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Sky Q to release raft of HDR movies, new features before Christmas

Sky announces plans to release more than 40 movies in HDR quality via Sky Q in time for Christmas.

Sky has announced that it will make more than 40 movies available in HDR quality via Sky Q in the run-up to Christmas.

The expansion of HDR - High Dynamic Range - content will see the entire Harry Potter franchise, the Oscar-winning Joker and the Back To The Future trilogy made available in the ultra high quality format, in addition to Sky Originals such as Gangs of London and Chernobyl.

> Click here to see a full list of the movies launching in HDR on Sky Q

The release of the movies will coincide with a raft of new changes to Sky Q, including the launch of a new 'HDR' symbol to highlight content available in the format.

The new "whatever the weather" feature means that recordings, on-demand content and apps will remain available even if the satellite signal is lost due to poor weather, while the voice search functionality has been improved and a personalised 'What's On Now and Next' bar will be rolled out to the homepage.

The changes will be rolled out to Sky Q boxes over the coming weeks.

In a separate development, Sky has also announced a series of improvements to Sky Go, including the launch of red button video streams via the app.

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