Sky continues to open up to other platforms, integrating the offer of other networks into its decoder Sky Q: after the agreement with DAZN in recent days, now it’s up to the one with Rai which takes the form of the ability to use the RaiPlay on Sky Q. This means, in practice, that on Sky Q it is now possible to watch on demand a huge amount of extra content.
RaiPlay, in fact, is the Rai streaming platform that allows access to thousands and thousands of films and fiction produced by Rai (and not only). As when accessing RaiPlay from other devices, it is also necessary on Sky Q signing in (free of charge) to the Rai platform to obtain full access to the contents. With the arrival of RaiPlay on Sky Q, Sky’s offer becomes even more complete, since the apps of Disney +, Discovery +, Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Apple +, Mediaset Play and, from a few days, even DAZN. In general, however, we are witnessing a positive one opening of the platforms: The user is now unencumbered by the hardware and can see what they prefer on the device they prefer.
What RaiPlay broadcasts
RaiPlay is Rai’s streaming platform and broadcasts both live and on demand content. All linear channels in direct Raiin fact, they are also accessible through the RaiPlay app. In total, in streaming, we can see 15 Rai channels:
- Rai 1
- Rai 2
- Rai 3
- Rai 4
- Rai 5
- Rai Movie
- Rai Premium
- Rai History
- Rai Yoyo
- Rai Gulp
- Rai News 24
- Rai Sport plus HD
- Rai School
- RaiPlay 3
To these linear live channels is added a huge amount of available content on demand. To have full access to all channels, it is not necessary to prove that you have paid the Rai fee, but it is necessary create a profile providing your email.
Sky Q increasingly open
“With the agreement Sky further enriches the number of apps accessible through Sky Q, which is confirmed as the reference point for those who want to find, in one place, all the Sky contents and those of the main streaming apps“, so commented the agreement between Sky and Rai, the CEO of Sky, Andrea Duilio.
The CEO of Rai echoes him, Carlo Fuortes: “Through the agreement with Sky Italia, the public service company will be able to show its broadcasts to an even larger number of users and enrich the multimedia offer of Italian television.“.
Statements of circumstance aside, however, the important thing is that it’s changingand also a lot, the way in which users use audiovisual entertainment services: if once it was necessary to make a strong initial investment, to buy the dish and / or a decoder to see only the contents of a platform, with digitization has become all different.
Now hardware matters less and less as subscriptions matter more and more: users know they can subscribe or sign up for free (as in the case of RaiPlay) to a service and then see it practically everywhere: from smartphone to Smart TV, from gaming console to Sky Q decoder.