Sky Go is coming to your computers and phones and that - and it's free
If you’ve been forking out to watch Sky’s mobile TV services on your phone, you soon won’t be. You might even feel a bit foolish for having done so in the first place.
That’s because Sky Go is coming, and it will allow ALL Sky subscribers to watch the output of the broadcasting behemoth on PC’s, laptops, mobiles and tablets for free, as of the 6th of July.
A Sky bigwig said: “The explosion of smartphones and tablets demonstrates the increasing consumer demand for accessing entertainment and communicating on the move. Clearly the consumer appetite is there, and it’s growing. In responding to that, and to create even more value, choice and flexibility for our customers, we are now going to offer online and mobile access to Sky content at no extra charge.”
Which may or may not translate as “Oh – no one wants to pay for Sky Sports on their mobile phone or for the flashy Sky News app on the iPad. We’d better just give it away, and probably sneak in a subscription price rise a couple of months later.”
Each subscriber will be able to register up to two devices that can be used to view live and on-demand content, on channels including all five Sky Sports, ESPN, Sky News, Sky Movies, Sky News, Sky 1, Sky Atlantic, Sky Arts, MTV, Disney, GOLD, Nickelodeon, NatGeo, History, Eden and ESPN. What’s more, from August, non-subscribers will be able to get Sky Go subscriptions for between £15-£40 per month, removing the need for a satellite dish.
Until now, subscribers with multi-room were able to get Sky Player online for free but that won’t be the case now – which has got us wondering how many of you will can your multi-room and just watch Sky around the house on a portable electronic device.