SKY Remote Tips

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Posted by Sam Bartle on 1 Feb 2019

Return to live TV: Press sky when in any of the Sky Guide menus to return to live TV.

Return to a viewed recording: After watching a recording in the Planner and switching back to live TV, you can return to the point you left the recording by pressing the play button three times.

View and restore deleted recordings: If you've deleted a programme from your Planner by mistake, there's no need to worry. Enter your Planner, then press the left arrow button to navigate to the Deleted tab. Press the down arrow button to select a recording, then press the green button to restore the recording to your Planner.

Create bookmarks in recordings: While watching a recording, press the pause button, followed by the red button to bookmark that point in the recording. While playback is paused, press the green button to display all bookmarks in the recording, which you can then select from to start viewing from that point. During playback, you can quickly jump between bookmarks by pressing and holding the rewind or fast forward buttons.

Slow motion: Did you know you can create your own slow motion replays when watching live TV? Press the rewind button until you reach the point you want to replay, then press and hold down the play button for at least two seconds to watch your programme in slow motion. To return to normal speed, simply press the play button again. This also works with any recordings in your Planner.

Instant rewind/fast forward: If you want to go to the beginning or end of your programme, there's no need to wait while you rewind or fast forward through the whole programme. Simply press and hold the rewind or fast forward button for at least two seconds and you'll be taken instantly to the furthest possible point of your programme in the direction you chose.

Return to the TV Guide on the Channel you are viewing instead of the top: Double press Back Up. This can be turned off in Options, Customise where the last option is BACK UP to TV Guide.

Control Amplifier (and Switch volume keys from TV to AMP and back):You can use your Sky remote to control audio-visual equipment, such as home cinema surround sound systems. We dont currently support sound bars, but the manufacturer codes below may work.

Before you get started, check your Sky+ or Sky+HD remote is version Rev.6 or higher. The version number of your Sky remote is printed on a sticker on the inside of the battery cover.
Turn on your amplifier.
On your Sky remote pressĀ  then hold down select and 0 together until the LED flashes twice.
You'll need your four digit Sky remote amplifier code. Use the numbers on your Sky remote to enter the code. The LED will flash twice.
Press the left arrow button. If the amplifier switches into standby, the correct code has been selected.
If you listen to sound through the amplifier, and not through the TV speakers, you can use the Sky remote to control the volume of the amplifier instead of the TV.

Using the Sky remote:

If the remote only flashes once, or remains on steady, retry the procedure. If the remote still does not flash twice the remote does not support this feature.
To reverse the setting, using the Sky remote:

Control TV with Remote:

Turn off Sky and TV: