Sky+ app is the best way to discover and manage all of your Sky TV and movies. You can connect directly to your Sky+HD box in-home to browse all of our content, set downloads and recordings and manage your planner. You can also set downloads, recordings and series links when you’re out and about so you never miss a thing.

To use the enhanced features you will need a compatible Sky+HD box and have your device and Sky+HD box connected to the same broadband network either with a wired or wireless connection. Please see the Help section of the app for more details.
In order to Record and Download programmes to your Sky+HD box you will need to register your Sky iD with the service at and simply follow the instructions.
Smart Series Link and photo viewing are only available to customers with a compatible Sky+HD box.
All recordings are FREE, however mobile network and/or Wi-Fi charges may apply.

If you need help with setting up or using the Sky+ app please go to our help forum or contact us via

If you are having problems connecting your app to your Sky+HD box, please make sure that your Sky+HD box and iPhone/iPad are on the same WiFi network. If you have a dual band router, the Sky box and your device must be on the same WiFi band. For more advice and information please visit our help forum at or contact us via

If you’re having issues with Remote Record or connecting the app to your Sky+HD box please visit our dedicated help pages;

You can also email us if you experience any problems. Our email address is

The terms and conditions reflect recent changes to the app. Please read them carefully before using the app.

What's New

Version 5.5.1

Fix for issue with planner voice over functionality on iOS 10.3 and above.

Ratings and Reviews

2.3 out of 5

480 Ratings

480 Ratings

Would rate 0 if I could


It disconnects from the box a lot. Even if you keep the screen awake. I’ve changed my box and my phone, and my broadband router over the time I’m using it and it still disconnects. Sometimes it freezes and just doesn’t actually send commands. Annoying if you are on fast forward. Never leave your sky box on a channel that stops broadcasting overnight, as the app will refuse to do anything at all to the box; you’ll have to go get the remote. Missing the colour buttons, so you can’t set Green on adverts that let you. No Sky button to cancel all open stuff and just return. The clash resolution is annoying. I just back up and let the box decide when to switch. My list of recordings is not that long, I am only using 10-15% space, but scrolling down the list crashes the app. This stuff happens everyday. Sky should just have offered an RF remote control that does not need line of sight.

So nearly great


Sky do a lot of things well. Really well. The Sky+ app is pretty good, but has a couple of niggles preventing 5 stars:
1. Not clear which sky box is in play. Annoys me greatly for my multi-room setup
2. The channel view is a bit cumbersome. It doesn’t seem to change the programme details so scrolling or going back to the view in the same session requires dynamic download (which takes a few secs before being viewable). Also, the grid view only shows the programme name at the start time. So if you’re View is further forward in time, you can’t see what’s in at that time (need to keep going back in time to see what’s on in that slot)
Apart from those things, it’s great to be able to see what’s in your planner, and to set things to record from your phone

Needs Work


Constantly loses connection to the Sky Box but the worst thing is that it tells you you are not connected then makes you do a search then asks if you want to connect to the found box... doh. Surely it would not be too difficult for it to connect automatically to previously connected boxes so when I open the app it is ready to go, even if there is a short wait while it sorts itself out. Secondly, it needs a 'go to channel number' option. It is a right pain to have to scroll down several hundred channels to find the one you want. Thirdly, the 'scheduled' list starts on programs that are furthest away and you have to scroll to the bottom to find what is scheduled next. This is simply the wrong way round.


Sky UK Limited
57.5 MB
Requires iOS 8.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2011 BSkyB


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