From June 1 onwards, Sky+ subscribers will no longer have to pay a premium to watch Sky Movies channels in HD.
Previously customers who wanted to be able to watch all 11 channels in 1080p Full HD as well as standard definition would need to fork out £5.25/month.
On top of that, you would have had to sign up for the top tier Family Bundle (£38/month) instead of either of the cheaper Original (£20/month) and Variety (£32/month) bundles.
Sky price rises June 2016: How are Sky+ and Sky Q customers affected?, How can I watch Sky Movies?Recombu understands that from June onwards this will no longer be the case; if you take Sky Movies with any of the Sky+ TV bundles, you’ll get all of the channels in SD and HD for no extra cost besides the £18/month for Sky Movies.
As well as giving you access to all of the Sky Movies channels, this will also see you able to access over 1,000 movies on demand in SD and HD every month.
The news may come as something of a silver lining for customers who will be paying an extra £3/month on average from June 1. Sky’s latest round of price rises will affect all TV customers, regardless of the mix of channels they’re taking.
At the same time, the HD Pack premium – which will still applies to Sky+ customers who want to Sky Sports in HD – is rising by 75p to £6/month.
Put another way, come June, that £3 extra you’ll be paying for your Sky TV and Sky Movies will seem worth it when you consider you’re basically saving £27 a year.