Control your Sky+ box from your handset and record programmes on the go
by on August 14, 2010
It’s been a long time coming for the Sky+ Remote Record app to the land on Android.
To say we are bitter about this is an understatement but, putting aside grudges for a second, we’re happy to announce that the Android version of the app matches the iPhone’s in pretty much every way.
The layout for the app is simple. From start-up, large button icons appear which represent the channel choice available. While you can dig through these straight away to find a show you want to watch online, you will have to fiddle into the menu options to set up your Sky account.
This takes a few minutes (go to Info, Your Profile) and essentially syncs your Sky+ box with your handset.
Once done, you can remotely record programmes with the touch of a button.
It’s not all rosy, though. The niggles we have aren’t with the app itself but with Sky’s signing up process. If you are registered as a secondary user on the account (for some reason we were) it’s a bit of a pain to get on-board with the remote record option.
But once you are done, you can record to your heart’s content. Unfortunately, you will not be able to do advanced things like Series Link, though. While it’s unlikely you would want to do this as the app is meant for those rare-ish times when you forgot to set your set-top box to record, it would be nice to have the choice.
We’re not too sure what took Sky so long to offer this app, but we are very glad it is here now.
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