Sky Go Coming to Android Devices Next Month
The service will be available on a selection of handsets
Currently, the application is only available for iPhone and iPad users, but starting next month, the team behind the popular Sky Go app will make the software available on Android devices.
However, Holly Knill, head of Sky Go, states that initially the application will only be available on a selection of Android smartphones, including Samsung Galaxy family device and a slew of HTC handsets.
In addition, the developers confirmed plans to expand the content offered on smartphones and iPad by adding Sky Entertainment channels to the application. Sky Atlantic is the first channel to be added to Sky Go and iPhone and iPad users will be able to watch it starting today.
Next month, the devs will introduce Sky 1, Sky Living and Sky Arts 1 to Sky Go, while in March the new Sky Sports F1TM channel will also be added to the application.
Sky Go application is available for free as a bonus for Sky TV customers and adds value to Sky subscriptions by offering them the possibility to watch their favorite channels while on the move.
It is also worth mentioning that Sky TV will also launch a new Internet service, which will allow a higher number of customers to watch the content offered via Sky Go application.
It appears that the new service, which will be released within the next few months, will be available to anyone in the UK with a broadband connection. Moreover, customers will be able to use the Internet service across PC, Macs, laptops, tablets, mobile phones, games consoles and Connected TVs.
“It’s not all about watching TV on the go, we continue to innovate on the main TV screen. During the last three months of 2011, use of our video on-demand service Sky Anytime+ increased by 80%, and we hope that two enhancements announced earlier this week will further fuel its success,” said Holly Knill, head of Sky Go.