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Sky launches Sky Go Extra

Updated Users can download content and watch it offline on mobile devices for £5 a month
Tue Jan 22 2013, 10:35

BRITISH BROADCASTER Sky has announced that is expand its existing Sky Go service today so users can download content based on their Sky Subscription.

Called Sky Go Extra, the service permits up to four users per household to download movies and TV shows and watch them offline on mobile devices such as tablets and smartphones.

Working in the same way as iPlayer, downloads of Sky Go Extra content will last for a month on devices before disappearing, with downloads limited only by the amount of space on the devices.

However, the bad news is that although the app is similar to the BBC's service, it differs in that it will set subscribers back an additional £5 to make use of the service.

Speaking with The INQUIRER, Sky said claimed its Sky Go Extra app is the first mobile TV subscription service in the UK to offer Hollywood movies to download and watch offline.

Sky announced in December that its Sky+ customers can browse and download On Demand and Catchup recordings direct to their HD set-top box wirelessly from anywhere in the house via its iOS app.

Though the update means that customers can queue movies and TV shows to watch so they are ready to view before they sit down on their sofa, the iOS device still needs to be connected to the same WiFi connection as the Sky+ box to work, meaning that users can't use the function while on the go or at work, for example. 

Sky unwrapped its new Sky Go Extra App on Tuesday. The firm also revealed that the app upgrade will also see three more Android devices supported, the HTC One X+, the Motorola Razr and the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0. µ


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