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Tata Sky launches Tata Sky Mobile Access app

MUMBAI: Direct-to-Home service provider, Tata Sky, in association with Ryz Media has launched an app that enables subscribers to user their iPhones, iPads and iPod Touch as a universal remote to control consumer electronic devices in their homes.


Tata Sky Mobile access allows subscribers to share what they are watching on TV through Facebook and Twitter. Further, the app allows subscribers to view which programmes their Facebook friends are currently watching.


In addition, subscribers can use the app to access 4-day programme listings, read extended information for movies; search for programmes based on title and set their favourite shows for recording on the go.
 
 
At launch, this app will be available on Apple Devices only. An app for Android devices will be launched shortly after.


This app can be downloaded free of cost from the iTunes store and will work across all Tata Sky boxes. To use the Universal Remote Functionality, the subscriber will need to use the app along with a unique orb-shaped MP3 mobile accessory.


This accessory plugs into the audio jack of the Apple Device and enables the subscriber to control his Tata Sky set-top box, TV, amplifier and DVD player. 
 
Tata Sky CMO Vikram Mehra said, “The Tata Sky Mobile Access App is a natural integration of TV entertainment with these smart devices allowing subscribers to not only control their TV and set-top boxes with their smart devices, but also make their content choice based on what their friends and family are viewing. This is the first-of-its-kind functionality offered by any DTH service provider in India.”


Ryz Media CEO Zeev Braude added, “We are honored to provide Tata Sky a platform allowing viewers to interact with, socialise, search and share TV content they are watching. Our platform allows service providers to roll out a fully customised and integrated solution in an extremely short time frame and at an unprecedented roll out cost.” 

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