Sky have made improvements to its Sky Glass service, the dish free service based around its streaming TV.
The most significant change is the addition of 9 channels that had already been available on Sky’s satellite platform, but we’re absent when Sky Glass first launched. These are:
- Colors HD
- Colors Rishtey
- Colors Gujrati
- GB News
- NBC News Now
- Zee TV
- Zee Cinema
Where available, these channels will be HD by default.
Other improvements include the inclusion of YouTube within voice control functions, and a single login process for all BBC services such as BBC iPlayer and BBC Sounds.
A new app has been added to the Sky Q connected satellite platform. BBC Sounds allows users to access live radio, music mixes, playlists, and podcasts produced by the BBC.
The app is now available to all Sky Q customers, and can be launched using the voice control remote by saying “Launch BBC Sounds”.
Among the functions of the app is the ability to pick up where they left off on other devices. Users can subscribe to shows so they don’t miss an episode, and bookmark their favourites.
The deal expands on existing collaboration between the BBC and Sky, which saw iPlayer launch on Sky Q towards the end of 2019.
The BBC Sounds app, allowing users to access radio, podcasts, and playlists from the BBC, is now available on some Freeview Play devices.
Humax have confirmed that the FVP-4000T and FVP-5000T Freeview Play recorders can access the app via the Explore Freeview Play interface, which can be found on channel 100 when the device is connected to the internet.
It has not been confirmed if other Humax devices, or devices from other manufacturers, can access the app.