July 9-2020
Sky Q enhances interface and adds HDR support for Disney+

Sky Q now has a new look and feel, as Sky has redesigned the platform with an improved interface, discoverability and new features – including high dynamic range (HDR) support for the Disney+ app.

HDR arrived on Sky Q last month with three on-demand Sky Nature documentaries, and, as promised earlier, HDR support is now available for the Disney Plus app on the Sky platform.

Disney+ app on Sky Q

The update rolls out today, 9 July, enabling the Sky customers who subscribe to Disney’s video streaming service, access to its varied and wide catalogue in 4K HDR, including titles – Star Wars: The Last Jedi, The Lion King (2019), Toy Story 4 and others. Other kids/animated shows available on the platform are, The Secret Life of Pets 2, Four Kids and IT and many more. 

Sky Q has a facelift, with a changed and enhanced interface and user experience. A new feature of ‘expanded view’ (picture Gemini Man) has been added which replaces the static sidebar menu with a collapsible one that lets users see more of the content they’re watching or browsing.

Sky Q will also bring HDR support for the Netflix app on the platform in a few months from now, though no date has been announced yet. More Sky Nature shows, Sky Originals and Sky Cinema will be available in HDR by Christmas, while HDR Live Sport will be available next year. To watch HDR on Sky Q, customers will require to have a compatible Sky Q box.

The changes to Sky Q have been rolled out from today, 9 July, with all customers having the new-look Sky Q by 12 August.