In a recent move, the content provider Sky has extended support for its TV Android app to additional three smartphones, including the latest Samsung Galaxy S 3, the Galaxy Nexus and the Galaxy Note. The on demand streaming TV app Sky Go is currently free for all existing subscribers. The latest updates bring several new phones under the support umbrella post the original list of HTC phones that were supported. These original HTC phones supported by the Sky Go app are Sensation XE, Incredible S, Sensation, Desire HD, Desire and the HTC Desire S.
However having said that, there is one small technical requirement for the Sky Go support: your handset must have Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich installed. That means for the handsets that are still running 2.3 Gingerbread this is the time you should look for getting an update for the OS. Thanks to Samsung’s proprietary support application Kies, one can easily plug the phone to a computer and get the latest firmware downloaded and installed.
At this current time, Sky offers support for up to two devices that every subscriber can register on their account. In addition to Android smartphones, Sky also supports iOS devices such as the iPad, the iPhone and the iPod Touch. Additional support is also available for PCs and Macs.
Currently, Sky has five channels, the support being available for all the following channels: ESPN, Sky Sports, EUROSPORT, Sky News, Sky Sports F1, 11 Sky Movies channels and Sky Entertainment. Sky also provides its registered subscribers an on demand movie service along with several other content. These services are also available using the Sky Go app.
The overall impact of this is certainly going to be a big win in the sales figures of the Galaxy Note, the Galaxy S 3 and the Galaxy Nexus.