Watch On Sky with Facebook and Twitter

27 January 2015

 

Watch On Sky is just one of the ways we bring you the shows you love at the touch of a button. No hassle, no missing out, just brilliant TV wherever and whenever you want.


How does it work?

If you’re a Sky TV customer, you just need to make sure your Sky+HD box is linked to your Sky iD. This allows you to watch a show we talk about when you get home or on the go, all at no extra cost.

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Watch On Sky with Facebook
You can now Record your favourite Sky shows directly from your Facebook Newsfeed to your Sky+HD box at home. If you have missed recording a show, don’t worry, you can now also Download programmes to your Sky+HD box too.
 
All you have to do is tap the Record or Download button in a Watch On Sky Facebook post, and you’ll be prompted to sign in with your Sky iD. Once you’ve done this, you’ll receive a success notification confirming your Record or Download request. 
 
To make things even easier, after you’ve signed in once, we’ll keep you signed into Sky iD for future visits, meaning that a simple click on a Record or Download post will send a request straight to your Sky+HD box at home.
 
Get started
 
Follow your favourite Sky channel pages on Facebook then click on their Watch On Sky posts with Record or Download buttons when they appear in your newsfeed. You’ll need to sign in with your Sky iD to use the service.
Watch On Sky with Twitter

Seen us tweet about a show and don’t want to miss it? Well you don’t have to, as you can now watch or record TV shows, sporting events and movies straight from Twitter. 

 

When you see a tweet with a #WatchOnSky hashtag from Sky, you'll be able to directly access a show's Sky go page if it's on-air, or sign in to Sky iD and record a programme directly to your Sky+HD box at home. 

 

Get started

 

Follow your favourite Sky channel Twitter handles to see the latest Watch On Sky tweets – and follow the link to record shows to your Sky+ HD box at home or to watch on Sky Go. You’ll need to sign in with your Sky iD to use the service.


Got questions?

Below, you'll find find answers to frequently asked questions about Watch On Sky. 

  • General questions about Watch On Sky Show

    Discover what you need in order to enjoy Watch On Sky.

  • What is Watch On Sky? Show

    Watch On Sky is the new way to connect your Sky+HD box with Facebook and Twitter to record, download or live stream your favourite Sky shows.

     

    Watch On Sky with Facebook: Catch up on your favourite shows by recording or downloading programmes directly to your Sky+HD box at home from Facebook posts. 

      

    Watch On Sky with Twitter: Record to your box at home or live-stream your favourite Sky shows with Sky Go from a compatible mobile phone or desktop browser. You can click on tweets with #WatchOnSky hashtags either to record a show to your Sky+HD box at home, or watch a show live on Sky Go on your device.   

      

  • Do I have to be a Sky customer? Show

    Yes. In order to take advantage of options to record or download a show from Facebook, or record or watch a show on Twitter, you will need to have a Sky TV subscription and the corresponding TV pack for the content you wish to watch. If you are interested in subscribing or upgrading, you can find out more about joining Sky at  sky.com/shop

     

    If you are already a Sky customer but don’t use Facebook, don’t forget there are still plenty of  other ways to enjoy your Sky TV subscription

     
  • What do I need in order to use Watch On Sky? Show

    Watch On Sky with Facebook: Catch up on your favourite shows by recording or downloading them directly to your Sky+HD box at home. Use the Record or Download buttons within the images on posts from our channel pages. 

     

    Watch On Sky with Twitter: Catch up on your favourite shows using a tweet with a #WatchOnSky hashtag to record an upcoming programme or watch one that is currently being aired.

       

    To record or watch a show using Watch On Sky, you’ll need:

    • i)                   a Sky iD
    • ii)                  a compatible Sky Go device
    • iii)                 a Sky TV subscription (with the corresponding TV pack for the content featured) and
    • iv)                 to have linked your Sky+ box to your Sky iD account, selecting a default box for the content to be recorded or download to
    • v)                  adequate storage capacity on your Sky+HD box
     

    You can get help linking your Sky iD to your Sky+HD box if you’ve not previously done so.  

     

        

  • What if I'm not a Sky TV customer or I don't have the correct TV pack? Show

    Watch On Sky with Facebook: If you are already a Sky customer but don’t use Facebook, don’t forget there are still plenty of other ways to enjoy Sky TV

     

    Watch On Sky with  Twitter: If you don’t have the correct TV pack to view the content featured, or you’r e not a Sky TV customer, select the 'Get Sky or upgrade’  button or go to sky.com/shop to be taken to a Sky webpage detailing the latest offers.

  • What if I don't have a Sky iD, or if I've forgotten my Sky iD details? Show

    It's easy to get help to create a Sky iD, or if you've  forgotten your username or password.  

      

  • Your device and Watch On Sky Show

    How to view shows with Watch On Sky using your web browser or mobile device.

  • What platforms and devices does Watch On Sky work with? Show

    We’ve optimised Watch On Sky for Twitter and Facebook across a wide range of devices.

  • How do I view a show with Watch On Sky Facebook using an Apple iOS device? Show

    Simply click on a Watch On Sky post where you see a Record or Download button an image. You’ll then be asked to sign into Sky iD, following which you will be taken to a programme information page confirming your record or download.

     

    To make things easier, we will keep you signed into Sky iD for future visits. If you want to sign out of Sky iD at any stage, you can click a link within the footer of the programme information page, and a drop-down notification will confirm that you have been signed-out

  • How do I view a show with Watch On Sky Twitter using an Apple iOS device? Show

     The Watch button will let you use Sky Go to tune into a programme that's currently on air. Before you start watching, you'll need to have the Sky Go app installed, and have the correct TV pack for the content featured. 

     

    Then, when you tap Watch, you'll be directed to a live stream of the programme. If you don’t have the Sky Go app installed, you will be directed to the Sky Go download page on App Store.

  • How do I view a show with Watch On Sky Twitter on a compatible desktop browser? Show

    The Watch button will let you use Sky Go to tune into a programme that's currently airing. Before you start watching, you'll need to be logged in to sky.com with your Sky iD and have the correct TV pack for the content featured.  

     

    Then, when you click Watch, you'll be directed to a live stream of the show on the Sky Go website.  If you aren't logged in with your Sky iD, you'll be directed to a login page before being taken to the live stream.

     

    (WatchOnSky Facebook: Only shows you set to Record or Download can be viewed via your Sky+HD Box. Watch with Sky Go functionality is not currently available for the Facebook service)

  • Why won't my Android phone take me to a live stream on Sky Go when I tap Watch? Show

     

    Watch On Sky with Twitter: The Watch button is currently unable to take Android users directly to a programme’s Sky Go live stream.  

     

    When you select Watch on an Android device, you’ll be directed to the Sky Go app on Google Play. You can then download or open Sky Go on your device to search for and watch the live programme.

     
  • Recording with Watch On Sky Show

    How to record shows on your Sky+HD box at home with Watch On Sky on Facebook and Twitter.

  • How do the Record and Download actions work? Show

    Watch On Sky with Facebook: Simply click on a WatchOnSky post where you see a Record or Download button an image. You’ll then be asked to sign into Sky iD, following which you will be taken to a programme information page confirming your record or download.

     

    To make things easier, we will keep you signed into Sky iD for future visits. If you want to sign out of Sky iD at any stage, you can click a link within the footer of the programme information page, and a drop-down notification will confirm that you have been signed-out

     

    Watch On Sky with Twitter: When you follow a Record link within a tweet, you'll see the confirmation message 'Your record request has been sent to your Sky+ box' in the top right hand corner of the programme information page.

     

    If you're not signed in, you'll be taken to a login first before receiving this confirmation message.

     

    You can find help linking your Sky iD to your Sky+HD box if you haven't previously done so. 

         

  • Can I Series Link using Record on Watch On Sky? Show

    Watch On Sky with Facebook: Yes. After choosing to record an episode of a show, if the rest of the series is available to record in the future, we’ll provide a ‘Record Series’ button for you to select on the programme information page.

  • Can I watch or record any programme using Watch On Sky? Show

    All requests will be made to the default Sky+HD box in your home. If the show has already aired, we’ll show you the next available airing or next episode, where relevant. The programmes that you can watch depend on the entertainment, sports and movies packages that you take as part of your Sky TV subscription.

     

    Watch On Sky with Facebook: Watch On Sky posts will initially only be available for Sky entertainment shows. Simply follow one of the channel pages specified below to receive the latest Watch On Sky Facebook posts. 

     

    Watch On Sky with Twitter: You will see tweets with #WatchOnSky hashtags across a wide range of our entertainment, movies and sports channel accounts. Simply follow any of our Sky channel Twitter handles to keep track of the latest Watch On Sky tweets.

     

    All Record requests will be made to the default Sky+ box in your home.

     

    If the show has already aired, we’ll show you the next available airing or next episode, where relevant.

        

  • Why am I not seeing a Watch or Record link on tweets? Show

    Watch On Sky with Twitter: If you are not seeing a tweet with a link to record, the show’s seven-day window for recording may have passed, or if it’s a link to watch, the show may no longer be on-air. If it’s already aired, we’ll show you a listing for the next available episode or airing.

      

    For further assistance, please tweet @skyhelpteam.

     
  • Using Facebook, Twitter and Watch On Sky Show

    The Facebook and Twitter accounts to follow and how to get the best from Watch On Sky.

  • What Facebook and Twitter handles do I need to follow? Show

    To make the most of Watch On Sky, simply follow some or all of Sky’s official accounts:

     

    Watch On Sky with Facebook: entertainment (Sky Movies -  coming soon)

    WatchOnSky Twitter: Entertainment, Movies and Sports Twitter handles:

     

      @SkyHD

    @SkySports

    @Sky1

    @SkyAtlantic

    @SkyLivingHD

    @SkyArts

    @SkyMovies

  • If I’m not using Twitter, how else can I watch Sky TV? Show

    Take a look at our Ways to Watch page to see how you can enjoy your Sky TV subscription when, where and how you want.

  • Can I share or retweet messages with links to Watch On Sky programme pages? Show

    Yes.

 

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