How to change the video resolution on Sky Stream

Sky’s first streaming device the Steam box is one of the brand’s best products, giving you the Sky Glass experience without having to buy a whole new set.

Sky Stream is capable of outputting at resolutions up to 2160p, and in this guide we’ll run through the simple process on how you can tweak the resolution to one that’ll best suit the television you have.

If you’ve spent big on a 4K television, then you’ll want Sky Stream to output at the best quality – but it’s also important to lower the resolution if you have a 1080p or 720p capable set.

What you’ll need: 

The Short Version 

  • Turn on your Sky Stream box
  • Scroll all the way down to Settings
  • Click Picture and sound
  • Click Picture
  • Click Picture resolution
  • Choose your desired resolution
  1. Step

    Turn on your Sky Stream box

    To begin, make sure your Sky Stream box is turned on and you’re looking at the main homepage stream home screen step 1

  2. Step

    With the remote, scroll all the way down to the bottom of the homepage until you see the Settings option. Click stream settings step 2

  3. Step

    Click Picture and sound

    Next, click on the option labelled Picture and sound.picture and sound step 3

  4. Step

    Click Picture resolution

    Once you’re in the Picture section, select the Picture resolution setting.

  5. Step

    Choose your desired resolution

    A selection of available resolutions should now display, select the one you want. If you have a 4K TV, go with the highest 2160p option to get the best image.choose your resolution


Which resolutions does the Sky Stream support?

Sky Stream supports the following resolutions: 576p, 720p, 1080i (HD), 1080p (HD), 2160p (UHD).

Can you watch 4K content on Sky Stream?

Apps like Netflix, Prime Video and Disney Plus support 4K streaming – while Sky content can always be streamed at high resolutions if you are subscribed to the UHD pack add-on.