Sky has finally arrived in Spain with its broadcast service which does not only include series and movies on demand, but also live television channels. Worth it? We analyze this.
It was an open secret that later confirmed the company and finally finally materialized: The sky arrives in Spain bringing its subscription service to movies, series and live channels . The offer comes to complete the service provided by giants like Netflix and HBO; offering a great way to complement an Internet access without having to contract a convergent offer.
When Sky introduced its subscription service in Spain yesterday, we do not have an Android application compatible with the service that can be contracted from our country, but is now in the Google Play Store . We downloaded this, we subscribe to Sky España and we bring their impressions after seeing what it offers on our smartphones and tablets. The service is not bad enough to be in the early days after the launch.
Application with discreet design that works without complications
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Once Sky España has launched the Spanish application of its broadcast service, we have decided to download it to verify its operation and, inevitably, if it is up to its powerful competition. The link to the Google Play Store is as follows
Requires Android 4.2 and higher
Sky for Android offers an aspect that causes certain contradictions. Navigating the cover and the different highlighted categories, the design is visual and adapts to tactile use. Remembers this point a lot for HBO ; with black background and dark blue details that fit the design And the contradiction? The settings menu seems to come out of Android Gingerbread. Also the one who owns each video when accessing it to see it: the option blocks are out of place.
The feeling left by the application is to be in the early stages of development
We have a drop down menu on the left that contains all the transmission options. From the video on demand to live channels ; which are displayed on the main screen by filling in the tab interface. That sucks, but it's not too uncomfortable.
It is realized that it is a first version and that the evolution of the application must begin with the design and accommodate all the elements, since they are used mainly by Sky España subscribers. I would say that you do not stray too far from the experience of using HBO, for example. Netflix is a good distance away and ahead.
Important disadvantages: no offline view and no support for Chromecast foot
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Sky España has just started, so we can not expect you to have a huge catalog of content. You currently have 12 payment channels from which you can view your content on demand and also in real time. It has a reduced catalog of films and series that, however, has good quality ( series 60 and 250 films ). And it offers enough content of children to please the smallest in the house.
Sign up now for Sky is equal to what happened when Netflix landed in Spain: the offer is still reduced . In addition to the logical disadvantages after launching in a new country, the Android Sky España app has two shortcomings that, in my opinion, are remarkable: although we can save movies and series in the "My TV" section, they behave as favorites and not as content we can see offline . And the other lack is clear: does not support Google Chromecast a pitcher of cold water for Android users.
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Otherwise I did not encounter many inconveniences. The application did not work on Android 8 Oreo at the time of playback, but on the rest of mobile phones with Nougat. The quality of the video is on a good level, just like the sound. And playback is immediate as it is pressed into the content to be displayed.
You can try a month of Sky España without commitment
Have you ever wanted to try out Sky España and your Android app? You can sign up for service with one month free. After this month, the cost is 10 euros per month. Without an option for family accounts, another difference from your competition, Netflix. With the option that three devices connect at the same time to the account.