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Sky Is Set to Launch a Sky Movies Companion App for Mobile Devices

by Killian Bell | November 3, 2011November 3, 2011 4:42 am PST

Sky Movies app for iPad

Having promised Android users that a Sky Go application is on its way “in the coming months,” Sky has revealed that this isn’t the only mobile application its developers are hard at work on. The company is also planning a Sky Movies companion app for British subscribers, which will offer a whole host of content for film fanatics.

In addition to details on the movies showing on the Sky Movies channels, the new application will provide users with cinema listing times and will work alongside the existing Sky Go and Sky+ applications, according to TechRadar. Sky is also working to introduce film news and third-party reviews, which will be introduced at a later date.

The app is expected to launch “in the coming weeks” — joined by a new-look Sky Movies website — but there’s currently no indication of which devices will be supported. The screenshot at the top does suggest, however, that the iPad will be among the first to get it. Sky said:

“The new Sky Movies App, coming soon, will allow users to browse movies currently showing on the service and what’s on at the cinema.

“If they subscribe to Sky Movies, they will also be able to watch films through a link to Sky Go and record films via the Sky+ app”

For those who already enjoy a number of Sky’s mobile applications, such as Sky Sports News, Sky Sports Football Score Center, and Sky News, there’s no need to worry that these applications will one day be bundled into one super Sky app, according to TechRadar’s report:

Sky believes that companion apps are the future and is keen to have individual apps that work together rather than one ‘uberapp’ that becomes too sprawling.

I’m a Sky Movies subscriber so I’m looking forward to trying out the new application. I’ve always found Sky’s mobile apps to be well built, useful, and a joy to use.

Will you be looking forward to the Sky Movies app?

[via TechRadar]

Killian Bell

Killian Bell is a 20-something technology journalist based in a tiny town in England. He has an obsession with that little company in Cupertino...