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tel_sooty74
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎02-07-2013
My Device: Curve

BLACKBERRY V SKY

Hi, i have a playbook and also an ipad (the wife's), we can use our Sky Go app on the ipad but can't on the playbook due to their use of silverlight.

 

There is a forum on the Sky TV website campaigning them to make this available on the playbook but they appear unmoved!

 

Given that BlackBerry actually sponsor SKY TV I find it bizzare that you allow this to happen!

 

Could you take up the campaign to resolve this issue as complaints from subscribers are now falling on deaf ears!

 

Thanks

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bs342
Posts: 145
Registered: ‎06-06-2011
My Device: Torch 9800 / PlayBook / Z10

Re: BLACKBERRY V SKY

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Great post, I would love to use Sky Go on my Playbook. I think however, and this is only my opinion that because Silverlight is Microsoft technology  it is not really a Sky decision to make Sky Go compatible with the PlayBook. It may be up to BlackBerry and Sky to reach a solution because the fact that Silverlight is Microsoft may be a stumbling block due to the fact that Microsoft have no commercial interest in making life easy for BlackBerry.  This has been proven by the silence from Skype (owned by Microsoft ) regarding its availability for PlayBook and other BlackBerry devices Thankfully Skype have recently  acknowledged that their product will soon be available for Blackberry 10 devices. A sure sign perhaps that that Microsoft are finally waking up to the fact that the Blackberry market should not be ignored. 

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Miffy
Posts: 5
Registered: ‎02-13-2011
My Device: 9780

Re: BLACKBERRY V SKY

Please sign the petition to lobby Sky to make an app for blackberry users for Sky Go  :

 

http://www.change.org/en-GB/petitions/sky-television-make-a-application-for-blackberry-users-for-sky...

 

Copy / paste

To: Sky Television

I've just signed the following petition addressed to: Sky Television.
Make a application for blackberry Playbook users for Sky Go.

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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jarviser
Posts: 1,625
Registered: ‎02-28-2012
My Device: Two PB's

Re: BLACKBERRY V SKY


tel_sooty74 wrote:

Hi, i have a playbook and also an ipad (the wife's), we can use our Sky Go app on the ipad but can't on the playbook due to their use of silverlight.

 

 

 


I don't see the relevance of Silverlight as neither ipad nor playbook use it.

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agordon76
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎04-13-2013
My Device: Z10 and Playbook

Re: BLACKBERRY V SKY

Having a Z10 and Playbook as well as being a SKY customer I can understand SKY not developing application anymore for BlackBerry as they are catering for the mass market of Apple and Android. However, what I cannot understand is why BlackBerry do not insist with the vast amount they must be spending advertising and sponsoring SKY Atlantic. So BlackBerry/RIM wake up and sort SKY or at least remove your sponsorship as it is wasted and makes you appear very foolish