18th March 2015
Virgin Media customers with Sky Sports subscriptions can now use Android smartphones, tablets and laptops to access the Sky Sports app for the first time.
The app, which was previously only available for iOS devices, means sports fans can stream Sky Sports 1 to 5, Sky Sports F1 and Sky Sports News HQ live on Android devices wherever they have a 3G, 4G or WiFi connection in the UK.
Android users can also access Sky Sports’ in-depth coverage of breaking news across eight key sports – football, cricket, rugby union, rugby league, golf, tennis, F1 and boxing – as well as exclusive video content from the Sky Sports News HQ studio, including interviews and analysis of all the top stories.
As the only place to get every Sky Sports and BT Sport channel in a single TV subscription, including in HD, Virgin Media enables customers to watch all every televised Premier League match and all their favourite sporting events wherever they want – whether it’s on their TV, tablet, smartphone or laptop.
Scott Kewley, Director of Digital Entertainment at Virgin Media said: “The Sky Sports app for Android cements our position as the home of sports TV at home or on the move and means we now have a full complement of Android and iOS apps for both Sky Sports and Sky Movies. Our customers enjoy the same access to Sky Sports on the go as Sky customers
All Virgin Media TiVo® customers can also access Virgin TV Anywhere for free from their iOS or Android device allowing them to watch 103 channels live over WiFi and manage their TiVo boxes remotely from anywhere in the world using a 3G or 4G connection.
Customers who subscribe to Sky Movies and Sky Sports can enjoy up to 120 live channels on the go using Virgin TV Anywhere and the Sky Movies and Sky Sports apps and websites.
About Virgin TV Anywhere
The Virgin TV Anywhere app is free to all Virgin Media TiVo® customers across a wide range of Android and iOS devices. With the Virgin TV Anywhere app, customers can manage their TiVo boxes anywhere in the world on 3G/4G or WiFi, and watch up to 103 channels live anywhere in the UK using WiFi.
On PCs or Macs, all Virgin TV customers can also use the Virgin TV Anywhere website to watch the same 103 live channels, plus watch 1000s of On Demand shows, anywhere in the UK on WiFi. TiVo customers can also manage their TiVo recordings via the TV Anywhere website at virginmedia.com/tvanywhere.