People are just noticing the Sky TV hack you’ve been missing for years – and it’s so handy

EVERY Sky Q remote has a clever hack that could save you a lot of time.

You may have used it before – but are you getting the most out of it?

Here's how to find your voice button and mic on any Sky Q remote


Here’s how to find your voice button and mic on any Sky Q remotePhoto credit: sky

We’re talking about voice commands on the Sky Q remote control.

You may already know that you can use your voice to search for a TV show.

But there are many different commands you can try.

There are tricks to skip ads or switch between apps.

Here’s what you need to know…

How to use voice control on the Sky Q remote

First, make sure you’re using a Sky Q remote that’s paired with your Sky box.

Then make sure your Sky box is connected to the internet.

Hold the Sky remote in front of you, then press and hold the voice button (the one with the microphone icon).

Say your voice control command while holding the button, then release when you’re done speaking.

Your Sky Q box will then process what you said and hopefully do what you asked.

Voice control on Sky Q – command list

There are tons of great Sky Q commands out there.

For example, you can ask to “skip 3 minutes” to skip most commercial breaks on recorded content.

Here’s Sky’s official list of some of the best voice control commands to use today…

  • Search for a specific show, actor, movie, or sporting event, e.g. E.g. “Game of Thrones”.
  • Find a movie using a famous quote from the movie.
  • Change channels, e.g. B. “Go to Sky Atlantic”.
  • Play recordings, e.g. B. “Play Toy Story”.
  • Use commands such as “Play” “Pause” “Skip twenty minutes”.
  • Start apps, e.g. B. “Open Spotify”.
  • Change accessibility settings, e.g. B. “Turn on subtitles”.
  • Switch from app to app, e.g. while you are in Netflix “YouTube”.
  • Start a recording while watching a live TV channel, e.g. B. “Recording”.

It will take a while to get used to, but voice commands are very handy once you master them.

You will find that searching for a TV show by voice is much faster than manually typing the name.

People are just now realizing that every Sky TV remote control has an amazing hidden
Your Sky TV remote control has an amazing hidden button that you've never noticed before

And skipping ads with voice commands saves you tons of time.

Likewise, switching between apps using voice commands is much faster than navigating the menus manually.

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