How to Watch Sky Go from Anywhere

Last Updated by Gray Williams on October 23, 2018

Sky Go is an online television platform launched by Sky in 2006. Users can watch sky television programs on their devices wherever they may be. Up to two devices can be connected to a single Sky Go account, and the application is free for those who already have a Sky subscription. With Sky Go extra, users can download and save their favorite shows for £5 a month.

Sky Go allows people to watch Sky television anywhere in the EU. Which means that customers who are travelling or live outside of this region will not have access to the application. An error message will display when attempting to access Sky Go outside the EU. However, there is a proven technique to get around this, and it is called a Virtual Private Network (VPN). You can use a VPN to avoid the geoblock and watch Sky Go wherever you want, whenever you want to.

How to Watch Sky Go – The Virtual Private Network

A VPN does two things which enhances any online experience. First, people can switch their IP address to a different country. This can fool the web servers of whatever site you are trying to access. In this case, if you were trying to access the Sky Go service, you would simply set your VPN to a location that is within the EU, such as Ireland or Germany. This is not complicated, and you simply select which country you want your new IP address to appear from.

The second advantage of having a VPN is that all of your online activities are encrypted from hackers who could be watching, or from governments who have a tendency to gather data on civilians. When the data is encrypted like this, hackers would have to go to serious lengths to unencrypt it, if they found it at all. In other words, when you use a VPN you are an online ghost.

When choosing a VPN provider, there are a couple of things to be aware of. The first is that USA providers are a little less secure than VPN’s outside of the EU. This is because the US Federal courts are known to force VPN and encryption services providers to hand over client data to intelligence agencies. Which means that if your VPN gets subpoenaed, then your data is at risk. The provider will be compelled to hand over the encryption key to all customers records which the intelligence agencies can peruse. However, most VPN providers do not hold onto client logs. What this means is that there is not record of your data at all, and nothing for anybody to see. So only use VPNs that do not keep client logs.

How to Watch Sky Go – Summary

In any case, the chances of you being brought to court for streaming television is less than zero, so it is not that much of a worry. But in general, it is best to purchase a high-quality VPN just in case, as all of your online activities are hidden and encrypted. Some of the best VPNs include IP Vanish, Safer VPN, and ExpressVPN. Remember to look out for one that is not US based and that does not keep client logs.

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Gray Williams
Gray Williams is an experienced data and communications engineer and cross-platform copy and content writer and editor with a keen interest in cybersecurity. He has been working with and researching, VPNs and other online privacy tools for many years.