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Sky Q improves accessibility with Voice Guidance, powers up voice search to include Disney+

Sky has added Voice Guidance for the visually impaired to its Sky Q TV platform, as part of a wider feature update. It’s also expanded voice search functionality, bringing Disney+ into results. 

With Voice Guidance switched on, users can navigate Sky Q’s TV guide, and assorted menus with voice prompts and spoken descriptions. With spoken descriptions of any menu being navigated, it’s easier to reach shows and live content. The feature is activated by simply saying ‘Voice Guidance’ into the Sky Q voice remote. 

The updates will start to appear on Sky Q boxes from today, with all customers covered by the end of April.

With Voice Guidance switched on, users can navigate Sky Q’s TV guide with voice prompts and spoken descriptions…

Sky Q Voice Guidance menu
Sky Q improves accessibility with Voice Guidance

Sky Q will also now support a High Contrast Mode, and offer a British Sign Language zone (BSL Zone) featuring on demand content and entertainment from BSL.

Voice Guidance works in tandem with improved Voice Search, which now includes the Disney+ service and its general entertainment strand Star. 

Ask for The Mandalorian or WandaVision and you’ll be taken to a dedicated show centre with episode listing.

Sky has also given a face-lift to its Sky Go app, adding a ‘Continue Watching’ rail, along with ‘Sky Channels’ and ‘Browse by Category’ options.

Read our review of the Sky Q TV box here.

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About Steve May

Creator of Home Cinema Choice magazine, and editor of The Luxe Review, Steve muses and reviews for Trusted Reviews, T3, Yahoo UK, Home Cinema Choice, Games Radar, Ideal Home, Louder Sounds, Channel News and Boat International. He’s also the editor of professional home cinema website Inside CI. He's on Twitter and Instagram as @SteveMay_UK

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