Sky have introduced a massive update to their Sky+ app for iPad, allowing you to turn your tablet into a remote control for your Sky box.
You can now use the app to change channels, play recorded shows, pause and rewind live TV and manage your planner and library of recordings with touch and gesture controls. The TV guide gets a new look too, with an emphasis on search as well as browsing functionality.
“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,” said Luke Bradley Jones, Brand Director, TV Products.
“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.
“Today’s update marks a major step forward in using mobile apps to make the Sky TV experience even better. And it’s just the start, as we’ll be following it up with a series of further enhancements later this year.”
Sky have also confirmed that second-screen sharing functionality will be coming to the app later in the year, as well as integration with the social TV viewing app Zeebox.