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Sky Q has just introduced a snazzy new split-screen feature that will improve your sports viewing.

Add to that the fact that Sky has rejigged its product offering, dropping the old Sky+ HD box entirely, and lowered the entry-level price of Sky Q, and there's plenty to catch up on. Let's dive in.

1 Split-screen live streams

In a live stream, you can watch two live sports at the same time, side-by-side. You can mix and match sports, too – so you can have tennis on one side of the screen, and football on the other. (Who said men couldn't multitask?)

You can also get a new insight into Formula One using Race Choice. This lets you watch one race but from two different angles, one on each side of the screen. Awesome.

2 Split-screen video clips

sky q split-screen football highlights

But split-screen isn't just for live action. You can also watch highlights, whether they're of the same sport (or even the same game you're watching), or something else entirely.

That means you can tune into a football match and fire up the highlights to see what you've missed. Thanks to the split-screen functionality, you won't miss a second while catching up. Or you can see clips of the Formula One while the football carries on playing. That's your Sunday sorted.

3 It's simple to activate

To get watching in split-screen, just press the red button and open the Sky Sports app on Sky Q. You can then customise your streams, choosing either Match Choice or Race Choice, or by selecting Highlights and watching video clips alongside the main event.

4 There's plenty to watch on split-screen

There are three sports events happening in the next few days that will let you try split-screen viewing. First up are the World Cup Qualifiers, which take place from Thursday until Tuesday. During these, you'll be able to watch the live streams in split-screen using the Match Choice option.

From Friday until Sunday, we have the Japan Grand Prix. You can watch this live in split-screen using Race Choice, and watch highlights in split-screen.

Finally, from Tuesday until Friday is the ATP Shanghai tennis tournament. You can watch live in split-screen using Tennis Match Choice.

5 The feature is available to all Sky customers

sky q silver room

Sky has rejigged its product offering, dropping the old Sky+ HD box. Now Sky Q comes as standard. That means not only has the price of Sky Q come down (it now starts at £20 a month), it also means all Sky customers can access split-screen viewing, as well as other Sky Q features like Fluid Viewing and the new menu system.

However, you will need Sky Sports to watch in split-screen, because at the moment, it's only sports that use the feature. So if you don't already have it, now's the time to upgrade.

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