Sky Go Tablet app now available for Android tablet users

New initiative set to produce higher quality experience for Sky TV viewers

David Baker
by David Baker on 10th December, 2013

Sky has announced that its Sky Go Tablet app is now available to Android users with larger-screen tablets, giving them the opportunity to enjoy “a better quality viewing experience” when accessing Sky TV content.

The newly-launched Sky Go Tablet app is compatible with the majority of 7-inch plus Android tablets, incorporating a larger number of Sky TV customers who are also tablet users when compared to Sky Go.

The Sky Go Tablet app and the Sky Go app are free and can be downloaded from the Google Play Store.

However, it is worth noting that only Android users whose tablets operate with the Android 4.0 operating system will be able to download the Sky Go Tablet app.

Some tablet users, such as those who have an Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 or Asus Transformer TF101, will also not be able to utilise the Sky Go Tablet app.

A small percentage of tablet users whose devices run on Android 4.4 KitKat may also experience technical issues when using the new app, according to Sky.

“We are aware of certain issues related to Android 4.4 (KitKat) and are working to resolve these,” the TV and broadband provider stated.

“In particular it may take around ten seconds for the picture to become ‘clear’ when you start watching a live channel.”

Android tablet users are able to stream Sky TV content whenever they have a 3G, 4G broadband or Wi-Fi connection. Users can also upgrade to Sky Go Extra, allowing them to stream content over four devices enabled for the web, rather than two.

The service also allows Sky TV customers to download movies and popular TV programmes to watch offline at a future date.

The programmes and movies available for download depend on your Sky TV subscription.

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