Left the house and forgot to set the timer for your favourite TV show? If you’ve got a Sky+ box (including Sky HD), you can set your box to record programmes from your mobile phone with the Sky+ Remote Record service or online from anywhere in the world with a service Sky claims is a world first.
To use the Remote Record service with your mobile (2.5G, 3G or GPRS phone), downloaded the Sky by mobile application to view the seven-day TV guide on your phone, then select programmes to record on your Sky+ box. The service is free, thoguh you will have the operator’s data charges to consider.
Alternatively, you can "Text your TV" – Sky+ customers can send a short message with the programme details to a dedicated number. Or, from later this summer, you can use the free Remote Record service on the web. Just visit the Sky website, select the programmes you want to record and with one click, you’ll have it ready to watch on your return home.
By Dave Walker | July 6th, 2006