The upgrade enables UHD streaming initially on premium apps such as Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Disney+ and RTL+.
In addition, customers can now also access selected programmes in Dolby Digital 5.1 audio quality.
The Sky Q IP box, which was launched in August 2021, provides access to Sky Deutschland’s pay-TV platform and over 80 TV channels, including channels from ARD, ZDF, RTL and ProSiebenSat.1, as well as the channels’ catch-up services, and a selection of apps.
With the inclusion of UHD content, which was not ruled out at the time of launch, Sky Deutschland says it is responding to customer demand.
[UPDATE] In another expansion of the Sky Q platform, the MagentaSport app was added to the app line-up today, a Sky Deutschland spokesman confirmed to Broadband TV News. This was part of an extended partnership agreement beteween Sky Deutschland and Deutsche Telekom announced in September 2021.