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Sky updates Entertainment OS

July 31, 2023

By Nik Roseveare

Sky has starting rolling out new features to Entertainment OS, its Sky Glass and Sky Stream operating system.

Entertainment OS 1.2 brings viewers a new way to ‘manage all’ their curated Playlists, a faster way to ‘Restart’ any TV programme or film, and a new ‘continue watching’ rail for Netflix content.

And with the Women’s Football World Cup in full swing, a bonus remote upgrade has been unveiled, with new voice commands taking fans to the heart of the action.

Playlist – The new ‘manage all’ feature

Sky Stream and Sky Glass users now have even more control of Playlist with ‘manage all’: one place to see and manage everything they’ve added. Just scroll to the end of Playlist and select the ‘manage all’ button.

Viewers can browse everything that’s saved in different Personal Playlists, all in one place, and remove content they don’t want anymore. By pressing + on the remote, users can move TV shows and films from one Playlist to another by selecting which Personal Playlist they want to move it to.

Restart from a Show Page

Restart option is now available from Show Pages, so users can watch any live from the start without having to tune into the channel and risk a spoiler.

Viewers will still be able to restart from the TV Guide or when they tune to a channel, giving plenty of ways to never miss the start of a show.

If the programme is airing on a BBC channel, Users will be taken to the iPlayer app.

‘Continue watching’ rail now with Netflix

All the shows and films being watched on Netflix can now be found in the ‘continue watching’ rail so viewers can pick up from where they left off without having to launch the Netflix app.

Auto-switch off for Sky Glass 

If viewers accidentally turn on Sky Glass by just saying “Hello Sky” without another voice command, it’ll automatically turn itself off after 30 seconds of inactivity or interaction, saving power.

This is in addition to the auto-standby mode already featured on Sky Glass, which means if there’s no movement detected for one hour, an on-screen message will appear for about five seconds before Sky Glass goes into standby mode.

Football World Cup Voice Commands 

To celebrate the Women’s World Cup, phrases like ‘Lionesses’, ‘It’s Coming Home’ and ‘Women’s World Cup’ are just some of the new commands that now take you to a new destination page. From there, fans can browse the live games, catch-up on highlights and see the latest in the results tables.

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