How to watch Sky Go abroad | The Sun

Sky Go lets Sky subscribers stream content on a portable device – but only if they're inside the UK.

Heading overseas soon? We've found a simple solution to this problem – read on to find out how to watch Sky Go abroad.

Whether you're a Sky Stream, Sky Glass or Sky Q subscriber, you'll be reliant on the services of a TV or TV box at home to

That's why Sky rolled out the Sky Go app: it lets users access content from a phone or tablet while they're on the move.

Unfortunately, this comes with limits: since 2021, Sky Go has been 'geo-blocked', meaning it won't let you stream anything if you're accessing it from a non-UK location.

This is a problem that affects many UK TV platforms, including BBC iPlayer and ITVX – but the good news is there's a workaround.


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You'll need to use install a VPN in order to access Sky Go from outside the UK – just follow the steps below.

How to watch Sky Go abroad with a VPN

VPNs – or 'virtual private networks' – offer uses extra levels of security while they're browsing online by sending their internet activity through servers located all over the world.

This means you can use a VPN to 'suggest' you're accessing any geo-restricted platform from its home country.

  1. If you haven't got it installed already, download the Sky Go app to your streaming device.
  2. Download a VPN such as ExpressVPN or NordVPN to the same device.
  3. Load up the VPN, and select a UK-based server.
  4. Open the Sky Go, and you should be able to successfully access all content.

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It's as simple as that! Streaming content in this way is totally legal – but we urge you to keep in mind that you must be a UK TV licence-payer to watch any live UK television abroad.

We've put a number of leading VPNs to the test – to see how they compare, head to our best VPN service page.

Read our what is a VPN explainer to find out more about how this handy online tools work.


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