BRITISH SATALLITE BROADCASTER Sky updated its Iphone app today so that customers can use their Apple smartphone as a remote control for the Sky+ TV service.
Adding features similar to those Sky rolled out for the Ipad earlier this year, the app enables users to change channels as they watch TV as well as pause, play and rewind live TV.
The app also offers Sky TV customers access to their Sky+ planner through the Iphone, meaning that people can browse all of their existing recordings on their Sky+ HD set-top box, as well as set up and delete recordings on their planner, without interrupting viewing on the main TV.
In order for the service to work, the Sky+ HD box has to be connected to the same WiFi network as the IOS device.
A Sky representative told The INQUIRER that it will also roll out the app for Android devices "in the coming months".
Last month, Sky strengthened its Sky+ electronic programme guide with the introduction of a catch-up TV service.
The new seven-day "catch up TV" section of Sky's On Demand service lets customers keep up to date with programmes from Sky, ITV Player and Demand 5. µ