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Sky Go

Sky Go is the entire library and content of your Sky TV subscription, but on whatever device you choose to download the app onto. You can watch over 300 channels on demand, whenever and wherever you need to. In this guide we will tell you everything you need to know regarding Sky Go.

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How do I login to Sky Go?

Sky Go is available to any and every one with a Sky TV deal, for no added cost. To get started all you need to do is go over to the Sky Go website on whatever device you want to download the app on. You can download it on any desktop, laptop, smartphone or tablet.

Once you have signed up or logged in with a new or existing Sky iD, you can then follow the simple steps to link it to your Sky TV account. From then you can watch as much TV as you want, wherever you want!

There is also great news for those of you who aren’t Sky subscribers. You can now get a Sky Go monthly ticket option where you can get all the perks of Sky Go without having to pay for the whole Sky package.

What is on Sky Go?

Depending on the Sky plans you are subscribed to, you can get up to 57 live channels on your selected device. The standard Sky Go channels that are included when you download the app are:

  • 5star.
  • 5 USA.
  • Alibi.
  • Channel 4.
  • Channel 5.
  • RTÉ One.
  • RTÉ 2.
  • TV3.
  • 3e.
  • UTV Ireland.
  • Comedy Central.
  • Fox.
  • ITV 4.
  • Sky Atlantic.
  • Syfy.
  • Challenge.
  • Good Food.
  • GOLD.
  • ITVBe.
  • Sky Arts.
  • TLC.
  • Pick.
  • Dave.
  • ITV.
  • Lifetime.
  • Sky Witness.
  • Universal.
  • Home.
  • E4.
  • ITV 2.
  • More 4.
  • Sky One.
  • W.
  • Real Lives (desktop only).
  • E!
  • ITV 3.
  • MTV.
  • STV.
  • Vice.
  • Boomerang.
  • Cartoonito.
  • Cartoon Network.
  • CITV.
  • Disney Channel.
  • Nicktoons.
  • Disney Junior.
  • Baby TV.
  • Disney XD.
  • Nickelodeon.
  • Nick JR.
  • RTÉ Jr.
  • Animal Planet.
  • Crime & Investigation Network.
  • Discovery Channel.
  • Eden.
  • History.
  • National Geographic.
  • Nat Geo Wild.
  • Sky Nature.
  • Sky Documentaries.
  • Sky History.
  • Sky News.
  • CBNC.
  • Star Plus.
  • Sony TV.
  • Colours.
  • Zee TV.
  • Star Gold.

If you pay for Sky Sports and Sky Cinema you will be able to watch all these channels in line with your TV package, all whilst on the go.

Additionally, Sky Go has a wide array of On demand TV. This means you can select from a whole range of acclaimed TV series and movies at any time and if your device has data, in any place too.

How many devices can I have on Sky Go?

You can register up to six devices on Sky Go. But you can only watch Sky Go on up to two devices concurrently. This can be upgraded to four by purchasing Sky Go Extra; find out more about this in the last section.

Sky Go can be downloaded and used on loads of devices. You can get it on desktop PCs, laptops, macs, Android devices (4.0 and above), iPhones and tablets. Even some streaming sticks and smart TVs have functional compatibility.

If you are using Sky Go on your desktop, you will be unable to do so if you have Windows 8. This is fine as you can use the Sky Go website to watch all your favourite programmes. Although, you must download the free Microsoft Silverlight plug-in; this only works on Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Safari.

What is Sky Go Extra?

The key added bonus of Sky Go Extra is the ability to download any of the selected movies or TV shows listed on the app, onto your device. This means you won’t need to waste your mobile data streaming your favourite show, and it also means you won’t get annoyed at that buffering screen. You can simply download a film whilst on Wi-Fi and then watch it on your commute or your lunch hour (find out where to find free WiFi).

Other perks include remotely setting your Sky box at home to record or download a particular programme that you completely forgot about. On regular Sky Go, you can only watch on two devices concurrently. With Sky Go Extra that is increased to three, which includes your main TV.

A lot of people these days use a game console, such as an Xbox or Playstation, to stream their favourite shows on services like Netflix, Prime Video and iPlayers. With Sky Go Extra you will have the ability to stream TV on a games console too.

If you have a Sky Q box, you’ll need a Sky Multiscreen subscription to be able to stream live TV, or download recordings from your Sky Q box to your Sky Go app. But if you have Sky Q Multiscreen, you’ll already have Sky Go Extra.