Sky+ gets Netflix-style recommendations and multi-season series link

Sky’s box of tricks gets a raft of new features in an update rolling out from today
Sky+ gets Netflix-style recommendations and multi-season series link

Sky+ gets Netflix-style recommendations and multi-season series link

Sky has given its Sky+ TV Guide a wash and brush up, adding a handful of new and potentially useful features to the EPG.

First and foremost is a Netflix-style recommendation engine that will suggest programmes based on your taste – or at least what it thinks is your taste. It’s based on your recent activity: Sky’s example is that a customer who has recently recorded The Following may receive recommendations to watch Hannibal, Luther or Criminal Minds. Recommendations will be picked from both broadcast and on-demand content.

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Smart Series Link. It’s like Series Link, only… smarter

Smart Series Link. It’s like Series Link, only… smarter

Also new is Smart Series Link. It’s like Series Link, only… smarter. Basically, when you Series Link a show now, your Sky box will continue recording episodes when it returns for a new season. Previously, Series Link would end after the current season.

The update also adds DVD cover art to selections in the Sky Store and Sky Movies sections; a new Sports tile on the EPG homepage that takes you directly to all channels showing live sport; it’s now easier to choose between HD and SD quality when setting a recording; and HDMI One Touch, which – assuming you have a compatible television – will turn on both your Sky+ box and your TV with a single button press from the Sky remote.

The update will begin rolling out to Sky+ boxes today.

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