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Android tablet users are now able to access the Sky Go Tablet app, allowing them to enjoy better quality streaming of Sky TV content.

Sky has made good on its promise to improve the quality of Sky Go access for Android touch-screen users - ensuring they can enjoy live programming online and also on-demand content.

Up until now, Android users have been reliant on a re-sized app - one that is not optimised for larger-screen tablets - to watch Sky content over the internet.

But with the Sky Go Tablet app now available for free in the Google Play store, tablet users with a seven-inch screen or larger can take advantage of improved mobile TV services.

Most tablets running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and above can use the app, although the Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 and Asus Transformer TF101 are among the exceptions.

And Sky noted that the small percentage of users running Android 4.4 KitKat might also experience technical problems with the new app.

"We are aware of certain issues related to Android 4.4 (KitKat) and are working to resolve these," the TV and broadband provider stated.

"In particular it may take around ten seconds for the picture to become 'clear' when you start watching a live channel."

Sky said Android tablet users should be able to enjoy high-quality streaming via the Sky Go service whenever they have a Wi-Fi, 3G or 4G broadband connection.

The service provider explained that consumers can also upgrade to Sky Go Extra, which allows Sky TV subscribers to stream content on four web-enabled devices rather than two.

In addition, Sky Go Extra subscribers - who pay £5 per month - can download popular TV shows and movies to watch offline at a later date.

"The programmes and movies available for download depend on your Sky TV subscription," Sky explained.

"Downloading via Wi-Fi also means that you don’t have to worry about using up your monthly data allowance from your mobile phone provider."

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