Sky Go live TV app launches on Android smartphones


Sky Go, the multi-platform live and on-demand TV service introduced by Sky last year, has today launched on many Android smartphones.

The Sky Go app is now downloadable from the Android market, available on various handsets including the HTC Desire S and Samsung Galaxy S2.

Sky TV customers can access various live TV channels on their Android smartphones, including all five Sky Sports channels, ESPN, Sky News and Sky Movies (in line with their subscription).

Also today, Sky has added various entertainment channels to Sky Go, including Sky1, Sky Living and Sky Arts, joining the already available Sky Atlantic. The new Sky Sports F1 channel will launch on the platform on March 9, showing all action from Formula One.

"We're extremely happy to announce the rollout of Sky Go on selected Android handsets today and the arrival of the Sky Entertainment channels to mobile devices," said Holly Knill, the head of Sky Go.

"We are always working to ensure that Sky customers have more ways to watch content they love, whether it's the big Premiership game, Emmy and Golden Globe winner Modern Family or Ruth Jones's Stella, and this is exactly what this enhanced version of Sky Go delivers."

Sky Go supported Android handsets include: HTC Desire, HTC Desire S, HTC Desire HD, HTC Incredible S, HTC Sensation, Samsung Galaxy S and Samsung Galaxy S2

Sky said that Sky Movies on-demand content will launch on the Android app "later in 2012". It also said that Sky Arts will be made available on Apple iOS devices from February 21.