How To Activate a New Sky Q Remote
What is Sky Q Remote?
You can use the buttons on your Sky Q remote to access your TV guide, open the sidebar apps, pause, play, rewind or fast-forward live TV or recordings, change your volume, or record a programme. Want to know more about the buttons on your remote? Check out our detailed breakdown for each remote.
How To Activate a New Sky Q Remote
Press the ‘Home’ button on your Sky Q remote then choose ‘Settings’ then ‘Setup’ then, of course, select ‘Remote Control’ and then your remote. This will give you a set of options, with the one you’re after being ‘Control your TV’ – then choose your TV’s brand. For the model you can choose ‘Find it for me’.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I get my new Sky remote to work?
Re-pair your remote
- Press and hold 7 and 9 together on your Sky remote for three seconds.
- Press and hold 1 and 3 together for three seconds.
- Wait until you see the connected message and select Continue.
How does the new Sky Q Remote work?
The Sky Q remote uses Bluetooth technology, so you don’t need to point it at your Sky Q box to make it work. Press the Q button on the front of your Sky Q box and your Sky Q remote will beep for 30 seconds. Find what you want to watch faster using Voice Control.
How do I activate my Sky Q Voice Remote?
Pair the remote
Only 1 Bluetooth remote can be paired to a Sky Q box at any time. Press and hold 1 and 3 together on your remote to begin the connection process. Once complete, press and hold the Voice Control button, to confirm that Voice Control is now working.
Can you pair another Sky Q remote?
How to connect your new Sky Q remote with voice control to your TV. Only one remote can be paired at a time, so to remove an old one to make way for your new remote, hold 7 and 9 down on your old remote until its light flashes 4 times. To pair your remote: Hold down 1 and 3 on your remote.
Do you have to programme a new Sky remote?
There’s no setting up required for a Sky+HD remote to control a Sky+HD box. Just make sure the batteries are inserted the right way round, press the ‘Sky’ button and it should be ok.
How do you reset a Sky remote?
You can reset your SKY remote by following the steps below: 1) Remove the batteries, then press and hold down SELECT for 30 seconds. 2) Re-insert the batteries and replace the battery cover. 3) Press SKY on your SKY remote.
Can you use your phone as a Sky Remote?
If you find it easier to use your mobile phone than a remote control because of a physical disability, you might also prefer to use the Sky+ app to control your Sky box. The Sky+ app is available on both iOS and Android and is fully accessible with the VoiceOver and TalkBack screen readers.
Why is my remote not working on Sky Q?
This issue could be caused by a number of things. Dead batteries, a broken infrared sensor on the remote or TV box, or a problem with the pairing between the remote and the Sky box could all be to blame. Changing the batteries or resetting sky Q remote can be a quick fix.
Does Sky Q Remote have a reset button?
To reset your remote to the manufacturer’s setting please use the following procedure: Hold the STB or TV POWER key down until the LED blinks once and then twice. Enter code 981, the LED will blink four times in total.
What do I do if my Sky Q remote is broken?
Once you have completed the form, we will send you your replacement remote free of charge. We’ll be in touch via text, so please check your mobile number is correct and working.