Sky Go On Firestick

It’s not possible to cast sky go using Amazon’s Firestick. I have tried and failed many times. I even downloaded the app onto the Firestick, but it still doesn’t work. I’m sorry to be the one to break it to you, but it just can’t be done. But there might be a working method that I’m keen to try. Continue reading to learn more.

Primarily, Amazon doesn’t allow apps on its devices that would compete with its products. For example, they can’t allow Netflix because it has its streaming service called Prime Clout. It also doesn’t allow Google Maps because it has a mapping service called Scout. The Sky Go App is a rival competitor of the FireTV provided by Amazon on Firestick.

Secondly, the Sky Go app needs a subscription to work correctly. If you don’t have one, you won’t be able to use it on your Firestick device. Amazon doesn’t allow apps on paid services like Sky Go App to run on their devices. Also, the two platforms have different licencing agreements for other countries. These agreements determine which services you can stream from a particular country.

Keep reading for more information, including the possibility of casting the Sky Go App on Firestick and how to watch Sky Go on a web browser. 

Don’t waste your time sideloading the app

You’ve probably read somewhere on many lower-quality websites that you can sideload Sky Go to your Firestick as an APK file. Well, that’s possible. But unfortunately, it won’t run on your Firestick, as you will have a bluescreen or “error 2019005” message. This is due to current upgrades on Firestick limiting any version of Sky Go on the device.

The technical reason for this is that Sky Go is a streaming app that requires an internet connection to work. So if you try to install it on a non-rooted Firestick without an internet connection, it simply won’t work.

You may also try to use a VPN or some other method to connect to the internet through another device and attempt to install the APK through ES File Explorer. Still, this won’t work because the app requires root access to function properly.

Can You Cast Sky Go onto Firestick?

The Sky Go NZ does have a casting functionality. You can cast Sky Go NZ to your TV using Android or iOS devices, but not Firestick. However, the UK version of the Sky Go App doesn’t support casting, so you can’t use it on Firestick.

Note that Firestick allows casting. It lets you share what’s playing on your phone with your TV so that everyone can see it on a bigger screen. If someone else in your home wants to watch something different, they can start casting without interrupting what you are watching. Unfortunately, this is not possible with Sky Go App, as the streaming provider doesn’t allow casting in the UK.

Watch Sky Go With Firestick’s Internal Browser

You can now watch Sky Go using Firestick’s internal browser via AptoideTV. This isn’t a method but a tool used to open Sky Go’s website on Firestick’s internal browser. This tool works by opening your Firestick’s internal browser and then going to the address bar of that browser and typing in ‘http://m.skygo.com.’ Clicking the “enter/return” key takes you straight to Sky Go’s Homepage to access various content of your liking.

Below is the step-by-step guide to executing this method: 

  1. Go to your Firestick’s Home Screen and click on the “Search” icon (a magnifying glass). In the search bar on the top right of your screen, type in “AptoideTV” and press “Enter.”
  2. The app will be displayed on top of your search results. Click on it, then select “Install.” When prompted, choose “Yes” to proceed with the installation.
  3. After installation is complete, go back to your home screen. 
  4. Go to Settings>Applications>Manage Installed Applications/All Applications.
  5. Click on AptoideTV.
  6. Press the option ‘Launch App’ in the bottom right corner of your screen and then press ‘OK’ to confirm.
  7. Click on the Browser icon under the “All Apps” section.
  8. Click on Add icon at the top right corner of the app home screen.
  9. Type in the URL as follows: http://m.skygo.com’
  10. Click on the Install button and select Open (or Run) to launch the app.

You can watch the detailed guide on the video below. 

Watch Sky Go On a Web Browser

There are other ways you can watch Sky Go on your Firestick device through a web browser. Here are the most effective: 

Using Bluestacks

If you want to watch Sky Go on Firestick, you can do so using Bluestacks. This is a free and easy-to-use application that allows you to run different apps on macOS and Android devices. Note that Firestick uses the FireOS, so you need a secondary app to get the job done right. 

Here is how:

  1. Install the latest version of Bluestacks on your Firestick via the Aptoide app
  2. Once installed, open Bluestacks and login with your Google account or create a new one if you don’t have one.
  3. Once logged in, search for Sky Go App and install it on your device.

Using Kodi Add-ons

You have two different options if you have Kodi and want to watch Sky Go with it. You can watch Sky Go live streams either on SportsDevil or cCloud TV and then download them for later viewing. This is great if you plan to watch a specific event and don’t want to miss it.

Using these add-ons is pretty simple, but there are some things you should know before starting:

SportsDevil and cCloud TV are both general-purpose add-ons that let you stream live sports events in any part of the world. They don’t just provide links to Sky Go — they also offer access to other channels and websites where you can watch live streams of sports games.

To get started:

  1. Open Kodi and click Add-ons. 
  2. Click on Get More at the bottom left corner of your screen. This will bring up another window with several options for finding new add-ons for Kodi. 
  3. Click on Video Add-ons, then scroll down until you see Sky Sports Box Office or Sky Go – Live!
  4. Click on one of these options and press Install
  5. Search for SportsDevil or cCloud TV and use any of the two to play Sky Go Live

Using Mobdro App

You can access Mobdro App via Firestick’s internal browser. Here is the procedure:

  1. Open your web browser on your FireStick device.
  2. Go to www.mobdroapp.com/download/googleplaystore.apk and download the file on your computer or laptop.
  3. Launch the Mobdro App and search for Sky Go Home 

Conclusion

Accessing the Sky Go App directly on Firestick is impossible due to licencing and operational rules. Luckily, you can now do that using secondary either Aptoide TV, Bluestacks, or Kodi Add-on. Let us know what worked for you in the comment section. 

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About S. Santos

👋 I'm a technology columnist and tech blogger, with a love for video games, gadgets, home entertainment and personal technology. I've been writing about the industry now for over 10 years - first as an editor of various magazines before branching out to work on my own blog. I like to keep up with the ever-evolving world of gadgets, home entertainment, and personal technology. If not fiddling with AV cables at home or in front of the computer, I can be found playing tennis or padel. This blog is my space to explore new topics related to these hobbies; as well as share some thoughts about life in general (sometimes you need a break from electronics!). 😎

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