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Sky Q is now available for your iPhone or Android phone, thanks to the nifty new Sky Q mobile app, as well as your iPad or Android tablet. Here’s everything you need to know about the Sky Q mobile app, including what features it offers, how to set it up and more.
Sky Q has led the charge in 2016 when it comes to telebox goodness, with the brilliant Sky Q service. The result was an over-the-air and over-internet feed of up to 4K UHD quality shows and films that can be watched all over the home. And now with the new Sky Q mobile app, you can take your favourite Sky Q shows and movies wherever you go.
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Sky already offered an iPad app for Sky Q, but at last there’s an app for iPhone and Androids too, so pretty much every Sky subsscriber can remotely access the box, set up recordings, stream content and enjoy some TV boxsets on the go. Here’s everything you need to know.
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Sky Q app: Who can use it and how does it work?
Anyone can download the Sky Q app on Android or iOS but it’ll require a subscription with Sky to actually get any use out of it, obviously.
To access the Sky Q app’s offerings you’ll need a Sky Q box, Sky TV and more specifically Sky Q subscription.
Setting up the Sky Q mobile app is easy. Simply download the app for iOS or Android, from the App Store or Google Play. Accept the usual permissions and once done, open the app up when your phone’s connected to your home WiFi network. The app should automatically detect the Sky Q box that’s on the same Wi-Fi network and then present you with all of the features you’ll need.
It’s worth noting that if you want to access your recordings from the app, you’ll need to have a Sky Q Multiscreen subscription.
Sky Q app: Recording and streaming
The Sky Q app allows you to record shows onto your smartphone to be watched when away from the home, or to stream them when on the same Wi-Fi network. To record and watch on the go you’ll need to make sure the phone is loaded up from home before you leave the house as you can’t record directly to the phone when out and about.
When you’ve decided on what you want to download, after browsing the app much like you do the Sky Q box, you have download options. You can download to your Sky Q box in SD or HD, choose to download to the phone or play it there on the smartphone.
Streaming at home is near instant and the quality is high to suit most modern high-res smartphone displays. This works for live TV as well as On Demand programmes. You can drag the progress bar to move anywhere in the show. If you’ve been watching on the Sky Q box the app will continue the show from where you left off seamlessly.
If you get back home, midway through a show you recorded to your phone, don’t worry about it not being on the Sky Q box. You’ll be able to access content stored on the phone via the Sky Q box too. The result should be an ability to start on one device and continue on another seamlessly no matter where it’s recorded.
Sky Q app: Remote recording
While you’re not able to download directly to the Sky Q mobile app when out of the house (and therefore out of range of your Sky Q box). the app can still be used to record upcoming shows and movies.
The Sky Q app allows you to set up new recordings, so you can watch them on your return. Once you’re back on your home Wi-Fi network you can either enjoy them on your telly as usual, or download/stream from the Sky Q box to your phone.
You’ll have access to everything you’re subscribed to on Sky right from the app meaning Sky Sports, Sky Cinema and more. Although Sky does say: “Some programmes and recordings are unavailable to watch or download via the mobile app in and out of the home.” Which ones it’s referring to are unclear at this stage.
Sky Q app: Release date and availability
The Sky Q app is available to download now for iOS and Android smartphones, as well as tablets. The app is free to install and use and simply requires a Sky Q subscription to work. Check out the complete list of compatible devices to see if the Sky Q app will work on your chosen mobile.
Make sure your devices are on and nearby
Check that your AirPlay-compatible devices are on. If your Apple TV is in Sleep mode and uses Ethernet, wake your Apple TV with the remote.
Make sure your AirPlay-compatible device is near the device you're trying to stream from. If you can't connect to an AirPlay device, try moving closer to it and try again.
To stream audio to multiple speakers with AirPlay 2, make sure your speakers are compatible with AirPlay 2.
Restart your devices
Restart the devices that you want to use with AirPlay or screen mirroring. Find out how to restart:
- iPhone, iPad or iPod touch
Check for updates
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Make sure all of your devices are compatible with AirPlay and have been updated to the latest software version. Find out how to check for updates on:
- Smart TVs
Connect your devices to the same Wi-Fi network
- iPhone, iPad or iPod touch: go to Settings > Wi-Fi. Also, make sure Bluetooth has been turned on.
- Apple TV: go to Settings > Network. If your Apple TV uses an Ethernet cable, check that the cable is plugged into the router that you use for Wi-Fi.
- Mac: click in the menu bar.
- HomePod:* HomePod is using the same Wi-Fi network as the iOS device that it was set up with. If your iOS device is in range of HomePod and connected to a different Wi-Fi network, HomePod will display an alert in the Home app that states 'Wi-Fi Network”. To connect HomePod to the same Wi-Fi network as your iOS device, open the Home app, press and hold HomePod, tap Settings and then tap 'Move HomePod to [Wi-Fi network]' at the top of the screen.
- Third-party AirPlay-compatible speakers and Smart TVs: Go to the manufacturer’s website to find out how to connect them to your Wi-Fi network.
Check your AirPlay settings
If you can’t AirPlay to an Apple TV or HomePod,* check the AirPlay settings for that device.
- On Apple TV, you may have restricted who can AirPlay.
- On HomePod,* you may have restricted speaker access.
- For AirPlay 2, you may need to invite others to control your home so that they can AirPlay to your devices.
If you're using a Mac or PC, you can't AirPlay to HomePod* if you select Only People Sharing This Home.
Still need help?
If you're experiencing another issue when using AirPlay, find out what to do.
If your music unexpectedly stops
If your music stops playing unexpectedly, use your device or Siri to start playing music again. In some situations, the Home app may be using your HomePod,* Apple TV or AirPlay-compatible speaker as the main audio source for streaming music (even if your HomePod* or Apple TV isn’t currently playing music). Using Siri on that device or performing another task may cause playback to stop everywhere. You can also use an iOS device or computer with iTunes as an audio source to stream music manually instead.
If you see video but can't hear audio
If you can't hear audio when streaming video from your iOS device or Mac to your Apple TV, make sure the volume has been turned up and isn't muted on both your iOS device and your television or receiver.
If you're streaming video from an iPhone or iPad, check the Ring/Silent switch. If it's set to silent, you'll see an orange line. Toggle the switch to turn on the ringer.
If your content gets interrupted or your network is lagging
If you have a weak Wi-Fi signal or are suffering interference from a nearby device, such as a microwave or baby monitor, try the following:
- Make sure you use the recommended settings for your Wi-Fi router.
- Move or turn off any other devices that may cause interference.
- If you're trying to AirPlay to Apple TV, try connecting your Apple TV directly to your router with an Ethernet cable instead of using Wi-Fi.
Your AirPlay connection may be interrupted if you lock your device, put it to sleep or switch to a different app.
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If you're still not able to use AirPlay after trying these steps, contact Apple Support.
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*HomePod isn't available in all countries and regions.