Sky Go available from today

Sky Go available from today

A short while back Sky announced Sky Go – the mobile TV application – was soon to be available for Android. Since then we’ve had TV adverts promoting the service and today, at some point after 8AM, you should be able to download it from the Android Market.


A selection of channels are available to watch, including Sky Sports, Sky Atlantic and Sky 1 will be joining the lineup tomorrow. You get an easy to use interface, programme listings and descriptions after logging on with your Sky ID.

Let us know if you’ve got it and what you think! ;)

UpdateDownload it here!

Update – OK, there’s quite a bit of discussion about compatibility. According to Sky….

Sky Go is supported on the following Android smartphones running on 2.2 & 2.3 operating systems: HTC Desire, HTC Desire S, HTC Desire HD, HTC Incredible, HTC Sensation, Samsung Galaxy S, Samsung Galaxy S II. 

…so not for everyone… and it looks like rooted phones have trouble too. Hopefully this can be fixed pretty soon …

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  • Richard Zander

    Where did you get it from? I looked in the market, nothing…. In UK, on HTC Sensation.

  • Sam Cox

    I seem to remember reading this wouldn’t work on routed phones?

    It doesn’t appear to work on my routed GS2 :-(

  • Dibbs

    Downloaded on my Sensation XE (just have to remember my password now), shame it won’t work on my Galaxy Tab :-(

  • Sam Cox

    It works fine on my stock Sensation.

  • Dibbs

    Now I’m getting “Sorry, Sky Go is not currently supported on this device.” 

    • Sam Cox

       I don’t think the Sensation XE is on the list of supported handsets.

      • Dibbs

        I stupidly assumed that the XE would be the same as the Sensation :-(

        • Anonymous

          Anyone tried the apk on an unsupported handset?

          If it doesn’t work I’ve no doubt that the xda boys will try and fix it ;)

          Leigh Geary
          http://www.coolsmartphone.com

  • B16mts

    cant believe ive been waiting so long for this, with all of sky’s excuses about it being difficult to release with so many different devices,and wanting to make sure it works with everything. only to find i cant have it on my asus transformer.

    well done sky for letting people down with your lies yet again!

    • Moo Moo Head

      I don’t think SKY have ever said anything about it being available on Android tablets, so not sure what you have been waiting for or lied to about?
      It took them long enough to release the phone version, since Android is most popular OS in the UK for smart hones, it still took them a long time, so for tablet version where the IPad whips its back side, good luck!

      • B16mts

        forgive me, but all the hype ive seen has been about a “skygo android app”, not a “skygo android for smartphones”. my assumption it was also coming to tablets was based on it beimg on the ipad tablet, and sky stating that it taking so long to come to market due to all the different devices. 

        still concerning that after all the months theyve only actually sorted it for 7 smartphones!

        • Moo Moo Head

          Looks like it is due to the fragmented Android OS set up, not issue with SKY, since they have to cope with phones on Android 2.3/4.0, I am guessing it will not be available for 2.2 or lower. Also Tablets with 2.3, 3.X and 4.0.
          You can see why they do not release all at the same time.
          They must think IOS is wonderful compared to this, with one OS and 2 different screen sizes.
          I do not feel sorry for companies that have to work around the Android system and see why they make apps for IOS 1st.
          Google really need to sort it out, maybe not the screen sizes, because that is good part of Android, but definitely the fragmented OS situation.
          Not sure about this one, but I am guessing you can get the SKY Go app on IOS down to 3GS and maybe even 3G?…. when did those phones come out….. 2008/9?

          • Anonymous

            If you are using an Android Tablet, have you tried browsing to the Sky Go section of the Sky website and streaming content that way?


            Leigh Geary
            http://www.coolsmartphone.com

          • Dibbs

            Just tried that, getting a “requires Silverlight” message :-(

  • Steve

    Doesn’t work on my rooted Sensation running Revolutoin HD

  • Works fine on my stock Desire HD (running 2.3.5)