Sky Go to arrive on Android smartphones this month

3 Feb 2012

Sky has revealed its mobile TV service Sky Go will be available for download for Andoid handsets by the end of February.

The app will give Sky TV customers access to all five Sky Sports channels, ESPN, Sky News and 11 Sky Movies channels.

Sky 1, Sky Living and Sky Arts 1 will also be rolled out to Sky Go, with the full entertainment suite including Sky Atlantic available on Android smartphones by the end of February.

The Sky Sports F1 channel will also be introduced across all Sky Go platforms in March.

Earlier this week, Sky revealed plans to create 800 new jobs in Dublin.

The Sky Go app continues to see huge traffic, with crucial Premier League matches between Spurs vs. Man City and Arsenal vs. Man Utd on Sunday, 22 January, driving an overall total of 3.1 million live content views in just a single day.

An estimated 1.5m people used Sky Go to watch their favourite TV programmes in December.

“We know how much Android users have been looking forward to the launch of Sky Go on Android smartphones, and we’ve done everything we can to make sure that our bespoke design is worth waiting for,” said Holly Knill, head of Sky Go.

“This latest announcement is all part of the process of constant evolution that has seen Sky Go move from strength to strength over its first six months, and we look forward to bringing more developments to the service as the year progresses.”

John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years