Sky Go and HDMI cables aren’t the easiest things to use together for various reasons. Here’s a workaround to make things a bit simpler for anyone wishing to watch Sky Go.
Sky Go is a great way to enjoy Sky channels on your TV, laptop, iPhone, iPad, Android tablet or phone.
I want to be able to watch Sky Go through my tv on an extra device. I do not have Sky Q. I do not have Sky Go Extra. I do not have a smart tv. I do not have a laptop available. I have a newish Amazon Firestick and a PS3 which I could use. If necessary I could buy a refurbished laptop or pc if the firetsick or PS3 options won't do the trick. Unfortunately, Sky Go doesn’t allow you to use an HDMI cable to watch it on TV. However, the Sky Go app is downloadable for Android users, so if you have an Android TV you may be able to install the Android app and watch Sky Go content.
Unfortunately, the service doesn’t allow you to use an HDMI cable directly, but there are ways to work around this issue.
Some Smart TVs also do not currently support the Sky Go app which means you might be stuck watching it on a smaller screen.
How to watch Sky Go on your phone
If you’re off on holiday or have a lot of travels planned and you’re a Sky subscriber, why not download the Sky Go app on your laptop or phone?
Click start and view contents on your Smart TV and enjoy. Cast Sky Go to Smart TV through Apple TV. Watching the Go app from Sky via Apple TV is also possible as long as your Apple device has an iOS version of 10.1 and above. To stream audio from a Mac to an Apple TV, click the sound icon on the Mac's menu bar and change the source to your Apple TV. Open an audio app, and the sound should automatically pipe through.
With this installed, you need to log in with your Sky ID and password. You should have set this up when you first joined Sky. With that done, you’re free to browse and enjoy Sky programming on your mobile device or laptop.
You can also download shows and movies to watch while you’re offline if you’re a Sky Go Extra customer, which is particularly useful when you’re heading abroad on holiday to avoid data charges.
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Why won’t my HDMI cable work with Sky Go?
Sky TV hasn’t cited in an official statement why an HDMI cable won’t work when trying to watch Sky Go on your TV.
The reason for HDMI and Sky Go being incompatible is most likely a way of protecting the Sky Go content. Sky may be concerned with what customers could do with the Sky Go content. For all they know, customers could be sharing content with other people who aren’t paying customers by recording shows.
We understand this can be frustrating when you pay for the service and then you can’t use it the way you want to. Many Sky Go customers wish to watch the service on a bigger screen and an HDMI cable enables just that.
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