Sky releases new streaming app


Sky has unveiled a new mobile app, combining the existing Sky Q and Sky Go app features, to allow customers to watch what they want, where they want.

The new Sky Go app will be rolled out to customers in phases across the summer, but recording functionality on the Sky Go app will be available to Sky Q Multiscreen customers only.

The app’s new design and features include:
  • A new User Interface including Home, TV Guide, Browse, Downloads and Recordings, helping customers find what they want to watch quickly and easily on any device
  • A ‘Browse’ page aggregating content by theme and genre from all channels on Sky Go
  • Personalised Sky Cinema recommendations – suggesting movies based on genre, ‘Because you watched’ and, ‘More like this’
  • A Recordings page where Sky Q customers can view and control upcoming recordings and series links
  • Enhanced accessibility and better navigation features to make it easier for visually impaired customers to use the app. 
  • The video player has been improved so that they can now pause and skip the videos. 
  • Voiceover lets customers hear a description of everything they click on, font size can be increased without losing functionality and colours can be inverted for greater contrast
Source: Sky.

The new Sky Go app will be available this summer on iOS, Android, Amazon Fire devices and Amazon app store as well as on PC and Mac. Customers will be able to update their existing app, or download the new version from the Google Play, Apple and Amazon app stores for free.

Sky Mobile customers can also take advantage of unlimited streaming of Sky shows, movies and sports on Sky Go with Sky Mobile Watch, which enables streaming on the go anywhere in the UK and EU until at least the end of October 2019, without using any data allowance.

  • To activate the app’s Recordings feature, customers must connect the app to their Sky Q box.
  • To download content on Sky Go, customers must have a Sky Go Extra subscription.