Sky Q announces new back-up feature in case of signal loss in bad weather

Raj Baddhan

Senior Editor


Sky Q has announced a slew of new features today, one of which includes watching recordings on the Sky Planner, in case of signal loss in bad weather.

Currently, Sky services are disrupted if satellite signal is lost in bad weather. However, Sky Q has announced that viewers will continue to watch recordings, video-on-demand content and access apps, no matter the weather.

Other new features announced by Sky Q include:

► Discover more shows in High Dynamic Range, HDR, with a new ‘HDR’ icon that tells you when you’re watching TV and movies in this stunning picture quality
► Find over 40 movies in HDR, with nostalgic classics like the Back to the Future trilogy, Sky original The Secret Garden, Dolittle, Le Mans 66, all 8 Harry Potter movies and many more from 9th December. Plus watch new premieres including Emma, Little Women and Bad Boys for Life as they arrive on Sky Cinema, all in HDR
► There are now more ways to use voice search, so you can find personalised recommendations with “What should I watch” which will show you TV and movies suited to you, say “Show me great TV” to see the best of Sky and Netflix, or “Made for Laughter lovers” for comedy fans
► See what’s live on your ‘favourited’ TV channels with the new personalised What’s On Now and Next rail on the home page, so you don’t need to visit the TV guide
► There’s a host of parental controls already on Sky Q and now you can add a PIN for Apps, so grown-ups can choose and manage what apps their kids are using on the TV. When you set a PIN for an app, you’ll be asked for it every time you open that app up

Fraser Stirling, Group Chief Product Officer, Sky, said, “We’re continuing to add new features to Sky Q and Sky Go, with updates almost every week, so your Sky TV experiences keep getting even better. You can watch more TV and movies in stunning HDR picture quality, get personal with voice search, enjoy more sporting action anywhere with Sky Go, and find more of what you love with our simple homepage, easy.”