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Sky Go app launched on Amazon Fire tablets in time for Christmas

Wednesday, December 2nd 2015 by Phil Wilkinson-Jones

Sky TV customers can now watch their favourite programmes on Amazon Fire tablets after Sky Go was added to the Amazon Appstore.

The announcement comes as Sky kicks off its festive TV schedule and gives Amazon Fire users access to up to 70 channels live and on demand.

Luke Bradley-Jones, Sky’s director of TV products, said: “It’s brilliant that Amazon Fire tablets are now compatible with Sky Go in time for the great line up of TV this December.

“There’s something for everyone to watch including Cinderella for princes and princesses, Geordie Shore for reality TV addicts and the World Darts Championship for those with a competitive spirit.

“And Sky Go is set to get even better in 2016, with more great content, and a series of exciting updates.”

Sky’s entertainment channels include Sky 1, home to Supergirl and The Flash, Sky Atlantic, MTV, Nickelodeon and Cartoon Network.

Sky Go also gives users access to popular series through Sky Box Sets while customers with Sky Movies Pack can choose from more than 1,000 films including Big Hero 6 and Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron.

Steve Rabuchin, vice president, Amazon Appstore, said: “We’re focused on adding the highest quality selection to our Appstore, and Sky has one of the strongest content catalogues in the UK.

'Exclusive TV'

“The addition of Sky Go to our store provides our customers with easy access to Sky’s first-class exclusive TV, movies and sports programming.

“We’re delighted to welcome Sky to the Amazon ecosystem we look forward to working with the Sky team in future.”

Sky has promised that in 2016 there will be “plenty for Sky Go fans to look forward to” including even more TV and a series of app updates.

Sky announced earlier this year that programmes from Channel 5 and ITV were being made available on Sky Go.

Live streams of the two channels were launched on the app in 2014.

Speaking in April, Mr Bradley-Jones said Sky Go had 2.6m registered customers regularly using the service and had seen record-breaking on-demand downloads since the start of the year – almost 300m.

“We know customers love to use Sky Go in many ways whether that’s on the way to work or around the home,” he added.

“It’s all part of our commitment to make Sky+ and Sky Go the ultimate entertainment experience.”

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