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node-red-contrib-skyremote v0.0.9

This node-red node allows you to remotely control a Sky satellite box. The node mimics the Sky Box functionality of the Sky Remote Control


A Node-RED node to control a Sky satellite box. The node mimics the functionality of a Sky Remote



Use the Manage Palette > Install option from the menu inside node-red


Alternatively in your Node-RED user directory, typically ~/.node-red, run

npm install node-red-contrib-skyremote


A node to control a Sky satellite box. The node mimics the Sky Box functionality of the Sky Remote. The purpose of writing the node was to allow other nodes such as homekit, alexa and dashboard to control the status of the Sky Box

Works with Sky+HD and SkyQ.

The node can accept the commands listed below:

power sky tvguide or home boxoffice services or search interactive or sidebar up down left right select channelup channeldown i backup or dismiss text help play pause rewind fastforward stop record red green yellow blue 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0

A command can be sent as a string in msg.payload (msg.payload="play"). A chain of commands can be sent as an array of strings in msg.payload (msg.payload = ["1","0","6","select"] for example to change to channel 106)

The node cannot change the TV volume as that is done from the sky remote handest direct to the TV and not via the Sky Box

Tested devices

Tested with a UK Sky+HD box, the underlying npm library supports SkyQ but I haven't got one to test.

Tried on another device??? Let me know ;)


  • 0.0.8 - March 2017 : Adding node-red keyword removing console.log outputs
  • 0.0.7 - March 2017 : Getting npm submission correct
  • 0.0.4 - March 2017 : Preparing for npm submission
  • 0.0.3 - March 2017 : Grammar & typo corrections
  • 0.0.1 - March 2017 : Initial Release


  • Mark Setrem (


This node is a wrapper around the npm sky-remote library written by Dal Hundal

Node-RED has been made possible by the hard work of Nick O'Leary @knolleary and Dave Conway-Jones @ceejay at IBM Emerging Technology. Much thanks to them and other supporters for advancing this platform.


This project is licensed under the terms of the MIT license.

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