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.
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.
Bear in mind, to watch Sky Go on a console you need to be on the Sky Go Extra subscription. To see what subscription plan you have, consider ringing the Sky helpline (0330 041 3000). Another tip that has led to some confusion is Sky Go is called “TV from Sky” on console stores (both Xbox and Playstation). Sky Go Extra works as a premium service to Sky Go, since Sky Go extra charges a small fee to grant users access to some features. Those features may include the ability to stream content in up to four devices and being able to download content from this platform to a mobile device or computer to watch.
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.
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.
When it comes to showing Formula 1 live in the United Kingdom, Sky F1 has become the undisputed king.
Sky serves as the exclusive owner of F1 rights in the UK – its main TV outlet is the Sky Sports F1 channel which was launched in 2012 and brings every free practice session, qualifying and race live to its viewers.
From 2019 to 2024, Sky Sports F1 has exclusive rights to broadcast Formula 1 live in the UK and Ireland, while it also sub-licences highlights of all races and qualifying sessions plus the entire live coverage of British Grand Prix weekend to UK free-to-air broadcaster Channel 4.
Initially, the BBC had exclusive rights to show Formula 1 in the UK until 2013, but a new broadcast deal was announced on July 29 2011 stating Sky Sports would cover all races live (half of which would be exclusive to them).
Both Sky and the BBC would broadcast the remaining races live, including the British Grand Prix and final race, while the BBC also showed highlights for all races.
Following the 2015 season, BBC would relinquish its broadcasting rights to Channel 4, before Sky Sports began an exclusive broadcasting deal from 2019.
As of 2020, Sky Sports also offered live coverage of pre-season testing, allowing viewers to soak up all eight hours of running across each and every one of the six days and also the three that took place for the 2021 season.
As well as the Sky Sports F1 TV channel, subscribers can also watch all the action on the move through the Sky Go app. It can be downloaded for your phone (Android and Apple), laptop or tablet, meaning viewers can keep up to date with all the action on the go.
If that is not enough to keep on top of the action then viewers can dive deeper by heading over to Sky Race Control – it’s available via the red button on the Sky Sports F1 channel and Sky Sports iPad app.
Features include race coverage, official Formula 1 timing showing times of all 20 drivers in every session and three selective on-board camera feeds alternating between certain drivers.
Sky F1 Schedule & TV Guide
The fact Sky gave Formula 1 its own standalone channel shows just how important the series is to the pay-TV broadcaster.
And such is the quality, several broadcasters from around the world simply use Sky Sports F1’s coverage on their own network.
ESPN, the main broadcaster of Formula 1 in the United States and Puerto Rico, uses Sky Sports F1’s live coverage for all qualifying sessions and races. TSN in Canada and Fox Sports in Australia also use Sky Sports F1’s coverage.
And it’s not just the live racing which Sky has covered. Here are some of the other shows which fans can sink their teeth into during a regular weekly schedule:
The F1 Show
The first programme to air on Sky Sports F1 was its weekly magazine show ‘The F1 Show’. As the name suggests, this programme covers all the major talking points of a race weekend, while giving viewers an insight into life within the Formula 1 paddock.
It was initially presented by Georgie Thompson and Ted Kravitz (apart from the launch show, which was presented by Simon Lazenby), then by Kravitz and Natalie Pinkham.
From 2014 it was presented by Pinkham or Rachel Brookes with appearances from the likes of David Croft, Paul di Resta, Anthony Davidson, Johnny Herbert and Damon Hill.
Legends of F1
From 2012 to 2014, ‘F1 Legends’ was a series of interviews with some of the greatest names in Formula 1 history, hosted by Steve Rider.
It all started with two-time World Champion Emerson Fittipaldi on March 9 2012, while the late, great Niki Lauda was the final superstar to appear on September 21 2014. The interviews are still replayed on the channel to this day.
Welcome to the Weekend
Initially known as ‘The F1 Report’, the show is presented by Pinkham or Brookes and formerly featured analyst Marc Priestley.
It is usually shown on a Thursday before the start of a race weekend and looks in further depth at some of the stories and incidents which occurred in the aftermath of the previous race and a look ahead at what to expect from the next race on the calendar.
Coverage of a Formula 1 race from the archives. It commonly corresponds to the race set to take place that weekend – just to get you in the mood.
Presented during pre-season testing, qualifying and on race days, Ted Kravitz takes a trip down the pit lane to discuss how the session turned out for all the teams, discussing any major stories or controversies along the way and bringing the viewer some excellent behind-the-scenes stories which do not always make the main live coverage.
He also grabs some interviews with any individuals of interest who are hanging around, whether they really want to or not…
2021 Sky F1 Live Race Coverage
Bahrain Grand Prix: March 26-28 2021 – exclusively live on Sky Sports F1
Made in Italy and Emilia Romagna Grand Prix: April 16-18 2021 – exclusively live on Sky Sports F1
Portuguese Grand Prix: April 30-May 2 2021 – exclusively live on Sky Sports F1
Spanish Grand Prix: May 7-9 2021 – exclusively live on Sky Sports F1
Monaco Grand Prix: May 20-23 2021 – exclusively live on Sky Sports F1
Azerbaijan Grand Prix: June 4-6 2021 – exclusively live on Sky Sports F1
Canadian Grand Prix: June 11-13 2021 – exclusively live on Sky Sports F1
French Grand Prix: June 25-27 2021 – exclusively live on Sky Sports F1
Austrian Grand Prix: July 2-4 2021 – exclusively live on Sky Sports F1
British Grand Prix: July 16-18 2021 – live on Sky Sports F1 and Channel 4
Hungarian Grand Prix: July 30-August 1 2021 – exclusively live on Sky Sports F1
Belgian Grand Prix: August 27-29 2021 – exclusively live on Sky Sports F1
Dutch Grand Prix: September 3-5 2021 – exclusively live on Sky Sports F1
Italian Grand Prix: September 10-12 2021 – exclusively live on Sky Sports F1
Russian Grand Prix: September 24-26 2021 – exclusively live on Sky Sports F1
Singapore Grand Prix: October 1-3 2021 – exclusively live on Sky Sports F1
Japanese Grand Prix: October 8-10 2021 – exclusively live on Sky Sports F1
United States Grand Prix: October 22-24 2021 – exclusively live on Sky Sports F1
Mexican Grand Prix: October 29-31 2021 – exclusively live on Sky Sports F1
Sao Paulo Grand Prix: November 5-7 2021 – exclusively live on Sky Sports F1
Australian Grand Prix: November 19-21 2021 – exclusively live on Sky Sports F1
Saudi Arabian Grand Prix: December 3-5 2021 – exclusively live on Sky Sports F1
Abu Dhabi Grand Prix: December 10-12 2021 – exclusively live on Sky Sports F1
Check out the full Sky Sports F1 TV schedule here.
Sky Sports F1 Presenters
When it comes to star power, Sky F1 has some of the best personnel in the industry assigned to its Sky Sports F1 channel.
They are then supported by a pool of ex-Formula 1 drivers to add extra insight, and some controversy too every now and then.
Presenter/lead commentator: David Croft
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‘Crofty’, as he is affectionately known, is the lead commentator for Sky Sports F1.
He was born and raised in Stevenage, England, the same town which gave us Sir Lewis Hamilton – and Crofty will happily remind us all of that fact.
He made his move to Formula 1 commentary in 2006 as BBC Radio Five Live’s Formula 1 presenter and commentator.
Quickly, Sky F1 snapped him up to lead the commentary for their new dedicated channel in 2012.
He was the voice of Codemaster’s F1 games from 2010-14, and since 2015 has featured as the commentator for in-game sessions.
Presenter/lead pundit/co-commentator: Martin Brundle
Martin Brundle was an F1 driver once upon a time, but has now evolved to become one of the best-known voices of the sport. His gridwalks have become an iconic part of pre-race coverage, now exclusive on Sky F1.
And when it’s time for lights out, Brundle joins Croft in the commentary box to discuss all the action from practice, qualifying and race days.
You can also expect to see him doing some podium interviews for the world broadcast feed, plus chats in the pit lane and opinion pieces on the Sky Sports F1 website.
Main anchor/presenter: Simon Lazenby
Simon Lazenby acts as the lead presenter for Sky Sports F1.
He first began presenting for Sky Sports all the way back in 2002 as part of their live rugby union coverage.
These days he is the host and presenter of all live Sky F1 build-ups to practice, qualifying and race sessions, and anchors the post-session analysis.
Presenter/reporter: Natalie Pinkham
Natalie Pinkham is predominantly a pit-lane reporter for Sky Sports F1 – a role she held previously for BBC Radio Five Live in 2011. She also takes turns to co-host ‘The F1 Show’ and Welcome to the Weekend.
Pinkham also sometimes presents the final practice session on Saturdays and conducted driver parade interviews at selected races before they were paused due to the health pandemic.
In addition to those roles, she also regularly presents features that form part of Sky F1’s race weekend coverage.
Presenter/reporter: Rachel Brookes
One of Rachel Brookes’ main roles as part of the Sky F1 team is to interview the drivers for ‘Paddock Uncut’ on Thursdays and provide F1 news reports.
She takes turns with Pinkham to co-host ‘The F1 Show’, ‘Welcome to the Weekend’ and the final practice session on Saturdays.
She also conducts driver parade interviews at selected races.
Pit-lane reporter: Ted Kravitz
Another iconic voice of Formula 1, Ted Kravitz is the lead pit-lane reporter for Sky F1, a role he now shares with former HRT driver Karun Chandhok.
He also occasionally hosts the second free practice sessions and has his own, much-loved show known as ‘Ted’s Notebook’.
Kravitz has been covering Formula 1 on-screen since 2002 when he was part of ITV’s coverage.
Pundit: Anthony Davidson
Anthony Davidson raced for Minardi, Honda and Super Aguri in Formula 1. He also tested for Mercedes.
Davidson has now transitioned into a Sky F1 pundit and can be seen operating the Sky Pad as he analyses key moments between and after sessions.
The Briton also has stints in the commentary box during free practice and testing.
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Sky Sports F1 live stream
Sky Sports subscribers not only have access to Sky F1 via satellite and cable – channel 406 on Sky and channel 506 on Virgin Media for HD coverage – but they can also access the Sky F1 live stream via a number of different methods.
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Sky customers can log into the Sky Go app to watch the Sky F1 stream and this is compatible on a wide range of devices. On computers and laptops, Sky Go is compatible with Microsoft Windows 7, Microsoft Windows 8.1, Microsoft Windows Vista, Mac with OS X 10.7 Lion and above, including OS X Mavericks and OS X 10.10 Yosemite.
Sky Go is also compatible with PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4 and Xbox 360 gaming consoles. It is also available on an extensive range of mobile/tablet devices including Android.
Formula 1 fans who do not have a Sky F1 subscription can also access the Sky Sports F1 stream via Now TV. The service offers a range of flexible access passes, with a one-day pass unlocking all 11 Sky Sports channels including Sky Sports F1 for £9.98. Fans can also buy a monthly pass for £33.99.
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