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    Sky(+) HD Remote Control Android App

    This is a discussion on Sky(+) HD Remote Control Android App within the General Computing and Internet forums, part of the Community channel category; Following my thread on a Virtual Sky Remote control for Windows Bubblegun expressed interest about using this on Android Devices: ...

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      Sky(+) HD Remote Control Android App

      Following my thread on a Virtual Sky Remote control for Windows Bubblegun expressed interest about using this on Android Devices:

      Virtual remote control

      After a long delay I finally got round to compiling one.

      Sky(+) HD Remote Control Android App-sky_remote_app.jpg

      Ok, so unlike my previous offering it doesn't look like a Sky HD remote control. Instead I've tried to make the layout more suitable for a small touch screen. I could have added more graphics instead of text but I hope you will find it usable in its present form.

      Before anyone asks unfortunately it is not compatible with the new Sky Q boxes.

      It can be downloaded from:
      http://seawright.a0001.net/download/skyhd-remote.apk

      You will need to alter your phone/tablets security settings to allow installation of apps from untrusted sources.
      I did think about publishing it on Google Play but wasn't willing to pay $25 for the privilege. especially as I don't intend to sell it.

      The Software is covered by the MIT Licence which contains the following disclaimer:


      THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.
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      Re: Sky(+) HD Remote Control Android App

      It would be interesting to analyse the traffic between the Sky Q app and the silver box to see if anything can be gleaned from the data. Do you think an android emulator like Genymotion would help or would the Sky Q app be too clever for that?
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      Re: Sky(+) HD Remote Control Android App

      Nice one.
      Used to use the official sky+ iPad one a lot. But it had its limits in remote function.
      That one is very good and offers the full set of functioning remote keys.
      Well done!

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      Re: Sky(+) HD Remote Control Android App

      Quote Originally Posted by marjohn56 View Post
      It would be interesting to analyse the traffic between the Sky Q app and the silver box to see if anything can be gleaned from the data. Do you think an android emulator like Genymotion would help or would the Sky Q app be too clever for that?
      It depends whether Sky are actively trying to prevent such action. Sky's official Sky+ app ran quite happily using the
      ARChon Runtime for Chrome.

      https://archon-runtime.github.io/

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      Re: Sky(+) HD Remote Control Android App

      Might have a play tomorrow and see what I can discover.
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      Re: Sky(+) HD Remote Control Android App

      Quote Originally Posted by seawright View Post
      It depends whether Sky are actively trying to prevent such action. Sky's official Sky+ app ran quite happily using the
      ARChon Runtime for Chrome.

      https://archon-runtime.github.io/
      Well that was a major fail. Archon emulator barfs on my machine so I tried Xamarin, that failed too!

      Hmm a thought, I have an old win7 laptop sitting on the shelf, back soon.....
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      Re: Sky(+) HD Remote Control Android App

      Quote Originally Posted by marjohn56 View Post
      Hmm a thought, I have an old win7 laptop sitting on the shelf, back soon.....
      Any luck?

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      Re: Sky(+) HD Remote Control Android App

      Sorry... got dragged away to do real work again, it's a b***** I know but it keeps food on the table!
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