Sky Go is an online streaming service provider application by Sky TV to watch live and on-demand Sky TV with the internet. Sky Go is provided for free to Sky TV subscribers. Apart from Sky TV shows and programs, Sky Go offers various on-demand videos like movies, TV shows, etc. You are getting more than 200+ Live TV channels with the Sky Go app. The app is available for smartphones and PC. Sky Go app is not compatible with smart TVs or any of the streaming devices. Therefore you cannot download the Sky Go app on Roku. But that wouldn’t stop you from screen mirroring your smartphone or PC and watch Sky Go on Roku. Proceed further to learn the step by step procedure.
Sky Go on Roku
You cannot download the Sky Go app on your Roku from the Channel Store. No sideloading is possible on Roku, so the only way is to screen mirror your Android or iOS smartphone or computer to the Roku and watch the contents on your TV. For that, we need to enable screen mirroring on Roku and set the device ready.
Enable Screen Mirroring on Roku
The Roku device must be running with Roku OS 7.7 or later. To find the version, go to Settings > System > About. If you are using any older versions, check our guide to update Roku firmware to the latest version.
1). Turn on your Roku and connect it to the internet.
2). Press the home button on the supplied Roku remote.
3). Then choose Settings from the home screen.
4). On the Settings screen, select the System option.
5). Then choose Screen Mirroring Mode and choose Always Allow (This will allow any device to mirror on to your Roku without prompt) or Prompt (This will pop-up a permission prompt when there was a screen mirroring request) option.
6). Now you can choose Screen Mirroring devices and choose which devices you want to allow and which you want to block.
If you chose the Prompt, then you will be asked for permission whenever there is a screen mirroring request. Always accept will always allow the device to mirror, Accept will allow only this time, Ignore will deny the screen mirroring access this time, and Never allow will add this device to the blocked lists.
How to Screen Mirror Sky Go to Roku: Android Devices
You can screen mirror your Android phone to Roku. Android mobiles have got in-built screen mirroring option to project the contents of the mobile to the TV. But not all Android mobile manufacturers use the same term to define a specific function. You can find the option by searching it inside the Settings menu. There are lots of terms that would refer the same here are a few.
|1. Screen Share|
2. Screen Mirror
3. Share and Connect
4. Mirror Screen
5. Wi-Fi Direct
7. Wireless Display
8. Smart View or Smart Share
9. Quick Connect or HTC Connect
10. Screen Cast or Cast
Use the following steps to screen mirror your Android phone to the Roku device. Before the steps, download the Sky Go app on your Android mobile from Play Store.
1). Make sure to connect your Android phone and Roku device to the same Wi-Fi network.
2). On the Android phone, go to Settings.
3). Search Cast, or try searching any of the terms given in the box inside the Settings. Or pull down the Control Center and tap the Cast option.
4). Choose the Roku device from the list of available devices.
5). Click Start Now on the pop-up warning.
6). Now open the Sky Go app and start playing the videos which you want to watch on the Roku connected TV.
How to Screen Mirror Sky Go to Roku: Windows PC
Download the Sky Go app on your Windows PC from the Sky Go website. And log in to your account. For screen mirroring Windows to Roku, you need to add the Roku device to your Windows.
1). Open the Action Center on your PC. Click on the Notifications icon in the bottom-right corner.
2). Click on the Connect option and then choose your Roku device.
3). Your desktop will be mirrored.
4). Open the Sky Go app and play your favorite content.
How to Screen Mirror Sky Go to Roku: iOS Devices
Download Sky Go app on your iOS device from App Store. Few of the recent Roku devices can support AirPlay so that you will be able to screen your iPhone or iPad to the Roku. The following are the few Roku devices that could support the AirPlay.
|Roku TV – Axxxx, Cxxxx, CxxGB, 7xxxx.|
|Streambar – 9120.|
|Smart Soundbar – 9101, 9100.|
|Ultra – 4800, 4670, 4661, 4662, 4660, 4640.|
|Streaming Stick + – 3811, 3810.|
|Premiere – 4630, 4620, 3920.|
Other devices like Roku Express 3700, Roku Express+ 3710, and Roku Express+ 3910 cannot support the screen mirroring feature.
On your Roku, we need to enable the AirPlay as we did for screen mirroring.
- Go to Settings from the home screen.
- Then choose Apple AirPlay and HomeKit.
- And select Apple AirPlay and HomeKit Settings.
- Now Turn on AirPlay by clicking it.
1). Connect your iPhone or iPad and Roku under the same Wi-Fi network.
2). Swipe down on the screen or swipe up from the bottom of the screen to open the Control Center.
3). Tap the Screen Mirroring option.
4). Select your Roku device from the list.
5). Now your iPhone will be mirrored to the Roku connected TV.
6). Open the Sky Go app and start streaming.
How to Screen Mirror Sky Go on Roku: Mac PC
Download the Sky Go app on your Mac PC from the website and log in to your Sky TV account. You can also use the AirPlay feature in the Mac to screen mirror Mac to Roku.
1). Make sure to connect your Mac and Roku to the same Wi-Fi network.
2). Click on the AirPlay icon on the top menu bar of the screen.
3). Choose your Roku device from the list.
4). Open the Sky Go app on your Mac once the screen is mirrored.
Choose any one of the methods based on the device you are having, and enjoy streaming!
Related: How to Install Sky Go on Firestick.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. Is Sky Go available on Roku?
No, the Sky Go app is not available for Roku. You have to screen mirror the app from your smartphone or PC.
2. What devices are compatible with Sky Go?
Smart devices like iOS, Android, Playstation, Xbox, Amazon Fire TV devices, Windows PC, and Mac PC are compatible with the Sky Go app.