New features, including more options for the visually impaired, have been added to the latest Sky Q software update.
Results from Disney+ will begin to appear in voice searches, meanwhile “voice guidance” will help those with visual impairments navigate Sky Q’s menu.
As the new software begins to be rolled out across Sky Q boxes, movies and series from Disney+ will begin to appear in voice and text searches. Searching for Disney+ shows such as The Falcon and The Winter Soldier or The Mandalorian using the Sky Q voice remote will send viewers to the dedicated ‘show centre’, where all available options or episodes will be shown.
For mobile users, an update to Sky Go will make the option to continue watching a programme more simple. There will also be a new ‘Sky channels’ and ‘browse by category’ rail to improve navigation.
Using Voice Guidance on Sky Q
The new software with this functionality will be rolled out between 31st March and 30th April 2021.
To start using voice guidance on, say “Voice Guidance on” or “Voice Guidance Off” into the Sky Q voice remote. Alternatively, you can turn it on or off in the settings. You’ll hear spoken descriptions of the menu you’re currently navigating, a description of the option you’re hovering over or have selected, and instructions for how you can easily get to your favourite shows and movies.
Fraser Stirling, Group Chief Product Officer, Sky, said:
“Today marks another big moment for Sky Q as we roll out exciting new voice features. Integrating Disney+ into voice search means it’s now much easier to find more of what you love and adding voice guidance to our strong accessibility offering helps to create an even better experience for all Sky Q customers.”
Earlier this month, Sky CEO Stephen van Rooyen confirmed that Sky Q was now installed in over 60% of Sky homes in the UK.
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