Most Sky Q users are well aware of what the clever remote control that comes bundled with this set-top box is capable of. Along with whizzing around the home screen, pumping up the volume and setting records, this neat channel changer is fully compatible with voice search. This allows owners to announce simple commands with their Sky box then leaping into action and doing exactly what it’s told.

For example, you can say “BBC 1” and the channel will instantly change or “Go to recordings” to find everything that’s stored on the box.

There are hundreds of things that work via voice search and Sky has now added a little festive treat to boost things even further.

According to recent research, the classic Elf movie has been named UK’s favourite Christmas film. Sky has just added this festive movie to its library and to celebrate its arrival you can now use some fun voice commands to find and play it.

From today Sky Q users can easily quote iconic lines such as “Santa, I know him” and “I am a cotton-headed ninny muggins” into their Sky Q voice remote and the movie will appear on the screen for you to watch.

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Of course, there’s a bunch of other things you can bark into your Sky remote and has a list of the best commands below.


• “Subtitles on”

• “Move channel up”

• “Go to main menu”

• “New series”

• “Open box sets”

• “Go to sports”

• “Go to TV guide”

• “Pause that”

• “Start playing”

• “Watch from Start”

• “Sky Q off”

• “Jump to 5 mins” – Go to a specified time in a recording

• “Faster/Slower” – Speeds up/Slows down Fast Forward / Rewind speed


• Avengers: Endgame – “I need five gazillion heroes”

• Die Hard – “Yippee-ki-yay”

• Dirty Dancing – “Nobody puts Baby in a corner.”

• Dirty Harry – “You’ve got to ask yourself one question: ‘Do I feel lucky?’ Well, do ya, punk?” “Do you feel lucky, punk?”

• E.T. – “E.T. phone home.”

• Jerry Maguire – “Show me the money!” “You had me at hello.”

• Terminator 2: Judgment Day – “Hasta la vista, baby.”

• Top Gun – “I feel the need – the need for speed!” “Goose.”

• Titanic – “I’m the king of the world!”


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