Yesterday saw the release of a new Sky+ app android update, which is said to bring a host of new features that iOS users have been enjoying for months. However, it is still evident that some features are still missing, such as on-demand listings, which to Sky customers with an iPhone or iPad has been a godsend because it allows them access to far more content as well as the ability to record them as well direct to their Sky+ HD boxes
Android users can finally use their devices as a remote to control their Sky+ HD boxes, so they can just swipe their fingers or tap to forward, reward and pause. Users can also change channels, view their planner and even select something new to record or delete programs from the planner, which is a great addition to the app.
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This update has been a long time coming and made worse by the fact that iOS users have been enjoying these features for months now, although the iPad had it for a couple of months before the iPhone did.
In order to take advantage of the Sky+ app for Android you will need to have a device with Android 2.2 Froyo or later, although we cannot see this being an issue because there are not likely to be many Android devices running such an old version of the mobile OS.
The one issue that we feel needs to be added is a volume button in the app, but this maybe an issue because it needs to also link to your TV. However, I have an app for my Samsung TV as well, so have total control, although it can get annoying having to keep syncing to the TV every time I open the app.