It’s half-term for millions of kids across the UK and, if you’re looking for things to keep them entertained then grabbing your Sky Q remote and trying out these tricks could be a good idea. If you weren’t already aware, Sky Q’s remote features a voice control button that makes it easy to find content via voice search.
In fact, searching for shows to watch isn’t the only thing you can do by talking into the remote with users able to switch channels, fast forward/rewind content and even switch off the set-top box just by asking.
Sky continues to improve its voice technology with more features being added on a regular basis and right before the children break up from school they have added a swathe of fun new things to try and stay entertained during the June holidays.
For example, you can sing “Let it Go” to find the Frozen movie or shout “Yabba Dabba Doo” to watch some classic episodes of The Flintstones.
If you fancy giving it a try here are 25 voice command quotes that have been added to Sky Q.
Hit the voice button and say “Let it Go” for Frozen
or “Scooby-Dooby-Doo” for Scooby Doo
“To infinity and beyond” for Toy Story
“Can we fix it? Yes we can” for Bob the Builder
“What’s up Doc?” for Looney Tunes
“Yabba Dabba Doo” for The Flintstones
“Hakuna Matata” for Lion King
“Paw Patrol is on a roll” for Paw Patrol
“Oh George” for Peppa Pig
“Chase is on the case” for Paw Patrol
“Tinky Winky, Dipsy, La-La, Po” for Teletubbies
“That’s all folks” for Looney Tunes
“Tweety Pie” for Looney Tunes
“I love muddy puddles” for Peppa Pig
“Great fires of London” for Fireman Sam
“Octonauts to the HQ” for Octonauts
“Zoinks!” for Scooby Doo
“Aye aye captain” for SpongeBob Squarepants
“Go ninja Go!” for Lego Ninjago
“Magic always leads to trouble” for Ben and Holly
“Buzz Lightyear and Woody” for Toy Story
“Let’s Blaze” for Blaze and the monster machines
“Let’s hop to it” for Peter Rabbit
“It’s a bing thing” for Bing
“Come on Flop” for Bing
According to new research from Sky, “Let it Go”, “Scooby-Dooby-Doo” and “To Infinity and Beyond” have been revealed as the UK’s most memorable kids’ TV and film catchphrases.
“Paw Patrol is on a roll”, Bob the Builder’s “Can we fix it? Yes, we can!” and “Yabba Dabba Doo” from The Flintstones also feature in the top 50 iconic phrases.
The research found that more than two-thirds of children use phrases from their favourite films and TV shows every day, with over half of parents resorting to saying quotes to work out what their kids want to watch on TV.
Fraser Stirling, Group Chief Product Officer, Sky, said: “It’s natural to talk to your TV, which is why kids love using voice search on Sky Q, and by adding their favourite catchphrases we’re making finding what they want to watch fun, easy and quick!”