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. With Sky Go Extra, download shows to watch without WiFi.– and stream without using any of your data if you’re a Sky Mobile customer. Sky Q customer features. Pause shows on your TV in one room at home and pick up on your device in another. On your main Sky Q box go to Settings, Network and choose the Reset option, and then select Confirm. Once the network has been reset, select Connect to your router using a wired connection.

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Sky Go is an online television service from Sky Group provided free for Sky TV subscribers that allows users to watch live and on demand Sky TV via an internet connection. The Sky Go app is available on Windows and Mac computers and also on Android and iOS devices.

Overview[edit]

On demand content comprises sports highlights, latest news, movies and TV programmes. Content is viewable for a limited amount of time and is protected by digital rights management software provided by Microsoft and the NDS Group, and therefore cannot be copied to disc or viewed beyond the date carried by its license. The service is available at no extra cost to existing Sky TV customers, with accessible content depending on the subscriber's Sky package. Non-Sky TV customers can access the service by subscribing on a pay-per-view basis.

Sky Go is viewable on up to two devices, with the ability to increase this to four devices with Sky Go Extra for a monthly fee. The now-deprecated Microsoft Silverlight 3.0 browser plug-in is required to play content on computers. Due to viewing rights, certain programmes are not available to watch via Sky Go, and are 'blacked out' from the schedule. To have access to the full selection of live TV channels available on Sky Go, users will need a subscription to the relevant Sky TV packages that correspond to the available channels.

History[edit]

Sky Player on Windows Media Center

It originally launched on 11 January 2006 as Sky by Broadband. On 25 November 2006 Sky announced that Sky By Broadband had been rebranded as Sky Anytime on PC. The rebranding also coincided with an update to the client, which included a new interface and a pay-per-view service for movies and US television shows. On 16 May 2008, Sky Anytime on PC was rebranded as Sky Player, along with updated software to include live simulcasts of Sky News and Sky Sports.

On 29 October 2009, the service expanded on to the Xbox 360. An Xbox Live Gold subscription is required, and users need to register via the Sky Go website.[1] Features include a party system which allows multiple users to watch content at the same time, with users represented by their Xbox 360 Avatars in a virtual room. Due to the high level of demand, the launch of the service was troublesome and technical issues caused the entire Sky Go platform to become unavailable. To rectify this, Sky decided to open up Sky Go on Xbox 360 to users incrementally over the following days.[2]

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On 19 November 2009, Sky Player was also made available to Windows Media Center-equipped Windows 7 computers.

Users of 3G phones on Vodafone, Orange, and T-Mobile could subscribe to Sky Mobile TV. The service consisted of three packages —-Sky News, Sport and Factual Pack; Sky Entertainment Pack; and Sky Music Pack—-which include a mixture of live and made-for-mobile channels of broadcasters’ channels.

On 6 July 2011, Sky Player and Sky Mobile TV services were merged and rebranded as Sky Go.[3] Key changes include the ability to watch live channels in line with your Sky TV subscription at no additional cost, limited to two simultaneous devices. Support for Windows Media Center was dropped, however an app was released for Apple's iOS operating system, used on the iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch. A Sky Go app for Android devices was released on 20 February 2012.[4] Sky Go for Android does not work on rooted phones and was initially only available on a selection of Android phones from HTC and Samsung.[5] On 11 December 2012, Sky Go added support for Jelly Bean and additional devices, including those from Google, LG and Sony.[6]

As of 2013, Sky Go is not in development for other platforms such as BlackBerry 10, Windows Phone 8 or Windows RT, as Sky believes that the market is too small to justify the cost of development.[7][8]

On 22 January 2013, a download service called Sky Go Extra was added, allowing up to four users to download content to their computers, smartphones and tablets to view offline for an additional monthly fee.[9] The download feature was previously available for free in the Sky Go Desktop client.

On 1 May 2014, Sky announced the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 will be receiving Sky Go by the end of 2014.[10] The PlayStation 4 received the service on 3 December 2014, through an application named 'TV from Sky' [11] and on 29 January 2015 Sky launched this application on the PlayStation 3.[12]

Since 2019, Sky Mobile customers can use Sky Go including Sky Cinema and Sky Sports without a mobile data charge.

References[edit]

  1. ^'Watch TV From Sky Through Your XBOX 360'. Xbox.com. 25 September 2009. Retrieved 6 November 2009.
  2. ^'Sky Player's Delayed launch'. pocket-lint.com. 28 October 2009. Retrieved 8 February 2010.
  3. ^'Sky TV Goes Online and Mobile for all 10 million customers'. British Sky Broadcasting. 10 June 2011.
  4. ^'Sky Go for Android launched'. TechRadar. 20 February 2012.
  5. ^'Sky Go for Android: If you want it to work, don't upgrade to Android 4.0'. Electricpig. 20 February 2012.
  6. ^'Sky Go Android app launched for 14 new devices including Google Nexus 4'. Trusted Reviews. 11 December 2012.
  7. ^'Don't hold your breath for Sky Go on Windows Phone or Surface'. TechRadar. 12 November 2012.
  8. ^'Sky Go BlackBerry 10 app not in the works says broadcaster'. Trusted Reviews. 1 February 2013.
  9. ^'Sky Go Extra download service launches'. The Daily Telegraph. 22 January 2013.
  10. ^'Sky Go and NOW TV to join PlayStation®4 this summer'. BSkyB. 1 May 2014.
  11. ^Duncan Heaney. Sky Go app available for PlayStation 4, but it’s not called Sky Go, broadbandchoices.co.uk, December, 2014.
  12. ^Rik Henderson. Sky Go now available for PS3 owners too, TV from Sky app in PlayStation Store, pocket-lint.com, January, 2015.

External links[edit]

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Sky Q is a subscription-based television and entertainment service operated by Britishsatellite television provider Sky, as a part of its operations in the UK and Ireland, Germany and Austria, and Italy. The name also refers to the Sky Q set-top box.

Sky Q launched in 2016, replacing the previous Sky+ and Sky+ HD services.[1] Sky Q has been referred to as a 'multimedia platform' that combines conventional television with on-demand and catch-up services, as well as third-party services.[2] It includes a PVRset top box, a multiroom set top box, a dedicated broadband-connected 'hub', and applications for mobile and desktop devices. As of April 2018, Sky Q was in 2.5 million homes in the UK, Ireland and Italy.[3] In July 2018, Sky reported that there were 3.6 million Sky Q customers.[4]

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Former logo of Sky Q

Launch[edit]

Sky Q was first announced by Sky UK in November 2015,[5] and was released in the UK in February 2016.

Sky did not roll out Sky Q in Germany, Austria and Italy immediately, but released a modified version of the Sky Q set top box by Autumn 2016, named Sky+ Pro in Germany and Austria, and My Sky in Italy.[6][7] Like Sky Q, the box is capable of UHD resolution and has a built-in Wi-Fi router, but it omits significant Sky Q features.[6][7]Sky Italia later launched Sky Q in Italy in November 2017,[8] and Sky Deutschland did so in Germany and Austria in May 2018.[9] In contrast to the UK, Ireland and Italy (especially where Sky Italia launched Sky Q separately from My Sky), existing customers in Germany and Austria could receive Sky Q through a free software update on existing Sky+ Pro receivers.[9]

Hardware[edit]

The Sky Q Silver box

The Sky Q 'Silver' set top box (called 'Platinum' in Italy) has a 2 terabyte hard disk and 12 satellite tuners, allowing up to six live TV channels to be recorded while watching a seventh.[10] The box is capable of receiving and displaying 4K resolution 'ultra-high-definition' (UHD) broadcasts, which were started by Sky in the UK in August 2016.[11]

The standard Sky Q box has 1 terabyte of storage and 8 tuners, supporting broadcasts up to 1080p ('Full HD'). A third box, Sky Q Mini, acts as a secondary device without tuners or hard drives that merely networks to the main box to allow the Sky Q service to be used in other rooms, and can also be used as a Wi-Fi 'extender' to provide stable broadband connections.[12]

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The Sky Q remote control is fully redesigned compared to the earlier Sky+ and SKY+ HD versions, and has a large touchpad for scrolling and selecting within the user interface.[13][12]

Software[edit]

Using the Sky Q apps designed for the Android and iOS operating systems, Sky Q recordings at home can be watched on mobile devices on the go.[13] Sky Q also offers access to box sets on Sky Store. In 2019, Sky teamed up with Netflix to offer that service with Sky Q for £3 per month, cheaper than a standard Netflix subscription, called 'Ultimate On Demand'.[14]Disney+ is also fully integrated in Sky Q.[15]

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In August 2017, Sky added Dolby Atmos sound support on Sky Q.[16]High Dynamic Range (HDR) broadcasts began on 27 May 2020.[17]

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In January 2017, Sky plc's earnings report for 2016 indicated that it would launch a dish-less version of Sky Q service delivered through broadband Internet, with UK rollout projected for 2018.[18][19] No further developments on the UK rollout have emerged since then.

The Austrian version, named Sky X, was launched in March 2019, replacing a version of Now TV operated in the country as Sky Ticket.[20][21] The Italian version, named Sky Q Fibra, was launched in September 2019;[22] unlike the Austrian Sky X, the Italian Sky Q Fibra co-exists with Now TV. Both Austrian and Italian Internet television services slightly differ from Sky Q satellite service in terms of features.

Reception[edit]

Sky Q mostly received positive critical reception in the UK. Alphr.com in April 2018 called the service 'pure brilliance' and that it 'keeps getting better', rating it 5 out of 5.[23]TrustedReviews in April 2019 rated it 4.5 stars out of 5, praising the interface, on-the-go recordings, UHD resolution and Netflix integration, while criticising that it isn't cheap.[24] Another review from 2019, by T3, also rated it 5 stars out of 5, with the verdict stating 'Sky Q was already the best viewing experience money could buy and now, with Netflix seamlessly integrated into its UI, it has powered even further away from its rivals.' The cons were stated to be lack of Amazon Prime Video and HDR.[25]Stuff also rated it 5 stars out of 5 as of January 2019, commenting that it 'works flawlessly and could change the way you watch TV', although adding that 'Sky Q isn’t for everyone (at least not yet)' and that for some people its 'extra features will look like luxuries that might not be worth the extra expense'.[26]TechRadar rated it 4.5 stars out of 5, calling it the 'best TV subscription service on the planet', with its main criticisms being lack of Amazon Prime Video and HDR.[27] A What Hi-Fi? review from April 2019 gave it 5 stars out of 5, praising the content and multi-room ability, while criticising it for being expensive and the touchpad remote being 'fiddly'.[28]

Awards[edit]

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TrustedReviews named Sky Q the 'Home Entertainment Product of the Year' in 2016, beating PlayStation 4 and Xbox One S.[29] Sky Q was rated 'Best TV platform' by T3 in its 2018 awards.[30] Sky Q was the 2019 award winner by the What Hi-Fi? magazine.[31]

Advertising[edit]

Actor Idris Elba is used by Sky UK for its advertising campaigns.[32]

See also[edit]

  • Digibox (Sky's older set-top boxes)

References[edit]

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  1. ^'Sky reinvents itself with Sky Q'. Engadget.
  2. ^'Sky Q reaches 1.5 million customers in Germany'. Broadband TV News. 1 March 2019.
  3. ^'Sky Q in 2.5 million homes'. Broadband TV News. 19 April 2018.
  4. ^'Sky passes 23 million subscribers, launching HDR in 2019'. www.csimagazine.com.
  5. ^'Introducing Sky Q, a whole new way of watching TV' (Press release). Sky. 18 November 2015. Retrieved 22 December 2015.
  6. ^ ab'Sky to launch UHD set-top box in Germany, Italy this autumn'. Digital TV Europe. Informa. 28 July 2016. Retrieved 14 April 2020.
  7. ^ abO'Brien, Jordan (19 August 2016). 'Sky Q Rebranded For German Launch'. Essential Install. All Things Media. Retrieved 14 April 2020.
  8. ^'Sky Q launches in Italy'. TVBEurope. 27 November 2017.
  9. ^ ab'Sky Deutschland to introduce Sky Q in May'. Broadband TV News. 18 April 2018.
  10. ^'Sky Q now lets you record six programmes, while watching a seventh'. Pocket-lint. 15 June 2017.
  11. ^Johnson, Luke (13 July 2016). 'Sky confirms when its Sky UHD 4K services will launch'. Digital Spy.
  12. ^ ab'What is Sky Q, how much does it cost and how can I get it?'. Pocket-lint. 14 March 2019.
  13. ^ abNield 2016-12-28T10:00:30.362Z, David. '12 essential Sky Q tips and tricks'. T3.
  14. ^Holt, Molly (9 July 2019). 'Sky customers can now get Netflix for just £3 a month'. mirror.
  15. ^https://www.radiotimes.com/news/on-demand/2020-04-23/can-i-watch-disney-on-sky-how-to-get-it-on-sky-q-and-now-tv/
  16. ^'Sky Q now has Dolby Atmos support, just in time for Premier League kick-off'. Pocket-lint. 11 August 2017.
  17. ^'Sky Q kicks off HDR support starting with on-demand nature shows'. BBC News. 27 May 2020. Retrieved 27 May 2020.
  18. ^Woollaston, Victoria (26 January 2017). 'You'll soon be able to get Sky TV without a satellite dish'. Wired UK. Condé Nast Publications. Retrieved 15 April 2020.
  19. ^Brian, Matt (26 January 2017). 'Sky Q will be available without a satellite dish from 2018'. Engadget. Retrieved 15 April 2020.
  20. ^Krieger, Jörn (4 March 2019). 'Sky without cable or satellite: Sky X launches in Austria'. Broadband TV News. Retrieved 15 April 2020.
  21. ^Thomson, Stuart (5 March 2019). 'Sky Austria launches streaming offering Sky X'. Digital TV Europe. Informa. Retrieved 15 April 2020.
  22. ^Easton, Jonathan (26 September 2019). 'Sky Italia launches dishless Sky Q'. Digital TV Europe. Informa. Retrieved 15 April 2020.
  23. ^'Sky Q review: Everything you need to know'. Alphr.
  24. ^'Sky Q Review'. Trusted Reviews.
  25. ^Jones 2019-04-26T10:58:19Z, Robert. 'Sky Q review: Netflix on Sky Q delivers a supreme viewing experience'. T3.
  26. ^'Sky Q'. Stuff.
  27. ^receivers, Gerald Lynch 2019-03-14T16:14:56Z Digital TV. 'Sky Q review'. TechRadar.
  28. ^Review, What Hi-Fi? Posted 2019-04-24T14:44:58Z. 'Sky Q review'. whathifi.
  29. ^Roberts, Joe (17 November 2016). 'Sky Q wins Home Entertainment Product of the Year at #TrustedReviewsAwards 2016'. Trusted Reviews.
  30. ^Bell 2018-09-28T10:17:27Z, Duncan. 'T3 Awards 2018: absolutely ALL of the winners'. T3.
  31. ^https://www.whathifi.com/sky/q/review
  32. ^'Ad of the Day: Sky Q brings back Idris Elba to prove it's 'The Next Generation Box''. The Drum.

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