Question Sky go, what boxes have an app or can you just throw from tablet to stick?

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  1. cebs_uk

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    Hi.

    A colleague has asked me about easiest way to watch his sky in a second room.

    Got an apple tv already and I have a now tv to test if needed.

    Does now tv offer a sky go option, does apple tv or a roku?

    Or does one of the sticks, chromecast or amazon fire support sky go?

    Any advice more than welcome, could do it with it being an easy fix and wireless.
     
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    If he has a Sky TV subscription on a Sky satellite box (not Now TV or stand alone Sky Go) then he can use Sky on up to two portable devices - PC, laptop, supported tablet/smartphone.
     
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    He does so thanks but really wants it on his tv in the bedroom.

    Can you stream the app from a device to another?
     
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    No AFAIK but PCs/laptops or tablets can often be connected direct to a TV.
     
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    Thanks and might have to go wired from that.

    Saw a friend lgs tv the other day and that has loads of apps built in, now tv, Amazon, etc. Shame sky seem behind in that area.

    Guess they still want to sell multi room setups while they can.
     
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    TBH Sky don't really see the need to be in that area with so many options being available, plus the hardware isn't really up to running apps in the way smart TV's do. Your average smart TV has a significantly faster processor and between 2 and 4 GB of NVRAM compared to a Sky+HD box which only has 512 MB RAM (if memory serves).
     

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