Sky announces improvements to TV Guide

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Sky has today announced the latest update to Sky+, which will bring a number of new features to Sky owners’ boxes.

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One of the major improvements is to series link – which will now record automatically again when series return – without you having to remember to set it up all over again. Here’s the full run-down from Sky’s press release:

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.

The update appears to be getting rolled out now – so should be hitting your box shortly.

James O’Malley