Sky Go is British TV. The online streaming package Sky Go provide is unsurpassed for watching British TV online. However, if you are an expat abroad, a student overseas or on vacation in Spain outside the UK. You will notice that Sky Go does give you a regional error about your current location being blocked. In order to bypass regional restrictions you have to spoof/fake your location. In this simple how to I will show you how to unblock and watch Sky Go abroad using VPN or Smart DNS Proxies.
Sky Go does provide a great range of channels, and it supports a wide array of devices, and you do NOT need a Sky+ account to get a Sky Go account. To unblock Sky Go abroad you have to use one of the two methods below. Namely VPN and Smart DNS Proxies. Each of these methods has its merits but there are quite a few differences which are explained.
Simply follow these steps to get Sky Go abroad in USA, Australia, India, Canada, or anywhere else outside British territories:
Sign up with a VPN provider that actually supports unblocking Sky Go. ExpressVPN is a good example.
Download and install the VPN application to your PC, Mac, Android, iOS device.
Launch the VPN application and sign in using your VPN account.
Now, connect to a UK VPN server.
Finally, go to the BBC iPlayer website or launch the iPlayer application.
Watch Sky Go in USA, Canada, Australia, or anywhere else outside the UK.
How to Watch Sky Go Abroad – VPN
VPN refers to Virtual Private network. It does send your Internet traffic to a new server to spoof your location. In this instance you a VPN service with UK servers. This way the Sky Go servers would assume you are physically in the UK. A few more notable features of VPN are listed below
All Internet traffic is encrypted. Your traffic cant be interrupted or inspected.
US content is also available if you do use a USA VPN server. I.e. Hulu Plus, Netflix, WWE Network, etc.
VPN is resistant to restrictions applied by ISPs that can affect Smart DNS. Some examples are DNS Hijacking and Transparent Proxies.
No matter what VPN providers say, even the best VPNs will bring your Internet speed down by 10%.
VPN does work on all Sky Go supported devices. Since a lot of devices do not support VPN by default. You will need a VPN enabled router if you do wish to use VPN on other devices.
I have tested a lot of VPN providers. ExpressVPN works best if you want to get Sky Go in USA, Canada, Australia, or elsewhere outside the UK. You can also use any of the top VPN services listed below.
A technical wizard of 10 year experience. Certified in Linux, Ethical Hacking and all sorts of technical stuff . I did work on projects around the world worth millions of dollars. My aim is to free you the reader from location restrictions and protect your privacy.