Sky Q is Sky’s next-generation TV service, which promises “a whole new way of watching TV”. Sky has created a new ecosystem of Sky products that can all communicate wirelessly, giving you access to all of Sky’s content, whenever and wherever you may want it.
That means both in the home, thanks to the Sky Q boxes (and a Sky Q Hub broadband router), and out and about, connecting to tablets and phones using the Sky Q app.
Not only does this give you access to live and on-demand Sky content across all your devices, it also means you can watch programmes recorded on your Sky box in other rooms and, for the first time, on the move.
Sky Q comes with a brand new interface and TV guide, a new touchpad remote and new features, including Apple AirPlay, Bluetooth and apps such as YouTube.
It doesn’t work with existing Sky products, so you can't connect it to your existing Sky+ boxes. In fact, the Sky Q box is now the standard Sky box, signalling the end of the road for the Sky+ HD box (at least for new customers).
Sky stated in January 2017 that Sky Q is in around 600,000 homes in the UK, while also revealing a new box will arrive in late 2018 that will allow access to Sky Q TV over broadband and without the need for a satellite dish - a first for Sky.