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A Scotland

August 10, 2011, 5:32 pm

I wonder if they have fixed the streaming consistency.

I used to have the Sky Mobile TV app for a £6 per month subscription, which actually would have been a bargain given I did not have to subscribe to sky sports on my TV package to do this. Effectively I got all sports channels including ESPN for £6 per month provided I watched on my iphone. This would have been perfect except that any half popular football match used to freeze for regularly for 30 second intervals presumably due to over subscription of the service. If they have not fixed this issue then it is useless for watching popular live sport.


August 11, 2011, 3:24 am

Seems to have some teething problems, signed up to sky go, downloaded the application. But can not find any free programs, keeps asking me to buy a program or subscribe to sky!


August 11, 2011, 3:35 am

I think I must have misunderstood, the app is free but i still need to have some sort of sky subscription to download. You show devil in one screenshot as downloading, if i go to devil on sky go i get the option to link an existing sky subscription or buy a sky subscription.


August 12, 2011, 7:39 am

I'm a little confused at your confusion Gary. There is a full section explaining pricing. You need to be a Sky subscriber who subscribes to Sky Sports 1 & 2 to get access to the app for free otherwise there are costs involved.

Matt G Baish

August 12, 2011, 2:59 pm

IMHO: This will never be a runaway success with non-Sky subscribers until they have reasonable pay-per-view or online-only subs pricing. Stack 'em high, sell 'em cheap is the way to go. I would likely watch a ton of sports/sky programs for 1-2 pound a pop - i.e. they need to target the no-brainer price range (as per, for example, the majority of android apps).


August 13, 2011, 3:57 am

Disappointing - the new Sky Go service isn't available on Android devices, and, although you can download it to an iPod Touch, it won't work (not compatible), so it has a more restricted availability than the Sky Mobile TV it supersedes... kind of a backward step. Why not just stop charging for Sky Mobile TV instead?

Multi-platform support isn't rocket science these days, it's pretty much expected - this limited launch really doesn't inspire confidence.

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