Discover what you need to enjoy #WatchOnSky.
#WatchOnSky is the new way to connect your Sky Box with Twitter and quickly record or live-stream your favourite Sky shows with Sky Go, from a compatible mobile phone or desktop browser.
You can use buttons within #WatchOnSky tweets either to record to your box or watch a show live on Sky Go.
Yes. In order to record a show or watch it live via Sky Go, you will need to have a Sky TV subscription and the corresponding TV pack for the content you wish to watch or record. There's more information about joining Sky or upgrading at sky.com/shop.
If you're already a Sky customer but don't use Twitter, don't forget there are still plenty of other ways to enjoy your Sky TV subscription.
Use the buttons within a #WatchOnSky tweet to record an upcoming programme or watch one that is being aired currently. Or, use the link within the tweet to go to a dedicated page for the show, movie or sports programme that you’re interested in, where you’ll find more information about that airing and options for watching it.
To record or watch a show using #WatchOnSky, you’ll need:
You can get help linking your Sky iD to your Sky+HD box if you’ve not previously done so.
If you don’t have the correct TV pack to view the content featured or you’re not a Sky TV customer select the 'Get Sky or upgrade’ button to be taken to a Sky web page detailing the latest offers.
How to view shows with #WatchOnSky using your web browser or mobile device.
We’ve optimised #WatchOnSky for Twitter on mobile apps and websites that are compatible with Sky Go. For more on this, please see our list of devices compatible with Sky Go devices.
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.
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 be logged in to sky.com with your SkyiD 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 programme on the Sky Go website. If you aren't loggd in with your SkyiD, you'll be directed to a login page before being taken to the live stream.
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.
How to record shows on your Sky+HD box at home with #WatchOnSky.
Use this button to set your Sky+HD box to record an upcoming airing. Before you begin, you should be signed in with your Sky iD and have previously linked your Sky iD to your Sky+ box.
Then, when you click or tap Record, you'll see the confirmation message 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 you you haven't previously done so.
Series Link recording is not yet available via #WatchOnSky, but we are looking at options to extend the functionality of the service for our customers in the future.
We will be rolling out #WatchOnSky across a wide range of our tweets about entertainment, movies and sports programming. Simply follow any of our Sky channel Twitter handles to keep track of the latest #WatchOnSky tweets.
The programmes that you can watch live and record depend on the entertainment, sports and movies packages that you take as part of your Sky TV subscription.
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.
If you are not seeing a Watch button on a show’s information page, it may no longer be live on air. Check the programme’s date and time to ensure that you haven’t chosen an out of date tweet.
If you are not seeing a Record button, the show’s seven-day window for recording may have passed. If it’s already aired, we’ll show you a listing for the next available episode or airing.
For further assistance, please tweet @skyhelpteam.
The Twitter feeds to follow and how to get the best from #WatchOnSky.
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.