Sky TV now available in Most of Europe concurrently to your package in the UK
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Sky TV now available in Most of Europe concurrently to your package in the UK

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Found 2nd AprEdited by:"Southerndealfinder"
Forgive me if this has been posted before I couldn't find it.

From 1st April 2018 if you have a SKY tv package this is now available throughout the majority of Europe without the use of a VPN. Load the SKY app (SKY GO) on your device of choice and you have it while on holiday or business travel in Europe.

If you have Friends, relations who live in Europe they could use this too. Obviously its limited to the package you have in the UK.

Think Now Tv is available too for 30 Days in Europe help.nowtv.com/art…oad
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deleted1643395
Now if they’d just release Firestick support...
Thanks Brexit.
BigPlonker6 m ago

Yeh, let's stop Brexit just so we can watch Sky when on holiday.


There are many perks of which don’t affect us directly but we still benefit.

Looks like free roaming is next to go

google.co.uk/amp…406
marcgreen1117 m ago

There are many perks of which don’t affect us directly but we still b …There are many perks of which don’t affect us directly but we still benefit.Looks like free roaming is next to gohttps://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/news.sky.com/story/amp/roaming-charges-may-be-back-after-brexit-11279406


But Vodafone and Three have already committed not to reimpose charges, so the others would be easy not to follow suit...
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Anyone know if this'll roll out to Now TV?
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mocmocamoc5 m ago

Anyone know if this'll roll out to Now TV?


Don't use it myself but think you can use it for 30 days abroad help.nowtv.com/art…oad
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deleted1643395
Now if they’d just release Firestick support...
Is that the same 30 day limit for sky go as now tv?
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jaynino8 m ago

Is that the same 30 day limit for sky go as now tv?

  • If you’ve been watching Sky content in the EU but haven’t viewed content at home in the previous 37 days, we’ll need to verify that you’re still a resident of the UK or Republic of Ireland. After 30 days of viewing content abroad, you should have received an email from us asking you to stream content on one of your devices at home within 7 days to confirm that you’re still a UK or Irish resident.

I take this that if you need longer if you could get someone to turn your tv on at home within 37 days then you will get another 30 days
So rather than use a vpn to view sky in Europe you can just use one to reconfirm you are in the uk and keep streaming abroad for as long as you want
Thanks Brexit.
This got posted yesterday but mods moved it into discussions.
Superman807 m ago

So rather than use a vpn to view sky in Europe you can just use one to …So rather than use a vpn to view sky in Europe you can just use one to reconfirm you are in the uk and keep streaming abroad for as long as you want


This sounds more like it, I'd expect them to use the sky go viewing ip addresses to determine if you are "at home" or not, I doubt your actual sky box may not even be plugged into the internet or phone line so they would never know that you are watching it.
JasonKennedy33 m ago

31st March 2019 they will stop this. Brexit... what a great idea!! Mmmmm


Fantastic ....
You can use it anyway with a vpn saying your in the uk
Edited by: "chris_133" 2nd Apr
BigPlonker6 m ago

Yeh, let's stop Brexit just so we can watch Sky when on holiday.


There are many perks of which don’t affect us directly but we still benefit.

Looks like free roaming is next to go

google.co.uk/amp…406
So what is the deal
Tried it this morning in Hamburg, works a treat cheers OP, great post
marcgreen1117 m ago

There are many perks of which don’t affect us directly but we still b …There are many perks of which don’t affect us directly but we still benefit.Looks like free roaming is next to gohttps://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/news.sky.com/story/amp/roaming-charges-may-be-back-after-brexit-11279406


But Vodafone and Three have already committed not to reimpose charges, so the others would be easy not to follow suit...
radiohead99998 m ago

Tried it this morning in Hamburg, works a treat cheers OP, great post


Hey Radiohead,
I'm in Hamburg too.
What apps are working for you?
Thanks!
I'm still waiting for someone to day April fools. For years Sky have said you can't watch outside the UK or ROI due to licensing laws. Now they are letting us do it, or are they?
this is good to know. we have sky and never received information about this at all.
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radiohead99992nd Apr

But Vodafone and Three have already committed not to reimpose charges, so …But Vodafone and Three have already committed not to reimpose charges, so the others would be easy not to follow suit...


I agree 3 are already involved in many other countries as well infact expanded their feel at home destinations recently three.co.uk/Sup…ons
Does it work the other way around? There must be plenty of countries where Sky is less of a rip off than the UK.
oranjuice33 m ago

I'm still waiting for someone to day April fools. For years Sky have said …I'm still waiting for someone to day April fools. For years Sky have said you can't watch outside the UK or ROI due to licensing laws. Now they are letting us do it, or are they?


Another terrible law must have been forced upon the UK.
Can you watch BT sport via the BT app abroad as well?
last time I checked USA and Australia wasn’t in the eu and I’m free to use my phone while on holidays out there.its not just brexit that will affect your roaming it will also be the network that you choose to go with.Heat for the Sky info.
radiohead999952 m ago

But Vodafone and Three have already committed not to reimpose charges, so …But Vodafone and Three have already committed not to reimpose charges, so the others would be easy not to follow suit...


And what about the free roaming that existed, eg 3s Feel Like Home (or whatever it was called) before the EU demanded it ?

The free market and competition brought this in and made it happen, so don't be conned into thinking the EU is the great liberator.
It’s not just sky - all the streaming apps work... TVPlayer, BBC iPlayer, TVCatchup, FilmOn... am in Spain at the moment and just streamed tv on all of them over 4G (am with EE).
oranjuice1 h, 22 m ago

I'm still waiting for someone to day April fools. For years Sky have said …I'm still waiting for someone to day April fools. For years Sky have said you can't watch outside the UK or ROI due to licensing laws. Now they are letting us do it, or are they?


Highly doubt they're doing it out of the goodness of their hearts, my guess is it's to do with the recent EU media passport rules; you must have access to any digital content you have paid for in your home-country, across the entire EU.
I’m currently in Spain. Watched Spurs beat Chelsea yesterday on the skygo app with no vpn or any issues whatsoever

BT Sport app also working in Spain

Ace
So does that mean were allowed to watch foreign football coverage in the uk if we pay that countries subscription to say Canal or Bein or simiar?
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bailey878 m ago

I’m currently in Spain. Watched Spurs beat Chelsea yesterday on the skygo a …I’m currently in Spain. Watched Spurs beat Chelsea yesterday on the skygo app with no vpn or any issues whatsoever BT Sport app also working in SpainAce


Don't rush back floods and snow in most of the UK today!!
radiohead99992 h, 8 m ago

But Vodafone and Three have already committed not to reimpose charges, so …But Vodafone and Three have already committed not to reimpose charges, so the others would be easy not to follow suit...


We’ll just have to wait and see
marcgreen112 h, 49 m ago

There are many perks of which don’t affect us directly but we still b …There are many perks of which don’t affect us directly but we still benefit.Looks like free roaming is next to gohttps://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/news.sky.com/story/amp/roaming-charges-may-be-back-after-brexit-11279406


You say that, but it took them 20years to set it up. So long intact that the companies just opened up roaming themselves to combat internet communication via Wi-Fi. Doing so various companies allowed US roaming too.

The EU is SHOCKINGLY BAD for digital rights, let' take a look at digital movies. Compare it to the US where there Netflix is better, and cheaper, and digital movies such as ultraviolet is booming with fantastic services such as VUDU and Movies Anywhere, connecting Google play, itunes, Amazon, Vudu digital purchases into one easy app that cuts out the unnecessry account switching.

How are we doing here in the EU? Well frankly its embarrassng. Flixster is the ONLY option we have. Flixster closed down in the US last year, and I know why. It no longer accepts tv watching of your own movies. You have to watch it via your phone. That's all. Its so poor most people don't bother to use the codes. Thanks EU for your protectionist way of doing things and closing up competition.

paying £15.99 for a big ray of Jurassic park after owning on VHS and DVD is just frustrating. Unfortunately the EU won't allow digital rights transfer. So here we have to buy it again new. On vudu? Scan the case of you're DVD, pay around £3 and they turn it into a digital HD copy.

So no, don' let project fear freak you out. Roaming is going nowhere. Digital rights are about to be opened up. If nothing else, it' GOOD news for digital rights.
deleted16433952nd Apr

Now if they’d just release Firestick support...


Why not get a Roku stick? Supports prime, nowtv and Netflix as well as all the usual and more iplayers.

argos.co.uk/pro…924?
Edited by: "cmdr_elito" 2nd Apr
oranjuice2 h, 34 m ago

I'm still waiting for someone to day April fools. For years Sky have said …I'm still waiting for someone to day April fools. For years Sky have said you can't watch outside the UK or ROI due to licensing laws. Now they are letting us do it, or are they?


In Gran Canaria and just tried it...it works
Hmm, if my relative in Ireland downloaded the app on their device, does this mean they would have access to my subscription?
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Limebird2nd Apr

Hmm, if my relative in Ireland downloaded the app on their device, does …Hmm, if my relative in Ireland downloaded the app on their device, does this mean they would have access to my subscription?


Yes You get 2 devices for free with sky go. Then if you want 2 more it's £5 extra per month.
deleted16433952nd Apr

Now if they’d just release Firestick support...


They have.
mocmocamoc6 h, 43 m ago

Anyone know if this'll roll out to Now TV?


This is been rolled out to any digital subscription service. Netflix, sky tv, any digital music or library service. Nobody has said for how long yet some services may be a month others it may be shorter or longer.
oranjuice4 h, 47 m ago

I'm still waiting for someone to day April fools. For years Sky have said …I'm still waiting for someone to day April fools. For years Sky have said you can't watch outside the UK or ROI due to licensing laws. Now they are letting us do it, or are they?


Every day is April fools day when it comes to paying for sky.
Would this apply to the Sky Mobile TV service also?
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