Sky refines Sky+ EPG
Sky is giving more prominence to customers’ recent recordings and downloads, adding them to the top of the first page, from their previous placing at the end of the planner.
Upcoming recordings are in a new ‘Scheduled’ page alongside Smart Series Links which not only record the current season, but also remembers to record all episodes of future seasons when they come back on TV. Sky has previously invited customers to register their favourite shows online, to be alerted when a new series makes its debut.
Luke Bradley-Jones, Brand Director, TV Products, comments: “We know the Planner is crucial in helping customers organise their TV viewing so we’ve made some neat changes. Now when you record the latest season of Game of Thrones, you’ll find the most recent episodes right at the top of your Planner. And that’s not all, there are even more improvements coming later this year, including a simple but very clever feature that lets customers go back to the start of a film on Sky Movies if they’ve missed the beginning.”
Also in the update is the ability for customers to watch full screen theatrical trailers for hundreds of movies from Sky Movies and Sky Store, helping customers decide what to watch. Following work with the RNIB there is now a new accessible setting for its partially sighted customers, giving them the option of increased colour contrast and bold lettering.
An updated ‘Family’ setting will hide all adult channels, pin protect all pre-watershed playback of on demand content and movies with a 12 rating and above, and Sky Store purchases.
The Eco Mode has been extended by 50%, now automatically switching off the Sky+HD box from 2.45-5.45am to save more energy.
The software update is now rolling out to customers and will be available to over 8.5 million homes with compatible Sky+HD boxes by the end of June this year.