Sky plans hands-free Sky Q voice-control, HDR to arrive in 2019

Sky has today posted its results for the last twelve months (up to 30th June 2018), and outlined some plans for the year ahead that should delight AV fans who are also Sky Q subscribers.​

The media giant says it is working on a hands-free experience with next-generation voice control for Sky Q. The TV platform is now in 3.6 million homes, according to the report - up 2.3 million year-on-year.

It also plans to double the amount of 4K content available on the platform, with the introduction of HDR (High Dynamic Range) content set for 2019. It was originally thought support would arrive this summer.

Among other plans, Sky has also reiterated its plans to launch Netflix on the Sky Q platform and revealed it will also launch a standalone Netflix app on its streaming services (starting with NOW TV), launch a next-gen router in the UK with enhanced wifi capabilities and increase gross investment in original drama by 25 per cent.


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Becky Roberts

Becky is the managing editor of What Hi-Fi? and, since her recent move to Melbourne, also the editor of Australian Hi-Fi magazine. During her 10 years in the hi-fi industry, she has been fortunate enough to travel the world to report on the biggest and most exciting brands in hi-fi and consumer tech (and has had the jetlag and hangovers to remember them by). In her spare time, Becky can often be found running, watching Liverpool FC and horror movies, and hunting for gluten-free cake.