One of the biggest selling points about the Sky Q Silver box is most definitely that it will be able to access Ultra HD TV shows and films, despite the box not actually being capable of that yet, and no confirmed date of release from Sky.

Currently, the Sky Q line-up does have the capabilities to play this content, but Sky has yet to turn it on.

It has been said that they will do this when they are actually broadcasting Ultra HD content, however, they have not revealed a date for this yet.

Thankfully we do now have somewhat of a timeline, thanks to Sky’s Director of Strategy, Nick Herm, who revealed that Sky plans to launch UHD TV content “in time for the summer” at the Connected TV Summit in London.

Possibly more interesting is the further details he provided on the Now TV Box, which was first unveiled in a teaser in January.

That news is that it will not just allow for access to streaming service like the current Now TV device, but it will also be a TV tuner.

That means that it will be able to receive a wide range of terrestrial channels that you can also get on Freesat or Freeview, but also Sky Atlantic, Sky Sports, Sky Movies and a range of other subscription services through an internet connection.

That makes it quite the compelling option for anyone who doesn’t want or can’t have a Sky satellite dish or subscription.

The Now TV box will be released this summer.

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