Bradley-Jones, Luke

Today we’re taking a major step forward in giving Sky customers even more control over their TV viewing experience with the launch of an update to our pioneering Sky+ app which lets Sky customers transform their iPad into a remote control.

With a simple swipe or tap of their fingers on their iPad screen, Sky customers are from today able to use the app to change channels as well as pause, play and rewind TV.

Alongside this, the update will also allow Sky customers to see what’s stored on their Sky+ planner and make changes without interrupting their TV viewing. A new design meanwhile makes it even easier for Sky customers to use the app to set recordings of their favourite shows over the following seven days, scrolling through the whole week in the TV Guide and selecting which shows they want to record, which they can do either by episode or entire series.

But this is only the start of a series of enhancements to the overall Sky+ experience.

Later this summer, for instance, we’ll also be integrating zeebox second screen functionality in to the app. This will allow Sky customers to follow online reaction to their favourite shows directly through the app via integrated twitter feeds, plus enjoy bonus content specifically created around their favourite Sky shows.

To access the full range of functionality through the revamped app, Sky TV customers need to have the new look Sky TV Guide on their Sky+HD box, and to make sure their Sky+HD box is connected to the same broadband network as their iPad.

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Comments:

Christian

15/08/12 09:24

Excellent news - well done to all involved

Steve

15/08/12 11:19

Any ETA on the update for Android tablets?..

ade

15/08/12 12:25

this is great, and it's good that sky is being very innovative about new ways in which their customers can better enjoy their subscription. In the future, are we likely to be able to watch recorded programs on the Sky HD box on our iPad whilst someone is watching something else on the main TV? That would be fantastic!

Ron Hagen

17/08/12 23:05

Looks great, although a long time coming. When will it make it's way to iPhones and androids?

Darren

03/10/12 21:45

Is there a pc version? If not why not?

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