This guide will explain how to install Sky Go on your Firestick, Fire Cube or Fire TV and if it is possible. This guide is for Sky Go users in the UK.
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What is SkyGo?
For users who subscribe to a Sky TV package, the Sky Go app allows you to stream live TV, on-demand and catch up on other devices.
Depending on your Sky subscription, you can stream from over 70 live TV channels, including all Sky Sports, Sky Movies, Sky Atlantic and Sky One.
Plus, access over 1,000 movies for hundreds of hours of entertainment and kids’ shows, and catch up on the shows you want, whenever you want, On Demand.
Is Sky Go free?
Yes, if you are a Sky TV customer with a Sky subscription, the Sky Go app is available at no extra cost. Customers can stream from Sky Go on two devices at once.
How to install Sky Go on Firestick?
Unfortunately, installing the Sky Go app on a Firestick, Fire Cube, or Fire TV is impossible, despite what you’ve read elsewhere online.
You can download the Sky Go app. However, no matter how many different versions of the app you try or how many other methods or download links you try, they will work!
Websites that provide instructions to enter a URL in the Downloader app or install Sky Go using ES File Explorer, Aptoide TV or Apps2Fire waste your time. Yoit will not work. Screen mirroring or casting to your Firestick will also not work.
You can download and install the Sky Go app successfully, but it will not load. Instead, you’ll probably see an error; “There was a problem starting the application. Error (-20190005). Restart the app and try again.”Or the screen will go blank when you try to play any live TV channel.
How to Screen Mirror/Cast Sky Go to Firestick
Unfortunately. this is not possible. All types of screen mirroring or streaming from the Sky Go app are blocked in the UK.
However, in New Zealand, Sky Go supports streaming via Chromecast from Android and iOS apps and AirPlay to Apple TV devices for iOS users. Sky Go users in the UK will see a blank screen when trying to mirror/cast the screen to another device.
It is unknown why this functionality has been blocked for UK users.
What devices can use Sky Go?
The Sky Go app is available to download on the devices shown in the image below.
Additionally, you may also be able to get the Sky Go app on PlayStation and XBOX.
As you can see, Amazon devices are supported, but Fire TV devices are not. The Sky Go app can be installed on Fire Phone and Fire Tablet.
Why isn’t Sky Go available for Firestick?
When searching for the Sky Go app on the Amazon App Store, you will see that it is not compatible with any Firestick, Fire Cube, or Fire TV devices.
I have not been able to find a direct answer to this question. However, the SKY NZ website states that using an HDMI to watch Sky Go is impossible because “…Content rights prevent us from offering this option to our customers.”
This HDMI lock could be the reason why the Sky Go app is not working or showing a blank screen on Firestick.
HoweverI have read on forums that some users have been able to successfully stream the Sky Go app from a PC, laptop or Mac, connecting it to their TV with an HDMI and using it as a second monitor. If this works for you, let us know in the comments!
By reading this guide, you will have discovered that:
- Sky Go can be installed on a Firestick, but it will not work. You will see an error or blank screen when loading live TV.
- Screen mirroring/casting from the Sky Go app is blocked.
- The Sky Go app can be installed on multiple devices.
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