Can you cast Sky Go? Of course, you now have the approval of the company to do so.
Several online television services allow you to enjoy your favourite movie, TV program, or any other content.
They also allow these to view using your phone, tablet, or personal computer.
Watching with the aforementioned devices is up to the mark; however, a big screen offers more.
Most of you would agree but are likely to encounter problems in screen casting since many streaming services were designed without casting features.
If you want to know how to cast Sky go you are the right place. Here you will learn all the possible ways to get this done.
Fortunately, Sky Go which is a Subscription-based service recently Upgraded its features and now allows Casting.
So, without any delay, let’s get started!
Casting Using Chromecast?
This is a great streaming device designed and developed by none other than Google.
It enables users to stream audio or video content on their Smart TV or app.
For this the casting feature of Google comes handy.
You can mirror the content on your Computer or laptop by using this feature.
This device can be helpful if you want to stream media from all your device. This can break the normal prototype TV viewing.
What is Sky Go App
This Go app from Sky strives to be the best online streaming television. It offers a wide range of channels that you can enjoy.
It includes most of the common channels and shows that will keep your family entertained. Some of its channels are
- Sky Sports
- Animal Planet
- Comedy Channel
- Fox, Disney Channel
- Cartoon Network
How to Cast Sky Go to Chromecast?
There are different ways on how to cast Sky Go to Chromecast. You may follow any of the methods listed below.
Choose the more convenient or what works for you best.
1. Through a Chromecast Sky Go App
Chromecast Sky Go is the newest component that the company added to its service to be able to accommodate more requests from its customers.
This method works with both iPhone and Android.
Here is a step-by-step guide on how to cast Sky Go to Chromecast.
Let us learn the steps that you need to take to cast.
Step 1. Check Correct Version. Check if you are using Chromecast “Gen 1, 2, 3, or Ultra”. Other Chromecast versions are not supported as of writing.
Step 2. Connect to WiFi. Connect your Chromecast and phone on the “Same Wi-Fi network”.
Step 3. Download the Latest version. Make sure you already downloaded the “Chromecast mobile application”.
Step 4. Complete the above Steps. Once you are done with the previous steps, casting content to TV now becomes very simple.
Step5. Use Go App and Cast. Open the Go App and look for the “casting icon” in the Sky Go video player. It is usually easy to find because it appears like a small television.
Step 6. Cast Now. Now “Tap the casting icon” and the Go will automatically connect to your Chromecast.
Try this method in the exact steps as mentioned above. If this method does not work for you do not worry.
Sky Go Chromecast can be performed even if the steps mentioned above do not work, using another simple method.
The second method that you can use to cast if the first do not worked for you is as follows:
1. In your phone HDMI port, the Chromecast should be “plugged in“.
2. Once you are done, you should connect both the “Chromecast and your phone on the same internet connection”.
3. Look for “Bluetooth & Devices connection” in the settings.
4. Click the “Connection Preferences“ under it afterwards.
5. Under the connection preferences, click the “Cast“ option.
6. After that, you can “Select the Sky Go Chromecast device“ where you want to cast contents.
After you tap the Chromecast device you want to use, a warning will appear on the screen.
You have to press the start button on the displayed screen mirror option to cast your contents.
Can I Put Sky Go on My Smart TV
Though there is difference between Sky Go and Sky Go extra, both has great user friendly features.
If you are wondering how to cast your Sky app on your television, don’t worry. We got you covered.
You can cast Sky Go on Smart TV. You may opt to follow any of the methods in casting it on your Smart TV.
You can either use your smartphone or Google Chrome. Here is a detailed guide on how to do both of them.
Cast Sky Go to Smart TV through a Smartphone
Since Sky Go does not support Chromecast directly, the screen mirror option should be used to successfully cast Sky Go on Smart TV.
Step 1. Connecting your Chromecast device on your Smart TV should be done initially.
Step 2. After you are done, connect both the Smart TV and your phone to the same internet connection. Make sure it is stable.
Step 3. Go to your phone settings.
Step 4. Tap the connected device option where you can see it. You can see below for reference.
Step 5. Click the Connection Preferences. And select the preference.
Step 6. Select the Cast option. The cast option can be easily found as shown below. Now you are good to go.
Step 7. You will see a Chromecast device list. Select one and proceed.
Step 8. Once you are done this, a screen mirror option would be automatically displayed.
Click start and view contents on your Smart TV and enjoy.
Cast Sky Go to Smart TV through Apple TV
Watching the Go app from Sky via Apple TV is also possible as long as your Apple device has an iOS version of 10.1 and above.
Similarly, the Sky GO installed in your device should be the latest version. Otherwise, it would not work.
Here’s how you can set it up.
Step 1. You should first connect your Apple TV to the HDMI port to your television.
Step 2. See if it is connected to a stable internet connection.
Step 3. You should also check if your Apple mobile device and Apple TV are connected to the same network. If not, you should fix it.
Step 4. Turn on the television and select the HDMI channel where your Apple TV is linked.
Step 5. Open the GO application on your mobile device.
Step 6. Select the content you want to watch.
Step 7. After you have selected a show, just press the Airplay button to cast the content on your television.
Once you successfully cast Sky GO using this method, you can watch content at 1080 high definition and 60 frames per second.
It is ideal for live sports and other content that prioritizes visuals more than text.
Cast Sky Go to Smart TV through a Mobile App in iOS
Users cannot screen mirror their apple devices to Chromecast without any intervention.
However, it works just fine with the Momocast app.
Follow these steps one by one and you can do it within minutes.
Step 1. Open the App Store. Type Momocast in the search tab and click it once the option appears.
Step 2. Install the application and open the Momocast app
Step 3. You would readily see the cast option. Click it.
Step 4. Select your Chromecast device once the list shows.
Step 5.You will receive a notification labelled as Connected to Chromecast after.
Step 6. Click the cast icon again and the screen mirror option will appear. Press it and your apple device screen will be displayed on your Smart TV.
Step 7. Open the Go app and enjoy the content on your big screen.
The company used to utilize Google Chrome, but it halted when the said browser stopped supporting the software that the Go app uses in its operations.
Nevertheless, Chromecast still works with older browsers, such as Internet Explorer or Firefox. It does not fit well but it works.
Hope you have got enough information on how to cast your Sky app on your Smart TV.
Further Read: You can check out how to get subtitles on Sky Go in easy methods.
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Finn Wheatley holds a Master’s Degree in Computer Science from UCL, London. He helped small data science consultancy firms, helping large corporations to grow their data capabilities, deploy advanced machine learning-based analytics and troubleshoot tech-related issues. Check out more about him here.