The Sky Go extra service gives customers access to blockbuster films from Sky Movies, and premium content from channels such as Sky 1 and Sky Atlantic, which can be viewed on their mobile device without the need for a WiFi or 3G/4G data connection.
Since its launch in 2011, the Sky Go has quickly grown in popularity with Sky subscribers, allowing them to view Sky TV channels wherever they are. Content is available from 43 channels, and Sky state that the service is gaining around 3 million users every quarter.
Now with the freedom of Sky Go Extra, customers will be able to download their favourite programs via WiFi, for later viewing, even if they don't have a network connection, ideal for viewing on planes or when travelling on the underground.
To get Sky Go Extra, users will need to pay an additional fee of £5, which is in addition to their monthly subscription package. Once downloaded, users will have up to 30 days to view the content.
Sky have also increased the number of devices that can be registered with Sky Go, from two to four, with any two devices being used at any one time. Some new Android handsets have also been added to the Sky Go compatibility list, with the HTC One X+, Motorola RAZRi and Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 all now available.
Sky Go is available for free from the Apple App Store, and is compatible with the iPhone and iPad running iOS 5.1 and above. For compatible Android handsets running Android OS 2.2 and above, the Sky Go app can be downloaded from the Google Play Store.