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  1. Simon_Gardner

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    This is strictly a UK & Ireland thing.

    The SkyGo app won't install at all from the Store. Technicians are working on a fix but at the moment you can't get it to work on the Note 3. I have had no indication as to when the problem will get fixed.

    You can get the app from http://apps.sky.com/skygoandroid/skygo3.2.apk. It will install but it still won't actually run yet. When it does , you will need your Sky ID.

    I really need to be able to get live stream Sky News on this thing.

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    Sky have alwasy been crap with android so I gave up on it
     
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    Not an option for me.
     
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    I'm pleasantly surprised that Sky made it available to the Note 3 so quickly,it wasn't the case with the Note1/2

    Fingers crossed that the Tech section sort out this issue asap.

    Simon,you will love it on your Note 3:D
     
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    Not exactly "available" yet.

    It's essential. It's the difference between having to take my laptop on an overnight trip and not.
     
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    Talking to Samsung guy who as of today works for Sky. Apparrently Sky Go for the Note 3 should go live mid to late November.
     
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    Not the same but the Sky News app is pretty good. You can access bulletins with the latest headlines but not a live news feed. Better than nothing? :)
     
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    Not the same.😊
     
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    Sky go now working on my N3
     
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    For me, it's looking a bit flaky BUT it is working at least partly. I'm guessing Sky is still working on it?

    Edit: Picture takes a while to settle down each time but eventually does. (Just not as good as iPlayer - though still OK.)

    And it REALLY sucks battery.
     
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    Sky go will not install on my N3, play store states its compatible with my device ???
     
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    If you look at the first post in this thread, I tell you how to get round that.
     
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    Hi Simon

    Is the app safe as my note states the software may harm my device
     
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    It's fine. No doubt in a few weeks it will be made "official" as it already is for other devices.

    My main complaint with it so far is it consumes too much battery.
     
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    I've not seen the Sky Go app for myself. Just gives some crap about it not being available in China. But if it's streaming video, either using WiFi or 3G/4G, that's often quite heavy on power. Does the phone become noticeably warm when using the app?
     
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    The gold standard here is the BBC iPlayer and Sky Go is very noticeably worse than that at the moment both in terms of power consumption and poorer video quality.

    I have a feeling Sky Go is still very much in beta on the Note 3.
     

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