Sky+ introduces new features

Sky Logo 2016Sky+ brings customers intuitive new features making it even easier for them to catch up on their favourite shows. Introducing Auto Play and Catch Up Series Link, customers can binge watch that new addictively good box set or easily series link their favourite Catch Up TV series so it’s ready in their Planner.
With brand new shows like The Night Of, already downloaded and streamed more than 5 million times across Sky platforms, and customer favourite’s from Billions, to The Blacklist and Grey’s Anatomy, viewers will have the flexibility to indulge in episode after episode of the latest box set with Auto Play. Or set Series Link on Catch Up shows, from Modern Family to Ray Donovan or A League Of Their Own, and never miss their favourite programme again.
The new features follow the latest in a series of updates to Sky+ this year, including Download Next, which automatically downloads the next episode in a series customers’ are watching and the introduction of the Continue Watching tab in the Planner, so customers can easily pick up where they left off. The updates reflect Sky’s continued investment in Sky+, putting great TV at the heart of the platform enjoyed by millions of customers and making TV viewing even simpler.

The new features as part of the update include:

  • Auto Play: Watch one episode after another effortlessly. Now when customers get to the end of an episode, the next one will automatically start to play provided it’s already downloaded to their Planner. Or simply press the green button at any point during an episode to watch the next episode immediately.
  • Catch Up Series Link: Now customers can easily set a series link on a Catch Up TV programme. Go to the Catch Up TV section or a Catch Up show that’s been downloaded to the Planner and press the green button to ‘Series Link’. This will record future episodes of the show so customers never miss their favourite programme again.
  • Accessibility: Customers can increase the font size on the Homepage and Services Homepage, through the new ‘Increase Homepage Font Size’ setting. Select the Accessibility tile after pressing the Services button. Choose ‘LARGE’ to increase the font. Customers can still adapt the contrast and font size across the whole Sky Guide through the ‘Increase Sky+ Contrast & Font size’ setting.

Luke Bradley-Jones, Director of TV and content products, commented: “We know our customers love the freedom to easily watch episode after episode of their favourite TV shows, which is why we continue to invest in new features for Sky+. So whether it’s binge watching addictively good box sets like Billions and The Blacklist, or catching up on your favourite series, including Ray Donovan or A League Of Their Own, Auto Play and Catch Up Series Link give customers the flexibility to watch their favourite shows the way they want.”

The new updates come as customers can look forward to a great line up of brand new TV this autumn, including critically acclaimed US drama Westworld, Sky original The Young Pope, and comedy Divorce, featuring Sarah Jessica Parker.

Millions of homes in the UK and Ireland enjoy the fantastic TV experience which Sky+ provides, combining the TV technology with an unbeatable line up of entertainment, movies and sport.

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