Sky Go has arrived on Amazon Fire tablets – just in time for Christmas.
The streaming service allows Sky customers to watch TV from up to 70 entertainment channels live and on demand at no extra cost. Available on a range of mobile devices, as well as on consoles (for an extra fee), the app has become an essential part of Sky’s appeal, making it possible for people to watch their favourite pay-TV shows without having to fight over the remote in the living room – something that will become particularly useful during the festive season.
Sky Go is now supposed on multiple generations of Fire tablets, including the new tablet released by Amazon for the holidays, which is available for less than £50. Will this compatibility with Amazon’s Fire OS (based on Android) mean that Sky Go could eventually arrive on Fire TV devices? It’s possible, given that Amazon has now started to open up its cross-platform doors, releasing an Amazon Video app for Roku devices for the first time this autumn. An Amazon Video app for Apple TV is also rumoured to be in the works.
Luke Bradley-Jones, Sky’s Director of TV Products, commented: “It’s brilliant that Amazon Fire tablets are now compatible with Sky Go in time for the great line up of TV this December. There’s something for everyone to watch including Cinderella for princes and princesses, Geordie Shore for reality TV addicts and the World Darts Championship for those with a competitive spirit. And Sky Go is set to get even better in 2016, with more great content, and a series of exciting updates.”
Steve Rabuchin, Vice President, Amazon Appstore, adds: “We’re focused on adding the highest quality selection to our Appstore, and Sky has one of the strongest content catalogues in the UK. The addition of Sky Go to our store provides our customers with easy access to Sky’s first-class exclusive TV, movies and sports programming. We’re delighted to welcome Sky to the Amazon ecosystem we look forward to working with the Sky team in future.”