Voice control can now be used on Sky Q to switch between the different available apps.
It means it’s now possible to move seamlessly between Disney+, fitness app Fiit, and across to Spotify without first needing to visit the Sky Q homepage. Subscribers can also move across to a linear channel, for example BBC One, by saying Watch 101.
Saying “Record” or “Record This” into the remote will record the rest of the programme currently being watched.
A new page for Audio Described TV has also been introduced, listing several hundred shows and audio described content.
The Sky Go app has added Sky Sports Recap, offering highlights of live Premier League and EFL matches. Already available on iOS devices it will later be added to Android and desktop devices.
It’s now also possible for non Sky Go Extra and Sky Q Multiscreen subscribers to download shows for later viewing where there’s no internet connection. The basic number of Sky Go devices to stream on at once has been increased from one to two. Customers with Sky Q Multiscreen or Sky Go Extra will continue to receive 4 simultaneous streams.
Fraser Stirling, Group Chief Product Officer, Sky, said: “The latest improvements to Sky Q’s voice control makes it easier to quickly switch between your favourite apps and channels, plus with Sky Sports Recap on Sky Go, sports fans, like me, will never have to worry about missing out on any of the action again. We’re continuing to make it even easier to enjoy the entertainment that matters to you”.