Phone is a TV remote for Tata Sky customers in India

Bangalore, May 31, 2013: Customers of the TataSky direct to home satellite TV service can now download an app that allows them to use their handphone or Tablet PC as a TV remote.
The Tata Sky Mobile App is now available on both iOS & Android. This app is supported on Android version 2.3, iOS 4.3 or higher and is customized for both Phones and Tablets.
The older version allowed Tata Sky subscribers to use the app as a universal remote with the use of a dongle. In Phase 2 subscribers are allowed to use the app as a remote control for the set-top box directly without requiring a dongle. This remote sends commands to the set-top box over the home Wi-Fi network, hence you need internet to access the programme guide, remote record and all other sections. This feature Features:
• Browse the 4-day programme listings on your Android device
• Use the Android device as a Tata Sky remote
• Set shows for recording
• Get information on cast, crew, story line and reviews for the specific movie you have selected through the programme guide on your Android device
• Set reminders of your favorite programs on your Android device directly through the App so that you can never miss what you like
For new users, the app is available free on Google Play Store. The user needs to search for ‘Tata Sky Mobile’ on the Play Store & download. Existing users can go to the ‘My Apps’ section of the play store and select the ‘Tata Sky Mobile’ App under the installed category to upgrade.