Sports Start Over coming to Sky Q, plus the ability to record even more

posted on Monday, 28th November 2016 by Steve May

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Sky has confirmed new features that will be added to its Sky Q platform, when the next firmware update lands early next year. These include the ability to record even more channels simultaneously. Subscription prices have also been adjusted.

The headline update is the ability to record six shows while watching a seventh using the Sky Q 2TB box. Also coming is the personalisation of homepage. This will give viewers one swipe access to recordings, along with new show recommendations based on viewing history.

A key new feature will be Sports Start Over. If you arrive to a sports broadcast late, you can start watching the event from the start. The feature will be applied to golf tournaments, F1 racing and football. Sky Sports will show 126 games from the Barclays Premier League, 127 games from the Football League

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Sky has also confirmed that its eagerly awaited Voice Search functionality, via the mic in the Sky touch remote, will come on line. This should make content searching a lot faster.

Sky Cinema currently runs 11 dedicated HD movie channels, with over 1,000 movies On Demand. Premiering in January are The Huntsman, Batman Vs Superman: Dawn of Justice and Alice Through the Looking Glass

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Sky has also bolstered its Box Set Offerings. Early feedback indicates that Sky Q customers are watching 69 per cent more on demand content than with Sky+.

Prices now start from £20 per month with the Sky Q Original Bundle, which includes Sky Atlantic. Shows coming soon include Fortitude 2 (Jan), Billions 2 (Feb), Big Little Lies (March) and Guerrilla (April).

For an extra £12 per month, customers can get Sky Q Multiscreen, which allows them to watch TV on any screen around their home, using Sky Q Minis. Sky Q is reportedly Sky’s fastest selling product since HD.

Steve May

Inside CI Editor Steve May is a freelance technology journalist, who also writes for T3, TechRadar, Home Cinema Choice and ERT (amongst others).

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