Apple TV finally gets a native Sky Go app for live and on-demand streaming

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It’s been a gaping hole in the Apple TV app ecosystem for UK and European owners for years, but Apple TV owners can finally get the Sky Go app for their streaming boxes.

Available on both standard Apple TV boxes, the Sky Go app offers both live TV and on-demand streaming of content broadcast by Sky, including news, sports and movies. Over 100 Sky TV channels are available to stream, along with box sets of top-notch TV shows, including everything from The Wire to Game of Thrones (via Sky’s partnership with HBO).

There are some restrictions though – you can only access the Sky Go app on Apple TV if you are a Sky Q Multiscreen or Sky Glass Whole Home customer. You won’t be able to stream it on your Apple TV if your Sky Go account subscription was purchased as an add-on for your mobile devices. If you have a Sky Cinema or Sky Sports package, however, you will be able to access all the movies and matches that come with them.

Apple and Sky on all devices

Despite the long wait on Apple TV, Sky Go has graced other Apple products over the years. You’ve been able to get Sky Go on the best iPhones and the best iPads for many years, which has made the missing Apple TV app more inexplicable.

But the wait was worth it – the Sky Go app will be very familiar to Sky users, sharing interface cues from existing mobile versions of the app, as well as the classic blue programming guide you’ll find on the Sky home decoder from the boxes.

And, if you’re a Sky TV or Sky Glass customer, you can also use Sky’s hardware to access Apple TV Plus shows and movies, thanks to support for Apple’s own TV streaming app on those. devices.


Gerald Lynch

Gerald Lynch is iMore’s Managing Editor, carefully overseeing the site’s editorial output and marketing campaigns, ensuring that iMore delivers the in-depth, accurate and timely Apple content that its readership rightly expects. You’ll never see him without his iPad Pro, and he loves gaming sessions with his buddies through Apple Arcade on his iPhone 13 Pro, but don’t expect him to play with you at home unless your Apple TV is connected to a 4K HDR screen and 7.1 surround system.

Living in London UK, Gerald was previously editor of Gizmodo UK and editor of TechRadar, and has covered international trade shows including WWDC, MWC, CES and Apple’s IFA. If it has an acronym and an application, it has probably been there, on the front line, reporting on the latest technological innovations. Gerald is also a technology expert for BBC Radio and has written for a variety of other publications including T3 magazine, GamesRadar, Space.com, Real Homes, MacFormat, DIY music bible, Tech Digest, TopTenReviews, Mirror.co.uk, Brandish, Kotaku, Shiny Shiny and Lifehacker. Gerald is also the author of “Get Technology: Upgrade Your Future”, published by Aurum Press, and also holds a Guinness World Record on Tetris. For real.


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