After a successful run on iPhone, the Sky+ application has finally made it onto the Android operating system. It has already been downloaded over a million times via iTunes, now Google's Marketplace gets dibs.

The app allows a Sky+ or Sky+ HD owner to set recordings on their home set-top-boxes remotely - something that's incredibly handy should you forget to series link your favourite show, or realise that there's a match on that you'd like to watch when you get back.

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You can browse through all of the current Sky listings, select them through a genre-specific filter, or just search for a specific show. And you can set the box to record a one-off programme or series link the entire run.

It's all part of Sky's overall strategy for the mobile sector, which includes iPhone-only products (at present), Sky News and Sky Sports Football Centre: "The success of the Sky+ app indicates that there is a real demand for innovative products such as Remote Record", said David Gibbs, Sky mobile general manager. "[It] gives our customers more choice and control to plan their viewing over the TV love when they are on the move and away from home".

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The new app is free. However, users must register for Remote Record before their phone will take to their Sky+ or Sky+HD box. It's a fairly simple process though:

Firstly, get a My Sky account. If you don’t already have one, create one on

Then, complete your registration on Sky Active. Press the Interactive button on your Sky+ remote control. Select Sky Active, then select Customer Support and pick Your Sky Features. Select Remote Record, then select Register and pick user.