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Sky considering Sky News closure to aid Fox takeover

Sky considering Sky News closure to aid Fox takeover

By Rik Henderson

Sky has threatened to shut down Sky News if it will help Twenty-First Century Fox's £11.7 billion takeover of the broadcaster.It is reported by CNBC that if the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) rules that the acquisition could have an adverse... Read more

Sky Store now offers Blu-rays with digital movie purchases too

Sky Store now offers Blu-rays with digital movie purchases too

By Max Langridge

Sky has revised its Buy and Keep service that lets you get a physical copy of a film that you buy through the Sky Store. Up until now, with any film you bought, Sky would automatically send you a DVD copy in the post. Sky Store Buy & Keep now rolling... Read more

Sky Soundbox preview: Mixed results for Sky's first home cinema speaker

Sky Soundbox preview: Mixed results for Sky's first home cinema speaker

By Stuart Miles

We all know that a better sound system has the potential to enhance a movie, TV show or sporting event we're watching yet, according to Sky, most of its customers are still relying on the speakers included in their television.And as the average TV... Read more

Sky Q voice controls expanded, now you can change channels and more

Sky Q voice controls expanded, now you can change channels and more

By Stuart Miles

Sky has introduced a bevy of new voice controls that are set to transform the way people use its Sky Q system.They expand the voice functionality beyond search, adding channel hopping to the mix, and are part of a feature update that is rolling out to... Read more

Sky Q review: 4K, multi-room support, apps and more
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Sky Q review: 4K, multi-room support, apps and more

By Stuart Miles

When it was originally launched, Sky Q was pitched as the company's flagship TV offering, delivering a number of new features above and beyond what was available with the standard Sky HD package.Now it is the only offering available to new customers,... Read more

Game of Thrones Sky Q Remote covers in pictures: Declare your love for Westeros

Game of Thrones Sky Q Remote covers in pictures: Declare your love for Westeros

By Rik Henderson

We only have two feature-length episodes left in season 7 of Game of Thrones but anyone who has seen any of the previous five will know we're in for a treat. And what better way to settle down and watch the next two week's shenanigans than with limited... Read more

Sky Soundbox: What is it, what can it do and how can I get one?

Sky Soundbox: What is it, what can it do and how can I get one?

By Rik Henderson

Improving a TV's sound for movies and TV shows is usually high on the agenda for many. Thankfully, we have several different options for creating our own home cinema. If you have space, you can install a 5.1 surround sound system. Or if you have a lot... Read more

Sky Q now has Dolby Atmos support, just in time for Premier League kick-off

Sky Q now has Dolby Atmos support, just in time for Premier League kick-off

By Rik Henderson

Sky has added Dolby Atmos support to the Sky Q 2TB box, just in time for the start of the 2017/18 Premier League season.Arsenal takes on Leicester in the first televised match on Sky Sport's new Premier League channel tonight, Friday 11 August with... Read more

What is Sky Q, how much does it cost and how can I get it?

What is Sky Q, how much does it cost and how can I get it?

By Chris Hall

Sky Q is well established now, first launching as a premium service but now offered as the de facto option for newcomers to Sky TV.Existing Sky+ users can also upgrade to Sky Q at reduced rates, so it's really the provider's main option going forward.... Read more

Sky Store coming to LG TVs with the very latest film and TV shows

Sky Store coming to LG TVs with the very latest film and TV shows

By Max Langridge

LG has announced it will soon be rolling out an update that will add Sky Store as an exclusive feature to its TVs running webOS 1.0, 2.0, 3.0 and 3.5. Sky Store lets you buy and rent films and TV shows available through Sky, and receive a physical copy... Read more

Sky VIP rewards customers with free tickets and priority service

Sky VIP rewards customers with free tickets and priority service

By Max Langridge

Sky has announced Sky VIP, a new loyalty programme that rewards all of its customers, but gives bigger and better rewards the longer a customer has been with Sky. What is Sky Q, how much does it cost and how can I get it? Split across four tiers, Silver,... Read more

10 new Sky Sports channels explained: What they are and how to get them

10 new Sky Sports channels explained: What they are and how to get them

By Rik Henderson

Sky Sports has rebranded its TV channel line-up, adding a few new stations to the mix in the process. Now TV has announced that they will all be available through the streaming platform too.From today, 18 July, Sky Sports subscribers through Sky, Now... Read more

Want The Grand Tour crossed with Robot Wars? Sky's new Carmageddon could be just that

Want The Grand Tour crossed with Robot Wars? Sky's new Carmageddon could be just that

By Rik Henderson

Sky has announced several new TV shows coming to Sky 1 this autumn and early 2018 and one has particularly piqued our interest.Currently sporting the working title of Carmaggedon, a new six-episode series is set to combine the car driving shenanigans... Read more

Sky Q now lets you record six programmes, while watching a seventh

Sky Q now lets you record six programmes, while watching a seventh

By Chris Hall

Ever felt spoilt for choice? The latest update for Sky Q customers will bring the ability to record six programmes while watching a seventh.That's mind boggling news, but means that you really don't ever, ever, have to miss out on recording something... Read more

What is Sky Mobile, how much does it cost and what is roll over data?

What is Sky Mobile, how much does it cost and what is roll over data?

By Rik Henderson

Like BT and Virgin Media, Sky offers its own mobile network service alongside TV, landline and broadband. However, Sky Mobile gives you a few features you might not find anywhere else. That's why we've decided to give you a low down on the network,... Read more

You can get a Sky Mobile price plan with 500MB data for just £5

You can get a Sky Mobile price plan with 500MB data for just £5

By Rik Henderson

Sky has announced a new Sky Mobile 4G SIM-only plan that starts as low as just £5 a month for Sky TV customers. For that, you will get 500MB of data, unlimited texts and unlimited calls on a minimum 12-month plan.Non-Sky TV customers can get the same... Read more

Watch Anthony Joshua's amazing win over Klitschko in virtual reality

Watch Anthony Joshua's amazing win over Klitschko in virtual reality

By Rik Henderson

Anthony Joshua's 11th round victory over Wladimir Klitschko was an incredible feat - capping one of the best bouts of boxing we've seen in many years. If you managed to catch it on Pay-Per-View you were lucky indeed.If not, you can always relive the fight... Read more

How to watch F1 2017 in 4K Ultra HD

How to watch F1 2017 in 4K Ultra HD

By Rik Henderson

The new Formula One season is fizzing along and it is shaping up to be one of the most exciting for years.Not only do car rules changes promise a closer season - as evidenced in the races so far - the entire shebang is being broadcast in 4K Ultra... Read more

4K cricket next to hit Sky Q and David Attenborough becomes a VR hologram

4K cricket next to hit Sky Q and David Attenborough becomes a VR hologram

By Rik Henderson

After showing the majority of its Premier League football matches in 4K for a while, Sky added Formula One races, qualifying and practice sessions to its Ultra HD line-up. Now comes another Sky Sports mainstay: cricket.The company has announced that... Read more

Sky Mobile Swap: How to change your phone every year with Sky's new plans

Sky Mobile Swap: How to change your phone every year with Sky's new plans

By Max Langridge

Sky has introduced a new feature to its mobile service called Swap, that will let you change your phone every one or two years, depending on which of the two plans you select to join. The service is live now, so you can head to Sky's mobile website and... Read more

18 great movie quotes that work with Sky Q voice search, try these out yourself

18 great movie quotes that work with Sky Q voice search, try these out yourself

By Rik Henderson

Sky started to roll out its long-awaited voice search feature to Sky Q boxes from Wednesday 22 March, and while not everyone will have the software update yet, there are plenty trying out right now.All Sky Q boxes will have the update by the "end of spring"... Read more

Virgin TV V6 box vs Sky Q: What's the difference?

Virgin TV V6 box vs Sky Q: What's the difference?

By Rik Henderson

Sky Q has been around for just over a year and has been the undisputed king of paid TV in all that time. Now a new kid is on the block, hoping to steal that crown.Virgin TV is the collective name for a new family of devices and services from Virgin Media,... Read more

Sky, Discovery Channels agree on new deal at the last moment

Sky, Discovery Channels agree on new deal at the last moment

By Elyse Betters

After much hubbub, Sky and Discovery have come to an agreement.The two media companies -- hours before their previous contract was set to expire, which would have seen TLC, Animal Planet, Eurosport, and more pulled from Rupert Murdoch's Sky -- have announced... Read more

Sky Q coming for those without a satellite dish, full service over broadband

Sky Q coming for those without a satellite dish, full service over broadband

By Rik Henderson

Sky has announced that it will be bringing its full Sky Q television service to those who cannot or will not install a satellite dish.The inability to have a satellite dish has been a barrier to getting Sky's TV services since they started more than... Read more

Win Sky Q with Ultra HD, Sky Cinema and Sky Sports free for a year

Win Sky Q with Ultra HD, Sky Cinema and Sky Sports free for a year

By Pocket-lint Promotion

Pocket-lint and Sky has teamed up together to give you the chance to win a Sky Q system with Ultra HD, Sky Cinema and Sky Sports free for a year. Yes, that's right, the award winning Sky Q free for a year.With Sky Q you can watch all your recordings anywhere... Read more

Sky agrees to sell business to Fox for £18.5bn

Sky agrees to sell business to Fox for £18.5bn

By Rik Henderson

Twenty-First Century Fox has been in talks to buy Sky before but it seems there is a breakthrough in the acquisition of the satellite broadcaster and entertainment company.After a new approach by the movie studio and media firm, and subsequent negotiations,... Read more

Sky Mobile will let you roll over your unused data for up to 3 years

Sky Mobile will let you roll over your unused data for up to 3 years

By Rik Henderson

Sky has officially announced its entry into the mobile network market with Sky Mobile, its first 4G service.It is initially offered with 12-month contracts and SIM only, although phones, such as Samsung devices and iPhones, will become available in 2017.... Read more

Get a free 4K TV with Sky Q Black Friday deal, plus many other Sky and Now TV deals

Get a free 4K TV with Sky Q Black Friday deal, plus many other Sky and Now TV deals

By Rik Henderson

Sky is going crazy with its Black Friday deals, there are huge discounts across many of its services and hardware, plus free TVs or games consoles when signing up to monthly packages.Its Black Friday bundle deals even include an amazing freebie when signing... Read more

Sky+ gets some more Sky Q loving

Sky+ gets some more Sky Q loving

By Max Langridge

Sky has announced some new features for the Sky+ platform that are already available on Sky Q. The new features include Auto Play, which automatically plays the next episode of a TV series you're watching, provided it's already downloaded to your Planner.... Read more

Sky Q smartphone app now available; recordings go fully mobile

Sky Q smartphone app now available; recordings go fully mobile

By Max Langridge

Sky has announced a new smartphone app for Android and iOS to accompany its Sky Q multi-platform service. The smartphone app joins the already available tablet app, in letting you access recordings from your box to download for offline viewing, streaming... Read more

Sky Q adds split screen viewing to make football and F1 even more thrilling

Sky Q adds split screen viewing to make football and F1 even more thrilling

By Rik Henderson

Sports fans with a Sky Q box are in for a treat as there is a new feature that will help them enjoy tense action like never before.A Sports Split Screen mode makes great use of the Sky Q boxes' many tuners in order to present different ways to keep... Read more

Sky launches VR app featuring David Beckham and the English National Ballet

Sky launches VR app featuring David Beckham and the English National Ballet

By Max Langridge

Sky announced back in March it was creating its own dedicated Sky VR Studios to develop its own original content. Sky also said it would be producing around 20 pieces of content over the next couple of years. New Sky VR Studio kicks off with Team Williams... Read more

Sky to show Drone racing on Sky Sports Mix channel

Sky to show Drone racing on Sky Sports Mix channel

By Max Langridge

Sky has announced it has invested $1 million in the Drone Racing League (DRL) and agreed on a deal that will bring the new sport of drone racing to the Sky Sports Mix channel. Sky Sports Mix is free for all Sky TV customers and shows a mixture of live... Read more

Bush Digital TV Recorder has fluid viewing-style features without needing Sky Q

Bush Digital TV Recorder has fluid viewing-style features without needing Sky Q

By Rik Henderson

British tech firm Bush has announced a Digital TV Recorder that gives access to your stored programmes even when you are out and about.Thanks to ShowDrive support, users can record TV shows on the new set-top-box and watch them on mobile devices over... Read more

House of Cards comes to Sky in the UK

House of Cards comes to Sky in the UK

By Stuart Miles

Netflix stalwart, House of Cards, starring Kevin Spacey will be available on Sky in the UK for the first time as part of a new move from the broadcaster to sell TV Box Sets in its Sky Store. Fans of the political drama will now be able to watch the... Read more

How to get 4K Ultra HD movies, sport and TV on your Sky Q box

How to get 4K Ultra HD movies, sport and TV on your Sky Q box

By Rik Henderson

Sky Q subscribers will finally be able to access 4K Ultra HD TV shows, movies and sport from 13 August, but ahead of the launch you can ensure your Sky Q Silver box is ready to play the content.Sky has started pushing a software update to your Sky Q... Read more

Sky Q major software update rolling out: Here's what your Sky Q box can do now

Sky Q major software update rolling out: Here's what your Sky Q box can do now

By Rik Henderson

Sky started to install its new Sky Q service and kit in customers homes at the end of March and, by all accounts, it has gone down very well indeed.However, all things can be improved over time, especially technology and entertainment equipment and Sky... Read more

Sky Kids app now has offline viewing to help with school holidays travelling

Sky Kids app now has offline viewing to help with school holidays travelling

By Rik Henderson

Sky Kids for Android and iOS now offers offline viewing. You can download the shows and films available on the application to keep children entertained over school holiday trips and beyond.Customers with either a Sky Go Extra, Sky Multiscreen or Sky Q... Read more

Sky Q features coming to Sky+, here's what to expect in Homepage refresh

Sky Q features coming to Sky+, here's what to expect in Homepage refresh

By Rik Henderson

Sky isn't just concentrating on Sky Q these days, after all the vast majority of its customers have Sky+HD boxes. Sky Q might be getting 4K soon, but Sky+ customers will also benefit from a user interface refresh that'll add several features to tie their... Read more

What can I watch in 4K Ultra HD on Sky Q?

What can I watch in 4K Ultra HD on Sky Q?

By Rik Henderson

Sky Q goes live on 13 August, to coincide with the start of the new Premier League football season. However, rather than launch as a couple of new channels, as previously expected, there will be content available from day one in different forms.There... Read more

Sky Q 4K Ultra HD confirmed for 13 August and it's free

Sky Q 4K Ultra HD confirmed for 13 August and it's free

By Rik Henderson

Sky is finally ready to unleash its 4K Ultra HD services, as teased during the launch of Sky Q in November last year.The Sky Q service and boxes were made available to consumers in March, but Ultra HD content was always set to follow in the "summer".... Read more

Sky Broadband Shield porn filter switched on by default, here's what it does and how to turn it off

Sky Broadband Shield porn filter switched on by default, here's what it does and how to turn it off

By Rik Henderson

After successful trials of a "default on" approach with its Sky Broadband Shield service for some customers last year, the company has made the bold step of switching on porn and adult content filters for every customer by default.New customers who register... Read more

Westworld trailer looks amazing, HBO’s robot cowboy sci-fi to meet high hopes

Westworld trailer looks amazing, HBO’s robot cowboy sci-fi to meet high hopes

By Luke Edwards

The HBO adaptation of the Westworld film has finally been teased in a trailer that makes it look even better than the original. Robot cowboy slaves finding self-awareness, what's not to love?The ten part series, to air on Sky Atlantic in the UK, is described... Read more

Sky Movies becomes Sky Cinema, kicks off with Spectre

Sky Movies becomes Sky Cinema, kicks off with Spectre

By Stuart Miles

Sky has rebranded its Sky Movies service to be called Sky Cinema. The new name, which will come into effect on the 8 July, will kick off with the UK premiere of James Bond's latest outing: Spectre. "We have a brand new name! Introducing Sky Cinema, bringing... Read more

Sky Kids app 'Buddies' bring TV and on demand fun to the little ones

Sky Kids app 'Buddies' bring TV and on demand fun to the little ones

By Luke Edwards

Sky has announced its new Sky Kids app which aims to keep your children entertained. It will be available from 31 March, arriving just in time to help keep them busy over the Easter holiday.The Sky Kids app, available for iPad and some Android tablets,... Read more

Sky to show Formula 1 in 4K UHD from 2017

Sky to show Formula 1 in 4K UHD from 2017

By Luke Edwards

Sky has officially confirmed that it will show the Formula 1 race season in 4K Ultra High Definition from next year.The 4K race coverage will be delivered via the latest Sky Q service from Sky. This is available now but won't get used for 4K UHD viewing until... Read more

All Sky customers to get live Sky Sports free… through new Sky Sports Mix channel

All Sky customers to get live Sky Sports free… through new Sky Sports Mix channel

By Rik Henderson

Sky is launching an all-new Sky Sports channel that will be free to all of its TV customers and offer a selection of different, live sporting events.Sky Sports Mix will include live sports including football, golf, cricket and more, and won't cost anything... Read more

New Sky VR Studio kicks off with Team Williams F1 VR experience you can watch online

New Sky VR Studio kicks off with Team Williams F1 VR experience you can watch online

By Stuart Miles

Sky has announced that it is backing virtual reality big time with a series of VR shorts. These start with a virtual reality Formula One experience to kick off the new F1 season this weekend.The broadcaster, which was one of the first commercial backers... Read more

Sky Q to get 4K Ultra HD TV shows and movies from summer, Now TV too

Sky Q to get 4K Ultra HD TV shows and movies from summer, Now TV too

By Rik Henderson

It's been known since the unveiling of Sky Q last year that the Sky Q Silver box would be getting Ultra HD programming at some point in its future, we just didn't know when.The main box in the Sky Q line-up has the required HDMI output to transmit 4K... Read more

Sky Q tips and tricks: Getting the most from Fluid Viewing and your Sky Q box

Sky Q tips and tricks: Getting the most from Fluid Viewing and your Sky Q box

By Stuart Miles

You've got the latest television system from Sky, Sky Q, but how the heck to you use it? And are there any secrets hidden in the settings that will make your TV viewing experiences better or easier?We've been using Sky Q for several days ourselves now... Read more