What exactly is a Sky Q Mini box?
A Sky Q Mini box is a piece of equipment that Sky provides in addition to your main Sky Q box. It enables you to watch Sky in multiple rooms throughout your home while using the same Sky subscription. The box is small and unobtrusive, portable and well-designed.
Sky Q Mini boxes are available as part of the Sky Multiscreen Add On, which you can select during the package creation process for an additional monthly cost of £15 per month. You can have up to four Sky Mini boxes installed around your home per Sky account to keep the whole family happy.
How many Sky Q Mini boxes am I allowed to have?
You can have up to four Sky Mini boxes per Sky account to place around your home. The Multiscreen add-on includes one Mini box, with additional boxes available for a monthly fee later on.
How much does a Sky Q Mini box cost?
Prices can change, but at the time of writing, adding the Sky Multiscreen Add On to your Sky package costs £15 per month.
How do I connect and configure a Sky Q Mini box?
- Connect the HDMI cable to your Mini box and the other end to your television.
- Connect one end of the power cable to your Mini box and the other to the wall.
- After the initial messages have faded, press the Home button on your Sky Q remote to turn your box on.
Follow the steps below to connect your Sky Q Mini box via WPS:
- After pressing Select in Step 2, the WPS on the Sky Mini box will begin.
- Press and hold the WPS button on your nearest Sky Q product, such as your Sky Q box or Hub, for 3 seconds.
- It may take up to 2 minutes for your Sky Q Mini box to connect - please wait while the box obtains an IP address and connects to your Sky Q box.
It may take up to ten minutes for the "network settling" process to complete and your Mini box to be connected.
How do I reactivate the Sky Q Mini box?
Follow the steps below to perform a factory reset on your Sky Q Mini box:
- Click the Home button.
- Navigate to Settings - on the remote, enter 001 and press select.
- The option to Factory Reset will appear on your screen. Your box will be reset if you press the standby button.
Can a Sky Q Mini box be used to record?
All recordings are made on your main Sky Q box; recordings cannot be set up on the Sky Q Mini box. You can, however, watch recordings made on your main Sky Q box on Sky Mini boxes located throughout your home.
Can I purchase a Sky Q Mini box on eBay?
Sky Q Mini boxes require a Sky Q Multiscreen subscription to function; without one, they will simply not work. More Sky Q Mini boxes must be added to your subscription in order for you to receive and begin using them.
Purchasing a used Sky Mini box does not guarantee premium Sky quality and may have been in use for several years. Customers must also pay a non-return fee for any Sky equipment when canceling a contract, and a £50 fee for a non-returned Sky Q Mini box. If you see someone selling a Sky Q Mini box on eBay, it is possible that they obtained it elsewhere and are trying to make a profit on equipment that may or may not function properly.
Is an aerial required for a Sky Q Mini box?
No, an aerial connection is not required for the TV that you intend to use your Sky Q Mini box with. If you get your broadband from Sky, this will be pre-configured; otherwise, you will need to enable the feature yourself.
Is the Sky touch remote compatible with the Sky Q Mini box?
Although the Sky Q Mini box accepts the Sky touch remote, you cannot use the same Sky touch remote on both your main Sky box and your Sky Mini box.
Is Sky Q Mini a WiFi booster?
Yes, your Sky Q Mini boxes can be used as WiFi boosters throughout your home. If you get your broadband from Sky, this will be pre-configured; otherwise, you will need to enable the feature yourself. The Sky Mini boxes will boost your home network signal in the rooms where they are installed, allowing you to connect your various devices in places where you may have previously struggled to get WiFi signal.
If you don't have Sky broadband, here's how to activate WiFi hotspots:
- On your Sky Q remote, go to Settings > Setup > Network.
- Choose Advanced Settings > WiFi Hotspots > Turn On.
- To confirm, enter your TV Pin.
Will a Sky Q Mini box function in another home?
Sky Multiscreen requires you to be on the same network as your main Sky Q box in order for the Mini boxes to communicate with it. Because of this, taking your Mini boxes out of the house and attempting to use them elsewhere without the Sky Q box would be impossible.
Are Sky Q Mini boxes 4K capable?
Unfortunately, 4K UHD is only available on your main Sky Q box and not on the Sky Mini boxes. Because your Sky Mini box only supports Full HD, you'll have to watch Sky content on your main box to get a 4K experience.
Is it possible to watch Netflix and Amazon Prime on a Sky Q Mini box?
Because your Sky Q Mini box is essentially an extension of your main Sky Q box, any apps you have installed on your main box will also be available on your Mini box. If your apps aren't showing up on your Mini box, go to Settings, press 001, and then select Apps > Refresh Apps.
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