The option to download content to mobile phones and tablets through Sky Go Extra will become available this week as the service launches in the UK and Ireland. Expanding the popular Sky Go format that allows users to stream content according to their subscription, this will allow up to four users to download on-demand movies and hit TV series with each download lasting for about a month.
For a reasonable £5 per month, users will get the opportunity to extract plenty of value from this downloading as much as their device can hold, which could entertain up to 400 TV programs or around 80 films. Highlighting this great new offer The Telegraph mention Sky’s claims of more than 25% of their 11 million subscribers use Sky Go already, and this mobile offering is the first of its kind in the UK with Hollywood movies that are available both on download or to watch offline.
BBC iPlayer is currently the largest on-demand service, with around 10 million weekly viewers, and Sky Go Extra is intending to get a grip of this market, thus increasing pressure on the likes of Lovefilm and Netflix who don’t offer the same extensive catalogue exclusively from movie studios. In addition, all the Sky-made programs like An Idiot Abroad and David Attenborough’s Galapagos are also accessible.
Details of this can be seen at Sky.com documenting the amount of choices we have with Sky giving users the chance to watch TV in so many ways, at any time, where ever you want. This is ideal for those long journeys, free periods, long lunch breaks or just those times when you need a fix of your favorite program or film. Are you swayed to acquire Sky Go Extra for your mobile devices?