Sky Go is one of the best TV streaming services in the UK and in this guide I’m going to show you the incredibly easy steps you can take to watch from abroad.
If you’ve got a Sky account and you’re outside the UK for a period of time then you’ve probably tried to watch Sky Go and realised it’s not available outside the UK.
To watch Sky Go abroad you’re going to need to sign up for a service called a VPN.
A VPN allows you to route your internet traffic via another location and appear as if you are in that country. For example if you’re in Australia and you use a VPN you can appear as if you’re in the UK and so Sky Go will let you watch any content as if you were at home in the UK.
Every internet connection is assigned something called an IP Address.
An IP Address is similar to a phone number in that it’s unique to your connection. When you visit a website the IP Address helps the website know who requested it and where to send all the bits of data.
One of the downsides of an IP Address is they also tell the websites you visit your location.
From this IP Address Sky Go knows you’re outside of the UK and so it’s relatively easy for them to block you from watching.
Luckily a VPN service changes your IP Address to one from another country and in the case of Sky Go it changes it to one from the UK which is why a VPN allows you to watch Sky Go abroad.
Christopher has been using the internet for over 20 years and has a keen interest in privacy & security with a particular passion for encouraging VPN use. When not delving into the online world he enjoys globe trotting, breaking a sweat in the gym and photography.