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Sky Q Mini Box Self Install Guide

sky q mini box self install

Sky Q Mini Box Self Install is easy if you know how to do it. Doing it in the wrong way can lead to viewing problems and finally, you may need to hire one Sky Engineer to do the fix.

So, the discount your received for self-installation can backfire and you may need to pay more in return.

If you have purchased a Sky Mini Box and want to do the self-installation and don’t know how to get started do not worry. You are in the right place.

Here in this step by step guide, you will learn how to install a Sky Q box yourself and that too perfectly!

So, without any delay let’s get started!

Can I Buy a Sky Q Mini Box and Install it Myself

can i buy a sky q mini box and Install it myself

Absolutely! You can purchase one mini box yourself and if you know the installation, you can do it yourself. By doing this, you can save some money while making the mini box purchase.

Buying the Sky Mini Box. You can buy Sky mini box both online and by contacting the customer support team. By online we mean Sky website. 

The price will depend on the installation type. Self-installation will cost less while Engineer installation will cost more. So, decide the type and make a purchase.

Self-Installation. If you are confident that you can do the installation, you should go for this as this is the cheapest possible route to get a Sky mini box.

If you know how to set up, you can save some buck by ordering the ‘self-installation” box.

However, if you have purchased one but don’t know the installation instructions, do not worry. Read the installation steps and you can easily set up your additional box.

Required Cables & Accessories 

cables & accessories

Sky Q Installation Cables and Accessories are provided in the package that you will receive from Sky. In case you have not received it, you should contact Sky support staff immediately. The following accessories are compulsory for proper setup of the Skybox:

  • Sky Q Mini Box (Of Course!)
  • HDMI Cable.
  • Power Cable
  • HDMI to AV Cable/Converter
  • Sky Q Remote

You will need an HDMI to AV Cable or an HDMI to AV Converter in case HDMI port is not present on your TV. These are readily available in the market at a cheap price.

Sky Q Mini Box Self Installation Steps 

how to install sky q mini box

So, we assume you have collected all the required cables. Check the device and cables for physical damages if any. Now, let us learn how you can install the mini box in four easy steps:

Setup the Box

The first step is to set up the box with all the required cables and accessories. To do so, do the following:

  • In the “pink port” of Sky mini box, connect the HDMI cable. Connect the pink end to the Box while the other end to the TV.
  • Connect the power cable into the “blue port” and then the head to mains.
  • Now “Switch on” power supply.
  • Press “Home” button on your Sky Q Remote and your Box should start now.

Connect the Box using WPS

When the setup is complete next step is to connect the Sky Mini via WPS. To achieve this, do the following:

  • Press the “Select” button on the remote. This will start WPS.
  • Go to the nearest Sky Q Box or Sky Q Hub and “press & hold” the WPS button for 3 seconds.
  • The button should flash amber.
  • Now go to your Mini box and wait for two minutes for the WPS setup to complete.
  • Your box should now connect to your main Sky Q box.


Since our Mini Box has completed the setup with the main Q box, it should work properly. But it is better to check if the box is working properly or not. To check do the following:

  • Open any HD Channel (like Sky Sports News HD) and see if the channel is displaying properly or not.
  • If the channels are not working, wait for 5-10 minutes and check again.
  • After the setup, it takes 5-10 minutes for network settling. So, wait for a few minutes and check again.
  • Still not working? Follow the next step!

Reset & Restart

If you are unable to view the channels properly you should do the following:

  • Press the “Reset” button present on the back of the box.
  • Wait for few minutes till it resets.
  • Unplug the box from mains and wait 5 minutes.
  • Connect again and start Step 1-3 again.
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Error Messages During Installation 

installation errors

If you follow the steps mentioned above, you can easily set up the mini box without any problems. However, many users report “error messages” while setting up the box.

Let us learn the “error messages” that users report while installing and how to fix them easily.

  • Connecting Screen. Sometimes you may hear only the audio while the screen is not showing. Instead, you will see “connecting Screen” message. To fix this “dismiss” the message with remote and check if it resolves the problem.
  • 2.
  • Unsuccessful Connection. Many times, the “unsuccessful connection” message pop-ups. If this happens do not worry. Wait for at least 1 minute and the box should fix the problem itself.
  • 3.
  • Joining Network. Sometimes you will see “Joining Network” message on your TV screen. And after some time it will show that “there is a problem joining the network”. In this case, you need to “reset” the Sky Mini box if it is taking the unlimited time.
  • Quick Fact. If you still see the error messages again and again, even after the “reset” of the mini box, you should contact the support staff.

    There must be some issues with your device and needs to be replaced.

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    We hope after reading this step by step guide on Sky Q Mini Box Self Install instructions, you can easily set up your newly purchased Mini Box.

    As per Sky Company rules, a customer can have only four additional Sky mini boxes installed. So, keep this number in mind while you order.

    We recommend that before going through the installation process, make sure your Internet connection is stable and working well. Otherwise, your installation may not work and give you frustrations.

    What's Next?

    After the installation, check if your new room has good WiFi reach and is stable. If there is a low WiFi signal you may get buffering issues while watching TV.

    You can also check out our guide on Best WiFi boosters for Sky Broadband in case you plan to get one booster or extender.

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