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Sky will introduce Sky Q apps for smartphones later this year, the firm has confirmed. At the moment, the app is only available on iOS and Android tablets.

It would mean you could watch, search for and sync content on your handset, as well as your TV and tablet.

Andrew Olson, Sky's director of new products, said people use their smartphones differently to tablets.

"What we've found is that phones tend to be a more out of home planning type experience," he told Recombu. "On the phone, it's more of a typing device, like 'I want to watch this and this tonight', but there's still people like my kids who would happily watch TV on a phone screen."

Olson stopped short of saying exactly when the smartphone apps would be available, only confirming they would come later this year. Then they will be updated at the same time as their tablet counterparts, though again he wouldn't say what new features they will get, only adding "You'll be seeing some great improvements on those apps and some exciting new stuff throughout the year."

He also said that the Sky Q user interface could be customised to the user in future, so sports fans would be confronted with the sports section first, while those family members who aren't interested wouldn't have to see it at all.

Source: Recombu

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