Sky Deutschland subscribers can now control the Sky Q multimedia platform with their voice.
This works with a new remote control that is connected to the Sky Q box via Bluetooth; a direct line of sight is not necessary.
To enter a command, such as “Switch to Sky Atlantic HD” or “Find ‘The Walking Dead'”, viewers must hold down the voice button and speak into the microphone built into the remote control.
New customers and Sky customers who want to switch to Sky Q now receive the Sky Q box including the voice remote control. Customers who already have the box will be able to order the voice remote control for €19.99 from the end of October 2018.
Sky Q was launched in Germany and Austria in May 2018 and is now used by more than one million customers. As the next step, Sky Deutschland intends to integrate Netflix into Sky Q, increase the Ultra HD/4K programme line-up and introduce multi-room IP box Sky Q Mini.