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Sky TV apps hacked, all now removed from the Play Store

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Hack allegedly carried out by Syrian Electronic Army, Sky advises users to uninstall apps from devices

Sky TV has advised that their Android applications have been hacked, and as such all have been removed from the Google Play Store. The image seen here coincided with the latest 'update' to the Sky Go app, and appears to show the culprits behind the hacking. On their official Twitter feed, the Sky Help Team had this to say to their customers: 

UPDATE: All Sky's Android apps were hacked and replaced… please uninstall it, And we will let you know when it will be available

If you've downloaded a Sky TV app in the last 24 hours, the advice is clear. Remove it from your device, and Sky will update when they have resolved the situation. As it stands, all apps have now been removed from the Google Play Store. 

via Android Police

    

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Sky Go updated to add support for more current devices

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Sony Xperia Z, HTC One, Motorola RAZR HD and Samsung Galaxy S4 owners will all be able to make use of the service now

Sky Go, the app that allows Sky TV customers to stream live TV To their Android devices has been updated to support some of the latest devices on the market. The story of Sky Go is a somewhat troublesome one, with lack of support for devices and platform versions dogging it since launch. Thankfully the folks at Sky seem to be getting it together more so these days, and today's update adds support for the Motorola RAZR HD, Sony Xperia Z, the HTC One and the Samsung Galaxy S4 when it hits on April 26. 

Sky Go is a service much loved by many of its customers, and there can't  be many better smartphones to stream TV on than this latest crop of HD devices. The update also promises some bug fixes and better stability, and you can grab yourselves a copy at the Play Store link above. 

    

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Sky Go updated to add support for more current devices

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Sony Xperia Z, HTC One, Motorola RAZR HD and Samsung Galaxy S4 owners will all be able to make use of the service now

Sky Go, the app that allows Sky TV customers to stream live TV To their Android devices has been updated to support some of the latest devices on the market. The story of Sky Go is a somewhat troublesome one, with lack of support for devices and platform versions dogging it since launch. Thankfully the folks at Sky seem to be getting it together more so these days, and today's update adds support for the Motorola RAZR HD, Sony Xperia Z, the HTC One and the Samsung Galaxy S4 when it hits on April 26. 

Sky Go is a service much loved by many of its customers, and there can't  be many better smartphones to stream TV on than this latest crop of HD devices. The update also promises some bug fixes and better stability, and you can grab yourselves a copy at the Play Store link above. 

    

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Sky Go updated to add support for more current devices

Android Central

Sony Xperia Z, HTC One, Motorola RAZR HD and Samsung Galaxy S4 owners will all be able to make use of the service now

Sky Go, the app that allows Sky TV customers to stream live TV To their Android devices has been updated to support some of the latest devices on the market. The story of Sky Go is a somewhat troublesome one, with lack of support for devices and platform versions dogging it since launch. Thankfully the folks at Sky seem to be getting it together more so these days, and today's update adds support for the Motorola RAZR HD, Sony Xperia Z, the HTC One and the Samsung Galaxy S4 when it hits on April 26. 

Sky Go is a service much loved by many of its customers, and there can't  be many better smartphones to stream TV on than this latest crop of HD devices. The update also promises some bug fixes and better stability, and you can grab yourselves a copy at the Play Store link above. 

    

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Sky TV to offer local downloads of TV content through Sky Go

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I'm not a Sky TV subscriber, but this morning's news really make me wish that I was. According to a report from British broadsheet, The Telegraph, BSkyB is set to turn on local downloads of their content to mobile devices via the Sky Go app starting this week. It's been a somewhat turbulent relationship between Sky and Android users, with their apps not only late to the party, but notoriously incompatible with many popular devices at launch. Those sort of issues have been vastly improved upon in recent months, but now it seems that Sky is ready to take their service to the next level. 

As you might expect, this kind of service doesn't come for free. The ability to download content to your mobile devices will require a "Sky Go Extra" subscription, which costs £5 per month. For many this will be £5 well spent, as the majority of British carriers impose pretty tight data caps, including the new LTE network from EE, so local downloads is an extremely enticing prospect. Downloads will be active for a month, but there is said to be no limit to how much customers can download — that limitation lies with your device, not with Sky. Up to 4 users can download content per subscription, and it seems to cover Sky's entire collection, including their Sky Movies 007 channel which offers every one of the James Bond movies. 

This move by Sky is sure to be a welcome one, and really takes the fight on the mobile front to the likes of Netflix, Google Play Movies, and Amazon's LOVEFiLM available on the Kindle Fire. Google may offer local storage of movies, but each incurs a rental price, whereas Sky Go will allow access to Sky Movies vast catalog plus the option to save it to your device. Netflix and LOVEFiLM while offering a pretty hefty selection of content, both still require a constant data connection to use. Competitors should take note, this is a huge move forwards from Sky TV. 

Source: The Telegraph

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Virgin Media Announces New TV Streaming Service For United Kingdom

Virgin Media UK has just today officially announced a competitor to Sky TV’s mobile offerings with their introduction of Virgin TV Anywhere. This new service will be offering those who are subscribers online access to a TiVo style offering and some good on demand content. It won’t be available for Android right away as an Android application is still in the works (should arrive in early 2013), but the service will initially be launching on the iPad and we’ll be seeing a remote recording later this year.

Customers without the TiVo service will be able to take advantage with some of the offered content, but it’s the subscribers to the TiVo service that will be able to benefit from this the most. As an example, the tablet application will soon be available and will be offering you a complete remote control feature for controlling things when you’re at home, along with being able to watch content on the go (which is kind of the idea on both TiVo and Sky TV).

Some first images of the iPad application have surfaced and look really good. It seems to sort of copy the Virgin Media TiVo box pretty closely, but that’s not a huge issue. There’s not a whole lot to be said about the Android app currently, but a similar version to the iPad app would be nice to see. Hopefully we’ll be seeing some more interface images in the near future.

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Virgin Media announces new TV streaming service for the UK

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Virgin Media UK has officially announced today a competitor to Sky TV's mobile offerings, with the introduction of Virgin TV Anywhere. The service will offer Virgin Media subscribers online access to a TiVo style offering and on demand content. Initially it will be available online and on the iPad and remote recording will appear later this year. But, an Android application is in the works, and is expected to drop in early 2013. 

While customers without the TiVo service will be able to take advantage of some of the offered up content, it is subscribers to the TiVo service that will benefit the most. For instance, the tablet application available will offer a full remote control feature for controlling things when at home, as well as being able to watch content on the go. 

The first images of the iPad application are extremely promising, and seems to mimic the interface of the Virgin Media TiVo box closely. Naturally there is nothing to be said of the Android app at this time, but something similar would be welcomed. 

via Techradar

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Sky Go for Ice Cream Sandwich to Arrive Soon

Sky Go, the app that transforms a regular smartphone into a mini television, might be arriving soon on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. The app was available on older Android platforms but had been discovered to be incompatible with Android Ice Cream Sandwich, causing some disappointment among users on the latest iteration of the Android OS.

Currently, Sky Go is supported by selected handset models that had Android 2.3.x Gingerbread running, such as the Samsung Galaxy S, Samsung Galaxy S II, HTC Desire S, HTC Desire, HTC Desire HD, HTC Sensation, HTC Sensation XE, and HTC Incredible. It had been reason enough for some to delay purchasing a device that came with Android 4.0 since it meant they would no longer be able to enjoy the app.

Earlier, Sky Go had already sent out an update that would enable the app to support Android 4.0, but it was immediately pulled out since some had complained that it did not work. The team behind Sky Go then had to work further to fix the bugs and other issues, do more testing, and apologize to the consumers. This time, they had not specified an expected date of arrival of the upgrade, but are generally expected to push out the upgrade soon.

Samsung is one of those companies that are particularly excited about the Sky Go upgrade, and is hoping to offer it soon on the new Samsung Galaxy S III smartphone.

For those unfamiliar with Sky Go, it is a free app that enables users to get reception from Sky TV on mobile devices such as tablets and smartphones, and even on PCs. There are 40 channels on offer, including ESPN, Sky Atlantic, Sky 1, Sky Living, Sky Arts 1, Sky News, and eleven movie channels. On top of that, there is a library of archived content.

The team behind Sky Go is presumably taking its time since the extensive service gives them a lot to manage. In addition, it is taking necessary precautions in order that some of its offered content may not be pirated.

via pocket-lint

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UK: Sky TV To Hit Android Next Week Via Sky Go App

Popular British television service Sky is heading to Android in the form of the Sky Go app. With Sky Go UK Android users will be able to watch their favorite Sky programs with their Android handset.

Techradar is reporting that Sky Go for Android should be available February 22, if not sooner, which is a great time to launch an app of this size.  All eyes for mobile and apps will be on Mobile World Congress next week and getting out right in front of that event is perfect for the folks at Sky.

Sky Go will be available to a limited amount of HTC and Samsung handsets to start. The HTC Desire, HTC Desire S, HTC Desire HD, HTC Incredible S, HTC Sensation, Samsung Galaxy S and Samsung Galaxy S II should all be able to download the Sky Go app from the Android market as soon as it’s ready.

As Techradar suggests you should look for it starting next week on February 22. We’ll report to you if it comes out sooner.

source: TechRadar

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Sky Go for Android not compatible with Ice Cream Sandwich at launch

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It seems like a never ending wait for Sky TV's Android offering of their Sky Go service. Further information has appeared which says the application will not work with Ice Cream Sandwich or with rooted devices. 

A post in the Sky TV official forums has further clarified details surrounding the highly anticipated application. We already know that at launch it will be supported by only a handful of devices, but what we didn't know was that Sky Go won't work with any Ice Cream Sandwich updates for those devices. 

If you update your phone to Ice Cream Sandwich, which is highly likely if you're offered it, you will not be able to stream content from Sky Go. If you have a rooted device, you will not be able to stream content from Sky Go. The latter of these isn't too surprising, after all, since Sky are very concerned about DRM and content protection. 

What is perhaps more alarming for potential users — there are no plans to support Android tablets. Sky goes so far as to say that a "lack of market penetration" for Android tablets is one of the reasons behind their decision. 

We're still expecting Sky Go to launch sometime this month, but this latest news is sure to sour the experience somewhat. Especially if you're running it on a HTC Sensation and looking forward to your forthcoming ICS update in March

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Sky mobile apps on the way include Movies channel companion for iOS, Go for Android

Back in June,the UK’s Sky TV said we would see an Android version of its mobile viewing Sky Go app, and while it may not have arrived in time to fall back (in Europe, don’t ask us to explain DST around the world, it makes our heads hurt) the company says it’s still on track. Telling Tech-Radar the app is still due “in the coming months”, Sky has already indicated in a recent earnings report that it has more than 1.6 million viewers of its aggregated mobile VOD on iOS. Speaking of, iOS users will be getting a new app designed to work alongside the Sky Movies channel. It can show what movies are on the channel at the moment, schedule recordings, display info on movies in theaters, and even launch streaming flicks in the Sky Go app when it hits iTunes next week. The screenshot above gives a hint of what it will look like and expect more like it — the company plans more individualized companion apps that work together, as opposed to the all-in-one approach of a DirecTV or TiVo.

Sky mobile apps on the way include Movies channel companion for iOS, Go for Android originally appeared on Engadget on Thu, 03 Nov 2011 20:19:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Sky Go consolidates live TV streaming on UK PCs and iOS devices next month

Over in the UK, Sky TV is streamlining its efforts to serve up TV channels away from the TV by launching the new Sky Go service July 6th. It combines and replaces the existing online Sky Player and Sky Mobile TV services into one offering that’s free for subscribers, and in August will open up to those who don’t have Sky TV service for between £15-£40 per month. The new package also means changes for Sky Player on the Xbox 360 (which has its own changes in store) and Fetch TV, which will now just be “Sky” and will no longer count as one of the two allowed Sky Go device activations. Check the link below for the full list of channels which includes all the Sky Sports feeds, MTV, Disney and even ESPN without requiring the WatchESPN app we have in the US. There are a few drawbacks however, as it drops support for Windows Media Center and so far only iOS devices (running version 4.0 or higher – no first gen iPod Touches allowed) are on the approved list, but the official FAQ mentions an Android version on the way this year.

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Samsung: Sky Player Android app coming soon

One of Samsung UK’s bosses has claimed it will soon start including a Sky Player app on its devices, bringing streaming of Sky’s TV channels to mobile phones. It’s an interesting claim, as there’s currently no mobile access to Sky Player – just a basic service via Sky’s separate Sky Mobile 3G subscription option.

Here’s the quote, via Techradar and Samsung UK’s Simon Stanford:

[BBC iPlayer] has been a big push for us, and we’re looking at Sky Player too, which is something that’s going to be coming along too … If you look at evolution of where these kinds of apps are going to go, I think we’re [eventually] looking at an extension of a Sky box onto your phone”

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Whether there’s anything worth watching is another matter.

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