What do you get when you combine the 5 different Sky Sports and 11 Sky Movies channels into one app: Sky Go! Recently, Sky has confirmed that it will be launching the integrated Sky Go for Android app at the end of February. Through the app, Android smartphone users get to access live broadcasts from the 5 Sky Sports channels including, ESPN, Sky 1, Sky New, Sky Arts, and Sky Living. In addition, the app will also provide availability for the 11 Sky Movies channels. The catch though, is that the user will have to subscribe to the relevant package.

Initially, the Sky Go app will only be compatible with certain smartphones including the HTC Incredible S, HTC Sensation, HTC Desire, and the Samsung Galaxy S range. Further plans of the app include making on demand access for Sky Movies available for the app later in the year, and to include the Sky Sports F1 channel across all Sky Go platforms on March.

As a generalization, each user has access to content from similar channels which are included in their package. Non Sky subscribers can also purchase a Sky Go Monthly Ticket for a minimum of £15 – £40 per month.

The Android version of the app was developed at the same time they worked on the iPhone app. However, iOS had a uniformed platform for the iPhone, iPad and iPod; as such, developing the app for iOS was easier to complete.

“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,” said Sky Go Head, Holly Knill.

“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.”

Christine Torralba

Christine Torralba has been a freelance writer for the past couple of years. While most of her work has been ghostwritten, she has also contributed articles to magazines such as SPARK, Monday, Vault and Epic. In her spare time, she cooks, takes photos of food, and manages to write about it on her food blog.