Sky has begun the integration of Disney+ content into Sky Q’s voice search.
It’s one of a number enhancements to the advanced set-top box, which also include the extension of voice guidance, and additions to the Sky Go app.
Over the next month, movies and series from Disney+, will begin to appear in broader voice and text searches on Sky Q. Customers can search for shows such as Marvel’s The Falcon and The Winter Soldier and Star Wars’ The Mandalorian. This will take them to a dedicated show page known as ‘Show Centre’.
New voice innovations have been brought in to make the service more accessible to customers. It’s designed to make navigating Sky Q’s TV guide, menus, Show Centres, collections, and on-screen messages much easier for customers with visual impairments.
Voice Guidance can be activated by saying “Voice Guidance On” or “Voice Guidance Off” into the Sky Q voice remote. The user will then hear spoken descriptions of the menu being navigated.
Voice Guidance works in tandem with Voice Search and existing Sky Q accessibility features including High Contrast Mode, British Sign Language zone (BSL Zone) – featuring on demand content and entertainment from BSL.
Improvements to Sky Go includes a Continue Watching rail that makes it easier to pick up watching from where a show was paused. There are also rails for Sky Channels and Continue Watching.
Sky Go has recently been added as a widget on Apple’s iOS, providing faster access to Sky content.
Fraser Stirling, Group Chief Product Officer, Sky, said: “Integrating Disney+ into voice search means it’s now much easier to find more of what you love and adding voice guidance to our strong accessibility offering helps to create an even better experience for all Sky Q customers.”
The updates will begin to roll out to customers from Wednesday 31st March and will be available to all customers by the end of April.