Sky is in the process of rolling out a new-look Sky Guide interface.
Our Amstrad Sky+ HD box received an over-the air update last night. If the update has not yet reached your Sky+ box yet, here are a couple of screenshots of what you can expect:
The interface is more sleek than the old, and by using a slightly smaller font, it’s possible to see more channels and recordings listed, with given the number of channels, is surprisingly helpful.
And here’s the refreshed new-look “Sky+ Anytime” screen:
There’s not much new in the way of functionality, but what has been added is very useful. It’s now possible to view your Sky+ recordings using tabs, so you can view all of your movies in one view, or see a list of what you’ve not watched yet. Tabbed filtering does seem pretty helpful, especially if you have lots of recordings.
The other new feature is Quick Links – You can get to this by scrolling along the genre selector, say to the “Entertainment” tab. Here, you get fast access to a list of channels, recordings and on-demand content in that category, plus the opportunity to perform a category search:
The refreshed interface does look rather impressive, and it feels very smooth and responsive.
In case you’re missing it. here’s a reminder of how the EPG looked before the changes:
Sky Random Hacker
Oddly, it looks like the option to view the EPG and software version number seems to have been removed. We did find something of interest though… under “Software” is a 91 page software agreement. If you’re bored enough to scroll to the last page, you’ll find this gem:
It seems like “James Random Hacker”, President of Vice, has had a hand in the Sky Guide interface… that’s all there is to it, apparently.
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Tab to a category