Sky rival iPlayer with downloadable new Sky Go Extra
Sky have added another service to their, erm service, with the arrival of Sky Go Extra, allowing users to download their subscription content in a kind of iPlayer style. But wait! It’ll cost a fiver a month, which puts it in the same ballpark as the likes of Lovefilm and Netflix, and is probably how they got the idea.
Having said that, for a limited time, a 2-month free trial will be available before the £5 a month charge kicks in and there’s no annual contract involved.
An expansion of the Sky Go service, it’ll allow up to four users to download movies and TV and store them for a month on the compatible device of their choosing (mobiles, laptops, some tablets). Exclusive content such as the highly-rated HBO series Girls and the entire collection of James Bond films will be part of the downloadable offering.
So in a nutshell, you’ll be able to download your favourite Sky shows and movies and watch them on the bus or in the bath at your leisure. Just don’t get excited and splash water in your special device.