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    Sky Go To Allow More Devices?

    This is a discussion on Sky Go To Allow More Devices? within the Sky news and announcements forums, part of the SkyUser Announcements category; According to one of our members , Sky are conducting a survey regarding Sky Go and if people would be ...

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      Sky Go To Allow More Devices?

      According to one of our members, Sky are conducting a survey regarding Sky Go and if people would be happy to pay 5 per month, to add an extra 2 devices. This in turn would bring the number of allowed devices to 4 instead of the current 2

      How interested would you be in being able to have 4 devices registered but with access on any 2 at a time?
      Ditto for 5 per month?
      How interested would you be in being able to download Sky Go programs to your devices to watch offline?
      Ditto for 5 per month?
      However, on face value it looks like Sky maybe punting the idea of an extra 5 per month, to allow you to register 4 devices, but then only allowing 2 of those to be used at any one time.

      This does tie in with information that we had heard, although, there was no mention whatsoever of the 5 per month surcharge.

      There is also talk of Sky Go being delivered in HD in the future also, but absolutely no concrete information to back this up.

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      Re: Sky Go To Allow More Devices?

      Sorry but I for one 'aint paying 5 a month extra for just having 2 extra Sky Go licences when there should be more than just 2 users already included, especially for multi-room customers.
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      Re: Sky Go To Allow More Devices?

      same here pay enough already should be at lease 3 or 4 devices anyway
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      Re: Sky Go To Allow More Devices?

      Swivel is the word that springs to mind.
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      Re: Sky Go To Allow More Devices?

      When we heard about it, it was never stated re the extra charge to the best of my knowledge. I wonder if Sky are just doing their homework to see if they could get away with the extra 5 per month.

      I would pretty much guarantee, the feedback would be yes we want 4 devices, but for no extra, and that all 4 could be used at once.
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      Re: Sky Go To Allow More Devices?

      I honestly cannot believe how many people complain about a free service. Most Sky Go customers are Sky TV subscribers, so that means you get the service for free. This is effectively Sky giving you additional multirooms for absolutely nothing. Yeah, it's limited content for now, but it's still something extra that you do not have to pay for. I can understand that if you subscribed to Sky Go rather than Sky TV then you might be a little annoyed by the device limit, but I do not understand the audacity of people to complain about a free service.

      I say Sky should charge an additional 5 for more devices, and should allow Sky Go subscribers 3 devices instead of 2 just because they pay for it already. They can then pay 5 for 2 more as well, giving them 5 if they really need it.

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      Re: Sky Go To Allow More Devices?

      I honestly cannot believe how many people complain about a free service.
      Noone is complaining about the free service, they are complaining about the lack of flexibility on using the free service.

      In our house, we have 4 mobile phones, 2 laptops, a PC, a Wii, and an Xbox, therefore the 2 device limit is unviable for us.

      Now factor into the equation millions more families like mine, and you can see the pattern.

      I fully appreciate it is a free service, but the fact you can only add 2 devices, limited to every 30 days for changing a device, severely cripples the benefits of such a free service.

      Whilst I take onboard your side of the arguement, surely you should also take onboard other peoples viewpoints?

      We are living in a period whereby people have just not got the money for all the extras that Sky keep magiccing up. Think about it, to get Sky Fibre Pro is 30 and then to let your kids have Sky Go for alternate months as you have to keep allowing devices, for an extra 5 per month, means a familys' disposable income has just gone down by 27.50 per month. Not to mention the fact that Sky would also be making money off on demand movies etc where there is a rental fee.

      The general feeling is that 25 per month for Broadband is acceptable whereas 30 per month isn't. Sky Go for free is acceptable, whereas Sky Go for a fiver isn't.

      That will be the whole point why Sky are surveying customers, to see what they can get away with charging for it. If people respond, that they would not be interested in Sky Go for a fiver, then Sky would be foolish to launch a 5 per month subscription.
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      Re: Sky Go To Allow More Devices?

      There are many people who would like to use Sky Go legitimately whilst they are away on holiday, say in the south of France. This is blocked.

      There is also a lot of University Students who use Sky Go to keep them entertained whilst away from home. Should you have someone at Uni then that is another device which someone will want reserved.

      We need to remember too that Sky introduced the 'Call-back' checks to ensure that people aren't renting out multi-room STBs to friends or relatives enabling them to get Sky TV at cut down prices. Something that I understand some people did do.

      I would like the restrictions on Sky Go to be lifted. Perhaps so that you could have 6 devices linked, but only watch on two at a time?
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      Re: Sky Go To Allow More Devices?

      I cant believe people think its free.
      Nothing is free, there will be a line somewhere in Sky's budgets where the cost of providing the service is paid for from one of its many revenue streams, maybe even a percentage from each of the streams.
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      Re: Sky Go To Allow More Devices?

      I guess you are quite correct Dave.

      Some how the costs of providing the Sky Go, Anytime+ and any other 'free' services will need to be found. You could quite successfully argue that they are provided for by our subscriptions and the advertising revenue that Sky gains from us watching their channels.

      However if they didn't provide these services, then you could say that other broadcasters are providing a better all round package than Sky and decide to migrate to their TV Package instead.

      It is a competitive market out there and all these applications and services give extra value for money. It allows subscribers to watch material which they might otherwise struggle to see and break up long journeys on the train, for example.

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