How to watch Sky Go

Sky Go is a must have app for all smartphone and tablet users who are also Sky TV subscribers. Here's our guide to Sky Go for Android
Sky Go is a must have app for all smartphone and tablet users who are also Sky TV subscribers. Here's our guide to Sky Go for Android
Sky Go is a must have app for all smartphone and tablet users who are also Sky TV subscribers. Here’s our guide to Sky Go for Android

Sky Go is a great free app that allows Sky TV subscribers to watch their favourite shows on the move. Here’s how to watch Sky Go. Read: Best Sky Movies on demand 2016.

You can get Sky Go on iOS, Android and Amazon appstore, so it’s compatible with plenty of devices. For a full list see www.sky.com/skygo. See also: Sky Now box release date and price

How to watch Sky Go: before you start

You will need a compatible handset on which the Sky Go app is installed. You’ll also need to be in the UK or Ireland for the app to work. Finally, you need a robust web connection – Sky recommends a minimum continuous bandwidth of 500Kb/s to access high quality streams, but we’ve found you can get watchable content at just about any connectivity so long as you are not moving around too much, and not too far from a Wi-Fi hotspot or router

Sky Go works well over 3G and 4G, but it will gobble up your data allowance, so we recommend using it principally via Wi-Fi. To this end Sky has added a Network Preferences feature that allows users to enable and disable their use of 3G data in the Sky Go app. Go to ‘Menu > Settings > Network Preferences’ in order to enable or disable streaming over 3G.

It’s also worth pointing out that Sky Go doesn’t work on rooted handsets. Don’t ask us why, it’s just the way it is. Also, bear in mind that you can’t attach your phone or tablet to a TV (or use AirPlay) to watch programmes on the big screen. Sky doesn’t want you doing that as it can sell you an extra Sky box if you want to do that.

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