Sky Go now supports ALL Android devices running 4.0+ inc the OnePlus One
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Sky Go now supports ALL Android devices running 4.0+ inc the OnePlus One

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Found 14th Jan 2015
it's finally happened. sky have made sky go work on all android devices as long as its not rooted.

great news for OnePlus One owners etc...

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NOTE 4 works finally

About time - Moto G LTE.

This isn't a deal, but a notice. Cold.

Amazing the Sky engineers seem to have broken the next enigma code

rabaz786

Amazing the Sky engineers seem to have broken the next enigma code



yes when asked how they achieved such a feat a sky engineer replied "it was simple we just pulled our fingers out of our ****'s"

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I wonder if it'll work on firetv now (side loaded) now that the whitelist has gone.

Still no support for rooted users. Crap

Ryoi974

Still no support for rooted users. Crap



It likely never will either, its because of content protection.

ALL? if you're going to put that in the title then you'll have to ammend it to ALL non rooted

Shame you cannot play via HDMI to a TV though

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woldranger

ALL? if you're going to put that in the title then you'll have to ammend … ALL? if you're going to put that in the title then you'll have to ammend it to ALL non rooted



says it in the description. how long do you want the title to be?

Does this support Sky Sports for Virgin Media customers ?

With rooted phones can't you just deny root access to the app so that it doesn't think the device is rooted?

Captainbeavus

Does this support Sky Sports for Virgin Media customers ?



No it's a Sky customers only app....to use you need to log in with your Sky account details

Virgin simply buy the sports programmes from Sky......you are not a Sky customer if you receive the channels that way


Edited by: "corred1964" 14th Jan 2015

turbo_c

With rooted phones can't you just deny root access to the app so that it … With rooted phones can't you just deny root access to the app so that it doesn't think the device is rooted?



Not sure as the app needs to gather the phone info as the number of devices you can use it on is limited to 2 unless you pay to add more

corred1964

No it's a Sky customers only app....to use you need to log in with your … No it's a Sky customers only app....to use you need to log in with your Sky account detailsVirgin simply buy the sports programmes from Shy......you are not a Sky customer if you receive the channels that way



Thanks mate.

turbo_c

With rooted phones can't you just deny root access to the app so that it … With rooted phones can't you just deny root access to the app so that it doesn't think the device is rooted?



Previously even that never worked - rootcloak and the like can't seem to hide the root from it. Haven't tried the update, but I imagine that they would have carried over that annoyance.

I've worked in IT for 17 years and know my stuff but can honestly say I've never needed to root my phones. I'm sure you lot just do because you can.

Anyway, I'm off to enjoy sky go on my unrooted s5.

corred1964

No it's a Sky customers only app....to use you need to log in with your … No it's a Sky customers only app....to use you need to log in with your Sky account detailsVirgin simply buy the sports programmes from Sky......you are not a Sky customer if you receive the channels that way

but i can watch on sky website s virgin customer.
does it work with chromecast?

Finally works for the note 4.Cheers for the heads up.

I tried it earlier today and it didn't like my rooted android 4 device.

I don't mind a whole heck of a lot since I don't have a sky sub any more, it would have been mum's subscription, but beware if you are into rooting or "had" to root (like me for usability reasons [[NookHD+]] )@ then just beware, it will fail to work.

Sky must have a lot of contractual stuff to wade through at the moment though - so I don't blame them for this decision on their app - I just feel I should let HUKds know. I will one day use Sky Go on an Android device, and it will work, and it will be good. Just it will be another day, not ~today...

Still doesn't show HD content

Russonf

but i can watch on sky website s virgin customer.does it work with … but i can watch on sky website s virgin customer.does it work with chromecast?



I'm sure the Sky Go app is only for Sky customers.....

As for Chromecast - no I don't believe officially it does (a hack has been mentioned online) but as you cannot connect via HDMI I doubt you will be able to Chromecast Sky go

had this for years no use now whatsoever as I've cancelled sky and gone to BT who also have an app soi can watch TV on my phone. Only for sky customers

craigstephens

I've worked in IT for 17 years and know my stuff but can honestly say … I've worked in IT for 17 years and know my stuff but can honestly say I've never needed to root my phones. I'm sure you lot just do because you can. Anyway, I'm off to enjoy sky go on my unrooted s5.


enjoy your standard, laggy, battery draining, non customisable rom

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deal_seaker

enjoy your standard, laggy, battery draining, non customisable rom



otherwise known as the iPhone :P

Hask

This isn't a deal, but a notice. Cold.


Can't say I disagree. For Sky customers who would know anyways surely ? (They didn't know and don't call me Shirley)

deal_seaker

enjoy your standard, laggy, battery draining, non customisable rom



Lol. Rooting can be very useful. Block ads, firewall specific apps, custom roms are generally much faster too and don't contain bloat.

craigstephens

I've worked in IT for 17 years and know my stuff but can honestly say … I've worked in IT for 17 years and know my stuff but can honestly say I've never needed to root my phones. I'm sure you lot just do because you can. Anyway, I'm off to enjoy sky go on my unrooted s5.



Sales person at pcworld isn't really IT is it?
I jest.

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Paddy_o_furniture

Sales person at pcworld isn't really IT is it? I jest.



I'm glad you cleared that up, god you're funny

axgod2

Sales person at pcworld isn't really IT is it? I jest.[/quoteI'm glad … Sales person at pcworld isn't really IT is it? I jest.[/quoteI'm glad you cleared that up, god you're funny



Thanks, however your quote regarding rooting was equally hilarious.

deal_seaker

enjoy your standard, laggy, battery draining, non customisable rom


I don't suffer from any of that thanks.

corred1964

Not sure as the app needs to gather the phone info as the number of … Not sure as the app needs to gather the phone info as the number of devices you can use it on is limited to 2 unless you pay to add more



Kind of - if you have multi-room (now called multi-screen) you get the extra devices included as well.

Also, iirc, you need to have sky go extra if you want to be able to download content for offline viewing.

craigstephens

I don't suffer from any of that thanks.


Sorry but you clearly don't know your 'stuff'

deal_seaker

Sorry but you clearly don't know your 'stuff'


Oh, ok. Sorry.

deal_seaker

Sorry but you clearly don't know your 'stuff'


clearly he does because laggy phones and crap battery life are a thing of the past now.

deal_seaker

enjoy your standard, laggy, battery draining, non customisable rom



No need for the snobbery really(!), but rooting is very useful for many things. Mainly full backups of your device in case the worst happens. There's also blocking adverts, automating using Tasker, using so called 'incompatible apps'.

If you've worked in IT 17 years and not experimented with your phone, then that's your own decision. Personally, I wanted to see what my device could really do, and rooted it.

deadmancool

clearly he does because laggy phones and crap battery life are a thing of … clearly he does because laggy phones and crap battery life are a thing of the past now.


Not if you own an iphone

Why does it matter to Sky whether your device is rooted or not? Cold for this reason alone.

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mickrick

Why does it matter to Sky whether your device is rooted or not? Cold for … Why does it matter to Sky whether your device is rooted or not? Cold for this reason alone.



silly question
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