Sky+ app adds On Demand TV listings and remote record

Sky has released an update to its Sky+ app bringing On Demand listings and the ability to set recordings remotely using an iPad, iPad Mini, iPhone or iPod Touch.

There are around 6,000 hours of programmes available via Sky On Demand including complete box sets of popular shows.

These shows are downloaded to your box, so requires that you connect your Sky+ HD box to your internet network.

The Sky+ app update now allows you to set shows to record remotely, though the device that you're using your Sky+ app on needs to be connected to the same network as your Sky+ box.

Earlier this year Sky reorganised its EPG, adding On Demand and Catch Up TV content tabs, the latter bringing BBC iPlayer, ITV Player and Demand 5, with 4oD due on Sky in Spring 2013.

Sky also recently turned the Sky+ iPhone app in to a remote control, bringing the same functionality as the app on the iPad.

The Sky+ iOS app is a free download via the Apple App Store and the latest update is available now.

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Joe Cox
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Joe is the Content Director for What Hi-Fi? and Future’s Product Testing, having previously been the Global Editor-in-Chief of What Hi-Fi?. He has worked on What Hi-Fi? across the print magazine and website for almost 20 years, writing news, reviews and features on everything from turntables to TVs, headphones to hi-fi separates. He has covered product launch events across the world, from Apple to Technics, Sony and Samsung; reported from CES, the Bristol Show, and Munich High End for many years; and written for sites such as the BBC, Stuff, and the Guardian. In his spare time, he enjoys expanding his vinyl collection and cycling (not at the same time).