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Sky Go for Android comes to Samsung Galaxy S4, HTC One, and Sony Xperia Z

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by James Laird
, 19 Apr 2013News
Sky Go for Android comes to Samsung Galaxy S4, HTC One, and Sony Xperia Z

UK satellite television broadcaster Sky has confirmed that it is rolling out its popular Sky Go app is to a number of the latest Android devices, including the Samsung Galaxy S4, HTC One and Sony Xperia Z.

Set to arrive in Blighty on 27 April, the Galaxy S4 will enjoy immediate access to Sky Go, while the already-released Android devices - which also include the Motorola Razr HD - will find it available to download via Google Play.

"As more and more smartphones and tablets come to market, the demand for Sky Go continues to increase at a phenomenal rate," said Holly Knill, product development director for SkyGo at BSkyB.

"We look forward to continuing to develop for as many devices as possible while at the same time innovating for the service so that it continues to raise the bar in terms of choice, flexibility and quality," she added.

Sky Go is a free service that enables Sky customers to watch live TV and catch-up on their favourite programmes on mobile devices via 3G or Wi-Fi.

Those with a bumper amount of pocket money at their disposal can even shell out an extra £5 a month for the Sky Go Extra service, which adds the ability to download shows for offline viewing.

The latest round of eligible handsets brings the total number of Sky Go-supporting Android devices to 29. In addition to wide distribution across Google's mobile OS, Sky Go is also available for iOS, but not yet on Windows Phone 8 or BlackBerry 10.

However, according a Sky representative, plans are currently afoot to develop for the other platforms.

"We're always keeping the smartphone and tablet market under review so that we can satisfy as many of our customers as possible," a spokesperson for the broadcaster told the Inquirer. 

"While we aim to distribute our content as broadly as possible, we do need to prioritise our development activity in line with customer demand. Therefore as and when devices reach scale within the Sky customer base, we focus our development work on them," the company added.

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