Review from Mark Herold
Heading in the right direction Great app, works better than ever.
As others have stated, the 'searching for Sky+HD boxes on network' just doesn't work so cannot use the app to schedule recordings on the fly. The freesat app is much better (if only it would work with sky..). BTW I've tried manually updating the sky box firmware as described but that makes no difference. Are there settings in the router that need to be changed?
Great! It's come along light years since i used it last. Love it. My sky remote broke and this app allowed me to control the box sufficiently for ages. Love how you can get real time TV guide and planner organisation that links up with the box. Very handy. Keep it up. You just need a way to record shows without looking them up the the guide almond with fast forward and rewind abilities and then you could replace the remote completely.
Looks good initially and good for checking EPG when not at home. However the search function doesn't work properly, e.g. searching today for "Scannal" or "GAA Nua" returns no results and searching for "Planet Earth" returns the BBC listing but misses the RTÉ showing. Also, while I've set the region to ROI, searches return results for BBC London. The app offers BBC on demand programmes which (unfortunately are not available). Remote recording appears to work well.
What went wrong? At some point they decided to strip out the functionality of this app. I can look at shows and change the channel now but a lot of the time it doesn't even recognise I have a sky box anymore. Also I can no longer view shows on mobile at all. As sky go has become similarly useless I now have even more reasons to get a Virgin subscription.
Latest update is worse! Catchup programmes are no longer there. Just empty lists. Please put it back the way it was. It worked. The link to my sky box worked for a while. However, it lost it. Re-installed, same again. New phone, updated OS, same problem! I rate it ** because the program list works. It also sends record requests to my Sky box. Shame the link to the planner fails. If it worked it would be Five Stars.
worst app I've used If I didn't have a problem misplacing my remote I'd delete this app. It crashes multiple times a day, I says it will download programmes and fails to do so and the remote feature is so oversensative you breathe near it and it changes channel or pauses it. They know there is no other option so continue to let this app be awful. It really shows how much it cares for its customers. Unless you need it don't bother as it will do nothing but drain your battery.
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