Families will now be able to watch their favorite movies and TV shows from three separate TVs and two tablets with the launch of the new Sky Q.
Sky announced that Sky Q will make it easier than ever for families to access their favorite TV programs, while also bringing a bigger lineup of entertainment features to the big screen. Paired with the company's other advanced Sky Q products, the system eventually reinvents the family's home viewing experience with the creation of a new ecosystem that's designed to deliver seamless viewing on the TV.
"Sky Q is a brilliant new way for customers to experience TV on their terms," said Jeremy Darroch, Sky's CEO. "We wanted to re-imagine TV so that it's flexible and seamless across different screens and to put a huge choice of entertainment at their fingertips. We think customers are going to love Sky Q and the great news is that it will get even better with much more to come in the future."
"Fluid Viewing" is achieved with the help of the new Sky Q mini box that works wirelessly or with the Sky Q app designed for tablet use. With "Fluid Viewing," customers can easily pause whatever content is being viewed on the TV screen and then continue from where they have left off even in a different room, either on a TV or on a tablet (or both!).
The feature will also make it possible for consumers to take along their recordings anywhere they want to, something that has become a number one requested feature from Sky's customers. At least five screens in one's home can support simultaneous display of different programs, while recording four other channel is also allowed.
Some of the contents that consumers can access in their TV screens using the Sky Q system include those that come from Vevo and YouTube. Likewise, online video content such as Wired, GQ and Red Bull can also be viewed through the system. Moreover, consumers can take advantage of the Sky Q service in order to access music content from the likes of Spotify, Apple Music and from their personal music collections.
"Sky Q is the biggest reimagining of Sky in our history," said Sky. "Customers want TV to be more flexible and seamless across more screens. Our ambition was to reimagine TV for the way people consume content today."
The Sky Q system is scheduled to launch in early 2016. The company also plans to add Ultra HD 4K video quality and voice search features to the system, with pricing to be announced in the upcoming days.