Sky Go

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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]

Enjoy Sky GO, movies and streaming series on your PC, Mac, mobile, tablet and more devices. Link to this page Print: Loading Sky Maps.

  1. The Sky Go app is available for all Sky TV customers at no extra cost, so you can watch Sky on the go on your mobile, tablet or laptop.
  2. Sky Go Extra is an online television service provided for Sky TV subscribers. It is owned by Sky Group and was launched originally on January 22, 2013, allowing users to access live and on-demand events on this platform. Most of Sky’s content will be available on this app, but some streaming rights restrictions may apply to some of the.

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]

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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 on Firestick can help you to watch your favourite movies, TV Show, Web Series as well as Live TV Channels. However, the installation process is so simple but still many people don’t know about this so if you are one of them then you came to the right place.

In today’s guide, I am going to tell you everything about how we can install and use SkyGo on Firestick easily. Don’t forget to read the complete instructions and don’t skip any step otherwise, you will be failed. If you already don’t know about this app then it is the package from Sky TV.

In this app, you will find many TV Shows, On-Demand videos, Movies, Web Series, Sports, and other sorts of Live TV applications. For this make sure you have already bought their package otherwise you will not be able to use it as it doesn’t offer any free trial or anything else.

Can You Get Sky Go on Firestick?

Before we move towards the guide there is a question that many people are asking throughout the internet as can I get Sky Go on Firestick? The answer is Yes you can get the Sky Go app on Firestick 4K, FireTV Cube, and other devices instantly. Although the app is not officially available yet but to get this app we simply need to sideload it.

Just like this app, there are various apps that are available on the different app stores but not on the Amazon Store. It is because these apps are not compatible with the TV yet or they haven’t met an agreement with Amazon. In this way to get these sorts of apps that are not available on the Amazon Store the simple trick to get them is sideloading.

The sideloading of the apps is also known as Jailbreaking which is completely natural and is not harmful at all. It is basically a feature that is disabled by default but it can be enabled instantly. I have written a whole guide on Jailbreak that you should probably need to read if you don’t know much about sideloading: What is Jailbreak & How to jailbreak Firestick

How To Install Sky Go on Firestick

There are basically two methods to install SkyGo on Firestick, in which first method we directly download from Amazon Store. While in the second method we will use an app called Downloader which helps to sideload third-party applications on FireTV Stick.

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So, first, let’s check out the direct download Sky Go on Firestick method:

  • Launch Firestick on TV and from Home Screen move to the above menu and select Search or Magnifying glass icon.
  • Type Sky Go using the virtual keyboard and then click the Search button.
  • At this time you will see various results appear so from here click Sky Go only.
  • After this click on the Get button under the application icon.
  • When clicking on it you will then start downloading the app, after the downloading is completed simply click on the Open button.

Now we have successfully installed SkyGo on our Firestick device and then just launch it and sign in with your account. Here you will find everything that you have subscribed to as well as other suggestion so using your remote play any of your content on using this app.

Recently many users have suggested that they are facing Firestick not compatible issue with the SkyGo, in this way it is highly recommended to use the second method below method.

How To Put Sky Go On Firestick 2021

In case you are facing the compatibility issue along with the Sky Go app then we need to download using a third-party source. This issue mostly occurs while you download directly from the Amazon Store, but if the app is running perfectly then just skip this guide.

The app that we use to sideload SkyGo is Downloader, this is the most famous downloading app that helps you to install third-party apps easily. But for this, we have to first enable the installation of Unknown source because by default Amazon doesn’t want to let users install apps downloaded from browsers.

If you already enabled the Unknown Source then just move to the downloading guide. However for those who don’t know how to enable it can follow this quick guide: How to Enable Apps from Unknown Sources on Firestick

After successfully enabling the installation from Unknown Source now follow the below steps:

From FireTV Stick Home Screen hover to the above menu and select Search.

Now type Downloader in that box and hit enter.

Select the first result with the orange icon and then click on the Download button. The downloading will take a few seconds and after this click open to launch Downloader on Firestick.

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In the first launch you will be asked to allow permission to access Files, Storage etc so just click Allow button.

After this, you will receive a notification regarding their updates so ignore it and click OK it.

Now you will see the simple Home Screen with a small box having HTTP:// attribute, now move to that box and remove HTTP://. After this type this address in that box https://firesticklab.com/skygo.apk and hit the Go button.

The app will start connecting to the server and within a few seconds, it will startdownloading automatically.

Just wait for a while until the file is downloaded and then it will open an installation window so from here click on the Install button.

it will take a few seconds to install and then click Done (don’t open it yet).

You will again see the downloader app with a pop-up window, from this window click on the Delete button. On the next screen again clickonDelete and it will be deleted from the Firestick (this is not the app but we have just deleted its file as we don’t need it anymore).

Now press and hold the Home Screen button and a new window will appear so from here click Applications. Scroll down and you will see the Sky Go icon is available there so simply launch it and that’s it.

Now we have completely installed SkyGo using the downloader method and you will not face incompatible issues anymore. Just follow all the steps above and make sure to download the app using the link provided as I have tested it on my TV and find it working. If you have downloaded it from any other website then I am not guaranteed that it will work as I haven’t tested it.

Sky Go App is no longer work, but you can still use on your FireTV Stick by using Kodi.

Install Sky Go on Kodi

I am receiving many emails regarding some issues with SkyGo TV as they are facing some error message while clicking on the Get Started button. This is why I have been trying several methods to understand how we can fix this issue.

So, after searching for a few days I have finally found a solution for you that is working without any issue. If you are one of them and want to know how to fix this problem then make sure to keep reading this section.

In this section, we are going to install the Sky Go app as a Kodi Addon on Firestick which works without any issue. As I said we are going to use the SkyGo app as an Add-on so for this you need to install Kodi on the FireTV device first.

Kodi is not available on the Amazon Store yet that’s why you need to sideload it by following this article: How To Install Kodi On Amazon Firestick

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Once the Kodi is installed you will be required to enable the Unknown Source option similar to the FireTV device and you can find the complete guide here: How To Enable Unknown Sources On Kodi

After you install Kodi on your device and enable Unknown Source too you are ready to go. Make sure to follow all steps carefully or you may not be able to install this Add-on.

Ok, so once you are ready just follow the given below steps to install SkyGo Add-on:

Open Kodi on your device and from Home Screen click on the Settings or Gear icon located near the Power button.

After this open FileManager located at the top.

From the next screen click on the AddSource button from the left or right section.

It will open a window there and from here click on None-.

You will be asked to type the source URL as https://k.slyguy.xyz and then click Ok.

After this, you will be asked to type the name so simply type it as Sky (just to remember it in the next step).

Now click the Ok button and the source will be saved and you can check name appears there.

When the source has been added just go back to choose Addons.

It will show several options so now simply click on the InstallfromZipFile.

10. This will open a new window having various sources simply choose Sky (or whatever you named source in step 6).

From the next screen click on repository.slyguy.zip.

Now, wait for a while until you receive SlyGuyRepository installed notification on the top right-hand side.

After this, you just need to click on the InstallFromRepository.

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It will show the list of various repositories installed on your device and now click on SlyGuyRepository.

Now you will notice various categories so from here open VideoAddons.

From here you will see various Add-ons available just scroll down and click on SkyGo from the list.

Once you click on it a new screen will appear and from here click the Install button located at the bottom.

When clicking on it a window will appear where it shows Following Add-ons will be Installed just click on the Ok button to confirm.

This will start downloading the Add-on and once the downloading is completed you will receive a notification Sky Go Add-on installed.

That’s it now the Add-on has been installed successfully and you can launch it by going to HomeScreen > Add-ons > Video Add-ons.

When launching this Add-on you will notice two options there as Login and Settings. Simply click on the login button and type your account credentials to start watching your favorite shows from the Sky app.

Sky Go Not Working on Firestick?

If you have Sky Go already installed on Firestick but it’s not working then there could be several reasons. Like the app has a pending update which contains bugs fix etc. Or maybe you downloaded this app from another website that is not compatible with your Firestick.

Also, there is another reason which is a lot of caches stored on your device that keeps stopping the apps from launching. How To Clear Cache on Firestick To Improve Speed

These are the various reasons why almost every Fifth person is facing Sky Go not working issue. So, for this, I have written a quick guide that can help you to overcome this problem.

Solution 1: Check Updates For SkyGo

This has mostly occurred as and well-known solution when an app is not working on Firestick because of a pending update. In this way we have to check if there is any update available or not, so for this, you need to press and hold the home button on the remote for 10 seconds.

It will then open a new window on Firestick with various options so simply from there click on Applications. Here you will see all the apps that are installed on your device. Using the navigation key move to the Sky Go icon and highlight it, and then press the Menu button from Remote.

On the right-hand side below the corner, a menu will appear and check if you find the Update option below the More Info button. If there is an update pending then click the Update button, it will ask for confirmation so press Yes and the app will start downloading its latest version.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Did you read the complete instructions and successfully installed SkyGo on Firestick? But you still have some doubts in your mind that you want to ask?

Well! make sure to read this faq list given below that will help you to find the most asked questions with their answers quickly. If this doesn’t work then you can also ask me in the comment section below I would love to hear from you.

Can I Install sky go on my Smart TV?

Yes, Sky Go is an application that supports various platforms like Windows, Mac, Android, Firestick, and even other Android-Based Smart TVs. If you have a smart TV or an Android TV then you can simply install this app from their App Store or using a third-party source.

Do I need a VPN for Sky Go?

No, Sky Go is totally legal and safe to use, you don’t need to install any VPN because it only streams content that is legal and is bought by SkyTV. However, in case you are streaming from other sources than using a VPN is highly recommend I have written a complete guide on the best VPN service providers that you should check out. Best VPN For Firestick Review

Does Sky Go allow a screening cast?

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Sky Go is just an application there is no option for Screen Casting, however, you can directly screencast from computer to Firestick in case you want to stream content from your machine. There are various methods of screencasting that can be used for this just check out this guide: How To Cast To Firestick

Does Sky Go Available on Amazon App Store?

Yes, SkyGo is available on the Amazon App Store directly but a few months ago people have reported that they are facing compatibility issues. In case you also have the same issue then make sure to check out my above guide to install SkyGo using Downloader.

Conclusion

Sky Go is the best app for those who already purchase their subscription plan but for some reason, people are facing compatibility issues with this app. However, after reading the above guide you can easily install Sky Go on Firestick without facing any sort of issue. I am personally using it on my TV last month and till now I haven’t seen any problem with it.

You can also download using the Amazon Store but if this doesn’t work then make sure to check out the Downloader method which is more reliable and suitable. But for this, you have to jailbreak Fire TV Stick as without this we cannot install any 3rd-party app on our device.

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If you know any method other than these don’t forget to share it with us so other users can also get benefit from it. Also, if you want to ask any questions make sure to write them down below I would love to hear from you.