Sky Q has become the first TV platform to offer the Peloton app, giving customers the opportunity to join instructor-led fitness classes from the comfort of their living room.
Although Peloton is well-known for its eye-wateringly expensive exercise bikes, the app provides a variety of workout types without the need for specific hardware, a bit like Apple Fitness+. All you need is your TV, Sky Q and your choice of outfit.
You don’t need the expensive bike, but the Peloton app still requires a subscription – though Sky Q customers new to the service can take advantage of a free 30-day trial. After that, it costs £12.99 per month for a Digital Only Membership.
Any existing Peloton All-Access or Digital Members can simply sign into their Peloton account on Sky Q app.
The studio-style workouts on the Peloton app cover over 10 different categories of workout meaning you’re bound to find something you like. They include Strength, Yoga, Cardio, Pilates, Barre and Meditation.
You can filter to find the right class by instructor, length, music genre, or class type. Instructors include Becs Gentry, Ben Alldis, Sam Yo, Aditi Shah and Chase Tucker.
The Peloton app offers real-time motivation and curated playlists and the app can be launched by saying “Peloton” into the Sky Q voice remote.
Peloton joins an already strong line-up of apps available on the Sky Q platform including Netflix, Disney+, Spotify, Fiit and more. You can get Sky TV and Netflix on Sky Q on an 18-month contract for £25 a month.
Kevin Cornils, Managing Director International for Peloton said: “Our latest launch on Sky Q makes our content even more accessible. Both new and existing Peloton Members can view our best in-class, studio-style workouts on the biggest screen in the home, enabling them to better experience our floor-based disciplines.”
The launch of the app comes on a bad day for Peloton, as the company announced a voluntary recall for its Tread and Tread+ treadmills following the death of a six-year-old child and as many as 72 other injuries. Owners in the US can return their treadmills for a full refund.