Anyone wishing to use the application available on the App store Go Sky must take into account the large traffic consumption provided for streaming.
Go Sky the new functionality is made available by the Sky satellite platform to allow subscribers to see their favorite programs on PCs, tablets and smartphones without having to be tied to clear canonical position between the couch and television. The flow of images arrives in this case through the Internet and can be accessed even in mobility by means of a 3G connection.
Inevitably this last detail, however, requires a thorough reflection regarding a problem at all relevant: how much traffic uses the fruition of Sky Go? According to current technologies is really conceivable watching TV without a 3G network pay heavy additional costs?
First, it should be noted that there are no official data on consumption: depends, in fact, available from banda and the device in use. For a better quality of streaming is obviously advisable to rely on fixed line or Wi-Fi networks, but Sky still provides a good quality service with a minimal amount of bandwidth to be able to make real the possibility of ubiquitous access to programs. However the group is able to provide even the most objective and detailed information about the expected use, thus providing data with which to make more precise calculations of maximum according to your subscription and 3G devices is expected to be able to use.
As explained by Sky, “To improve the signal quality (and therefore the quality of vision) increased phone traffic consumed.” However” a rough indication for a streaming fluid is consumed approximate time between 300 MB and 500 MB for tablets and between 160 MB and 300 MB for iPhone. The maximum values of consumption (and therefore the theoretical ones on which to make their own calculations) are as follows:
|Device||Max consumption||Minimum Requirements||Banda recommended|
|iPhone||300 MB/h||Audio only: 64 kb/sAudio-Video: 128 kb/s||600kb/s|
|Tablet||900 MB/h||Audio only: 64 kb/s
Audio-Video: 128 kb/s
|PC||1,2 GB/h||at least 400 kb/s||Between 1 and 1.5 mb / s|
Remember that the quality of streaming dynamically adapts to the quality of the connection and that when not using the app does not consume Sky Go traffic. In light of the consumption figures indicated, the use of Sky Go is highly recommended in the networks to which you have access at no additional cost because few hours of vision is sufficient to exceed the threshold average offered by traditional consumer subscriptions 3G.
Another important detail is relevant to the content accessible: “Some content is not available on 3G mobile connection, landline / Wi-Fi or both” and between them shall be included football matches of the Serie A (exclusive Sky). In this case the problem is not in terms of connectivity, but rather in terms of rights to broadcast the same content online.