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Record Sky shows straight from Twitter using #WatchOnSky

Tom Morgan
16 Apr 2014
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Sky has begun a trial of #WatchOnSky, a way for Sky+HD set-top box owners to watch and record TV shows through Twitter

Sky customers will soon have another way to watch and record TV shows when away from their set-top box, as the company has launched a trial of the new #WatchOnSky integration with Twitter. It's the first time a British broadcaster has partnered with Twitter to let users access live TV or schedule recordings, following a similar deal with Comcast in the US.

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From today onwards, Twitter users who see the #WatchOnSky hashtag on Tweets from Sky's official accounts can expand the Tweet to reveal two new icons. One links directly with the Sky Go mobile TV service, in order to start watching the show right away, while the other can set a Sky+HD box to remotely record the show ready for when you're back at home.

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You'll need to have both the Sky Go and Sky+ apps installed and set up with your Sky box account details in order to use the service, which arrives as the hotly anticipated fourth series of Game of Thrones kicks off on Sky Atlantic. Other major shows including Mad Men are already beginning to appear in Sky's Twitter feeds with #WatchOnSky hashtags, and sports events are set to follow.

“#WatchOnSky is another brilliantly simple way for our customers to find and watch the shows everyone is talking about. By simply clicking on a Tweet, customers can either instantly watch live TV or record shows for later," Luke Bradley-Jones, Sky's Brand Director of TV Products, said of the trial. "It’s all part of our commitment to make it even easier for our customers to discover great TV and make sure they never miss those virtual water cooler moments.”

#WatchOnSky will begin to appear across Sky's Twitter feeds, including @SkyAtlantic and @SkyHD for the biggest TV shows, films, events and sports on Sky. If you're a Sky customer, you can find out more at sky.com/watchonSkyTwitter.

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