Sky has issued an upgrade to its iPhone application, taking full advantage of the features available on the Apple tablet device, and allowing Sky+ or Sky+ HD subscribers to search for and record their favourite programmes no matter where they are.
New features include a highlights section, and a recommendations engine that suggests programmes to watch similar to what the user is already viewing or recording. Like its iPhone predecessor users can simply tap the record button and their favourite programme will be set to record on their home set-top box.
The app, available free of charge from the Apple App Store, also works with the Sky Mobile TV App for iPad which offers live access to all Sky Sports channels as well as Sky News. Customers who have both apps downloaded can click through to Sky TV directly from the Sky+ App and access any of the app’s live content.
iPad apps have already been launched by Sky Deutschland and Sky Italia, which last week issued an upgrade to its own Sky Guida TV app.
In the UK, tvguide.co.uk has reverse engineered the Sky Remote Record facility, in the absence of a 3rd party API. However, the website and accompanying iPhone and iPad apps have occasionally suffered from the inability to record recently launched channels.