The Sky bet app is now available for Android users from the Google Play store and is free to download. Our review of this app is based on our opinion of the app and any promotional offers mentioned are subject to change. Further terms will apply – The Sky bet site will have all the details you’ll need for this.
Sky Bet Android app review
|Sky Bet android app free bet||key facts|
|Cost to download||Free|
|New customer offer||£20 free bet|
|Category||Sports betting apps|
|Date first launched||20/3/17|
|Operating system||4.4 Kitkat and above|
Everything is covered here, although there is an obvious, and understandable, focus on events that Sky Sports is covering live. This often means that football is the order of the day. However, there are dedicated buttons for racing and a wealth of options to explore within the sidebar.
Sky Bet will now price up some predictions for you via the request a bet feature. This is available on the app or via twitter if you tweet them using #requestabet. Requests can be made on all kinds of markets including a goal, player bookings, booking points number of corners and goal scorers. They used to offer “hit the woodwork” but this has since been withdrawn.
As mentioned, the simple number of markets here is exceptional. There’s a wide range of events dominating your screen as soon as you log into the app.
The day’s main events appear at the head of the home page screen. There are four main buttons, which will prove to be your starting point of navigating around the wide range of bets available. These buttons are Featured, Live, Next Races and Coupons. Hitting any of these will fill the third section of your screen with a whole host of events, specially curated by the guys at Sky Bet. These events can then be clicked on to reveal all the available bets.
Chances are that you will find most of what you want here. If not, there is a sidebar to access a whole host of more minor sports such as Aussie Rules and Gaelic Games. There’s also virtual offerings, TV and film specials and even odds on politics. It all makes for a really balanced offering which you can return on to bet on something new time and time again.
In-play betting options within the Sky Bet Android app also incentivises visiting regularly. There’s a great depth of in-play betting options here, obviously focusing around key sports like the racing, football, golf and tennis. The site also offers specials – so it may flash up a deal for Aguero to score next, for example, at limited time odds especially for in-play bettors. Log on during a typical Saturday afternoon and the majority of the promoted items within the app are in-play specials.
You’ll also find specials based around Sky’s TV coverage, so expect a heavy focus on football transfers, for example, on transfer deadline day. All of which brings us to our main problem with this particular app. While Sky holds the lions’ share of sporting rights in the UK, there is next to no live streaming on offer within the Sky Bet app, or, in fact, on their site at all.
You can, of course, watch coverage of all Sky events with a Sky Sports subscription or Now TV pass. But does it really have to be this way when other sites offer it to their bettors for free?
This is a great all round offering from Sky Bet, one of the modern-day giants of the betting arena. You wouldn’t expect any less from a firm that really is at the forefront of sports coverage in the United Kingdom. You’ll find reams of sports and markets to bet on here, with competitive odds and enticing in-play options. Were it not for the lack of a competitive live-streaming options, this would be one of the leading betting apps on the market.
But as it is, this is still a worthwhile app to add to the home screen of your Android device. It’s easy to use, has a wealth of information at your fingertips and unique, quirky markets that you might not find anywhere else. When teamed with a Sky Sports subscription, this app makes a whole lot of sense and is a captivating betting option.