Subscribers to the new service can choose the programmes to record via a SMS request or by browsing the seven-day television guide on their phone via a downloadable application from Sky's website. Sky's service then contacts the Sky+ STB using the box's phone connection.
Sky said that the new mobile phone application will be available on their website soon and will work with all versions of Sky+, including the new Sky HD box
Owners of GPRS and 3Gmobile phones can also view a seven-day programme guide on their handsets, in the familar look and feel of the Sky plus electronic programme guide (epg).
An internet-based scheduler should be available soon, similar to what TiVo PVR's have provided their customers for some time.