Sky Go is a streaming application that allows you to watch live sports, news, movies, shows, entertainment, and much more. Sky Go is available for MAC, Windows, Xbox, PlayStation, iPhone, and iPad. It is a subscription-based service, and you should have a valid Sky ID (username and password) to use the application. Earlier, the Sky Go app on Smartphones hasn’t supported casting media contents to Chromecast. Hence, the users have to screen mirror their device before casting the media. The recent update on Sky Go has introduced the Chromecast support to cast the media.
How to Chromecast Sky Go?
There are three methods to cast Sky Go contents to TV.
- Chromecast Sky GO from the app
- Screen Mirror Sky Go using Phone
- Cast Sky Go using Chrome from PC
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Chromecast Sky Go
With a new update, Sky Go is made compatible with Chromecast. Just follow the steps below to Chromecast the app contents to TV.
- Open Sky Go app.
- Stream a video which you to cast to the TV.
- You will find the cast icon on the top right corner. Click on the “Cast” icon.
- The Chromecast device name will appear. Tap on it to connect your phone to the Chromecast device.
- After successful connectivity, the video will now play on your TV.
Note: Your Phone and Chromecast should be connected to the same WiFi network. This method works for both iPhone and Android.
Screen Mirror Sky Go using Phone
As Sky Go is not compatible with Chromecast, you have to screen mirror your phone to watch the contents on your TV.
1: Plugin Chromecast to the HDMI port of your TV.
2: Connect Chromecast and your mobile to the same WiFi network.
3: Click on the settings menu.
4: On the settings menu, tap on the “Connected Devices” button and then click on “Connection preferences.”
5: You will find the “Cast” option in it. Click on it.
6: The list of available devices will appear on the screen. Click on the Chromecast device name to cast your entire screen.
7: You will get a warning screen for Screen Mirroring option. Click Start Now button to cast your entire screen.
The entire phone screen will appear on the TV.
Note: For better resolution watch the video in full-screen mode. Also, as you are mirroring your screen, all notifications & screen messages will appear on the TV as well.
Related: Screen Mirroring vs Casting
Chromecast Sky Go using Chrome from PC
Note: As of now, Sky Go doesn’t support casting via Chrome browser. But still, you follow this method and try casting contents from the Chrome browser.
Follow the steps below to cast Sky Go from Chrome browser:
1: Open Sky Go on your browser and start playing a video.
2: Click on the menu icon on the top right corner of your browser.
3: Click the “Cast” button which is available under the menu icon.
4: List of available devices will appear.
5: Click on the Chromecast device to cast the tab to your TV.
Now, you will find the video playing on the TV. You can minimize the browser or start working on other tabs as well. This will not affect the tab which is getting cast.
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The above are the three different ways of using Chromecast with Sky Go application. Using the built-in support (first method) is the most reliable and the best method to cast the Sky Go contents. Moreover, the built-in support means you don’t need to go for the screen mirroring method. Users who had Google TV (the latest version of Chromecast), can install the app and stream the contents without using any smartphone or PC.
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