Sky has bundled a swathe of new features that will improve your Euros 2016 viewing
The Euros 2016 are just around the corner.
The 15th edition of the UEFA European Championship kickstarts on Friday 10th June with France vs Romania, followed by England vs Russia the following day.
Sky will be broadcasting all of this prize sporting action and if you are lucky enough to have its new Sky Q hardware installed in your home there are a number of neat tricks to make sure you never miss a moment.
So grab your new touchpad remote control and check out Express.co.uk‘s Top Five Sporting Tips and Tricks.
The red button is nothing new, but Sky Q doubles down on smart features
Use The Red Button
Granted, the iconic red button is nothing new but with Sky Q the interactive service has seen some monumental improvements, making it much more high-tech.
For example, while watching live Formula 1 you can pull-up an interactive map of the Monaco circuit or choose which driver you want to ride onboard with.
It will also show you featured content, results, news and bonus footage without interrupting the live action.
Most of the live sporting events on Sky have this interactive feature – just look out for the red button icon on the screen.
Jump into one of the Sky Q apps to bring up the latest headlines and updates on-screen
Sky Q comes pre-installed with a host of unique apps.
These includes news, weather, photos and a dedicated Sky Sports app which brings you all the news, scores and fixtures from your chosen sport.
When you load any of the applications you can continue to watch live content while the app displays extra news down the side of your TV.
Every sport has its own section and each is packed with latest videos, results and standings, as well as the day’s top sporting news.
Double Your Screen Real Estate
Sky Q’s most interesting new feature is its ability to beam content from your main box to any tablet or Q Mini set-top box round your home.
It’s important to note that the video feed is not streamed over the internet, so you won’t get stuck watching a buffering icon when the goal of the tournament happens.
Throw the channel of your choice to a tablet, and you’ll be able to watch two sporting events at the same time. And you’re guaranteed to never miss a thing.
The new Sports menu lets you quickly sort through live and on-demand sporting events
Find Your Favourite Sport
Another new addition to Sky Q is the dedicated Sports section in the main menu.
Select Sports and Sky will present you with a colourful list of live sporting events currently on air.
You can also scroll down to discover content by specific sports which include football, rugby, cricket, F1 and golf.
If there’s nothing on that takes your fancy the on-demand tab is packed with all the non live sports content that’s available on Sky.
Jumping between rooms, or watching two matches on two different screens, is possible
Watch In Peace, Whenever You Want
As well as being able to record four shows at once Sky Q also offers a seamless multi-room experience.
This allows you to watch different live or recorded shows in three separate rooms.
If the sport you are watching has been recorded you can even pause it on one TV and pick up from where you left off in another.
WIth all content available in every room this multi-room option means you should be able to watch your favourite sports in peace.
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