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Sky Go Extra download service to be released this week

Sam Loveridge


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Sky Go, the popular content streaming service from Sky, will be expanded this week with Sky Go Extra to allow users to download on-demand movies and TV series, latest reports have suggested.

Allowing up to four users to download content from the service, including exclusive titles such as hit comedy Girls and the entire James Bond library, Sky is reportedly set to offer Sky Go Extra for £5 a month.

Customers will be able to download the content to watch offline on their smartphones and tablets, with downloads lasting a month before being automatically deleated, the Telegraph has suggested.

With the Sky Go app already offered for all Apple iOS devices such as the iPhone 5 and iPad Mini, the broadcaster recently expanded its range of Android devices fully compatible with the app to 25, including the Google Nexus 4 and Google Nexus 7.

Sky is claiming that Sky Go Extra will be the first UK service to offer Hollywood movies for download and offline watching. Supposedly offering around 70 of the top 100 films, around six months after their cinema release. It is believed that Sky’s on-demand service will offer more movies than rivals Netflix and LoveFilm combined.

According to Luke Bradley Jones, Brand Director for TV products at Sky, sky customers time-shift around a fifth of all their TV viewing, with the use of on-demand TV allowing access to programmes from a wider range of broadcasters.

Adding to Sky’s recent addition of BBC iPlayer and ITV Player to the Sky box for all customers who connect their devices to their home Wi-Fi, Sky Go Extra could be another successful addition to its already fruitful on-demand services.

BBC iPlayer is still the most popular on-demand service, according to market research company GfK, with approximately 10 million users per week.

Will you be subscribing to the Sky Go Extra service? What on-demand service do you use the most? Let us know your thoughts via the Trusted Reviews Facebook and Twitter pages or the comments boxes below.

Via: Telegraph

Travis C Jones

January 21, 2013, 12:52 pm

No i won't, they already get far too much money from me. What I'm waiting for is to be able to stream recorded programmes between Sky+ boxes on my home network, a service that was first speculated about a while back

Ian Howat

January 21, 2013, 4:00 pm

No I wont, the Sky go app is very poor value for money, and I'm certailnly not spending anything else with them.


January 21, 2013, 9:34 pm

No I won't, Netflix may have a less impressive library but I can play it on all my non ios devices at home and outdoors, that's why I cancelled my lovefilm account.

Philip Meyer

January 23, 2013, 12:39 am

I used to be able to download movies to Sky Go Desktop, until this "improvement" that now means I can only stream live, and have to pay £5 to download. Downloads expire after 1 month, even though recording to Sky+HD box keeps items for as long as you want.

I already pay too much for Sky+HD service; and I'm not paying for a service that won't work on my Android device.

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