How to get Sky TV’s new Catch Up service
The mainstream terrestrial broadcasters recently clubbed together to launch the YouView catch-up service for on-demand TV, but they aren’t the only option you have when it comes to entertainment choice.
Sky recently upgraded its popular Sky+ service to include the ability to watch shows screened any time over the last seven days, bringing the same levels of choice to customers.
Sky+ Catch Up, as the new service is called, includes shows from Sky, ITV Player and Demand 5 with BBC iPlayer and 4OD scheduled to go live on the service later in the year.
If you’re a Sky+ subscriber, you can add the service simply by activating it on your account at sky.com. There’s no extra cost to add on to your monthly fee, so it’s hard to see a reason not to do it.
Get the new Sky+ app to go with the service and control your TV from your iPad.
Next, you’ll need to connect your existing Sky+ box to the internet.
To do this, you can either plug an ethernet cable into the back of the box and connect it to your router, or you can invest in a wireless adaptor from Sky for £9.99.
The Wireless Connector simply plugs into a power supply and then into the ethernet socket of your set-top box.
You can then connect it to your wifi network by pressing the quick set-up button on the front of the box or entering your password on the set-up screen in the EPG.
If you don’t have a Sky+ set top box already, the company has also released a new model with 2GB of storage for even more HD shows and content.
And that’s it – you can start shows from the regular EPG and once they’re playing they can be paused and rewound just like a DVD.
If you have a smartphone or iPad, there’s a new Sky+ app to go with the service too that lets you control your TV from a touch screen and share your favourite bits of what you’re watching with friends.
To find out more visit sky.com.
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