Sky Takes on Chromecast with Sky+ App Snapshots Picture Beaming

By Gerald Lynch on at

Remember when watching TV was a family affair? Those glorious days when you'd all gather around, microwave dinners on laps, sat a foot away from the screen while Antiques Roadshow blurred into Last of the Summer Wine? Phones and tablets have slowly eroded those...picturesque moments. Maybe some family snaps up on the big screen can reunite us around the gogglebox again?

Taking a leaf out of Google's Chromecast play book, that's what Sky's hoping for. Its latest Sky+ app update lets you beam photos stored on a phone or tablet directly to a broadband-connected Sky+HD box, with a simple press of a share button. Both iOS and Android apps will be getting the upgrade.