Sky's new touch remote

Sky releasing new devices to expand viewing options

Sky has unveiled new devices in its home entertainment system, including a remote with touch control (pictured) and more streaming options to allow users greater access to content.

The Sky Q system will launch in early 2016, bringing a new set-top box called the Sky Q Silver in addition to the Sky Q Mini, a smaller box that works as a streaming service.

The Mini is designed to allow users access to any of their Sky channels on a TV in another room while the main box will include five times more storage than current boxes.

The set-top boxes will also see improvements to the user interface over previous models which is designed to make it more intuitive for customers.

The multimedia company will release a new app at the same time as the other devices that will let users watch live channels and recordings on their tablet.

Sky chief executive Jeremy Darroch said: "Sky Q is a brilliant new way for customers to experience TV on their terms. We wanted to re-imagine TV so that it's flexible and seamless across different screens and to put a huge choice of entertainment at their fingertips.

"We think customers are going to love Sky Q and the great news is that it will get even better with much more to come in the future."

Sky are also launching a WiFi hub that it says can send wireless signal through the existing electrical wiring in your home, in addition to functionality built into Sky Q boxes that can act as a hotspot to improve signal strength.

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