Your Sky Q box has a hidden festive trick, and here’s how to find it

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Sky Q and Sky Glass viewers can now contact Saint Nick from the sofa. Sky has quietly rolled out an update with some festive cheer, which is available to try right now. For those with a Sky Q box, you’ll need to have a Sky Q Voice Remote to test out any of these Christmas tricks, while those with the flashy new Sky Glass can try any of these new features by using the wake phrase “Hello, Sky” to trigger the hands-free microphones.

Whether you’re holding the dedicated microphone button on your remote or using the hands-free functionality built into the 4K TV, there are a number of new voice commands to test out this Christmas. First up, Sky has programmed a number of Christmas cracker-worthy gags into its software. You will be presented with a random joke when you use the voice command “Santa, tell me a joke”.

We won’t spoil any of the jokes, but if you’re looking for a giggle, it’s well worth a try.

With the latest update, Sky Q and Sky Glass viewers can find out whether they’re in line for presents under the Christmas tree, or whether they should expect a few measly lumps of coal. Using the voice commands “Santa, have I been nice?” or “Santa, have I been naughty?”, you’ll be able to get a heads up from Father Christmas about what awaits you on Christmas Day.

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As always you can use the voice commands on Sky Q and Sky Glass to find your favourite Christmas movies, shows, and search for new titles based on a specific actor or director. And Sky is also rolling out a number of curated lists that bring together content from terrestrial channels, on-demand boxsets, and streaming services with apps on Sky hardware, including Disney+, Netflix and Prime Video.

There are a number of curated collections, dubbed Christmas Specials, Merry Melodies, Kids Christmas Grotto, Festive Feasts and more.

Published at Sun, 19 Dec 2021 08:01:00 +0000

Your Sky Q box has a hidden festive trick, and here’s how to find it

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