Thursday, 15 November 2012

Sky+ iPhone app gets remote control skills


Sky+ iPhone app gets remote control skills

The Sky+ iPhone app just got even smarter today, with the addition of a killer new feature that puts it on a par with the iPad app: remote control. Starting now, you can boss your Sky+ HD box about with your Apple blower – read on for all the details.

You could already manage your recordings and set them from afar with the Sky+ iPhone app, as well as browse an easy to use TV guide. But you can now bark orders to it with your iPhone, pausing live TV and rewinding it, and letting you view and edit your planner while watching a show on the big screen at the same time.

The Sky+ iPhone app update is a welcome move, especially since many more people own an iPhone or an iPod touch than an iPad still. But it’s not the only game in town. If you caught our Virgin TV Anywhere review yesterday, you’ll know the service mixes in both the recording and remote control skills of the Sky+ iPhone app with the TV streaming abilities of Sky’s separate Go app.

Still, it’s more than you could do yesterday, and that’s something: let us know how you get on with it in the comments below.

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