Sky Go app warning, do not upgrade to Android ICS 4.0
Users of the Android platform often have to wait for certain popular applications to become available on their handsets, and one such app was the Sky Go service that is used by subscribers of Sky TV to watch the broadcasters content while on the go. Today though we have a warning about the Sky Go app with users advised not to upgrade to Android ICS 4.0.
Users of the Android platform had to wait quite a while before a Sky Go app was launched on the platform after it had been available for iOS users, and now we have been contacted by some of our readers regarding a problem with the app after updating their handset to the latest version of the Android OS.
The Android Ice Cream Sandwich update has only just begun hitting many of the platforms handsets with the Galaxy S II the most recent recipient of the new software, but many owners that have upgraded to the new OS have found the Sky Go app is not supported. On the official page for the App on Google Play it is mentioned that “if existing Sky Go users with V2.2 or 2.3 choose to upgrade to V4.0 they will not be able to stream content through the Sky Go app until the operating system can be fully supported.”
There have been many Sky subscribers with Android devices that have taken to the Sky Help Centre Forums complaining about the lack of Android ICS support with the Sky Go app. Many can’t believe how long it is taking for Sky to update the app, and have left some wondering if the company is actually bothered about the platform at all and favour Apple over Android.
The situation has been compared to Netflix who managed to get their application ready for Android ICS even before the software was being rolled out to handsets, and the fact that Netflix is a lot cheaper than Sky for a year’s subscription. Others have even suggested they may consider switching to Virgin Media because of the lack of Sky’s support for Android.
Currently there is no date for when the Sky Go app will be updated to support Android 4.0, which as more devices are upgraded to the software will leave even more frustrated users.