German pay-TV broadcaster Sky Deutschland is expanding its multimedia platform Sky Q.
From June 2019, Sky Q customers will be able to access the Sky Q offers on additional TV sets in their households via the Sky Q Mini box (pictured). The multi-room device is an Android IP box that includes both the familiar Sky Q user interface and many functions that customers already know from their Sky Q main receiver.
Linear Sky channels, public and third-party channels, movies and series on demand, apps such as the ARD and ZDF catch-up services as well as features like restart, continue watching, series auto-play, kids’ mode and voice control will be available on Sky Q Mini from the beginning. Apps such as Netflix and Spotify will follow later.
The box is connected to the TV set via HDMI and to the internet either via Ethernet cable or Wi-Fi. An additional cable or satellite TV connection is not necessary. Sky Q customers will be able to obtain Sky Q Mini for €49.
Also new: The Sky Q app will become available free of charge on LG smart TV sets and on the PlayStation 4 from summer 2019. So far, the app can be used on the Apple TV box (from the 4th generation) and on Samsung smart TV sets (from 2015).
Sky Deutschland launched Sky Q in Germany and Austria in May 2018; more than 1.5 million customers have opted for it to date.