In advance of its upcoming support for Netflix, satellite broadcaster Sky has announced that its flagship set-top box, Sky Q, can now be used to play songs from Spotify.
The news means that the Sky Q box joins pretty much every other device that connects to the internet these days in being able to support the music app. As well as phones, laptops, tablets and desktops, the streaming service has also found a home on most smart TVs, multi-room speakers (via Spotify Connect), consoles (including the Xbox One) and even fridges (such as the Samsung Family Hub refrigerator).
Jokes aside, it’s a pretty useful inclusion for anyone using a Sky Q box with a non-smart TV. In a lot of homes, the nicest speakers in the house will be connected to your TV, so it makes sense for them to double up as music-playing equipment.
But Sky isn’t done with the updates just yet. In addition to adding a new wide-screen interface today, the broadcaster will be expanding its voice control functionality later this year, and will also be adding support for HDR content. Finally, a version of Sky that removes the need for a satellite dish entirely by delivering everything over broadband is also expected before the end of the year.
Yeah, it’s a lot.
Sky Q is a premium service, so it makes sense that the company is working hard to ensure it’s ahead of the pack when it comes to the technology that it’s packing under its hood. Few people will have the hardware to take advantage of it all at once (especially when it comes to sound technologies like Dolby Atmos), but when the hardware starts making its way into more people’s homes, Sky Q will be ready to serve your content needs.
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