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Old 12-12-2012, 08:32
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I 'need' a tablet (not in the life or death sense, you understand), and as far as i can tell only ipads support it. Now, I'm not against getting an ipad, but in the interests of choice (and cost), are there any other tablets that Sky Go can be made to work on?

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Old 12-12-2012, 08:33
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The google nexus 7.
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Old 12-12-2012, 08:57
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The google nexus 7.
Thanks. Looks like they just announced it:

http://www.techradar.com/news/phone-...evices-1118336
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Old 12-12-2012, 08:59
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I don't have one myself but apparently it works in the google nexus as of yesterday.
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Old 12-12-2012, 09:43
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Does anyone know if BBC i-player works as well in the Nexus as in an ipad? If so, guess it's maybe time to start tracking down a Nexus!
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Old 12-12-2012, 10:03
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Does anyone know if BBC i-player works as well in the Nexus as in an ipad? If so, guess it's maybe time to start tracking down a Nexus!
Cant see why not,even if you have to sideload that and Flash.
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Old 12-12-2012, 10:06
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So the Galaxy Note 2 is also getting it,hoping it will be a lot easier for the devs to configure it for the Galaxy tab 2 .
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Old 12-12-2012, 10:59
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Does anyone know if BBC i-player works as well in the Nexus as in an ipad? If so, guess it's maybe time to start tracking down a Nexus!
It may be possible to make it work but it is unlikely to work "as well" unless it can use the non-flash iPad streams!
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Old 12-12-2012, 11:22
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Does anyone know if BBC i-player works as well in the Nexus as in an ipad? If so, guess it's maybe time to start tracking down a Nexus!
Yes BBC Iplayer works fine. Sky Go too now. plus catchupTV, Netflix, ITV player.
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Old 12-12-2012, 11:33
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Yes BBC Iplayer works fine. Sky Go too now. plus catchupTV, Netflix, ITV player.
4od too.
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Old 12-12-2012, 12:30
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I 'need' a tablet (not in the life or death sense, you understand), and as far as i can tell only ipads support it. Now, I'm not against getting an ipad, but in the interests of choice (and cost), are there any other tablets that Sky Go can be made to work on?
Good news! "Sky Go for the iPad" seems to waste much of its time doing detailed testing to try to determine if the device is Jailbroken - and refusing to work if it is!
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Old 12-12-2012, 12:38
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Good news! "Sky Go for the iPad" seems to waste much of its time doing detailed testing to try to determine if the device is Jailbroken - and refusing to work if it is!
The same applies to rooted android tablets. If your android phone/tablet is rooted it also wont work.

Any news on when the Nexus 10 will be compatible?
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Old 12-12-2012, 12:51
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Any news on when the Nexus 10 will be compatible?
Tablets generally are being worked on next year. Sky aren't big on quick releases though, so I'd say nothing this side of Easter.
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Old 12-12-2012, 12:56
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Tab 2 owners add your voices here .......

http://helpforum.sky.com/t5/Sky-Go/S...t/false#M37328
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Old 12-12-2012, 15:51
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Good news! "Sky Go for the iPad" seems to waste much of its time doing detailed testing to try to determine if the device is Jailbroken - and refusing to work if it is!
But there is a workaround.
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Old 15-12-2012, 09:22
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Do you have to have a Sky subscription already to be able to use SkyGo?
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Old 15-12-2012, 10:58
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Do you have to have a Sky subscription already to be able to use SkyGo?
Yes you do,or a friends id.
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Old 15-12-2012, 12:54
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Yes you do,or a friends id.
Which is precisely why Sky have it limited to just TWO devices - one of which can be a tablet!
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Old 17-12-2012, 22:56
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I have a Nexus 7, BBC updated all their Apps for android last week, big improvement in picture quality of BBC Iplayer. BBC say there'll be another big update in the new year. Sky GO was added last week, I've watched a couple of Movies on it and seems to work very well. ITV player is not compatible with the Nexus 7 yet, I emailed ITV who confirmed this and tell me they are working on an update but couldn't say when it will be released. I believe 4OD are due to release an Android app in the new year promises to be great. TV Catchup works a treat on the Nexus. No sign of Demand5 app for android so far. I have side loaded flash player you can use in with Firefox but it's really flaky, 4OD plays the adverts but won't play the programs, I've had similar trying to watch ITV player too.
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Old 17-12-2012, 23:19
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Sky Go works a treat on my Galaxy Note 2, just wish they would update the iPhone version for my iPhone 5, as it doesnt taken advantage of the screen size.
And if we could get Lovefilm to sort out a streaming version for anything other than iPad and Kindle Fire then I will be happy
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Old 21-12-2012, 11:13
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Thanks for eyeryone's detailed responses.....still swithering between the nexus 7 and an ipad mini though!
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Old 04-01-2013, 12:50
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After extensive playing with both devices (including watching Sky Go and BBCiplayer functioning on both), I decided to plump for the i-Pad mini. Sky Go worked better in all respects compared to the Nexus, though this wasn't the sole reason for my decision. I'm a bit of a technophobe, and the mini just seems to 'work' without having to jump through any hoops. Just my wee opinion.
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