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[APP] Sky Go for Android (UK ONLY)

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16th March 2012, 12:12 PM   |  #1381  
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Yes, I am sure you are right. You certainly can't blame Sky for releasing the app without ICS when even the main handset manufacturers were not yet supporting it!

But it looks now like, even given the snail's pace of rollout by our network operators, all the supported handsets will have their upgrades available by the summer. I can't see Sky being able to just ignore all this - or even wanting to! It is after all entirely in their own interest to get their shows watched as widely as possible. They have not been investing all this money just to make life more convenient for us!

Read an article the other day in which the SkyGo developers are creaming themselves over the iPad's HD screen and are working flat out in getting more features for the SkyGo iPad app in time for launch!

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Been thinking of getting a, non-apple, tablet recently. Just seen this regading Sky and their attitude towards Android tablets :-

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We are also looking to support Android tablets in the future, but the lack of market penetration and the challenge of securing content rights for this device means that it is not currently on our immediate product release roadmap. We will continue to review this position and bring you any updates as and when available.

Keep your eye on the forum, and the Help Centre for these update

It's shocking TBH and if it wasn't for the fact that my Mrs wants CBS Drama I would cancel Sky and go to Virgin
16th March 2012, 01:36 PM   |  #1382  
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Samsung devices, cf-root kernels will work again, it now has ro.secure=1 and hacked adb so that still works too.

Can you explain what you mean exactly for a layman please?

I have a rooted GS2 using CF-root and am using a Stock Kernal which was flashed over this. In conjunction I use a skygotest.apk - I forget which - and using Voodoo, I can view SkyGo nicely thanks to you guys

I would like to revert back to my CF-root and ditch the Stock Kernal and Voodoo. Is this possible yet?
16th March 2012, 01:50 PM   |  #1383  
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Can you explain what you mean exactly for a layman please?

I have a rooted GS2 using CF-root and am using a Stock Kernal which was flashed over this. In conjunction I use a skygotest.apk - I forget which - and using Voodoo, I can view SkyGo nicely thanks to you guys

I would like to revert back to my CF-root and ditch the Stock Kernal and Voodoo. Is this possible yet?

Yes, you can hide root with chainfires superuser app that comes with cf root kernels now. You will need to make sure the kernel you use is the new version though with the fixes.

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16th March 2012, 01:51 PM   |  #1384  
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Sounds like it from lenny's post.

What he said was that the cf-root kernels have been updated to include ro.secure=1 in the default.prop file that sky checks as part of their root check and a change to adb so that it still works properly with this property set.

So you should be able to grab the latest sf-root kernel and flash it and use the app.

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Too slow!
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16th March 2012, 03:07 PM   |  #1385  
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Read an article the other day in which the SkyGo developers are creaming themselves over the iPad's HD screen and are working flat out in getting more features for the SkyGo iPad app in time for launch!

---------- Post added at 10:12 AM ---------- Previous post was at 09:32 AM ----------

Been thinking of getting a, non-apple, tablet recently. Just seen this regading Sky and their attitude towards Android tablets :-



It's shocking TBH and if it wasn't for the fact that my Mrs wants CBS Drama I would cancel Sky and go to Virgin

Sky are such a bunch of merchant bankers, they really are getting on my nerves. Don't the dim wit's realise that Android tablets now account for 44.3% of the tablet market? Is that enough market penetration for them!
16th March 2012, 03:11 PM   |  #1386  
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Sky are such a bunch of merchant bankers, they really are getting on my nerves. Don't the dim wit's realise that Android tablets now account for 44.3% of the tablet market? Is that enough market penetration for them!

You said penetration.....lol
16th March 2012, 03:51 PM   |  #1387  
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On my Note I connect to the TV using a MHL adapter and HDMI cable and that works OK for viewing everything except Sky Go which detects the HDMI cable and stops you viewing. So I think it is a software feature and if anyone could remove that then that would be great. I am using the original skygo_test.apk.

If I recall, the HDMI checks are only performed on HTC devices ... No ... I've no idea why either.

I should pick this up again, but the Sky Devs really annoyed me by going out of their way to obfuscate the code in the last release.
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16th March 2012, 04:43 PM   |  #1388  
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Sky are such a bunch of merchant bankers, they really are getting on my nerves. Don't the dim wit's realise that Android tablets now account for 44.3% of the tablet market? Is that enough market penetration for them!

http://helpforum.sky.com/t5/Setting-...p/349295#M3517

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16th March 2012, 04:47 PM   |  #1389  
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Sky are such a bunch of merchant bankers, they really are getting on my nerves. Don't the dim wit's realise that Android tablets now account for 44.3% of the tablet market? Is that enough market penetration for them!

Zammo as you know if sky had their way sky go would not be on android at all. Their infor only shows tablets with a 6% market share and nothing will make them change that figure.
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16th March 2012, 05:06 PM   |  #1390  
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Zammo as you know if sky had their way sky go would not be on android at all. Their infor only shows tablets with a 6% market share and nothing will make them change that figure.
Iechyd da

Meanwhile I have to use http://www.sportlemon.tv/ to watch live football on my Xoom, though if the source is Sky then I get to see their adverts anyway.

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