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Sky+ app update allows for remote downloads to your Sky+ HD box

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Sky+ app adds remote on-demand downloads

Sky has made it even easier to make sure you don’t miss those latest must-see shows, bringing remote on-demand downloads to its Sky+ app.

Letting you use the smartphone and tablet application to remotely download on-demand content to your at home Sky+ HD box  for the first time, the update is being rolled out with immediate effect.

Previously users had been able to use the app to set live content to record but were unable to send on-demand content to their otherwise dormant Sky+ boxes.

“The Sky+ app is incredibly popular with our customers; with over 2 million using the app every month and in October alone over 2.4 million shows were set to record using the Sky+ app,” Luke Bradley-Jones, Sky’s Brand Director of TV Products said in making the announcement.

He added: “We know the way our customers are watching TV is changing and On Demand has become much more popular.

“Over 3.4m homes with a Sky+ HD box connected to broadband are now downloading around millions of On Demand shows and movies every week.”

Requiring your Sky+ HD box to be connected to the internet, the updated app, which adds a simple ‘download’ button on compatible content, will offer remote access to a range of Showcase, Catch Up, Box Sets and Sky Movies content.

Currently available for iPhone, iPad and a selection of Android powered devices, the Sky+ app can be downloaded now through the Apple App Store or the Google Play Marketplace.

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