Sky iPad app update brings remote control and DVR scheduling

After being teased earlier in the year, v4.0 of the Sky+ app for iPad has arrived in the UK and brought a number of new features to subscriber's tablets. Now, it can be used as a remote control to change channels or select DVR functions, as well as view scheduled recordings and add to or change them, or just browse the TV guide's new look. Even with the changes however, Sky has more planned for later this summer when it will integrate zeebox technology to bring second screen features and data to accompany live TV. The free app is up in iTunes now, however customers will need the latest HD guide upgrade on their cable box that's connected to the same local network as the iPad to make it all work. There's a quick demo video of the new features embedded after the break plus more official information on the Sky website.

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Sky Unveils Further Enhancements to Sky+

LONDON, August 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

-Update to Sky+ app lets Sky TV customers use iPad as remote control-

-Sky TV customers can use app to manage recordings on their Sky+ planner-

Sky has today unveiled an update to the popular Sky+ app for iPad which allows Sky TV customers to use their iPad as a remote control.

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From today, Sky customers will be able to take even more control of their main TV experience through the app, using it 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 they have stored on their Sky+HD set-top box without interrupting viewing on the main TV.

Other key features of the enhanced app include a redesigned TV Guide, with new genre tabs allowing Sky customers to discover their favourite content even more easily. The updated app also offers improved search and navigation, with an emphasis on providing an even more intuitive user experience.

The enhancements to the Sky+ app for iPad follow on from the launch of a new Sky TV Guide earlier in the year, which delivered a new Sky Guide to millions of customers with a Sky+HD box. To access the full functionality of the Sky+ app for iPad, Sky customers need to have the new look Sky Guide on their Sky+HD box and to make sure it's connected to the same WiFi network as their iPad.

Luke Bradley Jones, Brand Director, TV Products, comments:

"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.'

For further information visit: sky.com/skyplusapp or for a video of the app in action please visit the Sky Views blog.

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Sky+ iPad app update brings remote control and DVR scheduling