Sky Q via the internet: Ultra HD, HDR and Dolby Vision arrive on Netflix and other apps

Sky is gradually releasing a new one software update that enable Ultra HD resolution with HDR on the Sky Q boxes via the internet. The first sightings of the version QS005.09.0P they date back to the last few weeks but not all users have already received it. As often happens for this type of updates, Sky too proceeds in stages and without particular announcements.

Upgraded Sky Qs can now output Ultra HD resolution and also have support for high dynamic range. The new potential cannot currently be exploited to receive Sky Sport 4K channels, Sky Cinema 4K or to access the library of films and TV series on demand in the highest quality.

The software has indeed enabled Ultra HD and HDR on third-party service applications only such as Netflix, Prime Video, YouTube, Disney + and Apple TV +. Also note that support for HDR formats is not limited only to HDR10 but also includes the Dolby Visionas evidenced by the tests carried out by some users on Netflix.

Even in the absence of an official communication from Sky, we believe it likely that this software is the first step towards full opening to all television programs and the library of 4K content.


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