Sky Q Receives its Biggest Feature Update
Sky Q (Operated by Sky) is simply one of the best subscription-based television services in the market, especially in the UK. So, if you are a Sky Q subscriber, then we have good news for you. Sky has just released the biggest feature update for Sky Q.
With the new feature update, you get access to an amazingly redesigned user interface, “show centre,” HDR support for Disney+ app, improved voice discovery feature, and more.
Here are all the details about the major changes that you will get to see in Sky Q after its biggest feature update.
Expanded view allows you to browse and discover content very quickly. With the introduction of this feature, Sky has removed the left-hand-side menu bar from Sky Q. Expanded view gives you more visibility on the screen while you browse content, which means you get more space and visibility for TV, films, videos, music, games, and apps.
Show centre is another great addition to Sky Q as part of the July 2020 feature update. Under this feature, all the shows now have their own “Show centre.” What does that mean? It means that all the seasons, episodes, recording and on-demand links of your favorite tv show will be available on a single page. Besides this, you can get information about your favorite show’s broadcasting schedule from the show center too.
Smart buttons are large buttons that the user can click to go to the next episode of their favorite shows without scrolling down. Using these contextual buttons, you can easily switch between different commands like delete, watch from the start, play, or next episode.
If you are a sports fan, then this feature will surely make you happy. Now you no longer have to go through all the menus and EPG for watching your favorite sports event or show. The sports centre has a bar which contains all the sports channels and their programming schedule. Using which you can easily move to different sports channels without any scrolling and searching. Additionally, the sports centre also features sports content and events hosted on apps like YouTube, Sky sports apps, etc.
With the release of the new July updates, the voice discovery feature of the Sky Q box has been greatly improved. The new update had made the voice discovery more intuitive. As a result, now you can ask content suggestions based on themes, genres, actors, etc. very quickly. For example, you can say “Marvel Studios with Robert Downey Jr” and Sky Q will display you a list of content based upon this search query.
Disney+ app HDR support
With the new features update, Disney +app finally got HDR support. So, if you have an HDR-ready Sky Q box and Tv, you can watch your favorite shows in HDR now. Additionally, Sky is also going to add New HDR content for its users on Sky Q in a few months like Gangs of London and Brassic. Besides this you will also be able to see Sky Nature shows, Sky originals, and Sky Cinema movies in HDR soon.
It is being speculated that Sky is expected to add lots of new apps on its platform in the coming months. It is believed that Sky will add only those apps on its platforms that bring lots of entertaining content with it. For example- Video, music, and gaming apps are expected to be added on the platform soon. But as of now, it is being speculated that Sky is going to add four apps in the Sky Q very soon.
Better update delivery
It is another great change that is being introduced with the new July update for Sky Q. Sky has spent lots of time to rebuild and improve their backend to deliver more regular, refined and smaller updates to its users. Earlier Sky was only rolling out updates for Sky Q only once or twice in a year over satellite, but from now on, Sky Q subscribers will receive updates more frequently (Probably once or twice every month).
What to do if you haven’t received the update yet for your Sky Q box?
If you haven’t received the July update for your Sky box, don’t panic. The company is adding lots of other small features to give its customers a great user experience. It is expected that the update process will be completed by 12 August 2020. So, don’t lose patience, good things always take time.
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