The Sky Kids apps has launched an offline playback feature, allowing children to watch their favourite shows without a Wi-Fi connection.
This function is now available to any customers with a Sky Go Extra or Sky Multiscreen account, so they can download programmes to their tablets and watch them at any location.
A large selection of popular children's TV shows are available via the app, including Boomerang’s Top Cat, Milkshake!’s Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom, Nick Jr.’s Paw Patrol and Cartoon Network’s Adventure Time.
Lucy Murphy, Head of Kids Content at Sky, is therefore confident this brand new feature could be a godsend for parents who are struggling to keep their children entertained during a long trip this summer.
"The destination might be fun, but getting there can be an ordeal with longer journeys and the inevitable delays causing mutiny in the passenger seats," she commented.
Ms Murphy added that Sky has been very pleased with the customer response to the app since its launch earlier this year.
Indeed, she stated that it has been downloaded by thousands of households, with more than 15 million episodes being streamed thus far.
Planned future developments include new episodes of Morph later in the year, along with programmes by Sky Sports designed to fuel interest and participation in sport among young people.
Sky Kids also plans to unveil children's versions of the popular Sky 1 science panel show Duck Quacks Don't Echo, as well as wildlife documentary series Big Cats, An Amazing Animal Family.