Sky announce revolutionary new set top box

Sky unveiled their new premium entertainment service Sky Q today, which they claim will allow customers to consume content on their own terms.

Sky Q is a range of set-top boxes, hubs and apps that combine streaming and television into one simple package that will stand up to its  rivals Netflix and Amazon Video.

Much like the existing Sky+ box, the new Sky Q Silver allows you to record four shows at once while you record a fifth onto its 2TB hard drive. Sky have also confirmed the device to be ultra HD ready, meaning viewers will be able to stream in 4k.

The Sky Q Silver will work in conjunction with the Sky Q Mini, a wireless plug in and play box which can be connected to any room in your home, and doesn’t require a satellite dish to work.

The company also introduced the concept of Fluid Viewing, which will allow users to pause a show in one room and continue watching in another.

Sky Q is a cross-platform app, which will allow users to view and download recorded content on their mobile devices and tablets, as well as stream it.

The service will be available to customers in the UK and Ireland in 2016, with details of the exact date and pricing revealed closer to the time.

Andrew Olson is the group’s head of product development talking about the new service:

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