New Sky Q update adds voice search for Disney+ content

Sky Q Disney+ voice search
(Image credit: Sky / Disney)

One of Sky Q's greatest strengths these days is its aggregation of content from third-party apps such as Netflix, Amazon Prime Video and Disney+. There is a downside, though: it can take longer to get to the content you want.

That's an issue that Sky is constantly looking to address and is taking another step towards solving with its latest update, which integrates Disney+ content into voice search. Simply say, for example, "Falcon and Winter Soldier" into your remote and you'll be taken to the The Falcon and the Winter Soldier Show Centre as seen in the picture above.

Sky Q Voice Guidance

(Image credit: Sky)

That's not the only new feature coming in the latest Sky Q update, which has started rolling out today and will apparently be with all Sky Q users by the end of April.

The new Voice Guidance option, seen in the image above, is designed to make Sky Q more accessible for the visually impaired through the addition of spoken descriptions of menus and available options, and audio instructions to easily get you to specific shows and movies. Voice Guidance can be enabled in the Settings menu or simply by saying "Voice Guidance on" into the remote control.

Sky Go is also getting some tweaks over the next month, including a new 'Continue Watching' rail that makes it easier to pick up a show or film where you left off, and 'Sky Channels' and 'Browse by Category' rails are also being added.


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Tom Parsons

Tom Parsons has been writing about TV, AV and hi-fi products (not to mention plenty of other 'gadgets' and even cars) for over 15 years. He began his career as What Hi-Fi?'s Staff Writer and is now the TV and AV Editor. In between, he worked as Reviews Editor and then Deputy Editor at Stuff, and over the years has had his work featured in publications such as T3, The Telegraph and Louder. He's also appeared on BBC News, BBC World Service, BBC Radio 4 and Sky Swipe. In his spare time Tom is a runner and gamer.