That means that you can take your device say an iPad round to your mates house and stream to his television via Airplay and an Apple TV. Interesting, but sky sports 1 iphone stream necessarily expect the quality to be wonderful because there's no HD app option. Alternatives to the alternative: You could use the diminutive Now TV box to port your day sports subscription to your friend's house, but Sky Go is not airplay enabled. You can't airplay it to your Apple device or have an HD option, but it does give you access to the live play on your iPhone without any unnecessary bells and whistles.
As the name implies Sky Go is a service for watching television on the move. The service launched last month and attempts to evolve the somewhat fragmented nature of previous offerings such as Sky Go! View and Sky Mobile TV.
It also makes an important pricing consideration: free with caveats. Settings applied here such as parental controls, passwords and registered devices are automatically applied to the Sky Go Desktop software for PCs and Macs and the Go app for iPhones and iPads.
Coming back to the website simply to adjust these settings can be frustrating, but it does make the system simple and allows parents to maintain control remotely over what their children watch.
Channel selection on the website is also the widest of the three services. With such a good range and more being added all the time simple navigation is crucial and thankfully it is.
A smartly redesigned TV guide can be scanned much like Google Maps, with a held left mouse click dragging the schedule in any direction to scroll through channels and times. A compact bar above it makes selecting by day or time of day morning, afternoon, evening equally simple.
Clicking on a programme provides a brief description, list of other airing times and if started the ability to watch it in a small preview window above the guide. For easier viewing this window can be detached and dragged to any size or toggled for a full screen view.
As such there are over current films available though as yet no TV and streaming is fast even on a slow connection.
Unfortunately in getting so much right what the Sky Go website gets wrong is the playback itself. There is no HD option, understandable if disappointing, and no time shifting but the real shock is the poor quality of the standard definition footage.
The onscreen UI is similar to that of the Sky digibox and extremely sharp, but most channels are horribly pixelated and when camera angles pan numerous frames are skipped resulting in a horribly jerky experience.
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