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Sky Q rolls out Voice Search

Sky's premium service SkyQ has started the roll-out of a new update which introduces voice search and new personalisation features.

With voice search viewers can find TV by pressing and holding the voice button on the side of the Sky Q touch remote, and simply saying what they’re looking for. Customers at home can ask Sky Q to take them to ‘Zootropolis’, ‘Billions’ or the ‘Liverpool game’, for example.

Sky has also introduced a new feature it says will be great interest to movie buffs wanting to be a little more adventurous: they can search using some of the most iconic quotes, including "Say hello to my little friend” and “I'll have what she's having.”

Alongside voice search, a collection of features will also roll out to Sky Q including:
  • My Q: The My Q section becomes the new Sky Q homepage. With customers wanting even more personalisation and advice on the best new shows, it will feature recommendations based on household viewing and top new series from all channels across Sky Q. And the Continue Watching section will allow customers to pick up where they left off from an episode in a series such as Game of Thrones and Fortitude. Plus navigation is simpler, with Recordings and TV Guide only a swipe away from the new My Q homepage 
  • Facebook videos: Now watch Facebook videos with the current My Photos application, and bring friends and family together to share Facebook memories on the big screen at home. Customers can use the My Photos App on Sky Q to sign into their Facebook profile and see their latest photos and videos

Luke Bradley-Jones, Sky’s brand director of TV and content products, commented: 
“May the force be with you” with your new voice search. Just ask Sky Q to “show me the money” by pressing the side of the touch remote, making it even easier and faster to find, discover and watch the TV you love.”