An update to the Sky+ app is making it possible for subscribers to display photos from their smartphone, directly on the TV screen.

There’s little set-up involved; viewers need simply ensure their smart phone is on the same Wi-Fi network as their Sky+ receiver.

Luke Bradley-Jones, Sky’s Director of TV Products, said: “We know customers already love the Sky+ app and now it’s even better. The photo viewing function lets you simply, quickly and easily view photos on your TV via a connected Sky+HD box without the need for any extra devices.

“With this update, the app will now mirror the new Sky+ Homepage, with great features like Smart Series Link and New & Recommended helping customers find the TV they really want to watch. It’s all part of our commitment to make Sky+ the ultimate entertainment experience.”

Photo sharing is available on the following models DRX890, DRX890W, DRX890WL, DRX895, DRX895W, DRX895WL.

Sky has versions of its app for iOS and Android.