Arrival of My5 completes the rollout of streaming services from all of the main UK-wide public broadcasters on Sky’s next generation streaming platform.
My5 offers on-demand and live content from Channel 5 and its family of channels, including 5ACTION and 5USA. Children’s programmes are available via the Milkshake! section of the app.
The current My5 line-up includes new Channel 5 commissions Ruby Wax: Castaway and The Catch, a psychological thriller starring Jason Watkins, as well as kids’ favourites, Paw Patrol, Pip and Posy and much more.
▶ How do I access My5 on Sky Glass/Sky Stream?
- To launch the app, say, “Hello Sky, open My 5”, to your Sky Glass TV or say “My 5” into your voice remote, or find it in the apps rail.
My5 features on Sky Glass/Sky Stream
Users will be able to save shows to their ‘Playlist’ on Entertainment OS (the name of the operating system used by Sky Glass/Stream), pick up where they left off between the My5 app and what they were watching on Sky TV platform.
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There’s also the option to set an in-app parental PIN to keep younger viewers from watching unsuitable content.
My5 gains popularity
During 2022, My5 saw its third consecutive year of growth across Streams and watch time – mirroring its success on the linear channel. Drama was a key growth driver, with three of the top four launches of all time during 2022 – The Teacher, The Holiday and Maxine.
Sky Glass first launched in 2021, Sky Stream in 2022. But Sky’s streaming platform has been playing catch-up with regards some apps and channels that are already available on Sky Q and rival platforms.
The arrival of Channel 5’s My5 means Sky Glass/Sky Stream now offers the full set of apps offered by the four UK-wide public service broadcasters: BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and 5.