Sky has just announced a new service that will integrate their broadcasting service with Twitter, allowing users to Tweet the hashtag #WatchOnSky to set a recording in one click.

It does this by teaming the hashtag with a link that users can click onto and then click how you want to watch it, either by pressing “Watch” to set it to play right away via the Sky Go application, or hit “Record” to set it to record at home on the users Sky+ box.

Luke Bradley-Jones, brand director, TV products, Sky says: “#WatchOnSky is another brilliantly simple way for our customers to find and watch the shows everyone is talking about. By simply clicking on a Tweet, customers can either instantly watch live TV or record shows for later. It’s all part of our commitment to make it even easier for our customers to discover great TV and make sure they never miss those virtual water cooler moments.”

Sky also claims that this is the first time “a British broadcaster has created a service which lets users access live TV and set recordings via their Twitter timeline”.

It’s a pretty interesting idea, we don’t know how useful it will actually end up being, but still, it’s a cool idea.

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