A new software update is expected to land this month for Sky Q customers – which will bring some Sky Glass-like features.
The latest design tweak will see changes on how episodes from the same series are displayed.
Viewers will be able to move between favourite apps in a flash – jump from watching Disney+ to doing a workout on Fiit, then switch to listening to your favourite music on Spotify, all by using your Sky Q voice remote. When you’re in an app, just hit the voice button, say the name of the app you want to launch to quickly get to your favourite entertainment. Try saying “Netflix” when you’re in BBC iPlayer, and it will launch – without heading back to Sky Q home.
Just like Sky Glass, recordings and boxsets are now displayed in a horizontal line, rather than a descending list that viewers need to page through using the arrow keys on the remote.
By saying “Home” to get to the Sky Q home page or tune in to a specific channel with a simple voice command, for example say, “Watch 101” and start watching BBC One.
There will be more ways to record TV too. Simply say “record” or “record this” into your voice remote while watching live TV, to record the rest of the episode or film you’re watching. So, whatever the distraction, you won’t miss out on your favourite live TV.
Sky Q will be more accessible, a dedicated page for Audio Descriptive Content. Available by using your voice, say “Audio Described TV” to access the hundreds of audio described shows and movies for you to record and watch later.
Fraser Stirling, Group Chief Product Officer, Sky, said: “The latest improvements to Sky Q’s voice control makes it easier to quickly switch between your favourite apps and channels, plus with Sky Sports Recap on Sky Go, sports fans, like me, will never have to worry about missing out on any of the action again. We’re continuing to make it even easier to enjoy the entertainment that matters to you”.