The following guide will show you How to watch Sky Go on Smart TV. The Sky Go app is excellent for watching TV channels from Sky and other UK-based networks. It also has a vast library of on-demand movies, TV shows, and box sets, offering hundreds of hours of entertainment on the go.
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However, the list of compatible devices is quite limited, which is something you may have noticed when trying to watch Sky Go on smart TV. Although you can watch live TV channels and on-demand content on your Sky TV box, the complimentary online service Sky Go isn’t as versatile as they advertise it to be.
Assuming that you have a Sky TV subscription, you can follow this guide to learn more about watching Sky Go on smart TV. We have also included a few workarounds to get Sky Go working on other devices.
- 1 Is it Possible to Watch Sky Go on Smart TV?
Is it Possible to Watch Sky Go on Smart TV?
There are a few things you need before you can watch Sky Go on your smart TV, and one of them is Chromecast.
Whether it’s a dongle solution or your TV has Chromecast built-in, it will be required for mirroring content from the Sky Go app.
Alternatively, you can use an HDMI cable to connect a PC or laptop to your TV for streaming Sky Go channels and VOD content.
Even though Sky Go is one of the biggest streaming services in the United Kingdom, the famous pay-TV provider Sky still doesn’t officially support Android TV, Amazon Fire TV, and Samsung/LG/VIZIO smart TVs.
Despite the unavailability, subscribers have found alternative ways to watch Sky Go on their TVs, which you can check out below. We have tested some of the workarounds and found them to be working.
Watch Sky Go on TV Using Chromecast
The Sky Go app doesn’t have Chromecast support. People often mix up the UK version of the Sky Go app with the one available in New Zealand, which officially supports Chromecast devices.
Still, there’s a way to cast Sky Go content to Chromecast from a PC or laptop, with the whole process going as follows:
- First, download and install Google Chrome on your PC or laptop in case you don’t have it already.
- Now get the Sky Go desktop app from sky.com/watch/sky-go and sign in with your Sky ID.
- After that, start streaming something from the Sky Go app, then open up a Chrome window.
- Click the (⋮) ellipsis icon at the right end of the navigation bar above the Chrome window, and click the Cast option in the following menu.
- In the next pop-up window, select Sources and click the Cast desktop Chrome will scan for Chromecast devices on the same network.
- Assuming that your PC/laptop and Chromecast device is connected to your local Wi-Fi hotspot, you will be able to select your Chromecast from the scan results.
- Once you select the Chromecast device, click Share. You should see the mirrored desktop feed on your TV.
- Minimize the Chrome window and return to the Sky Go app.
If you have followed the steps correctly, then you should be able to watch Sky Go content on your TV over Chromecast.
Watch Sky Go on Smart TV Using HDMI
Connecting your PC or laptop to your TV over HDMI is the hassle-free way to watch Sky Go content.
As long as there are HDMI ports on both of your devices, you can use an HDMI cable to connect your computer to your TV and mirror your desktop over a wired and reliable interface.
After that, simply launch the Sky Go app from your desktop and begin playing back a live TV channel or on-demand content on your TV.
It’s worth mentioning that this workaround won’t work if you use an HDMI adapter to connect your smartphone to the TV.
Also, make sure to plug one end of the HDMI cable to your TV’s HDMI port that supports at least HDCP 2.2 (High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection). Otherwise, you will only see a black screen in the Sky Go app player.
Can I Put Sky Go on my Smart TV Using a PlayStation 4?
While PlayStation 4 is primarily advertised for playing games, you can also use it as a Blu-Ray player or a streaming device to watch movies, TV shows, and live TV channels.
Sky officially offers its streaming app named “TV from Sky” for the PS4. Although it’s not the same app as Sky Go, TV from Sky shares the same content library.
Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to watch Sky Go on TV using a PlayStation 4:
- If you have the Sky Q box, you can skip this step. Else, contact Sky (0330 041 3000) and add the Sky Go Extra (£5+) add-on to your existing Sky TV subscription. You will need it to get the “TV from Sky” app activated on your PS4.
- Next, go to the PlayStation Store and download the “TV from Sky” app on PS4.
- Launch “TV from Sky” from the TV & Video section of the PS4 home screen.
- Click the Sign In option on the welcome page, then enter your Sky ID and password.
Once you are logged in to the “TV from Sky” app, you will be able to watch almost all the live TV channels included in your Sky TV subscription, as well as stream catch-ups, movies, and TV box sets from Sky’s on-demand library.
Watch Sky Go on TV Using an Xbox One
The “TV from Sky” (Sky Go alternative) app is also available for the Xbox One game console. If you have one lying around, you can use it to watch Sky channels and on-demand box sets on your TV. Just do the following:
- First, Go to the Store from the Xbox One dashboard and search for the “TV from Sky” app, and download it.
- Now launch “TV from Sky” from the My games and apps section on your Xbox One.
- Enter your Sky ID and password, then click Submit. You should get logged in to the app.
Upon successful login, you can watch the same live TV channels and on-demand content from the “TV from Sky” app, as you would find in Sky Go’s streaming library. Note that you will have to pay for the Sky Go Extra add-on, similar to what we need for “TV from Sky” to work on PlayStation 4.
Apps On Chromecast
Can I Get Sky Go on Android Box / TV?
Unfortunately, there’s no official Sky Go app for Android TV, Fire TV, or Apple TV devices. You can only get the Sky Go mobile app on Android and iOS smartphones/tablets from their respective app stores.
Although many websites claim to have the Sky Go mobile app working on Android TV and Fire TV devices, it’s completely false and misleading.
While it’s possible to sideload the Sky Go APK file on Android TV and Fire TV, it will simply crash or show you an error message when you try to get past the login screen.
Also, a lot of sites trick users into installing a “modded” version of the Sky Go app that apparently works on Android TV and Fire TV devices.
However, most of these modified APK files are injected with malicious code that is meant to collect your sensitive information and slow down your device. We recommend you to avoid installing untrusted APK files from such websites.
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This guide has hopefully cleared your doubts about watching Sky Go on smart TV. While there is no official Sky Go app for Android TV or LG/Samsung/Vizio Smart TVs as of now, you can follow one of our workarounds and watch your favorite Sky Go channels and on-demand content on your big screen.
Sports fans are spoilt for choice when it comes to Chromecast. If you want all of the Premier League games without a TV subscription, you can make that happen.
If you want Formula 1 races, MotoGP, UFC fights, kickboxing, surfing, extreme sports, you can cast all that and more from your iOS or Android device.
Here’s our round up of the only sports-based Chromecast apps worth your attention.
The BBC Sport mobile apps are fully Chromecast-compatible, so you can cast live feeds and on-demand video clips to your TV, if for whatever reason you can’t get the TV channels, red button’s not working or BBC iPlayer doesn’t have it yet.
Speaking of which, it’s worth pointing out that BBC iPlayer for iOS and Android works with Chromecast too. So whenever there’s some Wimbledon, World Cup, Olympic or Commonwealth Games action on the BBC’s main channels, open up iPlayer, hit the Google Cast icon and you’re good to go.
BBC Sport:iTunes, Google Play
Now TV + Sky Sports Pass
Don’t forget to check out our Chromecast Mirroring Tips & Tricks and Best Chromecast Apps featuresNow TV is a live and on-demand streaming service run by Sky for folks who can’t get (or don’t want) a dish installed at home or for whatever reason plain don’t want regular Sky TV.
This means you can get the premium Sky TV channels, like Sky Movies, Sky 1, Sky Atlantic – and Sky Sports – for less.
Right now, a Now TV Sky Sports pass will currently set you back either £6.99/day or £10.99/week.
The daily pass might not seem like a great deal, but if you just want to watch a couple of key Premier League or SPFL games a month or tune in for the British Grand Prix, it’s not a bad idea.
A Sky Sports Pass on Now TV will give you access to Sky Sports 1-5 and Sky Sports F1, in other words, the meat of the Sky Sports subscription service.
Note that if you want access to all of the English Premier League games, then you’ll need to look elsewhere too, because Sky doesn’t have them all…
Now TV:iTunes, Google Play
If you get your broadband from BT or you’re a Sky TV customer and you’ve got BT Sport, you can access the BT Sport apps and cast live football, MotoGP, Supercars, UFC and more.
Between them, Sky and BT have all of the English Premier League games for the next three seasons.
Unlike Now TV, you can’t pay for BT Sport as and when you want it – it’s either included free with a BT Broadband subscription, or, if you’ve got Sky TV, you can pay from £12/month for the TV channels. Logging in to the mobile app with your BT ID will see you able to access live streams on the go.
Virgin Media customers with the BT Sport channels can watch content through the TV Anywhere iOS and Android apps, but currently there’s no way to cast this to TV screens.
BT Sport:iTunes, Google Play
Red Bull TV
The Red Bull TV apps don’t give you wings, but they will give you access to some of the most extreme of extreme sports out there.
BMXing, mountain biking, skiing, surfing, snowboarding, MotoGP, free running plus signature events like Red Bull’s Air Races and X-Fighters can all be found here.
Red Bull TV:iTunes, Google Play
Pluto TV channels 300-399
Pluto.TV is kind of like Chromecast’s very own Freeview – it’s a mini EPG that you can access from your phone and cast to your TV.
While there’s hundreds of channels, including one entirely devoted to cat videos, there’s also currently ten sports feeds.
Like Red Bull TV, these are mainly focussed on extreme sports, skating, surfing and snowboarding, but if you like watching people beat the crap out of each other, there’s also some UFC action on Fight (channel 306), kickboxing on the, er, Kickboxing channel (308) plus the self-explanatory Hockey Fights (channel 308).
Or just watch the cat videos. They’re on channel 406.
Pluto TV:iTunes, Google Play
Reuters Sports Reel
While this doesn’t give you access to live feeds, the Reuters Sports Pass app lets you browse through the news agency’s photo reels on your phone or tablet – or cast them to your TV if you wish.
Sky Go App Google Chromecast App
Shots from Formula 1, Tour de France, Formula 1, US Open tennis plus English Premier League football sit side by side with NFL football, baseball and others.
The app is free and doesn’t require a subscription to use.
Google Chromecast App For Laptop
Reuters Sports Reel: iTunes, Google Play