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Sky TV customers are now able to control their TV from any Android smartphone or tablet following the introduction of remote control functionality to the Android version of the Sky± app. People with an internet-connected Sky±HD box and an Android smartphone or tablet will be able to use their device to change channels as well as pause, play and rewind TV with a quick swipe or tap of their fingers on their device screen.

Sky TV customers can also now manage their planner through the Sky± app, allowing them to add and delete recordings they have stored on their Sky±HD set-top box, without interrupting viewing on the main TV.

The new update is just the most recent to the popular Sky± app, which makes it really simple and easy to find out about and plan great TV to watch.  Other useful  features of the app include being able to browse the entire week’s TV through a user-friendly TV Guide, remote record both individual programmes and entire series, get recommendations of other programmes you may like, and manage recording clashes. On Demand listings will join the Android app later this year.

All people need to do to enjoy this latest feature of the Sky± app is to connect their compatible Sky±HD box to the same Wi-Fi network as their Android device.

Launched in 2009, the Sky± app has been downloaded more than 5 million times across the UK and Ireland and ranks in the Top 20 Entertainment apps in the App Store. The award-winning* Sky± sits alongside a wide range of leading mobile apps available to Sky customers at no extra charge.

John Reilly

John is Founder and Editor-in-Chief of TheEffect.Net. His favourite gaming series is Uncharted and his favourite film is Interstellar. He is also known to quote 'Father Ted' and Keith Lemon more than is normal.

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