TV from Sky on PS4 and PS3 abroad

TV from Sky

Please be aware this article is under review and the procedure listed within may not be currently working.

Sky have recently unveiled a new addition to the Playstation 4 which will also be available on the Playstation 3 at the start of 2015. In December they announced that the well loved Sky Go system will be available over the newer Playstation range. Sky Go is the TV catch up and live TV system for the Sky service that allows you to watch Sky TV on a range of devices.

Before now the service wasn’t available directly on the Playstation devices but this has all changed. Launching under the name TV from Sky but in essence basically the same thing as Sky Go, Playstation customers can now get access to Sky Sports, Sky Movies, Eurosport, Sky Atlantic plus the other range of channels available on your Sky package. Those who have Sky Multiscreen will get the service for free, but if you don’t happen to have it then you will require Sky Go Extra that costs an added £5 per month.

Consoles have become full entertainment packages, no longer are they reserved to just playing games, but movies, music and now streaming TV services are all part of the available features. A true complete entertainment system in a small box.

Due to the size of the Playstation 4 and even the Playstation 3, many people now pack the system with them when they go abroad, either on a holiday or for longer periods. Those with kids find these kinds of devices a godsend and as much as parents would love to leave them behind, sometimes it is easier to take it with you to keep the kids quiet. Now that Sky Go or TV from Sky as it is known on the Sony devices is available it allows you to access Sky content from the Playstation directly.

When abroad, Sky doesn’t work, it realises you’re outside the UK and declines to let you view any content. This means if you’ve packed the Playstation with you as your ultimate entertainment device then without the aid of additional help you’ll be unable to watch Sky abroad. This affects all devices and isn’t limited to the new TV from Sky app. There is no need to worry though, as I said “additional help”, there is a system that allows you to give the impression that you’re still in the UK, even though you aren’t.

A SmartDNS from Overplay or Ironsocket will allow you to appear as if you’re in the UK with very little Set Up required. Firstly you’ll need to sign up for an account at Overplay by following this link or Ironsocket by following this link. Once you’ve signed up, follow the instructions below to set the Playstation 4 up.

  1. Go to to ‘Settings’
  2. Select ‘Network’
  3. Select ‘Setup Internet Connection’
  4. Select ‘Custom’
  5. Select ‘Use Wi-Fi’ or ‘Use a LAN cable’ depending on how you connect to the Internet
  6. Select ‘Automatic’ for IP Address Settings
  7. Select ‘Do Not Specify’ for DHCP Host Name
  8. Select ‘Manual’ for DNS Settings
  9. Enter the Primary and Secondary DNS servers given to you by Overplay
  10. Once done, click ‘Next’ to test the connection
  11. Restart your Playstation 4

That’s it, just load up the TV from Sky app and you’ll be able to watch TV from Sky abroad regardless of where you are in the world.

Christopher Seward

Author: Christopher Seward

After 25 years of using the internet, Christopher launched one of the very first VPN comparison websites in 2013. An expert in the field his reviews, testing and knowledge have helped thousands of users get the correct VPN for their needs.

Comments

  1. Avatar Harsha Yogasundram

    This is wrong I’m sorry to say. After many attempts to connect through Overplay Overplay support have categorically told me that it will not work – they do not claim to support Sky Go on PS4. Had similar experience with Ironsocket. You need to review this article as it is misleading – I spent a long time trying to get this to work and my research leads me to think it was a complete waste of time. I’m not aware of any way to do this at the moment although I believe Overplay at least are working on it.

    • Avatar VPNCompare

      Hi Harsha,

      Things change all the time, something that is working one day often might not at a later date. How exactly does it not work for you? Overplay DNS works with Sky go (https://www.overplay.net/channel-list.php) and IronSocket have a set-up guide on how to change the DNS servers on a PS4 and support Sky Go also (https://ironsocket.com/setup/ps4/dns-proxy)

      Can you elaborate a little so we can look in to it and amend the article if needed.

      • Avatar Harsha Yogasundram

        Thanks for replying. Overplay does work with Sky Go but only on desktop browsers and mobiles, as detailed on the link. I am currently using it to watch UK TV in Germany, but only through my laptop and iPad. Other services eg BBC work fine on PS4 and are shown to be supported on that page but not Sky Go – in my case I could log in but saw “Stream not available” when accessing any channel. Similarly Ironsocket can be set up on the PS4 but Sky Go does not work on that device. I believe this is because the Sky Go app on PS4 is very recent, I can’t find anybody who actually says they support this configuration yet.

        • Avatar VPNCompare

          Hi Harsha, Thanks for the update. This is really useful info. We’re in touch with both companies to see if a solution can be found, if not we’ll update the article accordingly.

          Thanks again for taking the time to post, we appreciate your feedback.

          • Avatar Harsha Yogasundram

            OK great. If you do find a solution for this that currently works please let me know!

  2. Avatar ben afflect

    Exactly same thing here ~ I just subscribed for a year and thought its would work here in malaysia on my PS4 but still told me im using an ublocker and that after 10 restarts

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