Can you record on Sky Glass? And other QLED TV FAQs

The Sky Glass TV was launched last year and has taken the TV market by storm.

But there is a question that many prospects ask – is it possible to record on the Sky Glass? We explained it below.

The Sky Glass is an innovative piece of TV technology that was launched in 2021


The Sky Glass is an innovative piece of TV technology that was launched in 2021
  • Sky Glass, from £13 a month – Buy here

Sky’s all-in-one TV has proved hugely popular because it’s an incredibly affordable piece of tech.

It’s a cleverly designed, attractive product and practical home for all major streaming platforms and channels.

But as with any tech you’re looking to buy, it’s definitely worth checking out what the Sky Glass TV can actually offer, including its recording capabilities.

Read on to find out if you can record on the Sky Glass, along with a variety

See our Tech Editor Sean Keach’s expert judgment in his Sky Glass TV review, in which he describes this TV as a “great proposition for the modern age”.

Can you record on Sky Glass?

In a word: no.

The Sky Glass TV does not have an internal hard drive and for that reason there is no recording function.

This might seem like a huge oversight on Sky’s part – but the brand is well aware that most people gravitate towards the glass for its built-in streaming services.

Sky seems confident that the majority of the content Glass users will watch will be on-demand rather than live TV – which obviously doesn’t need recording.

This causes problems with certain shows that either don’t get picked up by catch-up services, or at best only spend a very short amount of time (like Match Of The Day and iPlayer, football fans will know).

It’s an undeniable downside to Glass’s overall offering and has drawn criticism, but it’s one that’s offset by the product’s tremendous value for money.

Is Sky Glass worth buying?

Yes, we think so – if you’re looking for a smart TV that you can get for an affordable monthly payment, this is a great choice.

However, it’s a product that’s definitely aimed at buyers who don’t already own a smart TV – if you do, it’s worth checking out sky Q box instead.

This TV box connects to your TV and sets you up with all of Sky’s channels (depending on the package you buy) – and yes, it has a recording function.

If you’re looking for a new smart TV and not necessarily a Sky-focused one, you might want to check out what’s listed on our best cheap 4K TV deals page – you’ll find sets from Sony, Samsung, LG and many more.

Has Sky Glass caught up?

Not in the same way as Sky Q – instead Sky Glass works with a playlist function.

This allows you to store content from the streaming platforms included in the Glass – Netflix, Amazon Prime, Disney+, iPlayer – in one convenient place to watch later.

Can you see BBC and ITV on Sky Glass?

In any case, both the core channels and the BBC and ITV on-demand services are available on Sky Glass.

For BBC One, BBC Two, ITV, ITV2 and the like, you don’t even need Sky Glass’s Wi-Fi connection – these channels can be accessed via the TV’s Freeview app.

And catch-up services like BBC iPlayer and ITV Hub can all be found in Glass’s main interface.

  • Sky Glass, from £13 a month – Buy here

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Fry Electronics Team

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