R018 Features
Take a look at the exciting new features & changes included in the R018 update. The update starts rolling out from Tuesday 24th October 2017 and all compatible Sky+HD boxes will receive the update some time over the following months.

Your Sky+HD box is compatible with the R018 update if its Version Number begins with 4f31, you can check your Sky+HD boxes Version Number by going to: Services > Settings > System Details.
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Sky Store: New Ways to Buy&Keep

When purchasing movies and Box Sets from Sky Store you will now have the option to choose either a Digital Copy with Blu-Ray or just a Digital copy, alongside the existing Digital Copy with DVD option.

Not all assets within the Sky Store catalogue support these new formats at launch, so you may not see all three Buy&Keep options listed when selecting a Box Set or Movie from Sky Store. However this will increase over time as new content is added.

Supported on:

DRX890 & DRX895 Sky+HD Boxes

Requires:

Broadband Connection & SkyTV Subscription

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Sky Store: Improved Signposting

When browsing the Sky Store catalogue, the Sky+HD box can now overlay banners across the top of the cover art to highlight items such as:

  • PRE-ORDER: Movies and TV Shows which are not currently available to watch on Sky Store, but can be pre-ordered now so they will be purchased and download to your Sky Box automatically on release day.
  • EARLY RELEASE: Movies and TV Shows which you can purchase today and watch on your Sky box, but the DVD/Blu-Ray has not currently been released for sale. The DVD/Blu-Ray will be automatically posted to you on release day, unless you choose the Digital Only option.
  • ON OFFER: Movies and TV Shows which are currently available at a special price or even free.

For items which are on early release, the "Ways to Watch" screen will now display a message explaining that you can watch your movie now and the date the DVD/Blu-Ray will be released.

Supported on:

DRX890 & DRX895 Sky+HD Boxes

Requires:

Broadband Connection