Sky Q and Sky Go get fresh new features

Thursday 9 September 2021
  • Switch between your favourite apps and back to Sky using voice
  • Quickly record what you’re watching on live TV with new voice commands
  • Never miss a moment with Sky Sports Recap on Sky Go for iOS and watch more of what you love at home or on the move

Sky Q keeps getting better, with some fresh new features being added to the UK’s award-winning platform this month.

What’s new on Sky Q?

You can now move between your favourite apps in a flash - jump from watching Disney+ to doing a workout on Fiit, then switch to listening to your favourite music on Spotify, all by using your Sky Q voice remote. When you’re in an app, just hit the voice button, say the name of the app you want to launch to quickly get to your favourite entertainment. Try saying “Netflix” when you’re in BBC iPlayer, and it will launch – without heading back to Sky Q home.

Plus, easily navigate out of apps and back to Sky TV using your voice remote. Try saying “Home” to get to the Sky Q home page or tune in to a specific channel with a simple voice command, for example say, “Watch 101” and start watching BBC One.

There are now more ways to record your favourite TV too. Simply say record” or “record this” into your voice remote while watching live TV, to record the rest of the episode or film you’re watching. So, whatever the distraction, you won’t miss out on your favourite live TV.

To continue making Sky Q even more accessible, there’s now a dedicated page for Audio Descriptive Content. Available just by using your voice, say “Audio Described TV” to access the hundreds of audio described shows and movies for you to record and watch later.

What’s new on Sky Go?

With several updates to Sky Go, you can now enjoy an even better experience on your devices, whether you’re watching at home or on the move.

  • Missed the start of the game? Sky Sports Recap is launching, so you can easily catch up on all the highlights during live Premier League and EFL matches. It’s available on iOS devices by pressing “Recap”. To exit, simply press “watch live” and return to the live game. Coming soon on Android and desktop devices.
  • Get to your favourite entertainment quickly with the introduction of ad skipping. Jump right into what you want to watch, faster than before. *
  • For the first time, everyone will now be able to download the TV they love to a device to watch without an internet connection. Previously only available to Sky Go Extra and Sky Q Multiscreen subscribers, this benefit is now rolling out to everyone.
  • We’ve also increased the number of devices you can stream on at once. Now everyone can stream on at least two screens, instead of one, so everyone can watch the TV they love, without compromise. **

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”

To find out more about Sky Q and Sky Go and to begin your journey head to: sky.com/tv.

Notes to Editors

You’ll need an active subscription to access Disney+, Fiit, Netflix or Spotify on Sky Q.

*Some content is not ad skippable.

**Customers with Sky Q Multiscreen or Sky Go Extra will still get four concurrent streams.

About Sky

Sky is Europe’s leading media and entertainment company and is proud to be part of the Comcast group. Across six countries, we connect our 23.4 million customers to the best entertainment, sports, news and arts including our own award-winning original content.

Our technology, including the market leading Sky Q, connects people to everything they love – with entertainment from Sky TV, Netflix, Disney+, Amazon Prime Video and BBC iPlayer, and apps like Spotify, YouTube, BBC Sounds, Highbrow, Peloton, Fiit, and more, in one place, easy. Our streaming service NOW brings viewers all the enjoyment of Sky with the flexibility of a contract-free service. Through our new B2B broadband provider, Sky Connect, we offer superfast broadband with business-grade 4G back-up to small businesses in the UK.

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