Sky Q adds new box features

Sky has added new features to Sky Q in the biggest change to the award-winning box since launch.  A new expanded view UI, new show and sports centres, intuitive smart buttons and improved voice discovery will make it subscribers easier to browse, find and watch content in one place. Disney+ will also be available in HDR for the first time.

As from today, these changes will bring together TV and apps more seamlessly than ever before, providing more content from Sky TV, Netflix, YouTube, Virgin Media and Spotify can be found side-by-side on the big screen. Each show now has a show centre, a go-to destination for seasons, episodes, recordings, broadcast schedules and on-demand links in one place.

A new smart button allows viewers to get to episodes quickly. So, if a viewer is halfway through an episode of Gangs of London, it’ll say ‘continue ep. 3’, or if a viewer is just finished, it will suggest starting  the next episode. The smart button will switch between continue, delete, watch from the start, or play the next episode – depending on what was watched last.


Sports fans can find all the latest games, news, documentaries, fixtures, podcasts and tables in new sports centres. Saying “football” into the voice remote will get viewers to a page that brings together live and on demand football content from all channels and apps, including Sky Sports, Sky Sports App, BT Sport, terrestrial channels, YouTube and Spotify.

Voice discovery makes your show choices easier. Sky Q’s advanced voice search has got more intuitive, letting you ask for themes and genres, alongside actors. Saying “thrillers with Nicole Kidman” will bring up relevant suggestions of what to watch. Viewers will soon be able to ask for entertainment themes too, such as ‘new shows’, ‘Halloween’ or ‘Christmas’.

All Sky customers will have the new-look Sky Q by August 12.

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