BlueSky TV Settings

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BlueSky TV Settings let you set preferences for your On-Screen Guide and for your device, set language settings, set and manage Parental Controls, and access Help. In Settings you can also set your preferences for accessibility settings.

 

 

Did You Know

 

The fastest way to access settings is by saying "Settings" to your Voice Remote. Or go one step further and say the name of a sub-menu in settings, such as "Preferences".

             
How to access the Settings Menu

To access the Settings menu:

 

  1. Press the Shaw button on your remote.
  2. Use the right arrow or left arrow button to select the gear icon.
  3. Press OK on the remote.

 

BlueSky TV > Menu > Settings

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Preferences

With Preferences you can access General Settings, including background darkness levels, notifications, and recommendations. General Settings allow you to set your preferences for:

 

 

General settings include:

 

  • Background Darkness Level (1-11)
  • Auto-tune to HD Channels (On / Off)
  • Default Guide View:
    • HD Channels
    • Favourites
    • Trending
    • Movies
    • Sports
    • Kids
  • Recently Viewed Content (On / Off)
  • Recommendations Based on History (On / Off)
  • Display Mini Guide Over Video (On / Off)
  • Next Episode Suggestions (On / Off)
  • Scrolling Text (On / Off)
  • Daily Update Time
  • Kids Zone
    • Restrict content by age range - Limit what programs are available in Kids Zone by Parental Guidance ratings:
      • Age 10-12 (Tween)
      • Age 8-9 (Big Kids)
      • Age 5-7 (Little Kids)
      • Age 2-4 (Preschoolers)
    • Allow ability to set recordings (On / Off)
    • Play the next episode (On / Off)
    • Parental Guidance ratings and reviews (On / Off)
  • Notifications
    • All Notifications (On / Off) - Optional notifications that appear on screen. System alerts will always be displayed
    • ShawTV (On / Off) - Bonus Features related to what you are watching, like extras and sports

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Device Settings

With Device Settings you can set preferences for Hardware settings including closed captioning, screen display, and audio.

 

 

Device settings include:

 

  • Closed Captioning (On / Off)
  • Closed Captioning Options - Modify the look of Closed Captioning text
    • Digital Service (Primary Language, Secondary Language, Service 3, Service 4, Service 5, Service 6)
    • Closed Captioning Style - Use the default style or customize your own
      • Auto-detect
      • Custom (Font Size, Font Style, Font Colour, Font Opacity, Font Edge Style, Font Edge Colour, Background Colour, Background Opacity, Window Colour, Window Opacity, Reset Style)
  • Video Display (Modify Screen Settings such as Zoom and Video Output Resolution)
    • Zoom (Full / None)
    • Video Output Resolution
      • 16:9, 720p HD
      • 16:9, 1080i HD
      • 16:9, 1080p60 HD
  • Audio - Fine tune sound settings like the secondary audio language and surround sound
    • Secondary Audio Programming (SAP) (On / Off) - Secondary language soundtracks for your preferred language will be used if available
    • SAP Language (English, Spanish, Video Description, French, German, Italian, and Portuguese)
    • HD Audio Output:
      • Stereo - Audio will be output in stereo (PCM)
      • Surround
  • Time and Measurement - Select how your TV displays measurements US or Metric. i.e. Fahrenheit/Celsius, Miles/KM
    • US
    • Metric
  • Power Preferences - Power settings including energy saving modes and restart
    • Power Saver starts after; start saving energy after a set period of inactivity. Your PVR will continue to record as scheduled.
      • Off
      • 1 hour
      • 2 hours
      • 4 hours
      • 6 hours
      • 8 hours
    • Start Power Saver now (Cancel / Start Now)
    • Restart (Cancel / Restart)
  • Screen Saver
    • Screen Saver starts after:
      • 5 minutes
      • 15 minutes
      • 30 minutes
      • 5 hours
  • Device Name - Name this device to help spot it in a list of other devices
  • Device Lights
    • Power Light Brightness (1, 2 or 3)
  • Sync DVR (Sync DVR Now / Cancel) - Sync your scheduled recordings with the BlueSky service now.

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Remote Settings

Allows you to check your battery level and turn voice control on/off for the BlueSky remote control.

 

BlueSky TV Remote Settings

Remote settings include:

  • TV and Volume Control
    • Serves up a “Would you like to control your <insert brand of TV> using your new remote?” message.
      • Yes
      • Choose Another Device
      • Skip
  • Voice Control: (On / Off)

Related: Programming Your BlueSky TV Remote Control 

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Language Settings

With Language settings you can set closed captioning, secondary audio programming, and menu language.

 

 

Language settings include:

 

  • Closed Captioning (On / Off)
  • Closed Captioning Options - Modify the look of Closed Captioning text
    • Digital Service (Primary Language, Secondary Language, Service 3, Service 4, Service 5, Service 6)
    • Closed Captioning Style - Use the default style or customize your own
      • Auto-detect
      • Custom (Font Size, Font Style, Font Colour, Font Opacity, Font Edge Style, Font Edge Colour, Background Colour, Background Opacity, Window Colour, Window Opacity, Reset Style)
  • Secondary Audio Programming (SAP) (On / Off) - Secondary language soundtracks for your preferred language will be used if available
  • SAP Language (English, Spanish, Video Description, French, Canadian French, German, Italian, and Portuguese)
  • Menu Language (English Us, English Canada)

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Daily Update Settings

Adjusting your Daily Update Settings will allow you to define when your BlueSky box downloads its updates. You might want to do this if you wish to ensure that the box is not active at night, when the bright lights might cause a disturbance.

 

You can change the default time at which your BlueSky box updates as follows:

  1. Open Settings
  2. Open Preferences
  3. Open General
  4. Select Daily Update Time and press the Ok button on your remote control
  5. On the next screen, use the arrow keys on your remote control to select the time for your daily update
  6. Press the Ok button on your remote control to save your selection
  7. Your daily update will now start only at the time that you have selected

Related: BlueSky TV firmware settings 

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Parental Controls

Use parental controls to limit access to certain features and restrict viewing based on ratings, networks, and more. See How to Setup Parental Controls.  Using parental controls you can set:

  • Parental Control PIN
  • Change Parental Control PIN
  • Purchase PIN
  • Safe Browse
  • Safe Search
  • Movie rating locks
  • TV rating locks
  • Channel locks
  • Day and Time locks
  • Feature Locks

 

Learn More: BlueSky TV - Parental Controls Overview 

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Accessibility Settings

With Accessibility Settings you can access features and services to assist with different needs, including closed captioning and video descriptions.

 

 

Accessibility options include:

 

  • Closed Captioning (On / Off)
  • Closed Captioning Options - Modify the look of Closed Captioning text
    • Digital Service (Primary Language, Secondary Language, Service 3, Service 4, Service 5, Service 6)
    • Closed Captioning Style - Use the default style or customize your own
      • Auto-detect
      • Custom (Font Size, Font Style, Font Colour, Font Opacity, Font Edge Style, Font Edge Colour, Background Colour, Background Opacity, Window Colour, Window Opacity, Reset Style)
  • Video Description (On / Off) - Listen to audio descriptions of a program's key video elements. Note: when video descriptions are not available, you may hear Spanish or another language instead
  • Voice Guidance Beta (On / Off) - On screen text and options are spoken aloud to help you navigate through the screens.
    • Tip: to quickly turn Voice Guidance on or off press the A key on your remote twice

Learn More: BlueSky TV Accessibility Features and Benefits Overview 

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Labs

Labs allows you to try out experimental new features on your TV. These features may change, not work, or go away at any time. Some of the options currently featured in Labs include:

 

  • Childproof Remote (On / Off) - Temporarily lock / unlock all remote functionality by pressing the "Up" arrow three times, followed by L-O-C-K (5-6-2-5)
  • Control Panel (On / Off) - Left Arrow from full screen video provides quick access to commonly used Settings and Shaw service notifications
  • Recent Searches (On / Off) - Get easy access to your recent search history in Search and For You
  • Autoplay Next Episode (On / Off) - Automatically plays next episode
  • Guide Readability – Modify the look of text on the guide
  • Auto Pad Recordings (On / Off) - Set all recordings to automatically start one minute early and stop 3 minutes after the program ends. Extend a program longer by managing Start/Stop times in Recording Options.

 

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Help Menu

Within the Help feature of Settings you can find useful resources to help restart your device, set up your remote, get tips, and more.

 

  • Restart - Restating your device may fix common issues
  • Remote Setup - Control the volume and power on your TV
  • BlueSky TV Tips & Tricks - Explore new features, shortcuts, and tips

 

Did You Know

 

You can access Help at any time by saying "Help" to your BlueSky TV Voice Remote.

             

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