Sky Mobile has announced a new version of its Watch offer, that gives customers unlimited streaming on any Sky app without using a single MB of their data allowance.
Streaming apps like Sky Go allow users to watch Sky movies, TV shows and sports matches on the go, but they can consume huge amounts of data.
For example, one episode of Game of Thrones will eat through 1.4GB of data, while a full Premiere League match will use 2.7 GB.
The previous version of Watch let users download shows onto their mobile phones to watch offline with Sky Go Extra.
However, this is the first time that customers will be able to stream shows wherever they are, without using their data allowance.
The offer covers streaming on any Sky app – including Sky Go, Sky Kids, Sky Sports and Sky Cinema – and applies anywhere in the UK and the EU, subject to network coverage.
However, what customers can access will depend on their Sky TV subscription.
If you don’t have a Sky TV package, you can still use Sky streaming apps that don’t require a subscription without using your data, such as Sky News.
“Streaming films and TV shows on-the-go is now one of the most popular ways to pass time while travelling or commuting,” said Sophia Ahmad, Director of Sky Mobile.
“Our new Watch offer makes it easier for our customers to stay up to date with the unmissable must-watch television, from Game of Thrones to F1 races.”
The new service is good news for Sky Mobile customers, but Sky isn’t the only mobile operator to offer this kind of deal.
For example, Three Mobile has an offer called Go Binge that lets customers with plans above 12GB get data-free streaming from apps including Netflix , TV Player, Snapchat, Apple Music and Deezer.