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Sky to offer premium audio with new Soundbox

After years of focusing on picture quality, Sky has turned its attention to sound.

Sky, previously known for its premium HD and UHD offerings, has now joined forces with audio technology company Devialet to improve audio, by creating Sky Soundbox, a new all-in-one sound system designed to improve the TV viewing experience. From one single compact speaker unit, Sky Soundbox promises to deliver powerful and immersive sound, and claims to offer audio quality that surpasses many of the best home cinema systems available today.

Sky Soundbox, which will be available to Sky customers in the UK and Ireland, combines Sky TV with Devialet’s ground breaking audio technologies, developed for the critically acclaimed Expert Pro amplifier and Phantom wireless speaker. 

Combining six woofers and three full-range speakers into a single compact device, Sky Soundbox uses the walls in the home to reflect ambient sound around the room, resulting in spatial surround sound, offering the immersive, 360 degrees experience normally expected from a full home cinema system, without the need for a subwoofer or extra speakers. 

Stephen van Rooyen, Chief Executive Officer, Sky UK and Ireland, commented: 
“Sound is a vital part of visual storytelling – whether you’re watching the season finale of your favourite drama, or an epic Premier League clash. That’s why we’ve partnered with audio industry leaders Devialet to launch Sky Soundbox and take the TV experience to the next level for our customers. Great TV deserves great audio – we believe Sky Soundbox is the Ultra HD of home audio.”

Quentin SanniƩ, Chief Executive, Devialet, said:
“Sound is the future of television. We are very proud to be partnering with Sky, to help them to unleash the full emotional impact of their content, through powerful, immersive, fully integrated sound. This first partnership illustrates our ability to pursue Devialet’s vision to enable revolutionary experiences through audio, and bring them to the widest number of people through partnerships with like-minded companies who are looking to challenge the status quo.”

Sky Soundbox is compatible with Sky Q, Sky+ and standalone TVs. When paired with Sky Q, customers can enjoy a new feature called "Sky Q Sound" – exclusive sound modes designed by Devialet, to automatically refine the audio for a range of Sky’s entertainment and sports. Each mode adjusts and tailors Sky Soundbox’s audio settings so entertainment can be enjoyed at its best.

Sky Soundbox also offers dynamic volume management, analysing incoming audio in real time, and adjusting volume levels to ensure clarity - from quiet dialogue to explosive action. Sky Soundbox users will also be able to select a number of manual modes that best suit their needs:

Sky Soundbox modes
  • Dialogue Enhance mode: ensuring speech is clear and defined
  • Late Night mode: decreasing bass and further enhancing quiet whispers
  • Kids mode: giving parents control over the maximum volume levels to protect vulnerable ears.
Source: Sky

Sky Soundbox will go on sale this autumn priced at £799. Current and new Sky customers will enjoy great value at £299, with new and existing Sky Q Multiscreen customers priced at £249. Customers can pre-register for the latest updates about the new product at

Meanwhile, Sky has confirmed that those customers who have already invested in a home cinema or AV system compatible with Dolby Atmos will soon able to enjoy the full capabilities of their speakers with Sky Q on selected programmes, following a free software update rolling out later this summer.