If you have a Sky TV subscription, you’re automatically given access to its on-demand service Sky Go, which allows you to watch programmes on a smartphone, tablet, desktop PC or laptop. But not – or at least not any more – if you’re one of the millions of people who use Chrome, Google’s hugely popular web browser.
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This is because Sky Go requires a plugin called Microsoft Silverlight in order to work, and Google recently stopped supporting Silverlight as a way of displaying online interactive content, switching to the far more popular HTML 5.
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As a result, Sky Go no longer works in the desktop version of the Chrome browser. Sky’s current stance on the matter is that it has no intention of changing Sky Go, meaning that for the foreseeable future it will stay inaccessible on Chrome. We’ve reached out to Sky for a comment and some clarification, but have yet to receive a response.
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How to get Sky Go working on your computer again
So, what can you do about it? Sadly, you’re powerless to get it working in Chrome again. It’s simply not going to happen until Sky decides to change something. That leaves you with two options.
1) Use a different web browser
It’s a pain, we know, particularly if you only ever use Chrome, but it’s a simple enough solution. Just go to go.sky.com as you normally would, but use a browser such as Internet Explorer, Firefox, Opera or Safari. If you’re using Windows 10, be warned that the new Edge browser doesn’t support Silverlight either (yes, Microsoft’s own browser doesn’t support Microsoft’s own plugin).
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2) Download Sky Go Desktop
Your other alternative is to download the dedicated desktop app. It offers largely the same functionality as the Sky Go web page with a couple of additional features. It allows you to save programmes to watch offline, and you can also access it via another internet-capable device (like your smartphone) to download programmes when you’re out and about.
Skype for Web (beta) is now available to try without an invite, providing you’re in the US or the UK that is.
The browser-based version of Skype allows users to make voice and video calls without needing to install the main Skype desktop app. It works in Internet Explorer and Google Chrome on Windows or Safari on Mac OS X.
But the WebRTC plugin that handles the VoIP side of things is not yet available for Chrome OS or Linux.
It’s not all bad though; Skype’s instant messaging feature should (at some point) work on a Chromebook as it doesn’t require a plugin to function.
So why web and why now? Microsoft say they’re doing it “because the hundreds of millions of people […] told us they want to call and IM when they visit our website.”
“We know how critical it is for you to get to your conversations — and Skype for Web helps you get connected anytime.”
How to Try Skype Web in Google Chrome
To try Skype for Web beta right now, in Chrome you need to be either the US or UK and have (or be willing to sign up for) a Skype account.
Then just dart over to web.skype.com in a new tab and sign in with your Skype login. Quick-ity-boo, you’ll be ready to send and receive instant messages with your Skype buddies.
To make a voice or video call you will need to install a plugin (you’ll be prompted to do this after signing in) but, as mentioned earlier, the plugin is only available for Windows and Mac OS X users.
Microsoft has also uploaded a ‘Skype Calling’ extension to the Chrome Web Store and will, on Windows, ask you to install it. It’s not instantly clear what this add-ons does but its permissions set implies it does more than let you click phone numbers online.
Let us know what you think
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I’m not a heavy Skype user so I can’t attest to the quality of calls and video versus the standard desktop app. It works, which given the beta tag is pretty much all to be expected for now.
The service is available from today in the US and UK. Access for other countries is to roll out over the coming weeks.
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If you try it out let us know what you think.