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My genius Sky TV trick will change how you watch telly forever – and it’s so easy

DID you know that you can set up recordings on your Sky TV box without opening your TV guide?

In a TikTok video, a Brit tech guru showed a quicker and easier way to browse listings and record content.


You can browse TV channels and set up recordings without opening your Sky TV guideCredit: TikTok

Most people using Sky TV will set recordings by pressing the TV guide button to open up a list of channels and what’s on that day.

You can then flick across to something you’d like to watch later and hit the record button to save it to your box.

That’s all well and good, but it means you have to exit what you’re currently watching to browse programmes.

The show is minimised and shunted into a small, rectangular box that appears at the top left of the guide.

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In a video uploaded last year, TikTok user @wadesramsey showed how to keep whatever you’re watching in big screen mode while selecting a programme to record.

To try it out for yourself, press select on your Sky remote to bring up Sky’s information banner.

The small block at the bottom of your screen shows the title and description of what’s currently playing.

Press up or down to browse channel listings and see what other broadcasters are showing right now.

You can then press left or right to see what those channels will be showing later in the day.

Once you’ve found something you want to watch, you can press the record button to set up a recording.

That programme will now be recorded – without you ever needing to dive into the TV guide.

You can tell if a programme has been set to record by the appearance of a red icon next to its title.

Pressing the red button sets up a series link, so that all future episodes of that show are downloaded.

That’s indicated by two green lines next to the red record icon.

To remove the series link, press the record button again. Press it a third time to remove the recording altogether.

Neat Sky remote trick

It’s not the first Sky TV trick that wadesramsey has shared with his 27,000 TikTok followers.

In the clip posted in January, he highlighted how to hook your Sky TV remote up to your telly if it’s become disconnected.

This can happen for a number of reasons, for instance, if you’ve changed the batteries or purchased a new television.

It leaves you unable to switch your TV on and off or change the volume of what you’re watching using your Sky remote.

To resolve the problem, simply hold down the one and three buttons on your remote while pointing it at your Sky box.

This opens the remote control setup menu. Hit continue and then enter the brand of your TV.

Select the brand of TV that you are using.

From here, you can either plug in the model number manually or have your Sky box figure it out for you.

Your box will then ask you to hit the volume controls on your remote to check whether the connection has been successful.

Hit volume up or volume down. If that changes the volume bar on your TV, then press Yes.

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If you have a surround sound system, you can set that up in the next menu. If not, ignore this menu and press Finish.

Voila, your Sky remote should now control your telly, saving you a bit of time whenever you’re sitting down to watch something.

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