The new version will allow subscribers to manage recordings made on their Sky+ and Sky Q boxes. This in addition to the live streaming of favourite shows, movies and sports.
A new UI will include Home, TV Guide, Browse, Downloads and Recordings, helping customers find what they want to watch quickly and easily on any device.
There’s also a ‘Browse’ page aggregating content by theme and genre from all channels on Sky Go Personalised Sky Cinema recommendations – suggesting movies based on genre, ‘Because you watched’ and, ‘More like this’ and a recordings page where Sky Q customers can view and control upcoming recordings and series links.
Enhanced accessibility and better navigation features to make it easier for visually impaired customers to use the app. The video player has been improved so that they can now pause and skip the videos. Voiceover lets customers hear a description of everything they click on, font size can be increased without losing functionality and colours can be inverted for greater contrast.
The new Sky Go app will be available this summer on iOS, Android, Amazon Fire devices and Amazon app store as well as on PC and Mac.
Customers will be able to update their existing app, or download the new version from the Google Play, Apple and Amazon app stores for free.