YOUR Sky TV remote is filled with secrets – and you’ve probably missed a few.
For instance, there are some handy remote shortcuts for quickly navigating through your TV guide.Quickly navigate through the Sky TV guide using remote control button shortcuts[/caption]
If you’ve ever used the Sky TV guide, it can sometimes feel like a pain to find exactly what you want.
Thankfully there are a few remote control tricks that let you skip around quickly.
If you hit the Fast Forward button on a Sky Q remote, this will let you skip forward 24 hours on the guide.
That means you can easily see what’s going on tomorrow (and beyond) in seconds.
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Similarly, if you hit Rewind then you’ll be transported back 24 hours.
If you get deep into the guide and what to return to what’s on right now, just hit the Play button.
This could shave minutes off your daily browsing, if you remember to use the shortcuts.
That’s not the only Sky TV remote trick you should know, of course.
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Here are a few more…
Hiding in plain sight
Your Sky TV remote has a secret button that you probably didn’t know about.
It serves a very helpful purpose: bringing up your recorded TV shows and movies.
It saves you trawling through your box’s various menus to find the content you’ve saved for later.
We’re talking about the Sky logo – yes, it’s a button!
Press it to bring up your recordings, which is anything that you have chosen to download and save for later.
It’s a simple trick but one that many people don’t know – even if they’ve had Sky Q for years.
Find your lost remote
If you lose your remote control, there’s an easy way to get it back.
The remote has a built-in speaker that can beep if you’ve lost it.
All you need to do is activate the feature using your Sky box.
The remote control will beep loudly for 30 seconds, allowing you to quickly locate it.
It means you’ll spend less time frantically turning sofa cushions upside down.
If you’ve lost your Sky Q remote control, don’t panic.
First make sure your house is quiet, so you can hear the beep.
Then press the Q button on the front of your Sky Q box.
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After a few seconds, your paired Sky Q Touch / Sky Q remote with Voice Control will beep.
This beeping will only last for 30 seconds, so if you don’t find it in that time, you’ll need to restart the process.
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