Your new and improved Sky+

2nd Nov 2016

We're updating Sky+ to bring lots of improvements to existing features in your Sky Guide, to make your experience with Sky even better. If your Sky+HD box is compatible, you’ll receive this update over the next few weeks.

Sky+ is even more accessible

You can now choose to make the text on the Homepage and Services Homepage even larger. Just press services on your Sky remote, head to the Accessibility menu and turn on ‘Increase Homepage Font Size’. You can still use the ‘Increase Sky+ Contrast & Font Size’ setting to customise the font size and contrast throughout the whole of your Sky Guide.

Picture of the Sky+ Homepage

  Auto Play

If you’ve downloaded multiple episodes of a box set to your Sky+ box, when one finishes, the next starts automatically. Also, if you’re midway through one episode but want to move on to the next, you can press the green button to watch the next episode straight away.

Screenshot showing autoplay

Series Link Catch Up shows

You can now Series Link from a Catch Up show. Just select a Catch Up programme, either from Catch Up or one you’ve downloaded to your Planner, and press the green button. Simple.

Screenshot showing the green button option for series link

To make the most of the fantastic new features, please make sure your compatible Sky+HD box is connected to your home broadband network. We think you'll love them all but we've highlighted a few below and there are loads more for you to discover.

How to connect your Sky+HD box to your home broadband network >

When will my Sky+HD box be updated?

We’ll be updating all compatible Sky+HD boxes over the next few weeks, so you might see these new features on your TV before or after your friends. Once you check your model number, you’ll be able to find when to expect your update using the table below.

List of compatible Sky+ boxes > (PDF 133KB)

On Demand: Downloads take several minutes or longer to start viewing if your broadband speed is less than 6 Mbps (HD) or 2Mbps (SD). Downloads count towards any broadband usage cap and may expire from your Planner. Sky Cinema Pack required for Sky Cinema. Box Sets: Selection of shows/series available and varies each month and requires Family Bundle or another Sky HD subscription.