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Sky+ IOS app update allows remote downloads of On Demand content

But users still have to be connected to home WiFi network
Wed Dec 12 2012, 11:34

BRITISH BROADCASTER Sky announced today that its Sky+ customers can now browse and download On Demand and Catchup recordings direct to their HD set top box wirelessly from anywhere in the house via its IOS app.

Though the update means that customers can queue movies and TV shows to watch so they are ready to view before they sit down on their sofa, the IOS device still needs to be connected to the same WiFi connection as the Sky+ box to work, meaning that users can't use the function while on the go or at work, for example.

Sky said the main function of the update is so that users can avoid interrupting another viewer's experience by allowing them to browse through the On Demand movie listings from another room and queue what they would like to watch later.

While liberating users to plan their night's viewing from a different room to where they watch TV, the update is hardly more efficient for those that live alone, because it doesn't do any more than what can be done with a Sky+ remote control.

However, Sky told The INQUIRER today that it is looking to develop the app so it can work this new download and queue feature from a remote location other than the home. µ


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