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Sky Go Gets New Channels On iOS, Comes To Android In February

Sky Go on Samsung Galaxy SHaving announced its highest-ever first half operating profit yesterday, British broadcaster BSkyB has issued an update to its Sky Go application for iOS devices. Version 2.0.2 introduces another new channel in the form of Sky Atlantic, while another three channels — Sky 1, Sky Living, and Sky Arts 1 — are set to arrive next month.

February will also see the launch of the much-anticipated Sky Go application for Android, with support for the “most popular” handsets from Samsung and HTC first. Those include:

Just like the service enjoyed by iOS users, the Android app will provide access to all five Sky Sports channels, ESPN, Sky News, 11 Sky Movies channels, and selected Sky Entertainment channels — all of which are completely free to Sky TV customers with a subscription to the respective packages.

In March, users will also get the Sky Sports F1 channel across all the Sky Go platforms, but the new channels won’t stop there. Holly Knill, Head of Sky Go, promises that we’ll see even more developments throughout 2012:

“Sky Go is all about helping more people watch the TV they love wherever and whenever it suits them, so I’m delighted to announce the roll out of Sky Go to Android. We know how much Android users have been looking forward to the launch of Sky Go on Android smartphones, and we’ve done everything we can to make sure that our bespoke design is worth waiting for.

“This latest announcement is all part of the process of constant evolution that has seen Sky Go move from strength to strength over its first six months, and we look forward to bringing more developments to the service as the year progresses.”

The Sky Go service is hugely popular with Sky customers who like to keep up with their favorite shows while they’re away from home, and it continue to see a lot of traffic. On Sunday, January 22, a total of 3.1 million viewers used the app to tune into the crucial Premier League matches with Tottenham Hotspurs versus Manchester City, and Arsenal versus Manchester United.

And the service isn’t exclusive to Sky subscribers, either. Those without a Sky subscription can pay a fee to use the Sky Go application, though it is a little pricey: Packages start from £15 (approx. $23.64) per month and rise to £40 (approx. $63) per month for access to all of its channels.

Are you pleased with the improvements that Sky is making to the Sky Go service?


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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...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...


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