Sky Movies is now available live and on demand on mobile and tablets as well as on TV and online. Following the launch of a movies on demand service on the Sky Go app for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch, millions of Sky TV customers now have access to hundreds of movies when and where they want –at no extra charge.
Sky Movies subscribers using Sky Go can stream movies on demand via a Wi-Fi connection, with 3G capability to be introduced by the end of the year. They will also be able to view all 11 Sky Movies channels on a linear basis.
The introduction of on demand movies is the latest step in the expansion of Sky Go, which offers Sky TV customers access to Sky content across PC, Mac, laptop, iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch, in line with their core subscription. Since its launch in July 2011, Sky Go has attracted almost two million unique users, with over 30 million pieces of content viewed in the last month alone, across more than 2.5 million devices.
Sky Go app is to launch on Android handsets in the coming months. Next year the Sky Go experience will be supported by the ability for Sky customers to use at least 5,700 public Wi-Fi hotspots, spanning coffee shops, restaurants, pubs, transport hubs, hotels and gyms. This follows Sky’s acquisition of the Cloud, a leading public Wi-Fi network.