Sky has updated its iPad app to allow subscribers to use the device as a remote control for the Sky+ HD box.
The revised app includes all the functions associated with the NDS-powered technology, allowing customers to use the iPad to change channels as well as pause, play and rewind TV with a swipe or tap of their fingers on the screen of their iPad. Sky customers can also now manage their planner through the iPad app, allowing them to add and delete recordings.
Further enhancements are due later in the year including the integration of second screen functionality from Zeebox, the social networking technology in which Sky holds a 10% stake.
Luke Bradley Jones, brand director, TV Products, said: “The Sky+ app has proved hugely popular, with millions of Sky customers embracing the convenience of being able to set recordings of their favourite shows while they are on the move. We’re now taking the Sky+ experience one step further, handing our customers even more control over their planner – not to mention being able to use the app to change channel and play, pause and rewind their favourite TV.”
The broadcaster has also released a consumer survey that reveals one third of Britons have over six remote controls on their house. The research by OnePoll also revealed that UK viewers spent the equivalent of four days a year deciding what to watch.
56% of people are likely to be on Facebook through a second screen while supposedly watching TV.