Sky_Q_SilverSky’s next-generation set-top box will go on sale on February 9th and cost existing customers around £12 extra per month with new customers paying around £42pm. Set up costs will start from £99.

First unveiled last November, the Sky Q boxes boast an all-new look and can connect via broadband to mini boxes to share content around the home.

Half the size of a current Sky+ HD box, the new Sky Q Silver box has 12 tuners which allow it to record up to four channels simultaneously and stream live channels to the companion box and tablet app over WiFi.

Customers can also load recordings into their tablets for viewing when out of the home or stream them from the main box to the mini box in a second room.

Boxes are UltraHD ready and the broadcaster has promised 4K content from all genres including sport, films and entertainment will be available.

Boxes are also compatible with Apple’s Airplay so customers can stream music from their mobile devices and take advantage of their surround sound systems or sounders to enjoy the best possible listening experience.

Stephen van Rooyen, Chief Marketing, Sales & Digital Officer, Sky, said: “We’ve had a fantastic reaction to Sky Q. So I’m delighted to reveal the news that people will be able to get Sky Q for our lowest ever set-up cost for a new premium product.

“We wanted to completely re-imagine TV, making it flexible and seamless across the screens in our lives.

“With Sky Q and Fluid Viewing that’s exactly what we’ve done – giving people the best TV tech on the market today, at a really accessible price. We think people will love it.”