View Full Version : SkyGo - repalcement to SkyPlayer

28th June 2011, 07:08 PM
SkyGo is being rolled out by all Sky TV services (Sky Germany, Sky Italia etc).

You register certain devices (Ipads, phones etc) online via MYSky, and the you get the Sky channels you subscribe to on those registered devices only (a bit more advanced version of the SkyPlayer). The package will do away with Sky Player and Sky Mobile TV to create SkyGo.

Sky Go will be free to all of Sky TV's existing customers and should provide "flexible access" to Sky content across multiple devices (e.g. iPhone, iPad, PC and Mac). Non-Sky customers will also be given access (note: not until August), although you will have to stump up for a separate £14-£40 monthly subscription.The service launches July 6.

It will be available on XBox 360 and Fetch TV. Each home will only be entitled to register up to a maximum of two devices.

Available free to all Sky TV customers, Sky Go will provide flexible access to Sky content across multiple devices including the iPhone, iPad, PC and Mac. Launching on July 6 th , it brings together two existing services: Sky Player, Sky's online TV service, and Sky Mobile TV, the UK's largest mobile TV service, with these services rebranded as Sky Go . Offering even more value from the Sky subscription, this will allow customers to watch live linear channels in line with their subscription while on the move in the UK and Ireland.

Sky Go will give customers yet more control and choice over how, when and where they enjoy Sky. Each Sky home will be entitled to register up to two devices, through which they can enjoy access to live channels and selected on-demand content.

On mobile and tablet devices, customers will be able to access all five Sky Sports channels, ESPN and Sky News, with further channels to be added over time.

On laptops and computers customers will be able to access more than 30 live channels, including all five Sky Sports channels, Sky Movies, Sky News, Sky 1, Sky Atlantic, Sky Arts, MTV, Disney, G.O.LD, Nickelodeon, NatGeo, History, Eden and ESPN, supported by an extensive library of on-demand content.

Sky Go will be available from August to non-Sky TV customers, with monthly subscriptions priced from £15-£40. Sky will also remain available on Xbox and Fetch TV, but will rebrand simply as Sky (currently Sky Player).

Obviously it will have the same geoblocking as SkyPlayer does, so it will be of no use in Spain especially on Ipads and phones, and PC connection via UK VPN / proxy server only.