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Sky Go Comes to Samsung Galaxy S III, Galaxy Nexus & Galaxy Note With ICS Support

Sky Go on Galaxy Note

British broadcaster BSkyB has brought its Sky Go application to another three Android smartphones today, including the Samsung Galaxy S III, the Galaxy Nexus, and the Galaxy Note. The company has also made the app compatible with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich on all supported devices.

So the full list of devices that can run Sky Go now looks like this:

  • HTC Desire
  • HTC Desire S
  • HTC Desire HD
  • HTC Incredible
  • HTC Sensation
  • HTC Sensation XE
  • Samsung Galaxy Nexus
  • Samsung Galaxy S
  • Samsung Galaxy S II
  • Samsung Galaxy S III
  • Samsung Galaxy Note

If you’re unfamiliar with Sky Go, it’s a streaming service available for free to all Sky TV customers that allows them to watch a selection of channels on a smartphone, tablet, or PC while they’re on the go. It features all six Sky Sports channels, eleven Sky Movies channels, plus Sky Atlantic, Sky 1, Sky Living, Sky Arts 1, and Sky News.

The app also allows users to watch over 500 movies and hundreds of TV shows on-demand.

Of course, the only problem with Sky Go is that it just doesn’t support enough devices. It’s been available on Android for exactly five months today, and it’s compatible with just 11 devices — ten if you’ve upgraded your Galaxy Nexus to Jelly Bean, because Android 4.1 isn’t supported yet.

The other issue for a lot of users is that it will not run on rooted handsets.

Sky Go rooted error

If your device is supported, however, and you haven’t rooted it, then Sky Go is a great app. I’ve been using it on my iOS devices for some time, and it’s particularly useful for keeping up with the game when your wife insists you go shopping for things you don’t need.

You can find the latest Sky Go release in the Google Play store now.

Google Play link: Sky Go

[via SlashGear]


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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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