HDR and Spotify coming to Sky Q

Various other user experience improvements also to be added

by hodg100 Feb 27, 2018 at 8:00 AM

  • Sky has announced that, beginning next month, it is to roll out updates that will enhance the Sky Q experience, including the launch of HDR content
    Sky has also confirmed a partnership with Spotify that will see the world’s leading music subscription service launch on Sky Q

    Sky Q will continue to be enhanced in terms of content discovery. There will be a more personalised experience throughout the user interface, with use of deeper Machine Learning and algorithms based on a household’s viewing habits, including reflecting times of day. At the same time, Sky Q’s Voice functionality will be extended to give customers the ability to ask for personalised recommendations such as “show movies for me”.

    A newly designed homepage including ‘Most Recent Recordings’ and ‘Favourite Channels’ along with editorially curated selections of Box Sets, Movies, and Catch-Up TV, should help get you to your favourite content quicker and easier than before. There will also be a revitalised Sports section that will be personalised to reflect your favourite sports and teams.

    Voice functionality will also be extended to give personalised recommendations - e.g. “show movies for me” - and app specific requests – e.g. “what is the weather today?”

    Sky will also offer a new Kids mode - integrated with the kids app – that is designed to make Sky Q more fun and interactive for younger audiences, while at the same time being a safer environment, giving parents peace of mind over what their children can access and watch.

    The Sky Q app will also become more widely available, allowing streaming to Smart TVs and ‘third-party devices – we’d imagine the NOW TV and Roku boxes will be among the first in the queue for that. Customers with multiple devices will be able to stream Sky content on the Sky Q app to even more devices at the same time although they haven’t said how many.

    We’ll update with the details of the HDR content when we have it.

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