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      Sky improves Sky+ TV Guide, making it even easier to enjoy favourite shows

      https://corporate.sky.com/media-cent...avourite-shows

      From today, Sky TV customers will receive the latest update to Sky+, making it even easier to find the TV they love to watch.

      The nifty updates include improvements to the Planner to simplify navigation and make it more intuitive. The most recent recordings and downloads are even easier to find; now at the top of the first page, previously they were at the end of the Planner. Upcoming recordings are in a new ‘Scheduled’ page alongside Smart Series Links which not only records the current season, but also remembers to record all episodes of future seasons when they come back on TV.

      Customers that love bingeing on Sky Box Sets can now delete whole series from their Planner in one go using the yellow ‘Delete All’ button. That means once you’ve caught up with all the episodes of Game of Thrones, you can delete the entire series ready for the next one. And with more Sky Box Sets of the latest shows than any other online subscription service and over 1,000 movies to choose from, there will always be something new to enjoy.

      Key updates include:

      • Planner updates: Re-ordering of the Planner, new ‘Scheduled’ tab and ‘Delete All’ features make it easier for customers to find and manage their recordings and downloads.
      • Sky Movies and Sky Store trailers: Customers can watch full screen theatrical trailers for hundreds of movies from Sky Movies and Sky Store, helping customers decide what to watch.
      • Accessibility: Sky has worked with the RNIB to develop a new accessible setting for its partially sighted customers, giving them the option of increased colour contrast and bold lettering.
      • Parental controls: The ‘Family’ setting will hide all adult channels, pin protect all pre-watershed playback of on demand content and movies with a 12 rating and above, and Sky Store purchases.
      • Eco Mode: has been extended by 50%, now automatically switching off the Sky+HD box from 2.45-5.45am to save more energy.


      Luke Bradley-Jones, Brand Director, TV Products, comments: “We know the Planner is crucial in helping customers organise their TV viewing so we’ve made some neat changes. Now when you record the latest season of Game of Thrones, you’ll find the most recent episodes right at the top of your Planner. And that’s not all, there are even more improvements coming later this year, including a simple but very clever feature that lets customers go back to the start of a film on Sky Movies if they’ve missed the beginning.”

      The software update is now rolling out to customers and will be available to over 8.5 million homes with compatible Sky+HD boxes by the end of June this year. To make the most of the recent updates, Sky customers should connect their Sky+HD box to their home broadband. For further information visit: sky.com/homepage.

      Notes To Editors
      Sky’s On Demand service is available at no extra charge to all customers who have connected their Sky+HD box to their broadband connection. The on demand content available depends on a customer’s subscription. Sky box sets are available at no extra cost for customers with either an HD subscription, or the Family bundle.

      Box Sets comparison against online and Pay TV UK subscription services based on shows for which the latest series is showing now or in the last 12 months or in the next 12 months from February 2015. See sky.com/moreboxsets

      The latest update to the Sky+ HD box reflects Sky’s ongoing commitment to use technology and its proven track record as an innovator to make its products and services safer, more sustainable, and accessible to all its customers. Find out more at sky.com/biggerpicture.
      Comment: For my own write up see: Sky+ HD & SkyHD Firmware Update R011


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      Re: Sky improves Sky+ TV Guide, making it even easier to enjoy favourite shows

      Funny how I was reading several days ago or so, can't remember where but people moaning why the latest recordings etc aren't listed first. I wake up this morning greeted with the new update then discover whats changed on the planner. Followed by a chuckle thinking, Sky must be reading some of these forums…

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      Re: Sky improves Sky+ TV Guide, making it even easier to enjoy favourite shows

      I know. I won't say where the thread was but those involved in the Beta testing were having a good laugh about it too.

      From my own experience the flip has improved things a great deal. Not only is it easier to find the latest recordings, when you return to the planner you are placed more frequently in the correct place now.

      Previously after the STB has slept it would often return to the top of the page, so you had to scroll all the way to the bottom (or press 'Ch up' to get there more quickly).

      As for Sky taking notice of the forums, yes they are. Many of the enhancements now included (R009 & R010) were mentioned a long time back and have finally born fruit. There is also a couple of forums where people can provide some feedback on developing ideas within Sky. The subjects covered are not limited to just the EPG. They cover all the main products from Sky and other potential ideas.

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      When I saw option about font I really wanted there to be a reduce option.....but no, what a shame, so much more could be packed into 47 inches

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      Re: Sky improves Sky+ TV Guide, making it even easier to enjoy favourite shows

      They still haven't changed the clock to 24hr format though which many many many people have been asking for since Sky replaced the old EPG....so they don't listen that well!!

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      Re: Sky improves Sky+ TV Guide, making it even easier to enjoy favourite shows

      Quote Originally Posted by James_Mitchell View Post
      They still haven't changed the clock to 24hr format though which many many many people have been asking for since Sky replaced the old EPG....so they don't listen that well!!
      Gutted !

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      Re: Sky improves Sky+ TV Guide, making it even easier to enjoy favourite shows

      Quote Originally Posted by James_Mitchell View Post
      so they don't listen that well!!
      I'm tempted to say that, on the whole, they don't listen at all actually!
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      Re: Sky improves Sky+ TV Guide, making it even easier to enjoy favourite shows

      I'm tempted to say that everyone is waxing lyrical about how Sky has made their version of the "TV Times" better" but all it does is show how many repeats they broadcast and the rest of their garbage programming. Sorry Sky still doesn't cut it for me, at least not at the stupid prices they charge for rubbish. I will stick to Freeview and Freesat and You Tube at least until You Tube start charging which I wouldn't put past Google.

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      Re: Sky improves Sky+ TV Guide, making it even easier to enjoy favourite shows

      Quote Originally Posted by James_Mitchell View Post
      They still haven't changed the clock to 24hr format
      I too would strongly prefer the 24hr format, but at least in the main EPG programmes are shown in the correct time sequence.

      In the Live Sports list the programs are shown in semi-random sequence, programmes sometimes even being listed within others on a different day. The Live Sports list is a great innovation, but surely the programmes could be listed strictly by start time of broadcast (or better still start time of the live action)...?
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      Re: Sky improves Sky+ TV Guide, making it even easier to enjoy favourite shows

      Quote Originally Posted by pete.i View Post
      I'm tempted to say that everyone is waxing lyrical about how Sky has made their version of the "TV Times" better" but all it does is show how many repeats they broadcast and the rest of their garbage programming. Sorry Sky still doesn't cut it for me, at least not at the stupid prices they charge for rubbish. I will stick to Freeview and Freesat and You Tube at least until You Tube start charging which I wouldn't put past Google.
      It seems strange that the Sky User forum is frequented by people who don't use Sky
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