Entertainment OS 1.2 on Sky

A raft of new updates are set to launch on Sky Glass and Sky Stream through Entertainment OS, the operating system that keeps getting smarter. 

 

New features include a personalised recommendation rail, enhanced voice control options and lower latency on Sky Sports Main Event. These join over 500 updates made to Entertainment OS since the launch of Sky Glass, making it even easier for customers to get to the content they love.

 

Four new Entertainment OS 1.2 features to try now:

 

  1. Tailored viewing recommendations with new personalised movie and TV genre rails... 
  • Feeling stuck on what to watch next? With the latest personalised rails, it has never been easier with recommended TV shows and movies based on genres you've watched 
  • If you've been engrossed in 'Ferrari' or ‘Mary & George,’ personalised genre rails will return biographical and historical dramas. Designed to recommend more than 30 different genres, from the most popular to the most niche, they help you discover content you love  
  • Movie recommendations are available to try now, with the feature launching for TV shows soon.

 

2. Your favourite actors, all in one place 

 

  • Show Pages now include a Cast and Crew rail featuring the actors from the TV series or movie you’re watching. This allows you to discover everything they’ve ever been in and brings up new suggestions for you to watch.  

 

3. Fast forward and rewind using your voice: “Hello Sky, rewind” 

 

  • A much-loved feature on Sky Q has come to Sky Glass and Sky Stream. You can now fast forward and rewind using your voice, so you can skip to the good bits or re-wind and enjoy all the best dialogue from Succession all over again.  

 

4. Find the music you love, faster 

 

  • You can now use your voice to find your favourites on Amazon Music and ROXi. Simply saying “Fred Again on Amazon Music” or “Harry Styles on ROXi” will launch the app and find Fred Again or Harry Styles singles & albums on the artist page.   

 

Entertainment OS 1.3 features, rolling out from May:

 

Playlist with personality, with personal avatars!

 

  • You can now personalise your playlist even further with a range of new character avatars. Kids can choose from popular characters including favourites from Paw Patrol, Scooby Doo, Peppa Pig, SpongeBob, Trolls and Pip & Posy. We'll be adding more avatars later this year. 

 

Auto Game Mode levels up gameplay 

 

  • Good news for gamers, Auto Game Mode is launching on Sky Glass which uses Auto Low Latency (ALLM) to offer a more responsive gaming experience for casual players. Simply plug in your console and Sky Glass will automatically switch to Auto Game Mode.  

 

Add actors to your Playlist 

 

  • Add your favourite actors to your playlist, and then easily find movies and TV shows they’ve been in to watch whenever you want. Soon, football fans will be able to follow their teams to enjoy the latest matches all in one place. 
  • Simply press the + button on the remote whilst browsing for people in the UI, e.g. from the new Cast & Crew rail on the show page, or search for your favourite people and add from there. When a person has been added, you can find them within a ‘People you follow’ rail within the playlist section.  

 

“Hello Sky, add to Playlist” 

 

  • You’ll be able to use your voice to add movies and shows to your playlist. Simply go to the show or movie page and say, “Hello Sky, add to playlist” to save things you want to watch later.  

 

Sky Sports Main Event soon to be available in Low Latency 

 

  • Sky Sports Main Event viewers will soon be able to watch the channel in Low Latency, reducing the time between the action on the pitch and watching on your Sky Glass or Stream. Latency has been reduced by over 20 seconds, which means you can now watch your favourite sports faster than many other streaming services. 
  • Sky Sports Main Event viewers will be able to watch sports in Low Latency over the coming months, before being rolled out to other Sky Sports channels this year. 

 

Show Page to show Rotten Tomatoes ratings 

 

  • Show pages will feature Rotten Tomatoes scores to save the hassle of googling a rating before jumping into a movie, as well as a range of new icons.  

 

Enjoy all your favourite shows and movies with subtitles 

 

  • All Ultra HD on demand content, including Sky Nature shows and blockbuster films, will have the option for subtitles by the end of the summer - a feature already available on HD 
  • Coming soon, Audio Description, a popular feature on our TV channels, will also be available on video on demand content 

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