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BSkyB’s online TV service, Sky Go, finally arrived on Android back in February, half-a-year after it launched. And now it has rolled out a major update which will see it made available for 14 more devices with support for Jelly Bean.
The UK satellite TV broadcaster launched Sky Go back in July 2011, after merging its existing Sky Player and Sky Mobile TV services, and initially it was only available on iOS mobile devices. Sky Go allows subscribers to watch both live and ‘on-demand’ video content on computers, mobile device and games consoles, and it’s available for free to Sky TV subscribers.
When it first launched, the Sky Go Android app was only available in the UK and Ireland on a limited range of Android devices: HTC Desire, HTC Desire S, HTC Desire HD, HTC Incredible, HTC Sensation, Samsung Galaxy S, and Samsung Galaxy S II. Also, it didn’t support Android 4.0…Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS), but this was rectified in July.
With the latest launch, in addition to a slightly improved UI and navigation, and support for Jelly Bean 4.1, 4.2 and 4.2.1, Sky Go will also work on: HTC Desire X, HTC One X, HTC One XL, HTC One S, HTC One V, Google Nexus 4, Google Nexus 7, Samsung Galaxy S3 LTE, Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini, Galaxy Ace 2, Galaxy Note 2, Sony Xperia S, Sony Xperia T and the LG 4X HD.
With Google’s new line of devices selling like hotcakes in time for Christmas, as well as the Galaxy S3 LTE/Mini, this will be welcome news for many Sky subscribers.
The updated app is available to download now.
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