Sky Go Android app adds on-demand and ICS features

Sky adds Ice Cream Sandwich compatibility and on-demand features to Android app

Giving some Android love Sky has added new on-demand content features to its soon to be ICS compatible Sky Go Android application

Broadcasting behemoth Sky has revealed it is to expand the Android edition of its Sky Go application, bringing on-demand content to the live streaming and catch-up service whilst Ice Cream Sandwich filled devices get the nod for the first time.

Currently available on a limited range of Android devices, Sky has confirmed that it will make Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich handsets fully compatible with the Sky Go platform by the end of the month with all Android users set to benefit from the already iOS available on-demand content.

Allowing Sky subscribers to access on-demand movies and entertainment content on their Google filled smartphones, the new feature will see the on-the-move content options expanded whilst the Samsung Galaxy Note and Samsung Galaxy Nexus are added to the list of compatible handsets.

“With the huge and ever-growing popularity of Android devices in the UK it’s fantastic to make on-demand content from Sky Movies and Sky Entertainment available to Sky customers for the first time,” said Holly Knill, Product Director of Sky Go.

“This update means customers can enjoy some of the most popular shows such as Sky Atlantic’s Mad Men, Veep and hundreds of the latest Hollywood blockbusters, whenever suits them. We hope this update to the service offers extra flexibility to Android users and the new option of on-demand viewing makes a richer experience for all Sky customers across all platforms.“

With the Sky Go Android app currently available for a selection of HTC and Samsung branded smartphones, those that have made the jump to the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich system will now once again be able to use the iPlayer rival.

“By the end of July an additional update to Sky Go will support the Android operating system Ice Cream Sandwich on compatible devices,” the company revealed.

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