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Press Release




Major upgrade sees changes to SKY GO App for mobile and tablet

SKY domestic customers will now be able to watch SKY’s best entertainment, movies & sport on their devices. 
This week, SKY released a major upgrade to the SKY GO App adding the ability to watch Catch Up TV, Box Sets and On Demand content on mobile & tablet.

“Until now, SKY GO App users haven’t had the same functionality on the go as they’ve had on desktops and laptops, so we’re excited to now add Catch Up TV, full-season Box Sets and On Demand content to our mobile service so customers can access their favourite content where they want, when they want,” said Julian Wheeler, SKY’s Chief Product and Technology Officer.

Customers can continue to access up to 26 channels live on the SKY GO App, check SKY’s electronic programme guide (EPG) and easily manage their preferences such as parental controls, video quality and devices, as well as access FAQs and provide feedback, via the settings tab.

“We have worked closely with customers on user functionality, the results of which you can clearly see in the new easy to navigate interface,” he said.

“We’re really keen to hear feedback from our customers on the improvements we’ve made and hope they will find the simple to use in-App feedback process handy.  We’ll be adding new features over the coming months so I look forward to sharing more information on those soon,” added Mr Wheeler.

As well as offering catch up access for TV series, movies and sport based on a customer’s individual subscription, new to the SKY GO App are daily recommendations as well as full-seasons of some of SKY’s most binge-worthy content.

“There’s no chance of missing out on the latest shows, movies and sports with our daily top suggestions, hand-picked by our local programming teams,” said SKY’s Director of Entertainment Content, Travis Dunbar.

“App users can now also access a range of full TV series in SKY GO’s new Box Sets section where there’s something for every taste, from gripping drama like Ray Donovan, Game of Thrones and Animal Kingdom to fan favourites such as Nashville, Shameless and The Royals.”

“Available to watch immediately, this feature is something we know our App customers have been enthusiastically asking for and will be excited about,” said Mr Dunbar.

SKY GO users are encouraged to check their devices’ App store to download and install the latest update to take advantage of the new SKY GO App features.

SKY GO App Key Features:

  • Watch up 26 different live channels* (including three SKY Sport Pop-Ups), depending on your SKY subscription
  • Hundreds of Catch Up titles from more than 30 channels, depending on your SKY subscription
  • Over 80 seasons of ‘Box Set’ shows, depending on your SKY subscription
  • Featured recommendations from SKY
  • A handy seven-day programme guide
  • Set programme reminders to your device
  • Keep content family friendly with parental control settings
  • Free for all SKY TV Domestic customers with the SKY Starter package
  • Available wherever you have an internet connection in New Zealand
  • The SKY GO App is supported on iOS and Android phones and tablets
  • Customers can register to watch SKY GO on three devices per SKY account, and can watch on one device at a time
  • More information is available on www.sky.co.nz/sky-go-app

*Sometimes we don’t have the digital rights to show all of our content on SKY GO.  The number of Pop-up channels available on SKY GO can vary from time to time based on special events.