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Sky+ iOS and Android app update lets users download On Demand shows on the go

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Tue Dec 03 2013, 12:35
Sky plus wifi enabled set top HD box

BRITISH BROADCASTER Sky has rolled out an update to its Sky+ app that lets users download On Demand shows to their Sky+ HD boxes at home while on the go.

The app is available to download for iOS users from the Apple App Store and for Android users from the Google Play store, for free.

"Simply browse Showcase, Catch Up TV, TV Box Sets or Sky Movies sections, find the show you want, press 'Download' and the Sky+ HD box will start downloading the show straight away," Sky explained.

In order to work, your Sky+ HD box will need to have the latest software installed, which the broadcaster said is "being rolled out" to all customers with compatible boxes.

"Connect your Sky+ app to your Sky+ HD box via Wi-Fi so that it can check that your box has the latest software," Sky added.

Also in the update, Sky has added the ability for customers to explore the week's best TV and movies in the "Showcase" section of On Demand, even when the Sky+ app is not connected to the Sky+ HD box.

Last week Sky added Channel 4's TV catch-up service, 4OD to its Now TV box, leaving ITV as the only major UK broadcaster yet to sign up.

Channel 4 announced on Wednesday that it has joined BBC iPlayer and Demand 5 on Sky's catch-up TV box, allowing users to watch recent shows including Homeland and Made in Chelsea, if they're so inclined. The 4OD Now TV app will also let users binge watch older TV shows, such as Peep Show and The IT Crowd. µ


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