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Sky Glass and Sky Stream get smarter in major new update

Sky has announced a slew of new personalisation features for customers of the satellite-free Sky Glass and Sky Stream platforms.

As part of the Entertainment OS 1.1 update coming this week, the broadcaster is adding personalised playlists for up to five members of the family, or to bookmark content for the adults and the kids separately.

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There’s a new cast and crew rail within content pages that makes it easy to dive into more movies and TV shows from the director or actors in question.

Sky is also introducing a new ‘play’ voice command that’ll allow you to dive straight in when a piece of content is highlighted within the operating system. No messing.

Beyond that, Sky is also giving Sky Glass users the opportunity to use Bluetooth headphones while also playing sound through the bespoke TV set’s speakers. The accessibility feature is a nice option for people who have hearing difficulties, while still enabling others in the household to enjoy the standard experience.

The new features were described by Sky in a new press release:

  • Personalised Playlist: create up to five unique playlists – so perhaps one for each member of your household, as well as a playlist for everyone to add things to enjoy together
  • Cast & Crew rail: With the new Cast and Crew rail on Show Pages watch the back catalogue of your favourite talent. Simply select someone from the rail, and see everything they’ve been a part of that is available on the platform.
  • New ‘Play’ voice command: getting to what you want to watch has never been easier. Simply say “Play Love Island” and pick up exactly where you left off, so you don’t have to go via a Show Page or search results.
  • Bluetooth gets better: On Sky Glass, you can now listen via your Bluetooth headphones at the same time as Sky Glass’ speakers are playing, meaning customers who are heard of hearing can listen with their headphones, while watching with the rest of their household.

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