Why has my Red Button changed to Red Button+ on Sky Q?

From Monday 11 November, alongside launching the BBC iPlayer app for Sky Q, we’ve updated the Red Button Service on Sky Q to our Red Button+ service where you can quickly find links to BBC programmes in BBC iPlayer. Some features that were available in the previous version of Red Button are not available in the Red Button+  service, including the Red Button text service. 

What are the alternatives to the red button text service – and where can I find them? 

There are lots of ways you can still access the information you previously found on the red button digital text service. 

On TV...

The BBC News channel has up-to-the minute news headlines and analysis on all the main news stories of the day – as well as regular sport, business and market bulletins.  

On Radio…

BBC Radio 5 Live and Radio 4 both also provide news headlines and analysis throughout the day and BBC Local Radio stations offer local news, weather and travel updates. 


If you have an internet connected TV you can go to BBC iPlayer which has comprehensive news and sport sections, updated daily. 

If you have an internet connection on your laptop, tablet or mobile then head to the BBC website for the latest news, sport, business and weather headlines. These links on the BBC website should help you get started: 


Or you can download the BBC News and BBC Sport apps onto your tablet and mobile for free. 

The BBC iPlayer and BBC Sounds apps are also available for free on your tablet and mobile.