Sky News Update: Sky Expands Even More With Apps
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SkyGo App Launch
As Sky continue to dominate in their field they look to branch out and continue to expand their service in order to reach an ever greater number of customers.
In a world dominated by iPhones, Androids and BlackBerrys the demand to have entertainment on the go is growing all the time and in order to meet this demand Sky are adding the service SkyGo Extra to the already established SkyGo. This addition, for £5 per month on top of your Sky bill, allows you to download content and watch at a later time even offline.
Furthermore, you buy the privilege of this service for additional two devices so the content is now viewable on up to four as opposed the original two. Should you choose to take out the ‘Extra’ service, charged at an additional £5 per month and added onto your current bill for ease, you also get two months free as a trial period. So that’s two months where you can access your Sky subscription over four separate devices and download content without the £5 additional charge.
They challenge their rival companies’ singular apps with a collection of apps that allow you to do different things depending on your desire. Thus, you can choose to specifically watch sport, movies, documentaries etc etc and, perhaps even more usefully than being able to access the content on the go you can also remote record. So, if you are a Sky+ customer and are out and about and realise you are about to miss your favourite programme, you simply use your SkyGo login details and instruct your Sky+ box to record that programme. Fantastic, no?
There is a downside – while you are more than welcome to download content to up to four devices, you can only store the programme for up to one month. Although this appears to be a negative in many senses, in terms of film subscriptions this function has proven to be a rival to LoveFilm and Netflix.
Sky News Update: What the Critics Think
As for the app itself, reviewers have deemed it ‘excellent and straightforward’ with new downloads being stored straight into a ‘new downloads’ tab that is easily accessible from the homepage. Downloads are only available over wifi but given the amount of data one uses during the downloading of a film for instance, this is only sensible.
Original content and reviews found on The Telegraph
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