Virgin Media customers with a Sky Sports subscription can now use Android smartphones, tablets and laptops to access the Sky Sports app for the first time.

The operator app was previously only available to Apple iOS devices. It means subscribers can now stream Sky Sports 1 to 5, Sky Sports F1 and Sky Sports News HQ live on Android devices wherever they have a 3G, 4G or WiFi connection in the UK.

Scott Kewley, Director of Digital Entertainment at Virgin Media said: “The Sky Sports app for Android cements our position as the home of sports TV at home or on the move and means we now have a full complement of Android and iOS apps for both Sky Sports and Sky Movies. Our customers enjoy the same access to Sky Sports on the go as Sky customers

All Virgin Media TiVo customers can also access Virgin TV Anywhere for free from their iOS or Android device allowing them to watch 103 channels live over WiFi and manage their TiVo boxes remotely from anywhere in the world using a 3G or 4G connection.