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Sky updates Sky Box Sets

February 24, 2016

The latest update to Sky+ is designed to make it even easier for users to binge-watch their way through content on the Sky Box Sets service.

The changes, Sky’s first software update of 2016, come as Sky Box Sets customers will get exclusive access to the full series of The Tunnel: Sabotage and Billions, the highly anticipated new SHOWTIME drama, at the same time as the first episode premieres on Sky Atlantic. Current shows such as The Knick and Alan Partridge’s Mid-Morning Matters are already there in full for Sky Box Sets customers to view, with more exclusive shows to come later this year.

New features being introduced include:
– Line up a whole box set to watch with Download All. Now customers can select to move the full series into their Planner, with the first two episodes downloading automatically.
– Get stuck in to a series with Watch Next. Towards the end of a show, you will see an on screen prompt to ‘watch next episode’ if you’ve downloaded the whole series. If you decide to keep watching by pressing the green button the next episode will play immediately.

Michele Swaine, Director of Product Development said: “We’re introducing even more features that reflect the changing TV habits of our customers. Up to 95 per cent of viewing of dramas, for example, can take place after the episode is shown live as people increasingly choose to enjoy shows on demand. We’re committed to giving customers the choice of how they enjoy the shows they love whether that’s live TV or moving from episode to episode of your favourite box set. Customers can look forward to some really exciting updates in 2016 to Sky+.”

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