Sky is revamping its mobile phone revive for the binge-watching age, with the launch of its new Watch plan, which gives customers unlimited streaming on any Sky app.
With Watch, Sky customers can stream everything from movies and TV shows to unmissable sports matches live anywhere in the UK and the EU, without using any data. The unlimited data usage applies to anything watched on a Sky app, including Sky Go, Sky Kids, Sky Sports and Sky Cinema. An episode of Game of Thrones, for example, could normally use up 1.4 GB, while a full Premiere League match could us as much as 2.7 GB.
The new feature builds on the existing Watch offering, where you can download shows to your mobile to watch offline with Sky Go Extra, however this is the first time that you’ll be able to stream wherever you are, on-the-go, without using your data allowance.
Watch is available to all Sky Mobile customers, although what you can access will depend on your Sky TV subscription. If you don’t have a particular package, you can still benefit from data-free streaming on Sky apps that don’t require a subscription, such as Sky News.
Sophia Ahmad, Director of Sky Mobile, comments: “We launched Sky Mobile to connect our customers to more of what they love. Streaming films and TV shows on-the-go is now one of the most popular ways to pass time while travelling or commuting – and our new Watch offer makes it easier for our customers to stay up to date with the unmissable must-watch television, from Game of Thrones to F1 races, that we know our customers love.”
The launch of Watch is Sky’s latest move to bring existing TV customers into its mobile ecosystem. Other features include Roll, the first UK data rollover service available to all customers, where all unused monthly data is automatically rolled over and made available for three years.