Watching Sky Q in Ultra HD

What is Ultra HD?

Ultra HD is an innovative new video format, with a picture resolution of 3840x2160 pixels at 50 frames per second, which is 4 times the number of HD TV. This allows you to watch Sky TV shows and movies with greater clarity and detail.

Watching in Ultra HD

To find out how you can watch Sky Q in Ultra HD, see our video or read the information below.

Ultra HD sports and movies are available to rent in Sky Store for anyone with a Sky Q 2TB box.

To watch in Ultra HD, you’ll need:

  • A Sky Q 2TB box with the Sky Q Multiscreen subscription.
  • To watch sports, movies or Box Sets in Ultra HD you’ll need the Sky Sports, Sky Cinema and Sky Box Sets subscriptions.

Find out how to setup Ultra HD by visiting Setting up Ultra HD.

Watching live sports

When you’re watching a Sky Sports channel, you’ll receive a prompt if an Ultra HD version is available. Follow the instructions to be taken to the live Ultra HD broadcast. Alternatively, press the red button and enjoy additional stats, highlights and information about the game.

Watching movies or shows

When searching on your Sky Q box, you’ll find an Ultra HD section in the Sky Cinema and Sky Box Sets tab, bringing you one movie premiere every week as well as a range of the latest box sets and documentaries. 

You can also find Ultra HD shows, movies or sporting events recommended for you in Home. 


You can record one event at a time, along with your other HD recordings, up to seven days in advance.

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