Time was when you were lucky when such updates were even an annual event, but Sky has already made a series of updates this year alone.
Aside from Top Picks, giving recommendations across linear content and boxed sets, Sky has also added Download Next; When customers start watching an episode from a series, if the next episode is available it will automatically start to download; in Continue watching: A new Continue tab in the Planner will let customers easily pick up where they last left off in an episode or series.
Luke Bradley-Jones, Director of TV and content products said: “We know that customers are watching even more TV, and with every update to Sky+ we’re making it even better. Since the Homepage was launched on demand viewing has increased by 209%. That’s why we’re introducing Top Picks, a brand new Homepage section, telling our customers about even more fantastic shows, both live and On Demand, recommended by our TV experts.”
Also updated is the Services Homepage to help customers to customise the Sky Guide. Press the Services button on the remote control and customers will find Accessibility, Parental Control & PIN, Radio, Settings Options, Get Sky Products, My Account and Help menus. A new Viewing Progress Bar has been added, while Search moves to the top of the Homepage.
It’s anticipated the rollout will be complete by the end of August.