Sky’s new Facebook app for social TV

By: August 21, 2013
Pictured are Johnny Lingwood, Caroline O'Connell and David Hardwicke, from the UCC Entrepreneurial and Social Society

Sky Ireland’s new Facebook app, Sky Share, lets Facebook users record Sky+ from their Facebook page as well as share what they are watching with their friends.

Sky Share users will be able to:

- Share favourite shows with their friends on Facebook, comment and ‘like’ directly from within the app
- Get recommendations for new TV to watch – based on what their friends like on Facebook
- Set Sky+ to record from Facebook to watch programmes later at home
- Preview trailers for the latest Sky shows
- Explore the shows coming up on Sky over the next week
across Sky channels Sky 1, Sky Atlantic, Sky Living and Sky Arts

Social TV, the phenomenon of people commenting as shows happen, is in its infancy, but the comment streams people leave behind are of interest to TV producers and broadcasters and will have an impact on how future shows are developed.