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Sky Go Extras app launches as Sky Go becomes compatible with Nexus 7

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Sky has launched a brand new on-demand service for iOS and Android devices called Sky Go Extras, which will be available through the Sky Go app

Sky Go Extras will be subscription based, offering more content and features. Existing Sky TV customers can sign in to the use the app, which will be free for the first two months and then £5 per month thereafter.

By signing up to Extras, Sky users will be able to get on-demand content on up to four devices, compared to the limit of two with Sky Go. There will also be access to Sky Movies and the ability to download TV shows and movies to a mobile device in order to watch without an internet connection – perfect for long train rides or flights.

To give you an idea of how much storage you’ll need to store Sky content on your mobile device, Sky says that a 64GB iPad should have room for 200 hours of TV or 80 movies.

TV shows from channels such as Sky 1, Sky Atlantic and Disney will be available for download, meaning that users will be able to effectively fill up their smartphones or tablets with their favourite shows with ease.

Meanwhile, Sky Go overall will receive a bump in compatibility, with new devices added to the slow-growing list. The biggest name on the list will be the Google Nexus 7, which along with the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 will signal the start of tablet compatibility with the popular app. The Motorola RAZR i has also been added to the list of compatible devices.

Sky TV subscribers can sign up to Sky Go Extras by following the link below, and once subscribed the new features, content and four device limit will be applied when you next sign in to Sky Go.