After a long wait, the Sky Go app is now available on Android smartphones. Or at least on some Android smartphones, anyway.
Sky has announced that the app is now on the Android Market as a free download for the “most popular” handsets, which includes the Samsung Galaxy S and sequel, along with the HTC Desire (all models except the Z), Sensation and Incredible S.
Other Android phone users will have to wait, as will Android tablet owners, with Sky not clarifying any time frame for those folks.
Sky Go allows the user to watch channels including news and sport, and the Sky movies channel (providing you’re subscribed as part of your Sky package). On-demand movies will also be added later in the year.
Entertainment channels are also available, including the new Sky Atlantic channel. The F1 sports channel is expected to be added to the mix next month, too.
Holly Knill, Head of Sky Go, commented: “We’re extremely happy to announce the roll out of Sky Go on selected Android handsets today and the arrival of the Sky Entertainment channels to mobile devices.”
“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’ Stella, and this is exactly what this enhanced version of Sky Go delivers.”