Stream live radio stations.

Global player – Capital Radio’s streaming app, with live radio stations and thousands of podcasts.

XITE – A free music video app that offers a “personalized video experience”, where you can create playlists tailored to your needs.

Vevo – The ultimate place to watch official music videos and live performances – some exclusive to the service.

Platoon – A subscription-based workout and fitness app, where you can watch (and participate in) studio-style workouts.

PlayWorks- Games you can play directly on your TV screen, using the Sky Stream remote control. Games include classics like Tetris, Solitaire, and Mah Jongg, plus mobile hits like Doodle Jump and Crossy Road.

Golf pass – A subscription service that brings you golf lessons from the world’s best players and coaches, plus exclusive shows, Golf Channel movies, programs, original content and live streams.

Made with taste – Tastemade hosts award-winning cooking, travel, home and design shows from around the world – from groundbreaking originals to classic series and documentaries, all for free.

Intellectual – a subscription video-on-demand service for children with educational videos.

Some of the major apps/services still missing from Sky Stream (and Sky Glass) include Pluto TV, Twitch, The Roku Channel, Plex (the popular personal media streamer) and more.

Sky Stream: Freeview and Sky channels

As with Sky Glass, Stream uses broadband to stream Freeview, Sky and other premium TV channels to your device.

Sky Stream desktop closeup

Linear channels are accessed via the device’s electronic program guide (similar to how this works on Sky Q or a Freeview device) – but instead of coming to you via an antenna or a satellite dish – all channels are delivered to you via broadband.

Also remember that some of these channels (like Sky Cinema, Kids and Sports) require an additional subscription on top of Sky Stream’s basic £26-£29/month package.

The channels that should be available on Stream at launch are:

Public broadcasting channels

  • BBC One
  • BBC Two
  • BBC Three
  • BBC 4
  • BBC Scotland
  • BBC ALBA
  • BBC News
  • BBC Parliament
  • CBBC
  • cbeebies
  • ITV/STV/UTV
  • ITV2
  • ITV3
  • ITV4
  • ITVBe
  • CiTV
  • Channel 4
  • E4
  • Plus 4
  • E4 Supplementary
  • Movie4
  • 4sept
  • 4Music
  • Channel 5
  • 5 STARS
  • 5 United States
  • 5ACTION
  • 5SELECT

News channels

  • Sky News UK
  • BBC NEWS
  • BBC Parliament
  • CNBC
  • Bloomberg
  • CNN International
  • NBC News NOW
  • Talk TV
  • UK News
  • euro news
  • NDTV 24×7
  • Sky News Arabia

Lifestyle and entertainment channels

  • E ! Entertainment
  • alibi
  • GOLD
  • David
  • O
  • Drama
  • Comedy Central
  • Extra Comedy
  • Discovery
  • Turbo Discovery
  • History of discovery
  • Scientific discovery
  • CCM
  • animal planet
  • IDENTIFIER
  • Crime + Investigation
  • National geographic
  • National Geographic wild
  • Quest
  • Red Quest
  • Really
  • DMAX
  • HGTV
  • Food Network
  • CBS Reality
  • LEGEND
  • RealityXtra
  • Take
  • Challenge
  • replay the sky
  • YESTERDAY
  • Eden
  • Smithsonian
  • FLAMBATE
  • PBS America
  • TV set
  • S4/C
  • Movies24
  • Movies24+
  • TCM
  • Horror Xtra
  • Eurosport 1
  • Eurosport 2
  • Ginx eSport TV

Sky Entertainment (Part of Sky Ultimate)

Sky Max Logo

  • max sky
  • sky showcase
  • Sky witness
  • Atlantic Sky
  • crime from heaven
  • Sky documentaries
  • sky comedy
  • Nature Sky
  • sky arts
  • replay the sky
  • sky challenge
  • sky story
  • sky story 2
  • sci-fi sky
  • Sky Sports News
  • Sky Sports Racing
  • Air sports mix

Music channels

  • MTV
  • MTV Music
  • MTV Success
  • 90s MTV
  • 80s MTV
  • 4Music
  • The box
  • EMBRACE
  • Magic
  • Kerrang!
  • B4U Music

International channels

  • Utsav Bharat
  • More
  • utsav gold
  • Sony TV
  • SonyMAX
  • Sony SA
  • Sony Max 2
  • Colors
  • Rishtey Colors
  • Gujarati colors
  • B4U Movies
  • B4U Music
  • Cinema Zee
  • Zee TV
  • FoodXP

Children’s channels (additional cost)

  • Nickelodeon
  • Nicktoons
  • Nick Jr.
  • Also Nick Jr.
  • cartoon network
  • Boomerang
  • Cartoonito
  • Baby TV

Sky Cinema (additional cost)

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wonder woman on Sky Stream (Picture: Sky)
  • Heaven First
  • Sky Select
  • success from heaven
  • The greats of the sky
  • sky animation
  • sky family
  • action from heaven
  • sky comedy
  • thriller from heaven
  • Sky drama
  • Sky SciFi Horror

Sky Sports (additional cost)

  • Sky Sports main event
  • Sky Sports Main Event Ultra HDR (4K requires additional subscription)
  • Sky Sports Premier League
  • Sky Sports Football
  • Sky Sports Cricket
  • Sky Sports Golf
  • Sky Sports F1
  • Sky Sports NFL
  • Sky Sports Arena
  • Pay-per-view Sky Sports

BT Sports (additional cost)

  • BTSport 1
  • BTSport 2
  • BT Sport 3
  • BTSport 4

BT Sport Ultra HD (4K) is not available at this time. It was supposed to be added a few weeks ago – but that has been postponed with no new date yet announced.

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