Sky Go is Coming

This entry was posted on Tuesday, February 21st, 2012 and is filed under Latest News.

Sky Go has finally launched its new app for Android, enabling certain Smartphone owners to watch TV and film on the go. Nice!

 

All content is in line with the individual’s Sky subscription package, but can include Sky Sports & ESPN, Sky Movies, Sky Atlantic, Sky One, Sky News and pretty much Sky Anything Else.

 

Unfortunately, the app is only currently compatible with a couple of Android phones – namely those running ‘Gingerbread’ and ‘Froyo’. Bad news for Ice Cream fans though: the latest ‘Sandwich’ update is bizarrely not supported. And Android powered tablets are notable by their absence too.

 

So do your research online to see if your device is compatible. Of the top of my head, the Samsung Galaxy series and most HTC devices are in the game, as are the iPad and iPhone, as you would expect.

 

Of course, streaming will work over the 3G platform, so expect to see commuters galore keeping their eye on the cricket or watching the latest Hollywood blockbuster via their mobile device.

 

This gives Sky their first glimpse of web video streaming, giving them the chance to compete with the BBC and ITV’s respective ‘Players’ and Channel 4’s On Demand service. Most importantly, it is the first time that Sky content is available sans satellite dish.

 

This move again highlights the move from traditional programming to a more mobile viewing experience – which adds weight to the argument that web video (both online and on your travels) is going to be playing a bigger part in your life during 2012