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Latest Sky+HD update begins roll-out

A new services homepage, a tab for Radio and improvements to the way shows can be downloaded are among the changes being rolled out on Sky+HD.

The latest update, now rolling out to customers, introduces editorial Top Picks to the Sky+ Homepage. The new section gives Sky customers programme recommendations from entertainment channels such as Sky Atlantic and FOX. Plus, depending on customers’ subscriptions picks will include good box sets from other channels, including sporting highlights, kids’ favourites and the latest movies.

Along with the newly designed Homepage, new features also being introduced are:
  • Download next: Sit back and enjoy episode after episode of box sets including Entourage and Desperate Housewives. When customers start watching an episode from a series, if the next episode is available it will automatically start to download. 
  • Continue watching: A new Continue tab in the Planner will let customers easily pick up where they last left off in an episode or series from shows including The Catch, Outcast and Agatha Raisin. 
  • A newly designed Services Homepage to help customers to customise the Sky Guide. Press the Services button on the remote control and customers will find Accessibility, Parental Control & PIN, Radio, Settings Options, Get Sky Products, My Account and Help menus. 
  • Viewing progress bar: A new blue bar will appear across recordings in the Planner highlighting how much of a programme has been watched
  • The Radio section can now be found in the new Radio tab in the TV Guide 
  • Search is now located at the top of the Homepage where customers can search for any of their favourite shows

Luke Bradley-Jones, Director of TV and content products commented: 
“We know that customers are watching even more TV, and with every update to Sky+ we’re making it even better. Since the Homepage was launched on demand viewing has increased by 209%. That’s why we’re introducing Top Picks, a brand new Homepage section, telling our customers about even more fantastic shows, both live and On Demand, recommended by our TV experts.”

The latest software update will be available to homes with compatible Sky+HD boxes by the end of August. To make the most of the recent updates, Sky customers need to connect their Sky+HD box to their home broadband. Visit for more information. The updates are not available on older Sky+HD boxes.