Additionally the infographic, which was included in a to investors and later spotted by WhatHiFi, mentions voice search and voice control, following in the footsteps of ’s Alexa integration, which should make it quicker than ever to find the content you want to watch.
Unfortunately, beyond ‘2017’ no information about when we can expect to see these features was forthcoming. The graphic appears to suggest that voice search would be the first feature to arrive, with voice control and Atmos support following later in the year.
Sky is not the first company to tease these technologies. Late last year BT announced that it would be bringing , but Sky’s extensive film catalogue makes its integration of the technology a much more interesting proposition.
Future cinematic Atmos releases include Spider-Man: Homecoming, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and Wonder Woman, and last year Dr. Strange was a high-profile movie that made use of the 3D surround sound technology.
Now if it could only get Netflix and Amazon Prime into its boxes we wouldn't need to have anything else plugged into our televisions…
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