Complete list of Voice Control commands for Sky Q

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With Voice Control, you’re able to do even more with your Sky Q touch remote - here's a list of the Voice Control commands you can try out.


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Category Voice Control Command Description
"<Movie title>"
Searches for specified movie

"<Programme title>"
Searches for specified programme

"<Actor name>"
Searches for content which stars specified actor

"<Director name>"
Searches for content directed by specified director

"<Movie genre>"
Searches for movies within specified genre

"<Sport genre>"
Searches for sport content within specified genre. Genres include football, F1, Rugby Union, Cricket, and Rugby League

"<Channel name>"
Searches specific channel

"<x> star movies" "movies rated <x> stars"
Searches for movies with a specific star rating

"<Picture format>"
Searches for content with specified picture format. Picture format includes SD, HD, and Ultra HD
Accessibility "Subtitles on" Turns subtitles on
"Turn subtitles on"
"Subtitles off" Turns subtitles off
"Turn subtitles off"
"Audio description on" Turn audio description on
"Turn audio description on"
"Audio description off" Turn audio description off
"Turn audio description off"
Change Channels "Channel up" Changes up a channel
"Up channel"
"Move channel up"
"Down channel" Changes down a channel
"Move channel down"
"Down channel"
"Tune to channel <channel number" "Tune to channel <name>" Changes to specified channel
"Tune to <channel number>" "Tune to <channel name>"
"Change to <channel number>" "Change to <channel name>"
"Change channel to <channel> number" "Change channel to <channel name>"
Main Menu "Home" Opens Home
"Main menu"
"Go to main menu"
"Go home"
"Go to home"
"Home screen"
"Take me to main menu"
Recordings "Planner" Opens Recordings menu
"My planner"
"Go to recordings"
"Go to planner"
"Open recordings"
"Take me to recordings"
"Open my recordings"
"Open recording area"
"My recordings"
New Series "New series" Opens New series menu
"Go to new series"
Catch Up TV "Catch Up" Opens Catch Up TV menu
"Catch Up TV"
"Go to Catch Up"
"Open Catch Up"
"Take me to Catch Up"
My Q "My Q" Opens Home
"Go to My Q"
"Open My Q"
Sky Box Sets "Sky Box Sets" Opens Sky Box Sets
"Go to Sky Box Sets"
"Open box sets"
"Open Sky Box Sets"
"Box sets"
"Take me to Sky Box Sets"
"Go to box sets"
"Take me to box sets"
Sky Cinema "Sky Cinema" Opens Sky Cinema
"Go to Sky Cinema"
"Open Sky Cinema"
"Video on Demand"
"Open Video on Demand"
"Open VoD"
"Go to VoD"
"Take me to Video on Demand"
Sky Store "Sky Store" Opens Sky Store menu
"Go to Sky Store"
"Open Sky Store"
"Open store"
"Go to store"
"Take me to store"
Sky Sports "Sports" Opens Sports menu
"Go to sports"
"Open sports section"
"Go to sports section"
Kids "Kids" Opens Kids menu
"Go to Kids"
"Open Kids section"
"Go to Kids section"
Music "Music" Opens Music menu
"Go to music"
"Open music"
"Open music section"
"Go to music section"
Online Video "Online Video" Opens Online Video menu
"Internet Video"
"Go to Online Video"
"Go to Online Video section"
"Take me to Online Video"
"Open Internet Video"
Settings "Settings" Opens settings menu
"Go to settings"
"Open settings"
"Go to settings area"
Help Menu "Help" Opens Help menu
"Help with Sky Q"
"Open help"
"Go to help"
"Take me to help"
"Give me some help"
"Please help"
"Please help me"
"Help me"
TV Guide "Guide" Opens TV Guide
"TV Guide"
"Channel list"
"Open TV Guide"
"Go to TV guide"
"Open guide"
"Open channel list"
"Go to grid"
"Open channel grid"
Hello "Hi" OSM: hello
"Talk to me"
"Hello Sky"
Exit Menu "Cancel Guide" Exit menu
"Press cancel"
"Exit button"
Play / Pause / Fast Forward / Rewind "Fast forward" Fast Forward
"Rewind" Rewind
"Faster" Speeds up Fast Forward / Rewind speed
"Slower" Slows Fast Forward / Rewind speed
"Jump to <x>" Go to a specified time in a recording
"Jump to <x> minutes"
"Go to <x>"
"Go to <x> minutes"
"Freeze" Pause recording or live TV
"Pause that"
"Pause there"
"Pause now"
"Pause TV"
"Pause the TV"
"Play" Play selected recording
"Play now"
"Start playing"
"Begin playing"
"Queue up"
"Start watching"
"Carry on playing"
"Carry on with"
"Continue watching"
"Play <name of content>" Play specified recording
"Play now <name of content>"
"Watch from Start" Plays recording / show from beginning
"Fast Forward <x>" Fast Forward / Rewind recordings by specified amount of time
"Rewind <x>"
"Rewind to <x>"
"Skip <x>"
"Skip <x> minutes"
"Go forward <x>"
"Go forward <x> minutes"
"Skip backwards <x>"
"Skip backwards <x> minutes"
"Go back <x>"
"Go back <x> minutes"
"Next" Play next episode
"Next episode"
"Next highlight"
"Next one"
Turn off box "Go to sleep" Switches box to standby
"Turn off"
"Skybox off"
"Sky Q off"
"Turn STB off"
"Power off"


What's more you can also search for movies by using a famous quote.


note: results will only appear if the movie is available at that time


Movie Quote(s)
42nd Street “Sawyer, you're going out a youngster, but you've got to come back a star!”
A Few Good Men “You can't handle the truth!”
A League Of Their Own “There's no crying in baseball!”
A Streetcar Named Desire “Stella! Hey, Stella!” “I have always depended on the kindness of strangers.”
Airplane! "Surely you can't be serious!” “I am serious... and don't call me Shirley.”
All About Eve “Fasten your seatbelts. It's going to be a bumpy night.”
Animal Crackers “How he got in my pajamas I’ll never know.”
Annie Hall “La-dee-da, la-dee-da"
Apocalypse Now “I love the smell of napalm in the morning.”
Apollo 13 “Houston, we have a problem.” “Houston, we've had a
problem” Houston, we've had a
Auntie Mame “Life is a banquet, and most poor suckers are starving to death!”
Beyond The Forest “What a dump.”
Bonnie And Clyde “We rob banks.”
Casablanca “Louis, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.” “Play it, Sam. Play As Time Goes By.” “Round up the usual suspects.” “We’ll always have Paris.” “Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, she walks into mine.”
Chinatown "Forget it, Jake, it's Chinatown.”
Citizen Kane “Rosebud.”
Cool Hand Luke “What we've got here is failure to communicate.”
Dead Poets Society “Carpe diem. Seize the day, boys. Make your lives extraordinary.”
Dirty Dancing “Nobody puts Baby in a corner.”
Dirty Harry “You've got to ask yourself one question: 'Do I feel lucky?' Well, do ya, punk?” “Do you feel lucky, punk?”
Dog Day Afternoon “Attica! Attica!”
Dracula “Listen to them. Children of the night. What music they make.”
Dr. Strangelove “Gentlemen, you can't fight in here! This is the War Room!”
E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial “E.T. phone home.”
Field Of Dreams “If you build it, he will come.” “If you build it, they
Frankenstein “It's alive! It's alive!”
Funny Girl “Hello, gorgeous.”
Gone With The Wind “Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn.”
Grand Hotel “I want to be alone.”
Jaws “You're gonna need a bigger boat.”
Jerry Maguire “Show me the money!” “You had me at hello."
Knute Rockne All American “Tell 'em to go out there with all they got and win just one for the Gipper.”
Lampoon'S Animal House “Toga! Toga!” “Bluto.”
Little Caesa “Mother of mercy, is this the end of Rico?”
Love Story “Love means never having to say you're sorry.”
Marathon Man “Is it safe?”
Midnight Cowboy “I'm walking here! I'm walking here!” “Ratso.”
Mommie Dearest “No wire hangers, ever!”
Moonstruck “Snap out of it!”
Now, Voyager “Oh, Jerry, don't let's ask for the moon. We have the stars.”
Network “I'm as mad as hell, and I'm not going to take this anymore!”
On The Waterfront “You don't understand! I coulda had class. I coulda been a contender. I could've been somebody, instead of a bum, which is what I am.”
Poltergeist “They're here!”
Psycho “A boy's best friend is his mother.”
Rocky "Yo, Adrian!”
Scarface “Say ‘hello’ to my little friend!”
Shane “Shane. Shane. Come back!”
She Done Him Wrong “Why don't you come up sometime and see me?” “Why don't you come up and see me sometime.”
Some Like It Hot “Well, nobody's perfect.”
Sons Of The Desert "Well, here's another nice mess you've gotten me into!”
Soylent Green “Soylent Green is people!”
Star Wars “May the Force be with you.”
Sudden Impact “Go ahead, make my day.”
Sunset Boulevard “I am big! It's the pictures that got small.” “I'm ready for my close-up, Mr. DeMille.” “All right, Mr. DeMille, I'm ready for my close-up.”
Taxi Driver “You talking to me?”
The Terminator “I'll be back.”
Terminator 2: Judgment Day “Hasta la vista, baby.”
The Godfather II “Keep your friends close, but your enemies closer.”
The Graduate “Mrs. Robinson, you're trying to seduce me. Aren't you?”
The Jazz Singer “Wait a minute, wait a minute. You ain't heard nothin' yet!”
The Lord Of The Rings: Two Towers “My precious.”
The Maltese Falcon “The stuff that dreams are made of.”
The Pride Of The Yankees “Today, I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the earth.”
The Treasure Of The Sierra Madre “Gold hat.”
The Sixth Sense “I see dead people.”
The Wizard Of Oz “I'll get you, my pretty, and your little dog, too!”
Titanic “I'm the king of the world!”
Top Gun “I feel the need - the need for speed!” “Goose.”
Wall Street “Greed, for lack of a better word, is good.”
When Harry Met Sally “I'll have what she's having.”
White Heat “Made it, Ma! Top of the world!” “Cody.”
Yankee Doodle Dandy “My mother thanks you. My father thanks you. My sister thanks you. And I thank you."

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I'm planning to get a Sky Q 2TB box (which will have the touch remote) very soon, so this will be helpful once I get it.

Boom Operator

Awesome post. I’ve got Sky Q 2Tb box and Soundbox and this has provided me with so much extra functionality.