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All the Sky TV hacks you need to make Christmas Day so much better

ONE of the joys of Christmas Day is watching a bit of festive telly – and there are Sky TV hacks to help you along.

If you’re a Sky TV viewer, you’ll want to know all the best tips and tricks this Christmas.

Knowledge is the ultimate gift to yourself – so learn these top Sky TV tricks

Knowledge is the ultimate gift to yourself – so learn these top Sky TV tricksCredit: Sky

Skip ahead!

There are several options to fast forward.

For instance, on a Sky Q touch remote, you can swipe up then swipe right to jump forward.

However, the best method is to simply use voice controls.

For instance, you could say “Skip three minutes”.

Just make sure to press the microphone button on your remote control before you start speaking.

This is a brilliant way to quickly skip past an ad-break on recorded content, for instance.

Go back!

One of the best tricks lets you quickly return to a channel you were previously watching.

It’s a common problem: you start watching something else then instantly regret it.

Or maybe you just needed to tune in to a channel for a very short period of time.

Whatever the case, your Sky Q remote has a simple shortcut to solve your problem.

Simply swipe right on the touchpad remote.

That will bring up a screen at the bottom, allowing you to select your previous channel.

It means you can quickly flick between two channels with minimal fuss.

Turn off your TV

One common complaint is that it’s impossible to turn off your TV using the Sky Q remote.

But that’s simply not true – it just takes a bit of know-how.

It’s correct that pressing the Sky Q remote power button will turn off your Sky box.

However, you can also turn off your TV with a simple tweak.

Instead of doing a quick press, hold the power button on the Sky Q remote for several seconds.

This will turn off your Sky Q box and put the TV in standby too.

Wipe it

You can wipe entire series at once using another Sky TV trick.

To delete episodes individually, press the Sky button at the top of your Sky remote to access your recordings.

Scroll across to the recording you want to remove and select it. Then scroll across and select delete.

To delete all recordings of a TV show, scroll down to Sort By and then select A-Z.

Scroll down to the TV show you want to remove and swipe right. Select Delete All and then Confirm.

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

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]”

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”

Hiding in plain sight

And here’s one more trick.

Your Sky TV remote has a secret button that you probably didn’t know about.

It serves a very helpful purpose: bringing up your recorded TV shows and movies.

It saves you trawling through your box’s various menus to find the content you’ve saved for later.

We’re talking about the Sky logo – yes, it’s a button!

Press it to bring up your recordings, which is anything that you have chosen to download and save for later.

It’s a simple trick but one that many people don’t know – even if they’ve had Sky Q for years.

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