MILLIONS of Sky TV customers might be missing out on some very handy features.
We reveal three clever hacks that all TV fans should know about.
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If you hit Record on a Sky TV show, you’ll get a series link.
This means every episode in that TV series will be recorded – which isn’t always ideal.
Thankfully there’s a way to stop that from happening: maybe you only want to record a single show?
The way to do that is to tap Record again.
This will allow you to convert the show to a Record Once setting.
But that’s not the only Recording trick worth knowing.
You can also find all of your scheduled recordings in Recordings > Scheduled.
This can give you a handy overview of what you’ve set to record.
Upgrade 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, and roughly equivalent to 4K.
So choose 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.
And then in On Demand Default Download Format, choose your quality.
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 to prevent your children from watching anything dodgy.
The mode automatically blocks age-inappropriate content across the entire Sky ecosystem.
And you can edit your parental controls to be extremely specific about what you want to allow or block.
First you’ll need to set up a PIN for your Sky Q box.
A PIN can be really useful, as it’ll let you protect rated shows and purchases.
And it will also hide adult content by default.
You can pick and choose any of the settings easily.
Go to Home > Settings and then look for Parental.
Now enter a PIN and select Family, which lets you edit your settings.
You can PIN-protect specific shows based on their age rating in Ratings.
And there’s even an option to block access to various features and apps.
That includes Online Video, YouTube and Vevo.
Importantly, you can use your PIN to turn Kids Safe Mode on or off.
Activating it is quick and easy, and will give you peace of mind.
When you activate it, your Sky box will be strictly limited to TV shows and movies rated as suitable for children aged 12 and under.
To turn Kids Safe Mode on or off, go to Home > Kids.
Now go to Safe Mode and then enter your PIN to adjust the settings.
It’s a great idea, especially if you have to be out of the living room for a while – or you’re setting up Sky TV in a child’s bedroom.
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