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This article was published on February 1, 2013

Zeebox for iOS now lets you set your Sky+ box to record remotely

Zeebox for iOS now lets you set your Sky+ box to record remotely Image by: Creatas
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In the wake of its multi-million pound investment in Zeebox early last year, BSkyB (Sky) finally integrated the second-screen app into its own mobile apps in September, with Sky+ for iPad connecting users to social networks, offering apps and other listing-related information. It then became a social remote for both Sky and Virgin Media customers in December.

Now, Zeebox has launched a significant update to its iOS app, letting users set their Sky+ HD box to record, directly from Zeebox. This is a feature that already exists in Sky’s own iOS app.

When you’re on a programme, you’ll see a little ‘R’ button, which loads the Remote Record feature. To use the Sky+ Remote Record, you will of course have to sign-in with your Sky ID.

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In addition to this, Zeebox now lists all upcoming episodes – and repeats – on every show’s page, not to mention another handful of tweaks and bug-fixes. It also has a new Live section, whereby everything in the show you’re watching is clickable.

The updates app for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad is available to download from today.

Zeebox | iOS

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