I’m a Sky TV addict and I know three game-changing remote hacks – including a secret button that saves you loads of time

YOUR Sky TV remote control is full of hidden functions – and even a secret button or two.

Here are three you might not know that will instantly improve your Sky Q viewing experience.

Take your Sky Q box to the next level


Take your Sky Q box to the next level

Faster TV guide

It can take forever to scroll through the TV guide using the standard arrow keys.

This is especially the case if you want to see what’s on tomorrow.

But did you know there’s another set of keys that lets you jump forward much faster?

The button in question is the fast forward button.

Click on it and the guide will jump forward a full 24 hours.

Similarly, click the rewind button to go back 24 hours.

If you get lost in the program guide, click the play button – you will be brought back to the present.

Say your favorite movie quotes

Voice control alone makes watching TV much easier.

But you can also have a little fun with it.

The feature recognizes some movie quotes and takes you straight to the title they are associated with.

For example, My Precious takes you to The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers.

The full list of supported movie quotes can be found here.

Hidden button

Your Sky Q remote also has a hidden button that is clearly visible.

The Sky logo is not only a fancy decoration, but also a fully functional button.

Pressing takes you straight to your recordings.

So you no longer have to rummage through the various Sky menus to find what you are looking for.

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Alley Einstein

Alley Einstein is a USTimesPost U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Alley Einstein joined USTimesPost in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing Alley@ustimespost.com.

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