People are just noticing four Sky TV voice tricks that are actually really useful | The Sun

YOU could become a Sky TV whiz if you master the voice commands on your remote control.

Stop wasting time manually navigating through the Sky box UI – and start talking to it instead.

Fortunately, there's another option (if you use Sky Q, that is).

Your Sky Q remote comes loaded with a microphone that you can bark into to select what to watch next.

How to use Sky Q voice control

To try it out for yourself, you'll need to press the voice button as you speak clearly into the microphone.

That button is located just below the Sky button on your Sky remote.

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Once you've finished speaking, release the voice button.

Your Sky Q box will process your request and you will see your voice command displayed on the TV screen.

Before you use Voice Control, make sure your Sky Q touch remote/Sky Q remote with Voice Control is paired.

Your Sky Q box also needs to be connected to the internet.

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Sky Q voice control commands

Here are some of the best voice commands you can use with your Sky Q remote.

What should I watch?

Sky can throw up personalised TV recommendations for you if you're unsure what to watch.

Simply say "what should I watch" into your Sky Q voice remote.


Search for specified movie – "[Movie title]"

Search for specified programme – "[Programme title]"

Search for content which stars specified actor – "[Actor name]"

Search for content directed by specified director – "[Director name]"

Search for movies within specified genre – "[Movie genre]"

Search for sport content within specified genre. Genres include football, F1, Rugby Union, Cricket, and Rugby League – "[Sport genre]"

Search specific channel – "[Channel name]"

Search for movies with a specific star rating – "[x] star movies" "movies rated [x] stars"

Search for content with specified picture format. Picture format includes SD, HD, and Ultra HD – "[Picture format]"

Search for sports, teams or competitions – “[Sport Name]”, “[Team Name]”, “[Competition Name]”

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Launch Apps

Launch an App by saying the App name or a launch command.

  • “Netflix”
  • “Open YouTube”
  • “Latest news”
  • “Spotify 
  • “What’s the weather?”

Play your Recordings

Play content you have recorded or downloaded.

  • “Play Peppa Pig”
  • “Continue watching Coronation Street”

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