Awful Unreliable App (1) Get the "Sky Go has stopped working" error message way too often. (2) Download movies in advance of travelling (very slow download)...then get a forced "upgrade" which scrubs your downloads.....so, download movies again.....2 days later, get another forced "upgrade"....eat, sleep, rage, REPEAT! Go get Netflix instead...far superior!
How I got the Sky Go app working again It is clear from the comments on here that Sky botched the v4.2.0 upgrade and the v4.2.1 upgrade. I now have the latest version working for both streaming and download on a Sony Xperia Tablet Z running Lollipop. (1) once the upgrade installs go to settings and delete all data. Although Sky say downloads are deleted they are still on your device. (2) uninstall the app. (3) restart the device (4) install the app again. (5) login and enjoy the service. Hopefully Sky will get their act together for future upgrades.
Sky Go getting better, but still a way to go Again upgrade deletes content. No history of what I have watched or downloaded. DRM and licencing is still a joke, inconsistent and gets in the way of the paying customer. Still unable to download of cellular network. Problems with downloaded content not playing. Missing features that Plex has (syncing between devices) and knowing how far through a series you get. Someone needs to take a good look at usability and design. If the content were available (legally) elsewhere, so would I be.
Always a trade off Crashing problem seems to be fixed finally. Unfortunately the amount of adverts has trebled *sigh*. Definitely no competition for Netflix.
Broken app - don't bother installing if you own an S6. Listed as supported on my devices. Not working though on my Android devices (whether rooted or perfectly standard) and no chromecast support by design. I'm using an S6 with latest lollipop 5.1.1 updates, unrooted and unmolested (there's no root available for this version at this point), and the app thinks I am rooted, and fails to play. That's absurd! Really absurd! Had enough now of sky's poor online services over the past number of years, with unrealistic restrictions on device numbers and how often devices can be changed. Sky multiroom in a shared house with 3 people living there and only 2 sky go devices?? No streaming on perfectly standard and up to date Android devices? No chromecast streaming? Terrible way to treat your paying customers. You lot can do a lot better, and you really should get your act in gear. It's just a pity I can't give less than one star as this app and developer deserves less than one star. App flagged as inappropriate for lack of transparency on permissions and running requirements - that i needs a vanilla installation and even then it mightn't work.
Upgrade absolute rubbish as usual! Once again!!! Was working brilliantly made me upgrade now won't work!! Had to uninstall and reinstall to get working. But telling people to watch downloaded content before upgrade is rubbish as I was trying to watch what I had downloaded it wouldn't let me unless I clicked to upgrade!
- Improved stability and performance
- Bug fixes
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