Disney+ will be available in HDR for the first time as part of an upgrade to the Sky Q set-top.
The platform is releasing a new expanded view UI, simplified new show and sports centres, intuitive ‘smart’ buttons and improved voice. It will be rolled out to receivers over the next few weeks and is also being introduced for subscribers in Germany.
The static menu bar has been replaced by a new dynamic collapsible menu that makes it possible to include more recommendations on the home screen.
Each show will have a show centre, which will feature every available episode, bringing together all seasons, episodes, recordings, broadcast schedules and on-demand links are together in one place for the first time. A new smart button will take viewers to the episode they require.
The smart button will switch between Continue, Delete, Watch from the Start, or Play the next episode –based on what was watched last.
“We’ve redesigned Sky Q to make it even smarter, simpler and better at aggregating all of the TV and app content you love into one place,” said Fraser Stirling, Group Chief Product Officer, Sky. “And we’re not stopping there, the tech team behind Sky Q and Sky Go are working hard on loads of new updates that we’ll be rolling out every few months, so you can expect your Sky TV experience to keep getting better.”
Following the launch of HDR on Sky Q earlier this year, Disney+ will also be available in HDR. Sky Nature shows and Sky originals are already being seen by viewers with a suitable television and later Sky Q receiver. Sky Cinema movies will be in HDR in time for Christmas and HDR live sport will be available in 2021.
For sports fans saying ‘football’ into the voice remote will take you 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. The feature is available across a variety of sports including F1, Cricket, Golf, Boxing and Tennis.