How to Watch Sky Go Abroad: a quick and legal solution
Are you a Sky TV customer who’s annoyed that you can’t watch the latest Game of Thrones episode while on holiday? Or perhaps you’re an expat with your Dad’s Sky password and the desire to watch something better than the weird local television in your new home country? Or maybe you’re just a good guy who’s looking for a legal way to watch Premiership football outside the UK? Well you’re all in luck, because we’ve put together a handy little guide to show you how to bypass geographical restrictions in order to watch Sky Go while abroad.
A guide on how to watch Sky Go from outside the UK
Imagine you’re a loyal Sky customer who pays their subscription fee every month. You’re going on holiday and decide to take your laptop with you so that you can watch the odd film or two and your children can get their daily Peppa Pig fix. Yet when it comes to press play you find out that you can’t watch Sky Go videos outside of the UK. What a load of rubbish!
Why doesn’t Sky Go work abroad?
Basically it all comes down to your IP address. Your IP address is a unique set of numbers used to identify your device online, like a home address but for your laptop. Now the thing about IP addresses is that they reveal the location from which you are trying to connect to the internet from, meaning that Sky knows if you are trying to stream their content from your holiday in Portugal or new home in Germany, for example.
How to watch Sky Go in the USA, Spain or anywhere in the world
Luckily there is a solution for Sky paying customers who want to be able to watch Sky Go abroad. A VPN (Virtual Private Network) is a type of software that allows you to change your IP address. The way this works is that your VPN provider will give you a new IP from one of their servers, meaning you can now choose which geographic location you would like it to seem that you accessing the web from. Since ZenMate has servers located in the UK, it is as simple as one click and you can trick websites into thinking you are browsing from back home.
4 Steps to Watch Sky TV Online
The easiest way to watch Sky Go abroad
- Create your account with ZenMate.
- Download ZenMate - we recommend using our desktop VPN if you want to access Sky Go.
- Once you have downloaded ZenMate, change your location to the UK.
- Login to your Sky Go account and enjoy watching Sky TV Online, no matter where you are in the world.
Benefits of using a VPN to watch Sky Go abroad
Watch the Premier League live
Using a VPN to alter your location means that you can now watch Sky TV online from anywhere in the world. This is especially good news for football fans looking for a stress free way to stream the Premiership live outside of the UK. Plus it’s not only Sky Go you can watch abroad, a VPN can also be used to bypass the geographical restrictions of BBC iPlayer, ITV player and 4od. Pretty much all the British content your heart desires.
"Using a VPN to alter your location means that you can now watch Sky TV online from anywhere in the world."
Content and security all in one
Downloading a VPN not only allows you to change the geographic location from which you are accessing the web but it also works to encrypt your data, allowing you complete privacy and security online. At ZenMate we believe strongly in freedom and privacy on the web, so it is important to us that people educate themselves on the tools that can help us collectively achieve this. Keeping that in mind, please check out our article What is a VPN? for more information on this issue (as well as everyday examples of when you should be using a VPN).