Sky TV users have a pair of new things to try this month.
The television firm has announced a couple of major extra features including improvements to its guide and a major upgrade to the popular Sky Go app.
These bonus features come to users who subscribe to Sky’s more recent Q service and if you have this service installed here’s what’s new this month.
SKY GO APP UPGRADE • The popular Sky Go app already allows users to watch content when away from home.
Now this service is getting an update with Sky boasting that users will soon be able to watch more shows on their portable devices.
That’s because the new update combines the existing Sky Q and Sky Go app with shows from Sky, ITV, Channel 4 and more all viewable in a single, easy-to-use experience.
Other changes coming to the platform include one-touch destinations in a new UI including Home, TV Guide, Browse, Downloads and Recordings.
There’s also a new ‘Browse’ page providing viewing by theme and genre, aggregating content across all channels plus the service will be more personalised with Sky Cinema customers getting recommendations including ‘Because you watched’ and, ‘More like this’.
Sky says that the new Sky Go app will be available this summer on iOS, Android, Amazon Fire devices and Amazon app store as well as on PC and MAC.
Customers will be able to update their existing app or download the new version from the Google Play, Apple and Amazon app stores for free.
NEW GUIDE FOR MOVIE FANS • Sky is making a big improvement to its movie listing.
The change will bring a rating for most films to help customers make decisions about whether the content is suitable for those in the household.
Sky says that its Parents’ Guide is designed to help families choose movies that are not only age-appropriate but also educational, so kids can make the most of the time they spend watching TV.
Once the update arrives on the Sky Q box customers will then see a new Guide menu when they select a movie from Sky Cinema, Sky Store or from a partner movie channel.
The guide then provides a unique zero-to-five rating for each film across seven different categories including: Violence & Scariness • Positive Messages • Consumerism • ’Sexy Stuff’ • Positive Role Models & Representation • Language • Drinking, Drugs & Smoking • Educational Value.
This update was announced last month with users getting access to the feature in the coming weeks.
IMPROVED DEALS AND PRICE CUTS • Sky has three good deals available right now which can cut the cost of your bill and here’s what’s on offer.
TV & Broadband Superfast • WAS £51.50 – NOW £39
Includes – Superfast fibre, Sky Broadband Boost & over 300 Entertainment channels.
Home Cinema Bundle • WAS £38 – NOW £31
Includes over 1,000 movies on demand and Sky Entertainment including HD.
The All-together Bundle • WAS £61 – NOW £47
Includes all of Sky Cinema’s movies and every Sky Sports channels.