Sky Debuts Sky+ iPhone Remote Record App

BSkyB has unveiled a new application that enables iPhone users to set up Sky+ and Sky+HD recordings using their handsets while on the move.

The new application, dubbed as “Remote Record”, will be available to the iPhone users via Apple App Store for free, and is said to be ideal for those who miss a lot of TV programs because of their busy schedules.

The application offers its users access to the broadcaster’s 7-day electronic programme guide to sort out and record listings by programme name, date or time from any region across the globe.

Quoting the significance of the new app in helping users to get access to their favourite shows, the broadcaster said in a statement, “Whether you're stuck at work, in the pub or gym, or have simply forgotten to record something, this free application is perfect for those situations when you hear about a TV show and want to record it there and then”.

In order to use this newly launched application, users will be required to sign up for a ‘Sky Remote Record’ account with the Sky’s website. However, the move could further affect the advertising industry, as it would allow users to record their favourite programmes only and subsequently skipping ads during the course.

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Our Comments

More vendors are vying to get a presence on the App store and this shows Apple's leverage in the entertainment industry. The Sky Remote record application is a nice reminder of what can be done given the right tools. The iPhone as an input device for another system works perfectly well since it allows commands to be placed almost anywhere and at anytime.

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