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How to change channel when you’ve lost your Sky Q remote

If you’ve lost your Sky Q remote you might not know how to change the channel without it. Losing your remote can be an extremely frustrating experience but we have a solution for you until a replacement arrives.

If you think your Sky Q remote might be broken then we’ve also added some tips to help you out.

You won’t need to go up to your TV every time you need to do anything because we have a variety of solutions. You’ll be back to bingeing your favourite Netflix series in no time!

lost sky q remote how can i change channel
Lost Sky Q remote, how can I change channel?


Watch your favourite shows without any Wi-Fi signal drop-outs

The free app Remote for Sky is your new best friend

This app, “Remote Control For Sky”, is available for both Android and iOS and it allows you to control your TV without your remote, communicating with your TV easily.

It uses the infrared sensor from your smartphone to send the same signals that your remote would do.

It’s completely free to use and there are many other similar apps that might even work better than this one.

Sky Q touch remotes are the future

If you have a Sky Q touch remote then you’re in luck because you can find these smart remotes easily.

Pressing the Q button on your Sky Q box, your Sky Q touch remote will beep for 30 seconds, meaning you should have an easier job finding it.

If you had one of the original Sky Q remotes then perhaps consider upgrading to these newer versions.

You can order a replacement remote control here and it might be wise to go for the touch upgrade to avoid this issue happening again in the future.

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Is the remote control broken?

If you think that your Sky Q remote control is broken, always check that the batteries haven’t run out and there is no physical damage that could be affecting it.

The remote might have de-paired from your TV so here’s how to make sure it is paired.

You can make sure it is paired by pressing the voice button, if the microphone pops up on screen then it should be working fine.

If not, then point your remote at the box, press and hold 1 and 3 until you see a light flash and then follow the on-screen instructions.

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