Mum reveals genius Sky TV hack that lets you replace your remote for FREE | The Sun

IF you've lost or broken your Sky TV remote you don't have to fork out for a brand new one.

A savvy mum on TikTok has revealed a clever hack that allows you to replace your zapper entirely.

It's even useful if you know where the remote is but don't want to get up and grab it.

"If you're ever sat in the lounge or wherever and can't reach the Sky remote, don't worry about getting up," TikToker Hayley Garforth said.

"Just download the app.

"Ours actually broke and we didn't buy a new one.

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"Download the app, you connect your phone to the same WiFi that your telly is connected to, which in most households is only one WiFi anyway.

"It works – you can turn it on, you can turn it off, all the buttons work."

Indeed, there are multiple third party Sky remote apps available to download on both iOS and Android for free.

But we haven't been able to test them so be sure to read reviews and do your own research before downloading any.

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And remember, it only works for Sky Q.

Find your Sky TV remote

If you still love a real Sky TV remote, there are other ways you can try to find it.

Little do most people know, the Sky Q remote has a secret speaker on it which can beep.

To activate it, press the Q button on the front of your

After a few seconds, your paired Sky Q Touch / Sky Q remote with Voice Control will beep.

The beeping sound will only last for 30 seconds, so if you don’t find it in that time, you’ll need to restart the process.

If this doesn’t work then it could mean that your remote is out of battery.

The other possibility is that the remote is not in the building and could be lost permanently.

Other useful Sky Q hacks

Sky Q is full of useful hidden features.

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For example, did you know that there's a hidden dark mode?

There's also a special trick to bring back shows you've accidentally deleted.

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