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# 143672 23-Apr-2014 12:24
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SAMSUNG EXCLUSIVE ANDROID PARTNER FOR SKY GO

Samsung users first to experience SKY’s Android App SKY GO

Auckland, New Zealand– April 22, 2014 – Samsung has been named the exclusive Android partner for the Android launch of SKY GO, SKY’s new online and mobile service.
Samsung smartphone users will be the first to experience ten live streamed channels through the soon to launch Android SKY GO app.

Director of IT and Mobile for Samsung, Josh Delgado, says this is great news for Samsung customers, who will be able to experience SKY GO before the rest of the Android market.

“We’re excited to partner with SKY to launch SKY GO on Android. Samsung is passionate about providing Kiwis with access to great content, and our partnership with SKY is a demonstration of this. Through SKY GO, our customers will be able to watch SKY’s premium content such as the FIFA World Cup, Super 15 Rugby and premiere movies anywhere, anytime via their Samsung smartphone.”

Ten channels can be accessed through the SKY GO app, including four LIVE sports channels; SKY Sport 1, 2, 3, and 4, SKY Movies Premiere, E!, UKTV, Cartoon Network, National Geographic and BBC World News. SKY has plans to increase the number of live streamed channels and introduce on demand content to mobile devices during 2014.

Kirsty Way, spokesperson for SKY, says they are excited to work with Samsung to offer customers more choice about how they view its programming.

“SKY GO is all about enabling New Zealanders to access fantastic entertainment, sport and news and more on-the-go. Kiwis’ lives are increasingly centred around their mobile devices, and SKY GO means customers can access premium programmes no matter where they are.

“However, not all smartphones are created equal and we wanted to ensure these features were first offered on the most advanced Android devices, making Samsung the best fit for the launch of the new app,” she said.

The partnership between SKY and Samsung comes not long after the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S5, and Mr Delgado says that timing couldn’t be better.

“The Samsung Galaxy S5, with its 5.1 inch screen and Full-HD resolution, will give SKY GO users the ultimate viewing experience. When combined with the faster network speeds and 4G being rolled-out nationwide, the Galaxy S5 makes streaming rich content, like SKY GO, a faster, sharper, and seamless experience.”

SKY GO was launched in December when iSKY rebranded as SKYGO.co.nz and the SKY GO app was launched.


Through SKY GO, customers can:
• Watch up to ten streamed channels (when subscribed to SKY Basic, SKY Sport and SKY Movies)
• Adapt streaming to suit their internet connection
• Monitor viewing hours on the tracker
• Browse a seven day electronic programme guide (EPG) for channels on the app
• Book recordings for current and future events through MY SKY
• Post about programmes via social media and e-mail
• Set and manage parental controls to keep content family friendly

At launch SKY GO will be available on:
• Samsung Galaxy S2, S3, S4, S5
• Samsung Galaxy Note II and Note III
• Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 and 10.1
• Samsung Galaxy Tab 3




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  # 1029731 23-Apr-2014 12:34
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But of a bummer limiting it to Samsung devices.  I see my TAB 2 isn't listed.  Wonder if it will work with Chromecast app??




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  # 1029735 23-Apr-2014 12:52
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Terrible, these exclusive content deals are just bad.




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  # 1029756 23-Apr-2014 13:23
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Any idea when it will launch? I recall a news artical said it would be in April.

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  # 1030248 24-Apr-2014 06:57
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Seems to be the standard thing now for NZ content providers to partner exclusively with Samsung for Android and Smart TV applications. Doesn't exactly give that industry here much of a start.

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  # 1033082 29-Apr-2014 10:57
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Looks like Android version may have come out this morning.

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  # 1033088 29-Apr-2014 11:01
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There was a post pop up 2 minutes ago. Must have been deleted.
I wish it would run on a Flagship android smart phone and not solely a tablet.
Some one please send me APK yell

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  # 1033106 29-Apr-2014 11:31
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Works fine on my Nexus 4.  Just wondering why it wants my parental PIN for BBC News..  Wonder if it still has the two device restrictions??




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  # 1033112 29-Apr-2014 11:54
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Can't contact servers.

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  # 1033116 29-Apr-2014 12:10
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Thanks for the APK

Working on the Sony Xperia E1

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  # 1033118 29-Apr-2014 12:13
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someone else just made a thread saying after the iphone app's update the device restriction is now 3 http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=106&topicid=143840

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  # 1033119 29-Apr-2014 12:16
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Weird. Won't work on Wifi, works ok on VF 3g/4g

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  # 1033143 29-Apr-2014 12:58
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networkn: Weird. Won't work on Wifi, works ok on VF 3g/4g


Dat WiFi

Might be picking up on a MAC address and identifying its not a tablet?

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  # 1033149 29-Apr-2014 13:20
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TimA:
networkn: Weird. Won't work on Wifi, works ok on VF 3g/4g


Dat WiFi

Might be picking up on a MAC address and identifying its not a tablet?


Well it's an S5 also any networking device has a mac address so it's not likely that. 


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  # 1033155 29-Apr-2014 13:29
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networkn:
TimA:
networkn: Weird. Won't work on Wifi, works ok on VF 3g/4g


Dat WiFi

Might be picking up on a MAC address and identifying its not a tablet?


Well it's an S5 also any networking device has a mac address so it's not likely that. 



yep, Just stabbing in the dark. Sky being Sky might only be picking it up over the WiFi module.. Who knows.

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