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Topic # 82079 21-Apr-2011 09:35
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Just posted about Sky TV's new iPhone app.




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  Reply # 461227 21-Apr-2011 10:10
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Good to see some sort of innovation from Sky, was there any update on when the Android app will be released? :)

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  Reply # 461253 21-Apr-2011 11:10
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Pretty impressive on first glance, especially the ability to create a list of favourite channels.

The iPad real estate certainly helps to see all (favourite ) channels at once and over a large time frame.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 461268 21-Apr-2011 11:56
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No plans for an adroid app. I contacted them direct and had a moan and this was response....

Hello Matthew

Thank you for your email.

At this stage there are no plans for an Android app, however we are always reviewing such decisions and will keep our customers informed should this become available.

Please feel free to contact SKY Television Customer Services on 0800 759 759 for further information, alternatively please respond via return email and we will endeavour to reply within 24 hours.




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  Reply # 461274 21-Apr-2011 12:10
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Hmm - so this means that there's a full SKY EPG that's exposed for the connection of this application via the Internet. THAT might be quite useful if it could be accessed by other applications...




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  Reply # 461276 21-Apr-2011 12:16
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LookingUp: Hmm - so this means that there's a full SKY EPG that's exposed for the connection of this application via the Internet. THAT might be quite useful if it could be accessed by other applications...


Sky TV has already demonstrated that they'll take legal action if you try it.

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  Reply # 461364 21-Apr-2011 15:59
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there seems to be unclear about Android.

There were indications there was an Android version in the making, now their CSR's are denying it.


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  Reply # 461404 21-Apr-2011 17:48
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Bonus: can finally view PRIME listings without loading the TVNZ site... You can use the app regardless whether you have SKY or not, just add all the freeview channels as favourites, voila, free app showing all the FTA channels.

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  Reply # 461407 21-Apr-2011 17:52
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If you set something to record, via the app, how quickly does your MySky box take to get the message?




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  Reply # 461427 21-Apr-2011 19:08
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CYaBro: If you set something to record, via the app, how quickly does your MySky box take to get the message?


Pretty much straight way, a few seconds.

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  Reply # 461436 21-Apr-2011 19:42
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allstarnz: there seems to be unclear about Android.

There were indications there was an Android version in the making, now their CSR's are denying it.




Thats CSR 101, if you are not sure deny until told otherwise!

Seams silly to not build an app for the most popular Smartphone OS in the world... perhaps iOS has a larger penetration in NZ and they decided to focus on that one first.

I am sure they wanted to do both, but tight budgets and having to make a choice of one or the other. New financial year in a couple months so I will wait see.

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