BlueSky TV: Tips and tricks

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From accessing free movies to using the Voice Remote, BlueSky TV provides Shaw customers with a great viewing experience. Use these video tips and tricks to improve your BlueSky TV viewing experience. 


Did You Know


To access voice control from your BlueSky TV Remote, press the Microphone Button button and use voice commands to find a program, recording or feature. You need to hold the button down the entire time while you are speaking in order for the voice commands to work.


Learn More: BlueSky TV: Voice Control Overview



BlueSky TV Tip: Restart without recording

Tuned into a movie or TV show midway through? Press the ‘info’ button on your remote and if that title is available on VOD, Shaw BlueSky TV will let you restart the program from the beginning – even if you weren’t recording it.


Related: How to display recently viewed contentHow to sort recordings in BlueSky TV

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BlueSky TV Tip: Deleting made easy

Discover how simple it is to delete your recorded programs on Shaw BlueSky TV. Pressing the ‘D’ button is your BlueSky TV shortcut to cleaning up your content quickly and easily. Check out this video to see how easy it is to delete recordings in BlueSky TV.


Related: How to delete PVR recordings in BlueSky TVHow to recover deleted PVR recordings in BlueSky TV

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BlueSky TV Tip: Free Movies

Discover how easy it is to access free entertainment on your Shaw BlueSky TV. Simply ask your BlueSky TV remote for “Free Movies” and it will search live TV, recordings, and On Demand content, to populate your screen with all the free movies ready to watch right now.


Related: How to order Shaw on Demand with BlueSky TV

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BlueSky TV Tip: Lightning Mode

Discover how to quickly cue up any part of a show using the Shaw BlueSky TV “lightning mode”. Simply use your remote and press the fast-forward button five times, and your BlueSky TV will zip through any movie or TV show so you don’t waste time finding the scene you want to watch.


Related: How to search BlueSky TV with the remote keypad

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BlueSky TV Tip: Voice Remote

Discover all the ways your voice can control your Shaw BlueSky TV remote. If searching for shows and actors with your voice wasn’t cool enough – you can also tell your BlueSky TV to execute commands like ‘Open Recordings’ or ‘Put on the Blue Jays Game’, and much more.


Related: BlueSky TV Remote Control OverviewBlueSky TV Voice Remote FAQs

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BlueSky TV Tip: Access trending content

Looking for a new show or want to know what’s popular on TV right now? Your Shaw BlueSky TV can tell you! Simply ask your remote “What’s trending?” and watch as your screen fills with the most watched and talked about shows and movies.


Related: How to view programs trending on Twitter

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BlueSky TV Additional Tips

Here are some additional tips and tricks that you can try out with BlueSky TV.


Page Up and Page Down skip length

Yous may adjust the Page Up and Page Down skip length on the BlueSky TV remote. Note: Adjusting the skip length is not an officially supported BlueSky TV feature and may not always work as expected.


Default skip length:

  • Live TV & PVR recordings: Skip 5 minutes forward or back
  • On Demand content: Skip 10 minutes forward or back


To adjust the skip length to 30 seconds:

  • Press EXIT - EXIT - EXIT - 0 - 0 - 3 - 0 on the BlueSky TV remote
  • Adjusted skip length will be 30 seconds forward and 15 seconds back on Live TV, PVR recordings and On Demand content.


Song ID

  • Say “What song is this?” to find out what song is playing on anything (excluding Netflix)
  • Song ID can be used to identify songs on live TV, Stingray Music channels, recordings, On Demand, CraveTV, and even commercials. Song ID cannot be used in the Netflix app.
  • Learn more with: Song ID on BlueSky TV


Netflix tips

Related: How to find and watch Netflix programs on BlueSky TV

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