Sky Go is a new way to watch Sky online or on your phone, and it's free

Sky Go is go. Sky Player and Sky Mobile TV, the two services for watching Sky when you're away from your telly are being combined to form Sky Go -- and it's free to subscribers.

Sky Go is go. Sky Player and Sky Mobile TV, the two services for watching Sky away from your telly are being combined to form Sky Go -- and it's free to all Sky customers.

Sky Player lets you watch Sky online, and Sky Mobile TV lets you watch on your phone. With the introduction of Sky Go there'll be just one service for your phone, tablet, laptop and computer, which is free to all Sky subscribers .

Sky Go will show live programmes and catch-up TV from across the board of Sky channels. That includes all five Sky Sports channels, ESPN, Sky News, Sky Movies, Sky News, Sky 1, Sky Atlantic, Sky Arts, MTV, Disney, GOLD, Nickelodeon, NatGeo, History, Eden and ESPN.

On your computer or laptop you can choose from 30 channels to watch on the go. Tablets and smart phones are limited to slightly fewer stations, but can get all the Sky Sports channels, ESPN and Sky News -- presumably so you won't miss the match when you're being dragged round the shops on Saturday afternoon. More channels will be added to the phone and tablet line-up over time.

You can register two devices to watch Sky Go, whether it's your laptop in bed or your phone on the bus. Sadly you won't be able to watch when you're on holiday, as rights issues prevent overseas streaming.

On other devices such as the Xbox 360, you'll still get the Sky Player's functions but it will simply be called Sky.

Sky is obviously thinking hard about technology beyond the TV. The Sky News iPad app is one of the best apps we've seen. Sky is also planning to make Sky Go available via the Cloud, the public Wi-Fi network bought by Murdoch's mob earlier this year.

Sky Go gets going on 6 July, and is free to all Sky subscribers. If you aren't a Sky customer, you can use Sky Go for £15 per month.

Tags:
Phones
About the author

Rich Trenholm is a senior editor at CNET where he covers everything from phones to bionic implants. Based in London since 2007, he has travelled the world seeking out the latest and best consumer technology for your enjoyment.

 

Join the discussion

Conversation powered by Livefyre

Don't Miss
Hot Products
Trending on CNET

HOT ON CNET

Delete your photos by mistake?

Whether you've deleted everything on your memory card or there's been a data corruption, here's a way to recover those photos.