Apple iPhone and iPod Touch users can now watch live Sky TV including Sky Sports 1, 2 and 3, Sky Sports News, Sky News and ESPN, following Sky’s launch today of the new Sky Mobile TV App.
Sky Mobile TV is just one of many Apps available to Apple iPhone and iPod Touch users. To find out more about what these multimedia devices can offer, check out the Which? interactive video guide to the Apple iPhone 3G S and see how the iPhone and iPod Touch measure up to rivals in the Which? reviews of mobile phones and MP3 players.
Available from the Apple App Store, the new Sky TV App lets users browse the Sky Mobile TV electronic programme guide for free and see what’s on over the next 24 hours. To actually view live TV, customers must subscribe to the Sky Mobile TV service for £6 a month and register for a Sky customer ID (Sky iD).
What’s on Sky Mobile TV?
Sports fans who own an iPhone or iPod Touch will be able watch coverage of all live televised Barclays Premier League, Clydesdale Bank Scottish Premier League and Coca Cola Football League games.
Non-football fans can benefit from Sky Mobile TV too as it also includes live Sky Sports coverage of international and domestic cricket, PGA European Tour Golf, Guinness Premiership Rugby and a range of other sports. There will be live breaking news from Sky News available.
The Sky Mobile TV App for the iPhone and iPod Touch focuses on Sky sports and news coverage rather than its general TV programming, however it could work out a bargain for sports fans who don’t want to pay a premium of at least £26.50 per month to be able to watch Sky Sports on their TV set (this also includes some Sky Entertainment channels, such as Sky 1).
If you’re tempted by Sky Sports but not by the small screen, make the most of your Sky Sports TV subscription by investing wisely in a Which? Best Buy TV as rated in the Which? LCD and plasma TV reviews – with a Best Buy TV you can be sure of picture quality that means you won’t miss the detail of a fantastic goal.
Sky Mobile TV only available over Wi-Fi
Sky Mobile TV is currently only available for the iPhone and iPod Touch if you have access to Wi-Fi – you cannot currently use the Sky Mobile TV App over a 3G mobile broadband connection.
You can access Wi-Fi using your wireless broadband network at home or at Wi-Fi hotspots across the UK.
Three months free Sky Mobile TV on O2
O2 is now offering its iPhone 3G S customers three months free access to the Sky Mobile TV App, after which the cost will revert to the standard £6 a month. If you don’t want to continue with Sky Mobile TV after the free period you’ll need to unsubscribe.
Until recently, the iPhone was only available on O2 – but as of today you can also get the iPhone and all of its Apps on the Orange network. Price plans for the iPhone are fairly comparable between O2 and Orange, so if you’re not sure which mobile network to go for, use the Which? review of the best mobile provider to be sure of choosing the network that will give you the best customer service.
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