Just a change of mindset for you is all that required, i now regularly use the app to search for upcoming shows and then set series to record.
This coming from a sky subscriber for 18 years.
I can see that.
Obviously Sky is a complete ecosystem at a premium price. I'm just using the box as a standalone with no BT subscription, but if I were a subscriber, the lack of this kind of functionality would be an issue.
I'm not sure to what degree BT can get Humax to implement all the features they'd like, whereas Sky are clearly the masters at this. Seems to me that multi-room functionality should be very doable, but perhaps there wouldn't be enough payback.
I can easily see a use-case where one starts watching something in the living room, but then wants to finish off from the bedroom. Would be a cool feature (and would possibly sell more boxes).
I think part of the issue as well is BT are a broadband provider first & foremost whereas Sky are a tv provider, BT are usually cheaper as well hence the different functions