Sky+HD / SkyQ (UK)

Partner: Chowmain
CONTROL4 DRIVER - Sky is  British satellite broadcast service provider.  Chowmain has developed an IP based driver that provides control over UK based Sky set top boxes along with on channel browsing (with current playing meta data for each channel).

MSRP: $60 USD
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Overview

Sky is a British satellite broadcast service provider.  Chowmain has developed an IP based driver that provides control over UK based Sky set top boxes.  This IP driver eliminates the need to attach infra red emitters to the set top box and is compatible with the Sky+ HD, Sky Q and Sky Q mini boxes.  On top of IP control the driver also provides automatic channel media list updates for Control4.  This ensures that the channel listing on Control4's user interface is always upto date with the latest channels for that particular region.  As an alternative we have also provided the Chowmain Sky Channels driver which provides HD artwork and now playing data for every channel! This makes channel surfing with Control4 that much easier.

Features

  • Works with
    • Sky+ HD
    • Sky Q
    • Sky Q Silver
    • Sky Q Mini
  • 3-10 times faster than IR control
  • No more IR buds
  • Automatic Channel list update
    • Always have upto date channels on your Control4 navigator.  Never be effected by channel number changes or when Sky adds or removes a channel again.
    • Select your region and have all the Sky channels automatically import periodically for your area.
    • Select your period
      • Hourly
      • Daily
      • Weekly
      • Fortnightly
      • Monthly
    • Can also manually update via programming action (tie it to a custom button or experience button).
  • Want something better than the Control4 channels driver? Chowmain RF_Sky cloud alternative provides
    • High resolution artwork
    • Grid view & list view options
    • Now playing information for all channels
    • Updated channel data every 5 minutes
    • No importing into Control4 means its FASTER

FAQ


Can you give us some examples of how we could use this driver?

  • No more IR buds means no more IR bleeding and accidentally bud knocks.
  • Speed up control over your customer's sky set top box.
  • Your customer's sky media list will always be upto date with all the channels for their particular region.
  • The Chowmain RF_SKY cloud will provide HD artwork and also updated meta data for what is currently playing on each channel thus making channel surfing even easier with Control4.

What hardware will this work on? 

This will work on any Control4 controller running OS 2.6 or later and with the following sky boxes.

  • Sky+ HD
  • Sky Q
  • Sky Q Silver
  • Sky Q Mini

Do you offer showroom discounts?
We offer dealers a free showroom licence for demonstration and educational purposes.  See link below for T&C's and signup procedure.

Chowmain Dealer Showroom FAQ


I want to try this driver out before buying it?
All Chowmain drivers for Control4 come with a 48 hour trial.  This is activated once you add the driver to the project.  No additional steps are necessary.

Driver License:  Site (one required per project)

Version #20170628 - 28-APR-2017

  • Fixed issue where channels would sometimes not turn on if the box was off.

Version #20170518 - 18-MAY-2017

  • Added previous button mappings.

Version #20170517 - 17-MAY-2017

  • Added ability to programmatically select channels in composer
  • Fixed issue effecting flash based navigators

Version #20170509 - 09-MAY-2017

  • Added User High Res Images option.  This is used to speed up image downloading for navigator first run and also resolve crashes on devices like iPad due to exceeding cache limitations.

Version #20170501 - 01-MAY-2017

  • Added Chowmain Sky Channels driver.
  • Added Sky Button as option for button mapping.

Version #20170320 - 20-MAR-2017

  • Fixed issue where driver would send on command in matrixed systems for SkyHD+

Version #20170316 - 16-MAR-2017

  • Fixed press and hold commands (up, down, left, right, page up, page down)

Version #20170315 - 15-MAR-2017

  • Fixed issue with guide button on Sky+ HD boxes

Version #20170314 - 14-MAR-2017

  • Intial Version Released