Sky warns you could be blocked or charged extra if you make a simple mistake

EVERYONE thinking of “doing a Netflix” with Sky’s new streaming service is thinking again.

The broadcasting giant has warned it will block anyone trying to save up a few bobs by sharing their account with friends or family outside of their household.

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Sky Stream is a brand new product that allows TV fans to access more than 150 channels via WiFi without missing a dish.

Customers can pay a small surcharge for additional Sky Stream boxes in other rooms.

But any savvy subscribers who think they might lend them to someone outside their home should be aware that Sky has special tools for detecting this.

This would violate the terms and conditions, which you agree to upon signing up.

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You risk being cut off or even slapped with an extra charge.

“If you or anyone else uses any of the TV Services or your account from a location other than your address, you are in breach of this Agreement,” Sky said.

“As a result, we can either suspend your TV services or charge you an additional location fee for usage at that other address based on the price of your subscription at your address.

“We will notify you before taking any action or applying this additional charge to your account.”

Sky says it “uses data received from compatible devices and networks
Connections you use to access your TV services” to ensure all Sky products are used in the right home.

The same rules actually apply to Sky Glass, the company’s other plateless service.

Account sharing has been a major problem for Netflix, which the company plans to tackle next year.

What is SkyStream?

Sky Stream is Sky’s new WiFi-enabled TV service that does not use satellite dishes.

That means you can install it yourself without a technician coming by.

It’s also the first time Sky has offered a subscription-free TV product on a rolling 31-day plan.

You can get Sky Ultimate TV and Netflix Basic for £26 a month on an 18-month contract.

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However, if you prefer a rolling 31-day plan, it costs £29 per month.

There’s a set-up fee – £20 for a contract and £39.95 without a contract.

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