After waiting months for its arrival, Sky subscribers in the U.K. will finally get access to Sky Go on selected Android devices today.
Users can enjoy the same channel selection that has been available to iOS users for some months, and it will be completely free to existing Sky TV customers — depending on your package. That selection includes all four Sky Sports channels, plus Sky Sports News and ESPN; all 11 Sky Movies channels; Sky Atlantic, and Sky Sports News.
Furthermore, Sky is also launching Sky 1, Sky Living, and Sky Arts 1 across all Sky Go platforms today. Holly Knill, head of Sky Go, announced:
“We’re extremely happy to announce the roll out of Sky Go on selected Android handsets today and the arrival of the Sky Entertainment channels to mobile devices. We are always working to ensure that Sky customers have more ways to watch content they love, whether it’s the big Premiership game, Emmy and Golden Globe winner Modern Family or Ruth Jones’ Stella, and this is exactly what this enhanced version of Sky Go delivers.”
Sky Go initially supports a selection of popular handsets from Samsung and HTC, including:
- HTC Desire
- HTC Desire S
- HTC Desire HD
- HTC Incredible
- HTC Sensation
- Samsung Galaxy S
- Samsung Galaxy S II
Support for other Android devices will be coming soon. One thing you should remember is that the Sky Go app will not run on rooted Android devices or those running Ice Cream Sandwich. Though support for the latter will come later, Sky cannot support rooted devices “for rights reasons.”
You can grab the free Sky Go app from the Android Market now.
Have you tried Sky Go on Android yet?