What is Sky Sports for iPad?
Latest news about Sky Sports for iPadThis is Sky’s flagship app for sports fans, available exclusively for the iPad, to Sky Sports subscribers, Sky TV subscribers and app-only subscribers.
It features in-depth news coverage with features, galleries, video and data, a personalised home page, live Sky Sports channels and dedicated control centres for the Barclays Premier League, UEFA Champions League, F1 motor racing and Ryder Cup golf.
There are also home pages for football, rugby union, rugby league, cricket, golf, tennis, F1, boxing and cycling, with on-demand video highlights and interviews.
How much does Sky Sports for iPad cost?
The full feature set is available to Sky Sports subscribers at no extra cost, with the key feature being live feeds from Sky Sports 1-4 and F1. It’s not available to Sky Sports subscribers on Virgin Media, BT Vision or Top-Up TV.
The live channels and extra features you get depend on your Sky subscription:
- Sky Sports subscribers get all Sky Sports channels and app features
- Entertainment Extra subscribers get Sky Sports News and other basic features
- HD subscribers get Sky Sports F1 and race control, plus other basic features
Non-Sky subscribers can purchase an in-app subscription at £4.99/month to get live Sky Sports News and all other features, but no other live TV channels.
What are the basic features of Sky Sports for iPad?
Every user gets in-depth news coverage with video and image galleries, and a personalised home page.
There are live feeds for Sky Sports News and Sky Sports News Radio, plus on-demand video catch-up highlights and interviews.
The full range of sports home pages is available, along with team pages for every team in the Barclays Premier League, nPower Championship, nPower League One and League Two, Clydesdale Bank Scottish Premier League, United Kingdom home nations football teams, division one and two English county cricket teams and the English international cricket team.
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What’s on Sky Sports for iPad for the Barclays Premier League?
The Live Football area features form guides and player profiles for every team and player in the Premier League, live match stats and a dedicated Twitter feed.
What’s on Sky Sports for iPad for the UEFA Champions League?
With multiple games playing on two nights of the week, the UEFA Champions League Event Centre includes a split-screen so fans can watch a selection of two games from up to eight featured fixtures.
There’s also a live feed of the latest selected tweets from fans, pundits and key football figures, plus goal alerts so you can watch instant highlights for every goal covered by Sky Sports.
What’s on Sky Sports for iPad for the 2012 Ryder Cup?
The 2012 Ryder Cup Match Centre includes a split screen with a selection of live streams from the Medinah course in Illinois, and highlights from around the course.
There’s also a live scoreboard and a live feed of the latest tweets from players, experts, pundits and fans.
What’s on Sky Sports for iPad for Formula One?
Sky Sports F1 Race Control includes a split screen with a choice of live race feeds with multiple camera angles, timing data and highlights, video interviews and features, leaderboards and a curated Twitter feed.
You can watch a hands-on video walkthrough of the Sky Sports F1 for iPad app from the launch event in March 2012.
What isn’t there an Android Sky Sports app?
Earlier this year, Sky told Recombu Digital that there are two factors in the way of it developing an Android tablet app: there aren’t enough Android tablets in use among Sky Sports subscribers; and the fragmented choice of devices and operating systems makes it much harder to develop.
However, Android-using Sky Sports subscribers can at least get live streaming through Sky Go, and non-subscribers can use the Sky Sports TV app. The Sky Sports TV app costs £4.99/month (€5.49 in Ireland) and delivers Sky Sports 1, 2, 3 and 4, Sky Sports F1, ESPN, Sky Sports News, At The Races, and Sky News. It’s available from Google Play and from the iTunes App Store for iPhone/iPod Touch.
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- UEFA Champions League and Ryder Cup upgrades
Sky continues to boost its iPad app as an essential second screen for sports fans, adding dedicated control centres for the Uefa Champions League and this year’s Ryder Cup golf tournament.
Both upgrades bring split-screens with a selection of live games and highlights, curated Twitter feeds from fans, pundits and experts, scoreboards and live stats.
September 25, 2012