British broadcaster Sky has promised to add Android Ice Cream Sandwich support to its Sky Go application this month, nearly five months after the streaming service made its debut on Android.
The free app, which allows Sky subscribers to stream live channels — including Sky 1, Sky Movies, and Sky Sports — to their smartphones and tablets, currently only supports a small selection of devices running Android 2.2 Froyo and Android 2.3 Gingerbread.
However, Sky has announced that support for even more devices — including the Samsung Galaxy Note and the Galaxy Nexus — will be added alongside Ice Cream Sandwich support in July’s update:
“By the end of July an additional update to Sky Go will support the Android operating system Ice Cream Sandwich on compatible devices, as well as new devices including the Samsung Galaxy Note and Galaxy Nexus.”
Sky Go is currently compatible with the HTC Desire, HTC Desire S, HTC Desire HD, HTC Incredible, HTC Sensation, HTC Sensation XE, Samsung Galaxy S, and the Samsung Galaxy S II. That’s a significantly small selection when you consider just how many Android devices there are in today’s market.
For those who are able to access Sky Go on Android, an update issued this week adds the ability to stream on-demand content from Sky Movies and Sky Entertainment for the first time.
Holly Knill, Product Director of Sky Go, said in a statement:
“With the huge and ever-growing popularity of Android devices in the UK it’s fantastic to make on-demand content from Sky Movies and Sky Entertainment available to Sky customers for the first time.
“This update means customers can enjoy some of the most popular shows such as Sky Atlantic’s Mad Men, Veep and hundreds of the latest Hollywood blockbusters, whenever suits them.
“We hope this update to the service offers extra flexibility to Android users and the new option of on-demand viewing makes a richer experience for all Sky customers across all platforms.”
You can grab that update now in Google Play.