Apple TV Plus is now available through the Sky Q platform

Streamer will also be accessible on Sky Glass when television goes on sale in Ireland

Sky has made Apple TV Plus available through Sky Q, meaning its pay-TV customers will be able to access the streaming service on the platform for €4.99 per month.

The streamer, which offers a free seven-day trial, includes original Apple-commissioned programming, such as comedy hit Ted Lasso, popular drama The Morning Show and science fiction series Foundation, which is made in Troy Studios in Limerick.

Sky said Apple’s content would be easy to discover on its homepage and apps rail on Sky Q, while it will also feature in its top picks section alongside Sky’s original shows and the content and apps of its other partners.

Customers who sign up to Apple TV Plus through Sky can also access the streamer via the Apple TV Plus app or website, while Sky Ireland customers will be able to access Sky Go, its on-the-go app, through Apple TV devices from mid-2022.

Apple TV Plus will be available on Sky Glass, Sky’s new streaming television once these devices go on sale in Ireland from 2022, Sky Ireland said.

The pay-TV company, which is owned by US telecoms giant Comcast, also said it would soon add a voice search function to Sky Q.

Apple TV Plus was launched in November 2019, joining a flurry of new streaming services contesting a battle for viewers known as the streaming wars. The tech giant has not yet published any official subscriber numbers.

Purchasers of new Apple devices can typically access the streamer for free for three months if they avail of the offer within 90 days.

Laura Slattery

Laura Slattery

Laura Slattery is an Irish Times journalist writing about media, advertising and other business topics