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...