Sky Go is an online streaming service that allows you to watch Sky when you’re not in front of your TV. This means that you can watch Sky programming on any compatible PC, laptop, Mac, tablet or smartphone, including iPads, iPhones and a range of Android devices. Sky Go is free to all Sky TV customers. There is mixed live and on-demand content, which can be watched on one device at a time, although it is possible to have up to three devices registered at any given time.
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Prices and packages
Sky Go is only available for existing Sky TV customers, or those with a current Sky TV package. It is designed to be a complementary service, rather than an alternative to Sky TV.
If you’re interested in getting Sky TV, here’s a brief overview of the packages that are available. All new subscribers must pay a £40 set-up fee and sign up for a 12 month minimum contract.
|Sky TV & Netflix||£25||Over 100 Sky channels and Netflix|
|Sky TV, Netflix and Sky Sports||£39||Access to all Sky entertainment channels, Netflix and Sky Sports|
|Sky TV, Netflix, Sky Sports & BT Sport||£52||Sky entertainment, Netflix, Sky Sports and 4 BT Sport channels|
|Sky Sports & Movies Bundle||£46||Access to over 100 Sky channels, 1,000 movies on demand in HD and the whole suite of sport channels for 18 months|
|Sky Sports, BT Sport & Movies Bundle||£59||Exactly the same as the above bundle, with BT Sport thrown in. 18 month contract|
|Sky Kids||£5||Ideal for kids – with over 4,500 episodes of children’s TV|
What devices and platforms are compatible with Sky Go?
This is the full list of devices that are compatible with Sky Go. Remember, you can watch content on one device at a time, but you can have up to three registered devices. You can also change your registered devices each month.
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How do I sign up to Sky Go?
Signing up to Sky Go is easy, though the process will vary depending on your device. Follow the instructions below.
- You’ll need your Sky ID and password
- Visit the Sky Go website
- If you look in the top right-hand corner you’ll see the options to ‘sign in’ or ‘sign up’
4. Select ‘Sign up’. You’ll be asked to create a new account, which you can then use to sign into Sky Go whenever you like.
On smartphone and tablet
- On your smartphone or tablet, simply head to your app store
- Search for Sky Go
- Download the free app to your device
- When you open it you’ll be asked for your Sky ID and password
- Enter these and you’re in.
Sky Go pros and cons
- Access to over 200 channels, available live or on-demand
- Full access to Sky Sports and Sky Movies services
- Available on up to three devices
- Get more from your existing Sky TV service
- Only available to existing Sky TV customers
- Only available when connected to the internet
Sky Go is a great companion to your existing Sky package. It will allow you to get more from your services and is great in households with different tastes, for example, you could be watching your favourite show on the TV while someone else in your household watches their favourite show on Sky Go – that ought to settle a few fights. The downside is that it is only available to Sky TV customers, and this is quite a major downside, since getting Sky TV is a big commitment.
The benefit of internet television services is that they offer great convenience at a lower price point than traditional TV services, and sadly Sky Go doesn’t tick either of these boxes. If you’ve already got Sky TV then you should absolutely get Sky Go, but if you haven’t and you’re looking for something flexible and low commitment, Sky Go probably isn’t for you.
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