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BSkyB offers on-demand content on Android via Sky Go

MUMBAI: UK pay TV service provider BSkyB has announced that Sky customers, with compatible Android devices, can now enjoy content from Sky on-demand through Sky Go. A selection of catch-up content from Sky Movies, Sky 1, Sky Atlantic, Sky Living and Sky Arts 1 will now be available through Sky Go on all compatible Android devices.


Sky Go brings together online and mobile TV in a simple service for Sky TV customers at no extra cost. Available on PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, selected Android smartphones and Xbox 360, Sky Go allows subscribers to watch content in line with their subscription while on the move in the UK and Ireland through a 3G or WiFi connection.


Each Sky home is entitled to register up to two devices, through which they can access live channels and, selected on-demand content.


As part of the latest update to the Android app, new features include: VOD Movies, and Sky Entertainment channels Content from Sky 1, Sky Atlantic, Sky Living and Sky Arts 1.


Additionally, Sky Go customers can now view their Sky package and bill from within Sky Go by a direct link to the customer service pages.


By the end of this month an additional update to Sky Go will support the Android operating system Ice Cream Sandwich on compatible devices, as well as new devices including the Samsung Galaxy Note and Galaxy Nexus.


Sky Go product director Holly Knill commented, "With the huge and ever-growing popularity of Android devices in the UK it‘s fantastic to make on-demand content from Sky Movies and Sky Entertainment available to Sky customers for the first time.


"This update means customers can enjoy some of the most popular shows such as Sky Atlantic‘s Mad Men, Veep and hundreds of the latest Hollywood blockbusters, whenever suits them. We hope this update to the service offers extra flexibility to Android users and the new option of on-demand viewing makes a richer experience for all Sky customers across all platforms."


The Sky Go Android app, which launched in February on a selection of Android smartphones, offers eight sports channels including Eurosport. Sky Movies customers can enjoy 11 Sky Movies channels, as well as hundreds of movies on-demand including Rio and X-Men: First Class.


Beyond Android mobile devices, on-demand content from a range of channels is also available on Sky Go for PC, laptops, Xbox and iOS devices.

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