Sky TV Box: game-changing new feature is perfect for those who lost their remote control

This new Sky TV Box feature is a lifesaver for those who regularly lose their remote controller
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Those who easily lose their remote control have been saved by a new game-changing update for their Sky TV Box. The new feature, released by Sky, has upgraded the Sky Go App which turns users’ phones into a virtual remote.

This means that if your remote is lost in the depths of your sofa then you can still use your television via your phone. The update is currently only available for iPhones, but Sky has promised that this feature will be coming to Android devices in the future.

In order to use the virtual remote, you must have the latest version of the Sky Go app installed on your iPhone. To access the remote, open the app on your phone and tap on the Settings cog in the top left-hand corner of the screen.

If your iPhone is connected to the same Wi-Fi network as your Sky Box, then the option “Sky Q Remote” should then appear. Tapping on this option will turn your phone screen into a virtual controller.

On the phone remote will be the full Sky buttons, including pause TV, change channels, search, record and even the red button. Sky confirmed the release in a social media post, which read: “We have a new update to Sky Go, which includes a virtual Sky Q remote! This new version also has a dark mode for accessibility customers and a new configurable home page. This is a phased rollout plan to customers, with the rollout scheduled to be completed by 17th July.”

Sky have revealed a new way to use your phone to control your Sky TV BoxSky have revealed a new way to use your phone to control your Sky TV Box
Sky have revealed a new way to use your phone to control your Sky TV Box

iPhones will need to be updated to iOS 13 for the Sky TV Box update to work. Android users and those with older iPhones still have the option to track down your remote by pressing the Q logo on the front of the Sky box, which will then set off a built-in alarm inside the controller.

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