Sky has announced that next month it will be replacing its Sky Player and Sky mobile TV services with a new Sky online and mobile service called, Sky Go. Which will be launching on July 6th and will be free to existing Sky TV subscribers.
The new Sky Go service will be available on online, via PCs, tablet devices and smartphones and Sky will allow customers to register two devices to access Sky Go content. If your not currently a Sky customer Sky Go will be available to non-Sky TV subscribers from August for between £15 and £40 per month.
Stephen van Rooyen, deputy MD of Sky’s customer group, explained:
“To create even more value, choice and flexibility for our customers, we will now offer online and mobile access to Sky content at no extra charge.”
The new Sky Go service will initially offer Sky Sports channels, ESPN and Sky News, but users accessing the new service via PC’s online they will have access to on-demand and live content from more than 30 channels, including Sky Movies, Sky Atlantic and MTV.
Sky will also stay on the Xbox and Fetch TV, but will be rebranded from Sky Player to Sky. Sky has also explained that the new Sky Go service in the future will be available through public Wi-Fi hotspot network The Cloud, which was acquired by Sky earlier this year.