Sky is promising an entirely new-look search feature for its Sky+ HD boxes.

Set to arrive over the "coming months", it includes a new suggestions function which will autofill search boxes as you type.

Similar to Google Instant, or TiVo's method of search, it should rapidly speed up the process of searching for content on users' Sky+ HD boxes.

Everything from actors to shows and events will be shown as letters are typed into the new search box. It is also possible to locate movies based on actor's names if, for example, the user can't remember the exact title of a film.

Results are taken from Sky TV as well as On Demand, so it is possible to find downloadable content straight within search.

Sky customers who have not connected their receiver to the internet will continue to be offered the basic search.