The new deal also included super-fast broadband and could save people money on their bills
Heaven is offering customers a new bundle of super-fast broadband and a free Netflix subscription.
This is happening as bills for broadband and streaming services are skyrocketing.
Netflix increased its subscription prices by up to £24 a year last month, while Sky increased bills by £43 a year for most customers in early April.
But Sky’s new offering could help you save money by bundling a few bundles into one and being cheaper than other products on offer.
What’s Sky’s new deal?
The new offering includes Sky’s Superfast broadband with 36Mbps downloads, as well as the Netflix add-on.
However, you have to pay a little more for the bundle than for a normal Sky contract.
So the new deal that Sky is offering is going to be cheaper and you essentially get the streaming service added for free.
If you were after the two services, internet and Netflix, plus Sky channels, you’d be paying £51 a month – £12 more than the new offering.
Is this the right offer for me?
The deal won’t last forever, so you’ll have to be quick to redeem the offer.
However, it’s worth having a shop nearby to ensure you’re getting the best value for your money.
Another provider might have a better and cheaper deal – so it’s important to do some research beforehand.
for Sky’s dealremember you are locked into the contract for 18 months so make sure it’s the right deal for you before you buy.
There’s also a setup fee of up to £49 that you’ll also have to pay initially.
How to save on your subscriptions
There are other ways to keep costs down if you don’t want to pay for the Sky bundle.
Paying annually instead of monthly can save you money in the long run.
You can also test a service before paying with a free trial – this way you can see if there are any good programs that you would actually check out.
If you choose to do this, make sure you get a reminder when the trial ends, as you’ll automatically be switched to a monthly subscription if you don’t cancel in time.
It’s also worth noting how much you actually use a Netflix subscription — if you don’t use it that often, you can cancel or downgrade your services.
If you only watch Netflix on one device, you can downgrade to the cheapest basic plan for £6.99.
You can also always watch the box for free using the free apps of traditional TV channels like Channel 4, ITV and 5, which offer live TV and an extensive back catalogue.
You can also access BBC shows through iPlayer as long as you have a TV license.
How to save on broadband bills
If you don’t have a contract, you should always do some research to see if switching to a competitor will lower your costs.
If someone else offers something cheaper, you can switch and save money – you don’t have to stick with the same provider.
Consumer Group Which? found that broadband customers switching from the ‘Big Four’ providers, including BT, Sky, TalkTalk and Virgin Media, can typically save around £190 a year.
You can also try haggling with your current provider to see if they lower the cost for you – there’s no guarantee it will work, but it’s worth a try.
A Virgin Media customer saved up to £210 on their bill by trying this method.
There is also a lot of help for households with low incomes.
Millions of welfare recipients could save hundreds of pounds on their broadband bills if they were entitled to cheaper welfare tariffs.
BT, Community Fibre, G.Network, Hyperoptic, KCOM and Virgin Media O2 all have social plans that give you cheaper deals.
You must apply directly to the provider who will assess your suitability.
Typically, you must receive either Employment and Assistance Assistance, Income Support, Unemployment Benefit, or Universal Credit.
Ofcom estimates that these offers could save struggling households up to £150 a year.