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Sky comes to iPhone, O2 customers get 3 months free

First it came to Xbox 360 (eventually), and now Sky has launched a live TV iPhone app that will allow users to get exclusive access to Sky Sports and

Even better news is that O2 users will be able to get the app for free for the first three months, giving Orange another run for its money on the day it finally gets its hands on Apple’s handset.

Users will be able to stream Premiership matches on their phone over Wifi from Sky Sports 1, 2 and 3, as well as get access to Sky Sports News, Sky Sports Extra, Sky News, At The Races and ESPN.

After the three month free period you’ll need to cough up £6 a month, but that’s still a bargain for sports fans who can’t afford the full Sky TV service.

It’s worth noting that you will need wireless connectivity to stream the content, and won’t work over 3G so make sure you get yourself near a hotspot when there’s a big match on.

O2 users can sign up for the three free months by texting “Sky” to 2020, and will get reminder messages about the £6 per month charge before it happens.

Of course Orange iPhone users can also sign up for the service, but will have to pay the £6 per month from the get go.

What do you think to the new app, and will you be giving it a try? Let us know below.

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Dan is Editor-in-chief of Stuff, working across the magazine and the Stuff.tv website.  Our Editor-in-Chief is a regular at tech shows such as CES in Las Vegas, IFA in Berlin and Mobile World Congress in Barcelona as well as at other launches and events. He has been a CES Innovation Awards judge. Dan is completely platform agnostic and very at home using and writing about Windows, macOS, Android and iOS/iPadOS plus lots and lots of gadgets including audio and smart home gear, laptops and smartphones. He's also been interviewed and quoted in a wide variety of places including The Sun, BBC World Service, BBC News Online, BBC Radio 5Live, BBC Radio 4, Sky News Radio and BBC Local Radio.

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