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Steve Williams

January 17, 2013, 1:38 pm

New features are all well and good but the Sky box doen't even do series link correctly. Series link on Sky means it will record the program only if it is on the same day at the same time next week. As soon as there is a double episode; fail. As soon as something is on more than once a week; fail. As soon as something takes a break for a few weeks; fail. It's shocking.

DrCMS

January 17, 2013, 2:43 pm

I downloaded the Sky app on a Nexus 7 and was hugely disappointed by how little it does.

Bugblatter

January 17, 2013, 6:57 pm

Sky Go also won't run on rooted devices. So I can't run it on my rooted S3 and I can't run it on my non-rooted Transformer Prime because it's not compatible (even though the insides are almost identical to the compatible Nexus 7).

Sky has also made sure that none of the methods for hiding root will work.

Sky Go is dead to me.

diddler

January 17, 2013, 11:56 pm

Mostly I like Sky. Catchup works now and their own commissioned content has markedly improved, but they do only really like iOS. The Sky Sports app on the iPad is great though, especially the F1 content. My major gripe is the HD charge. In 2013 they are still charging £10.25 a month to see a few extra channels in HD, Really poor.

Guest

January 18, 2013, 2:21 am

Thanks for the article - didn't realise how much Sky has changed in the past year or two.

Any chance of a similar catchup article for Virgin Media TV, especially now TiVo's had time to settle in, and similar on-the-go apps have been released for it on iOS.

Guest

January 18, 2013, 2:25 am

Thanks for the article - didn't realise how much Sky has changed in the past year or two.

Any chance of a similar catchup article for Virgin Media TV, especially now TiVo's had time to settle down, and similar on-the-go apps have been released for it on iOS?

alukard

January 18, 2013, 8:08 am

Sky Go is really cool but the only compatible device I have is my Xbox which I use it on constantly. Its a real shame Sky are mostly ios focused, I would have liked to have a Windows 8 app I can use to watch on my Surface and on my windows phone when on the move. TVCatchup and Netflix run beautifully on my Surface.

Oh and you missed the windows 8 sky news app, its quite nice. Look it up, its free.

John Archer

February 5, 2013, 1:34 pm

Hello all. Since I wrote this article, Sky has improved its Android support quite a bit - sufficiently to warrant recognition here, I think. First, Sky Go Android support has now been added for the following devices: HTC Desire X, HTC Desire One X, HTC Desire One XL, HTC One S, HTC One V, Google Nexus 4 & 7, Samsung Galaxy S3 LTE, Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini, Samsung Galaxy Ace 2, Samsung Galaxy Note 2, Sony Xperia S, Sony Xperia T, and the LG 4X HD.

Second, Sky has just (as of Feb 5th) introduced to Android devices its Sky+ App, allowing you to control internet-connected Sky+ HD boxes via Android phones and tablets.

On a different note Sky has also introduce Sky Go Extra, allowing you to pay an extra subscription to download shows for later viewing rather than just streaming them as you do with the main Sky Go service.

Basically, the fact that all this has gone on in the space of the three weeks or so since I wrote the article simply underlines how busy Sky seems to be right now.

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