Sky is adding further personalisation to its Sky Q box this month. New features include enhanced voice control via the Sky Q touch remote, a personalised menu of favourite channels, and an Ultra HD section within My Q.
New voice control features mean subscribers can change channels simply by asking “change channel to Sky Atlantic” or play any show from their Recordings with the request “Play the Great British Bake Off”. It’s also possible to skip back 30 seconds or watch from the start. It’s also possible to turn audio description on and off.
The functionality will be introduced in the next few weeks.
Luke Bradley-Jones, Sky’s Chief Marketing Officer, commented: “Our customers already love Voice Search on Sky Q and we think they are going to love Voice Control even more. You will be able to find your recordings, rewind an amazing goal to watch again or change channel all through a simple voice command. It’s a quicker, easier and more fun way to get to the shows, sports and films you want to watch.”
The new software update will also include a bespoke ‘Favourites’ menu that allows viewers to prioritise their channels of choice – a Favourite channel feature was present on Sky+ but has been absent from its state-of-the-art successor.
Initially Sky Q will suggest a range of favourite channels based on what the household has been watching, but customers can edit the list easily, adding up to 99 channels which can be organised into whatever order suits them best.
The Sky Q 2TB box will now have a dedicated Ultra HD section within My Q with direct access to the latest Ultra HD content.