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Published on November 18th, 2015 | by The GC Team

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Entertainment on the go with Sky Q

Sky has unveiled a next-generation home entertainment system, which it says will open up a whole new way of watching TV.

It incorporates a family of Sky Q products that connect wirelessly to create a new ecosystem that allows users to watch different programmes on up to five screens simultaneously while also recording four other channels.

Users can watch shows from the box, whether live, recorded or on-demand, anywhere around the home on another TV or tablet and pause viewing on one TV screen then pick up where they left off in another room; scroll and swipe the new touchpad remote to choose what to watch on an all-new TV guide and use the powerful search capability of Sky Q to find everything related to a show; access an even wider range of entertainment on the big screen including YouTube and Vevo; browse Facebook photos and stream music wirelessly using Bluetooth or Apple’s AirPlay.

The product family includes:

  • Sky Q Silver and Sky Q – two new super-slim, powerful boxes for the main TV set, featuring up to 12 tuners and up to 2TB of storage
  • Sky Q Mini – a new plug and play box giving wireless access to Sky Q in other rooms in the home without running cables from the dish
  • Sky Q Hub – the all new Hub has built-in Powerline networking technology, so it can use in-home electrical wiring as well as Wi-Fi to communicate with Sky Q boxes, automatically giving the best connection available. The Sky Q Hub also turns Sky Q boxes into Wi-Fi hotspots which means Sky Broadband customers get a stronger signal and better coverage throughout the home
  • Sky Q app – a brand new app for tablets that lets users enjoy all of the Sky Q experience at home, take recordings with them and watch live and on-demand content on the go

Jeremy Darroch, Sky’s Chief Executive, commented: “Sky Q is a brilliant new way for customers to experience TV on their terms. We wanted to re-imagine TV so that it’s flexible and seamless across different screens and to put a huge choice of entertainment at their fingertips. We think customers are going to love Sky Q and the great news is that it will get even better with much more to come in the future.”

Sky Q launches early 2016 and will be Ultra HD ready in advance of the launch of Sky’s Ultra High Definition service. The new service will offer customers a range of sports, movies, and entertainment content.

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