At last: a real use for mobile!

Sky has launched a service allowing customers of its Sky+ digital video recorder to set their machines remotely using mobile phones. Sky+ Remote Record went live this morning arming the firm's 1.4 million DVR subscribers with the ability to instruct their set-top box via text message or a mobile application downloaded to 2.5G, 3G and GPRS handsets. Later this summer subscribers will be able to select Sky+ recordings via the web.

This is such a great idea. The problem will remain, of course, finding the time to watch the hundreds of hours of TV on your DVR...

Posted by melvin | Jul 7, 2006 @ 2:29 PM | Comments (1)



TiVo users have had the ability to send a recording schedule to their TiVos remotely via their web site for some time. It requires that your box is on your home network (not just using a phone line to dial in) and of course you need to have access to a browser. I've never tried it from my Treo. Hmmm...

andrew :: July 10, 2006 10:31 PM

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