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Sky Deutschland launches Sky Q Mini and extends app reach

Sky Deutschland is to launch the Sky Q Mini box for second and third TVs and is extending the availability of the Sky Q app for providing a Sky Q experience on other devices to LG smart TVs and the Sony PlayStation 4.

Sky, which launched Sky Q in Germany a year ago and has signed up 1.5 million customers to date, will launch the Sky Q Mini in June, with Sky Q for LG TVs and PlayStation 4 to be available over the summer.

The Android-based Sky Q Mini provides the Sky Q user interface and many of the features and functionality of the main Sky Q box, including linear channels and on-demand services from pubcasters ARD and ZDF, as well as restart TV, serial auto-play for binge viewing, kids mode and voice control. Apps for Netflix and Spotify will be added to the platform in the near future.

The pay TV provider is supplying the Sky Q Mini together with voice remote and HDMI and power cables for a one-off fee of €49.

Julia Laukemann, SVP of product management at Sky Deutschland, said: “Since the successful launch a year ago, we have continued to develop and improve Sky Q step by step. With the new Sky Q Mini box, we can now offer our customers maximum freedom. Whether in the bedroom, study, nursery or home theatre, Sky Q is available in any space customers want, delivered directly over the internet and without any direct satellite or cable connection. “