People are just noticing three Sky TV tricks everyone should try today

MILLIONS of Sky TV customers could be missing out on some very handy features.

We reveal three clever hacks that all TV fans should know.

Upgrade your Sky TV today with these clever hacks


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Record smarter

When you click record on a Sky TV show, you get a series link.

That means every episode of this TV series is recorded – which isn’t always ideal.

Luckily, there’s a way to prevent this: maybe you just want to record a single show?

To do this, tap Record again.

This allows you to turn the show into a record-once setting.

But that’s not the only recording trick worth knowing.

You can also find all your scheduled recordings under Recordings > Scheduled.

This can give you a handy overview of what you’ve set up to record.

Improve your quality

You can actually choose from three different quality settings for your on-demand downloads.

These options include SD (standard definition), HD (high definition), and UHD (ultra high definition).

The latter is the best, roughly equivalent to 4K.

So go for that if you want the very best quality for your downloads.

To do this, press Home on your Sky Q remote.

Now go to Settings > Setup > Preferences.

Then select your quality under On Demand Default Download Format.

For the kids!

Your Sky TV has a hidden mode that all parents should know about.

It’s called Kids Safe Mode and it can help prevent your kids from seeing anything shady.

The mode automatically blocks inappropriate content across the Sky ecosystem.

And you can edit your parental controls to be specific about what you allow or block.

First you need to set up a PIN for your Sky Q box.

A PIN can be very useful as it allows you to protect rated shows and purchases.

Also, adult content is hidden by default.

You can easily pick and choose any of the settings.

Go to Start > Settings and then search for Parents.

Now enter a PIN and select Family which allows you to edit your settings.

You can PIN protect specific shows based on their rating in Ratings.

And there is even an option to block access to various features and apps.

These include online video, YouTube and Vevo.

Importantly, you can use your PIN to turn Safe Mode for kids on or off.

Activation is quick and easy, giving you peace of mind.

Activating it will restrict your Sky box strictly to only TV shows and films rated as suitable for children under 12 years of age.

To turn Safe Mode for kids on or off, go to Home > Kids.

Now go into safe mode and then enter your PIN to adjust the settings.

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This is a great idea, especially if you need to leave the living room for a while – or if you are installing Sky TV in the children’s room.

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