Another day of news about Sky, and today they’re about to launch their Sky Go mobile app.
It’s free and lets you watch selected channels after logging in with your Sky ID. We’ve not been able to find it in the Android Market just yet – it looks set to be available on February 20th.
This will please a lot of Android users as iOS users have been using Sky Go since November. Strangely there is no mention of tablets though. Hopefully they will adapt the app to work with tablets too, and we’d love to see it integrate nicely with the Sky TV Guide / Sky+ app. It’ll be a great way of watching content on the go, at work maybe, at the dentist or at school.
Also Sky have announced that Fibre To The Cabinet connections will soon be available through Sky Broadband.
Click on for the full Press Release… Now, we must wait… :(
Sky Go – available content by mobile device
Content iOs Devices Selected Android Devices Sky Sports [live channels] Available February Sky News [live channel] Available February Sky Movies [live channels] Available February Sky Movies [on demand] Available Coming later in 2012 Sky Atlantic [live channel] Available from today February Sky 1, Sky Living, Sky Arts 1 [live channels] February February
· HTC Desire
· HTC Desire S
· HTC Desire HD
· HTC Incredible S
· HTC Sensation
· Samsung Galaxy S
· Samsung Galaxy S2
About Sky Go
Sky Go brings together online and mobile TV in a simple and free service for Sky TV customers. Available on PC, Mac, laptop, iPad, iPhone, iPod touch and shortly on selected Android smartphones, Sky Go allows Sky customers to watch channels in line with their subscription while on the move in the UK and Ireland. Each Sky home is entitled to register up to two devices, through which they can enjoy access to live channels and selected on-demand content.
On iPad, iPhone and iPod touch, customers can now access all five Sky Sports channels, ESPN, 11 Sky Movies channels, Sky News, Sky Atlantic and hundreds of movies available on demand, in line with subscriptions. From February the service will be available on a selection of Android handsets, and Sky entertainment channels rolled out to the service across both Android and iOs. On computers customers can access more than 39 live channels, including all five Sky Sports channels, Sky Movies, Sky News, Sky 1, Sky Atlantic, Sky Arts, MTV, Disney, G.O.LD, Nickelodeon, NatGeo, History, Eden and ESPN, supported by an extensive library of on-demand content. Sky Go is also available to non-Sky TV customers, with monthly subscriptions priced from £15-£40.
Compatible iOs mobile devices: iPhone 3GS and above, iPad 1 & 2 and iPod touch 4 th generation.
Sky entertains and excites more than 10.4 million homes through the most comprehensive multichannel, multi-platform television service in the UK and Ireland. Sky continues to break new ground with its own portfolio of channels: Sky 1 combines its commitment to UK production with the best of the US; Sky Living pushes ahead with fresh and innovative entertainment formats; Sky Arts is the UK’s only dedicated arts channel brand; Sky Atlantic is the home to HBO and other iconic drama and comedy, Sky Sports is still raising the bar in sports broadcasting; Sky News remains a pioneer in television news; and Sky Movies is leading the way in High Definition and on-demand.
Sky also works with dozens of other broadcasters on the satellite platform, as well as online and on mobile through the groundbreaking Sky Go service. Sky has also led the UK into the age of high definition television, launched Europe’s first 3DTV channel, Sky 3D, and offers customer even more flexibility and choice through Sky Anytime+, its internet-delivered video on demand service. Since launching Sky Broadband and Sky Talk in 2006, the company has also been the UK’s fastest-growing home communications provider.
Sky believes in making a wider contribution to the communities in which it operates, not least by increasing participation in, and access to, the arts, supporting grassroots sports, and taking positive action on the environment.