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Sky Go mobile TV app unwraps Amazon Fire tablet support in time for Christmas

Amazon Fire tablet owners can now watch Sky TV content on the move via Sky Go. 

Sky’s mobile portal for Sky TV subscribers has long been available on the great majority of Android devices. Now it’s finally available on Amazon’s Fire tablets, just in time for Christmas. 

Seasonal movies lined up on Sky Movies this year include The Grinch, Night at the Museum, Fred Claus, Exodus: Gods & Kings, Avengers: Age of Ultron and of course Elf, which Sky has the exclusive rights to for the foreseeable. 

Related: Sky Q box UI eyes-on – How you’ll search for those Game of Thrones episodesWhether you’re a Sky Movies subscriber or not, you’ll be able to tap in to up to 70 Sky TV channels on your Fire tablet. 

Though Sky says that ‘multiple generations’ of Fire tablets will be able to install the Sky Go app, there’s no comprehensive list of supported Amazon devices yet. Sky has confirmed that the new sub-£50 Fire tablet will be supported, however. 

Luke Bradley-Jones, Sky’s director of TV products, commented: “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 has been unable to confirm whether or not Amazon’s Fire tablets will be supported by the My Q apps. My Q is a feature of Sky Q, Sky’s forthcoming TV platform which promises a smooth, seamless viewing experience across multiple devices. Due for release early next year, Sky Q promises 4K Ultra HD TV content and the ability to record up to four programmes at once on the Sky Q Silver set-top box. 

You can download Sky for iOS, Android and Amazon Fire devices from iTunes App Store, Google Play and the Amazon Appstore now.

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