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Sky Go is an online television service from Sky Group provided free for Sky TV subscribers that allows users to watch live and on demand Sky TV via an internet connection. The Sky Go app is available on Windows and Mac computers and also on Android and iOS devices.

Overview[edit]

On demand content comprises sports highlights, latest news, movies and TV programmes. Content is viewable for a limited amount of time and is protected by digital rights management software provided by Microsoft and the NDS Group, and therefore cannot be copied to disc or viewed beyond the date carried by its license. The service is available at no extra cost to existing Sky TV customers, with accessible content depending on the subscriber's Sky package. Non-Sky TV customers can access the service by subscribing on a pay-per-view basis.

Sky Go is viewable on up to two devices, with the ability to increase this to four devices with Sky Go Extra for a monthly fee. The now-deprecated Microsoft Silverlight 3.0 browser plug-in is required to play content on computers. Due to viewing rights, certain programmes are not available to watch via Sky Go, and are 'blacked out' from the schedule. To have access to the full selection of live TV channels available on Sky Go, users will need a subscription to the relevant Sky TV packages that correspond to the available channels.

History[edit]

Sky Player on Windows Media Center

It originally launched on 11 January 2006 as Sky by Broadband. On 25 November 2006 Sky announced that Sky By Broadband had been rebranded as Sky Anytime on PC. The rebranding also coincided with an update to the client, which included a new interface and a pay-per-view service for movies and US television shows. On 16 May 2008, Sky Anytime on PC was rebranded as Sky Player, along with updated software to include live simulcasts of Sky News and Sky Sports.

On 29 October 2009, the service expanded on to the Xbox 360. An Xbox Live Gold subscription is required, and users need to register via the Sky Go website.[1] Features include a party system which allows multiple users to watch content at the same time, with users represented by their Xbox 360 Avatars in a virtual room. Due to the high level of demand, the launch of the service was troublesome and technical issues caused the entire Sky Go platform to become unavailable. To rectify this, Sky decided to open up Sky Go on Xbox 360 to users incrementally over the following days.[2]

On 19 November 2009, Sky Player was also made available to Windows Media Center-equipped Windows 7 computers.

Users of 3G phones on Vodafone, Orange, and T-Mobile could subscribe to Sky Mobile TV. The service consisted of three packages —-Sky News, Sport and Factual Pack; Sky Entertainment Pack; and Sky Music Pack—-which include a mixture of live and made-for-mobile channels of broadcasters’ channels.

On 6 July 2011, Sky Player and Sky Mobile TV services were merged and rebranded as Sky Go.[3] Key changes include the ability to watch live channels in line with your Sky TV subscription at no additional cost, limited to two simultaneous devices. Support for Windows Media Center was dropped, however an app was released for Apple's iOS operating system, used on the iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch. A Sky Go app for Android devices was released on 20 February 2012.[4] Sky Go for Android does not work on rooted phones and was initially only available on a selection of Android phones from HTC and Samsung.[5] On 11 December 2012, Sky Go added support for Jelly Bean and additional devices, including those from Google, LG and Sony.[6]

As of 2013, Sky Go is not in development for other platforms such as BlackBerry 10, Windows Phone 8 or Windows RT, as Sky believes that the market is too small to justify the cost of development.[7][8]

On 22 January 2013, a download service called Sky Go Extra was added, allowing up to four users to download content to their computers, smartphones and tablets to view offline for an additional monthly fee.[9] The download feature was previously available for free in the Sky Go Desktop client.

On 1 May 2014, Sky announced the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 will be receiving Sky Go by the end of 2014.[10] The PlayStation 4 received the service on 3 December 2014, through an application named 'TV from Sky' [11] and on 29 January 2015 Sky launched this application on the PlayStation 3.[12]

Since 2019, Sky Mobile customers can use Sky Go including Sky Cinema and Sky Sports without a mobile data charge.

References[edit]

  1. ^'Watch TV From Sky Through Your XBOX 360'. Xbox.com. 25 September 2009. Retrieved 6 November 2009.
  2. ^'Sky Player's Delayed launch'. pocket-lint.com. 28 October 2009. Retrieved 8 February 2010.
  3. ^'Sky TV Goes Online and Mobile for all 10 million customers'. British Sky Broadcasting. 10 June 2011.
  4. ^'Sky Go for Android launched'. TechRadar. 20 February 2012.
  5. ^'Sky Go for Android: If you want it to work, don't upgrade to Android 4.0'. Electricpig. 20 February 2012.
  6. ^'Sky Go Android app launched for 14 new devices including Google Nexus 4'. Trusted Reviews. 11 December 2012.
  7. ^'Don't hold your breath for Sky Go on Windows Phone or Surface'. TechRadar. 12 November 2012.
  8. ^'Sky Go BlackBerry 10 app not in the works says broadcaster'. Trusted Reviews. 1 February 2013.
  9. ^'Sky Go Extra download service launches'. The Daily Telegraph. 22 January 2013.
  10. ^'Sky Go and NOW TV to join PlayStation®4 this summer'. BSkyB. 1 May 2014.
  11. ^Duncan Heaney. Sky Go app available for PlayStation 4, but it’s not called Sky Go, broadbandchoices.co.uk, December, 2014.
  12. ^Rik Henderson. Sky Go now available for PS3 owners too, TV from Sky app in PlayStation Store, pocket-lint.com, January, 2015.

External links[edit]

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Sky Go and HDMI cables aren’t the easiest things to use together for various reasons. Here’s a workaround to make things a bit simpler for anyone wishing to watch Sky Go.

Sky Go is a great way to enjoy Sky channels on your TV, laptop, iPhone, iPad, Android tablet or phone.

Unfortunately, the service doesn’t allow you to use an HDMI cable directly, but there are ways to work around this issue.

Some Smart TVs also do not currently support the Sky Go app which means you might be stuck watching it on a smaller screen.

How to watch Sky Go on your phone

If you’re off on holiday or have a lot of travels planned and you’re a Sky subscriber, why not download the Sky Go app on your laptop or phone?

Knives out movie full. With this installed, you need to log in with your Sky ID and password. You should have set this up when you first joined Sky. With that done, you’re free to browse and enjoy Sky programming on your mobile device or laptop.

You can also download shows and movies to watch while you’re offline if you’re a Sky Go Extra customer, which is particularly useful when you’re heading abroad on holiday to avoid data charges.

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Why won’t my HDMI cable work with Sky Go?

Sky TV hasn’t cited in an official statement why an HDMI cable won’t work when trying to watch Sky Go on your TV.

The reason for HDMI and Sky Go being incompatible is most likely a way of protecting the Sky Go content. Sky may be concerned with what customers could do with the Sky Go content. For all they know, customers could be sharing content with other people who aren’t paying customers by recording shows.

We understand this can be frustrating when you pay for the service and then you can’t use it the way you want to. Many Sky Go customers wish to watch the service on a bigger screen and an HDMI cable enables just that.

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Workaround for Sky Go and HDMI

Unfortunately, Sky Go doesn’t allow you to use an HDMI cable to watch it on TV.

However, the Sky Go app is downloadable for Android users, so if you have an Android TV you may be able to install the Android app and watch Sky Go content.

Alternatively, if you have a console, such as an Xbox or a PlayStation, download the Sky Go app and watch it on your TV through that way.

How To Stream Sky Go On Tv

An economic way to watch Sky Go is by buying a streaming stick. See our guide on how to get Sky Go on an Amazon Firestick.

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