Sky Q adding Netflix. Coming Soon.
Sky have announced that they will soon be integrating Netflix into its’ user interface allowing Sky Q customers to stay within the Sky ecosystem to watch the great content Netflix has to offer. Whilst this isn’t the beginning of any collaborative efforts between the two content companies, it does allow the end user to have a slightly easier ride when choosing what to watch.
Previously, one would have to either access Netflix via an app in Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Google Chrome Cast or directly on your Samsung or Sony TV. This would require switching to the appropriate HDMI channel within the TV and could cause confusion for those unfamiliar with which remote control to use (If this confuses you already, click here) and how best to go from one platform to another.
Sky haven’t given a precise date as to when this update will be rolled out as yet, only to say that it was due for release in Spring 2018. By integrating Netflix into the Sky Q user interface, it will mean the user will now have an even wider range of content available through their remote control and essentially mean that series such as Game of Thrones, Big Little Lies and Billions will now be able to sit alongside The Crown, Stranger Things and Narcos, all in one interface.
We have found the Sky Q user interface to be very intuitive and fluid to navigate through when deciding what to watch. There are options to watch Live TV through a traditional guide, browse movies in their cinema section, easy access to your recordings as well as catch up TV via apps like BBC iPlayer, ITV player, All 4 and all of Sky’s own channels too. There are also algorithms working away in the background based upon on your viewing habits and recommending you programmes you may also like.
Sky Q is also the main entertainment provider of UHD 4K content in the UK at present and through the integration of Netflix will now have an extensive offering of content for all compatible 4K televisions. Currently Sky show most of the major sporting events such as Formula 1, Premier League Football and Cricket as well as all of Sky’s own productions such as Britannia, The Tunnel and Jamestown.
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*Additionally, if you have experienced problems with Sky Q dropping out whilst listening to Sonos or generally streaming something over your home Wi-Fi then also please get in touch since we may be able to advise on how to solve this solution.