Sky confirms no current Sky Sports F1 Android app plans

Sky has revealed to T3 that it will not release a launch day Android app allowing F1 fans to make use of its Formula 1 content with iPad exclusive plans

 

Ahead of this Friday’s release of the Sky Sports F1 HD channel, broadcaster Sky has revealed that whilst it plans on bringing comprehensive F1 coverage to the iPad, it will not be bringing its Formula 1 content to Android devices at launch.

Confirming that it will bring live and interactive F1 coverage to its iPad locked Sky Sports app, Sky has suggested that lack of interest in the Google filled tablets has deterred it from developing for Android.

“At the moment we do not have plans for an Android version on this service,” David Gibbs, Director of Sky Sports Digital Media said in an interview with T3 over the company’s planned Formula 1 coverage.

He added: “This is focussing on the tablet market at the moment, and we see the majority of usage coming via iPads so we need to make sure we are delivering the best experience possible for as many of our customers as we can. As such we have chosen to launch on the iPad.

“If Android tablets reach significant scale for us then we would look to it but at the moment this will be an iPad only service.”

Having ruled out the Google OS, Gibbs has also revealed that the company’s newly adopted F1 coverage will not make the jump to smartphones either citing the iPad’s superior screen size as the reason for its iPhone trumping prowess.

“This is principally a tablet device. We think it would be very hard to make a multi video service like this work on a phone due to the sheer logistics of the screen size. We’re not convinced that would be a great user experience.”

Will you be making use of the Sky Sports iPad app and all its F1 glory following its release ahead of the first F1 race of the season? Let us know via the T3 Twitter and Facebook feeds.

Gadgets for men 2011

70 Gadgets every man should own
67 Gadgets every man should own

Upgrade all areas of your life and be technically brilliant from bedroom to boardroom, from wine-coolers to premium DIY kit these gadgets will leave you wanting nothing for the day-to-day grind

 

 

Comments

Be the first to comment…

Back to top
Close
T3 Newsletter
Sign up to recieve the T3 newsletters by entering your details below

Your Details

As you're registering with us. we'd like to think that you'd enjoy receiving the following emails; if you'd rather not receive them, please untick the boxes:

I would like to receive other emails from T3, Future Publishing Limited and it's group companies containing news, special offers and product information
I agree to the terms of use and privacy policy and confirm that I am over 16 years of age *
Close
Log in or Join

By clicking below you agree to our terms and conditions and our privacy policy

Log in to T3.com with your preferred social network

Log in with your T3.com account

CloseJoinPlease complete these additional details

Join T3.com with your preferred social network

OR

Join T3.com

Please tick this box to confirm you are 16 years old or over

Just so we know you're human

Newsletters

I would like to receive T3 email newsletters, packed full of the latest tech news, competitions and exclusive offers.

I would like to receive other emails from T3, Future Publishing Limited and its group companies containing news, special offers and product information.

I would like to receive offers from carefully selected third Parties. We will not share your data with the third party.

Close Edit your profile

Change your password

Newsletters

I would like to receive T3 email newsletters, packed full of the latest tech news, competitions and exclusive offers.

I would like to receive other emails from T3, Future Publishing Limited and its group companies containing news, special offers and product information.

I would like to receive offers from carefully selected third Parties. We will not share your data with the third party.

Social networks

You have authorised these social networks to interact with your T3.com account.

Please ensure you deactivate or revoke access to this website from within your social networks settings to ensure all permissions are removed.

Close Forgotten your password

Forgotten your password?

Please enter the email address that you used to sign up and we'll send you a new password

Close
Forgotten password
Don't have a T3 Account? Join now