Sky Q adds HDR movies in time for Christmas and more new features

Wednesday 18 November 2020
  • Enjoy 40+ movies in HDR this Christmas on Sky Cinema  
  • New personalised collections making it easier to find your favourite entertainment  
  • Catch up on the latest trending sport videos and more live action on Sky Go 

 Sky Q, the award-winning TV box, is getting some new features and a collection of HDR movies for all the family to enjoy. Rolling out over the next month, the features will make Sky Q even more personalised and easier to navigate, so you can find more of what you love, all in one place, easy.  With a series of updates to Sky Go, there’s now more sporting action available to watch on your devices, anywhere.   

What’s new for Sky Q:  

  • Keep watching, no matter the weather – you can now watch recordings, video on demand and access apps, even if your TV satellite signal is lost
  • Discover more shows in High Dynamic Range, HDR, with a new ‘HDR’ icon that tells you when you’re watching TV and movies in this stunning picture quality
  • Watch Sky originals Tin Star: Liverpool, Gangs of London and Emmy award-winning drama Chernobyl in HDR this December
  • Find over 40 movies in HDR, with nostalgic classics like the Back to the Future trilogy, Sky original The Secret Garden, Dolittle, Le Mans 66, all 8 Harry Potter movies and many more from 9th December. Plus watch new premieres including Emma, Little Women and Bad Boys for Life as they arrive on Sky Cinema, all in HDR
  • There are now more ways to use voice search, so you can find personalised recommendations with “What should I watch” which will show you TV and movies suited to you, say “Show me great TV” to see the best of Sky and Netflix, or “Made for Laughter lovers” for comedy fans
  • See what’s live on your ‘favourited’ TV channels with the new personalised What’s On Now and Next rail on the home page, so you don’t need to visit the TV guide
  • There’s a host of parental controls already on Sky Q and now you can add a PIN for Apps, so grown-ups can choose and manage what apps their kids are using on the TV. When you set a PIN for an app, you’ll be asked for it every time you open that app up

What’s new for Sky Go: 

  • Video shorts showing the latest trending sport news, interviews and action across Football, F1, Golf, Cricket and Boxing
  • Access to Sky’s red button channels so you can watch even more Master’s Golf, EFL and Nations League matches on Sky Go 

Fraser Stirling, Group Chief Product Officer, Sky, said: “We’re continuing to add new features to Sky Q and Sky Go, with updates almost every week, so your Sky TV experiences keep getting even better. You can watch more TV and movies in stunning HDR picture quality, get personal with voice search, enjoy more sporting action anywhere with Sky Go, and find more of what you love with our simple homepage, easy.” 

To find out more about Sky Q, and get Netflix and Sky TV together from just £25 a month, on an 18-month contract, head to: sky.com/tv. 

Notes to editors

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  • HDR produces content in the best possible picture quality, with brighter and bolder colours and is available as part of the Ultra HD add on pack.
  • These new features will begin rolling out from 18th November and be available to all Sky Q customers by mid-December.

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 24 million customers to the best entertainment, sports, news, arts and to our own award-winning original content. 

Our technology, including the market leading Sky Q, connects people to everything they love - TV, music, games, online video, fitness and educational content, all in one place, easy. Our streaming service, NOW TV, brings viewers all the enjoyment of Sky with the flexibility of a contract-free service.  

Building on the success of Sky Originals like Chernobyl, I Hate Suzie and Brassic, we are doubling our investment in original content by 2024 through Sky Studios. Sky News provides impartial and trustworthy journalism for free, while Sky Arts, the UK’s only dedicated free-to-air arts channel, makes the arts accessible for everyone. Our new TV and movie studio, Sky Studios Elstree, is expected to create over 2,000 new jobs and generate an additional £3 billion of production investment in the UK over the first five years alone.  

We believe that we can be a force for good in the communities in which we operate. We’re committed to being Europe’s first net zero carbon entertainment company by 2030. We take pride in our approach to diversity and inclusion: we’ve been recognised by The Times and Stonewall for our commitment to diversity and we’ve put in place a new programme to invest £30million across our markets over the next three years to tackle racial injustice. 

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