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Sky enhances search on Sky+HD box

October 2, 2013

By Nik Roseveare

sky-searchSky+ is making it even easier for customers to find content with the latest update to its Sky+HD box. The new search functionality, which is being rolled out to customers over the coming months, lets them search by title, actor, event, channel, sport or any key word.

The updated Search uses technology that collates results based on real-time searches across the nation. It means customers can expect the most recent and on-trend suggestions at the top of their searches. The enhanced search functionality is already available on the Sky+ app.

Results are from both On Demand and live TV meaning customers can watch latest episodes immediately using On Demand, record the programme to watch later with Sky+ or get straight into the action if it’s a live event.

Luke Bradley-Jones, Brand Director, TV Products, commented: “With our enhanced Search we are making it even easier to find shows and movies you love, as well as discovering exciting new titles in an intuitive and faster way. We know that Sky+ is used by customers millions of times a day to record anything and everything. With hundreds of TV channels, the UK’s biggest Catch Up TV service, a growing collection of TV Box Sets and thousands of movies to rent from Sky Store, we know it can sometimes be hard to find exactly what you’re looking for. Our new Search means you can find just what you want even if you only know the actor’s name.’

In order to receive the software update, Sky customers will need to connect their Sky+HD box to their home broadband.

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