Sky Go heading to most Android tablets soon

If you have a Sky box in your home, an essential app is Sky Go. Sky TV channels, including sports and movies, available on your mobile device for no extra cost? It's a no-brainer. Unfortunately, Sky has yet to make the app universal.

As we mentioned some time back (actually, it was back in July), Sky has been very apologetic about the rollout of its apps on the Android platform, particularly on Android tablets. The problem has been the different versions of Android in circulation - and Sky's inability to cater for all of them when it comes to Sky Go. At the time, Sky said it was looking to bring Sky Go to 'the highest volume Android tablets' and with the sound of things, has been true to its word.

Sky has confirmed on its customer service forums that a new app for Android tablets will launch on 3 December, a slightly delayed launch due to addressing 'some streaming issues identified during the beta trial.'

It's essentially the same app, with the same features, as the iOS app and will run on tablets with Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0 and above, with a couple of exceptions. Those are the Asus Transformer TF101, which has 'streaming issues' and the Amazon Kindle tablets. The latter could also be a functionality issue, but it might also be Amazon putting the block on it, especially as it is keen to push its own Lovefilm streaming service. Until someone comes out and confirms the issue, we're just left guessing.

So not completely good news, but if you haven't got one of those Asus or Amazon slates (and you do have a Sky box), it most certainly is.

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