The updates include ‘Sports Split Screen’ for both live streams and video clips, allowing viewers to: watch two live sports events side-by-side; access two different camera angles for Formula 1 racing; or watch sports highlights on one half of the screen and live action on the other.
Sky Q viewers can press the red button to open the Sky Sports and choose to customise their streams – including watching highlight video clips from Sky Sports News in split screen while watching any other channel.
“We know our customers absolutely love watching live sports and the new Sky Q features will give them the flexibility to choose how they watch,” said Luke Bradley-Jones, Sky’s brand director of TV and content products.
“Whether it’s a Premier League match or Formula 1 race, customers can simply choose split screen viewing and watch the most talked about goal again and again, or two live races side by side.”
Other features introduced as part of the update include the recently launched Box Sets to Buy & Keep through Sky Store, the addition of live channels to ‘Top Picks’ and playing a preview of the channel in the EPG.
Next year, planned Sky Q updates include the addition Sports Start Over. Sky said more said features like Voice Search and further personalisation of Top Picks are also on the way.