Sky has this week announced their next-generation set-top box, called the Sky Q it is features a wide range of changes that make it extremely desirable.
Split into two versions, there will be a Sky Q Silver box that features a total of 12 TV tuners, allowing people in other rooms to set up to four separate recordings whilst watching live TV on up to five screens at the same time, without the need for an extra box.
The Sky Q Silver will also be able to access access 4K UHD broadcasts.
After that there is the second box, which is simply called the Sky Q. That box doesn’t feature as many tuners, and has a smaller hard drive in-built.
And Sky wasn’t done there, to top it off they announced the Sky Q Mini box which doesn’t require a connection to a satellite dish, but can still share and watch all of the programming that the main boxes can access, that came alongside the Sky Q Bluetooth touch remote.
And then to link them all together there’s a new Wi-Fi router and a new Sky Q application, this allows users to watch recordings from the main box, on demand content and live programming from their mobile device. The app also allows users to download recordings for offline viewing.
On all of these devices their will also be a new user interface, said to be able to learn a viewer’s habits it can tailor its options based on your favourites.
The boxes will also be able to access third-party applications like VEVO and YouTube, and the Sky Q Silver will be able to stream music from your mobile device and even connect via Apple’s AirPlay technology.
Sky Q should be available from early 2016.