What is the Sky Q App?
Free to all Sky Q customers and available on both iOS and Android devices, the Sky Q app allows you to enjoy a huge range of live TV channels and on-demand content along with any recordings you’ve made wherever you happen to be.
It's incredibly easy to navigate, very user-friendly and once you’ve downloaded the app, all you need to do to access the service is to enter your Sky ID and password combination.
What exactly is available through the Sky Q app very much depends on your own Sky TV package. For example, if you’ve previously bought the Sky Cinema package you’ll find thousands of films across all different genres available on-demand.
Not all of the shows you’re able to watch on your main Sky Q set-top-box will be available on the Sky Q app due to contractual obligations between certain channels.
How much is the Sky Q App?
The Sky Q app is completely free to use and enjoy. The only cost involved comes from you having to pay for your own Sky TV package.
Do I need to be connected to the internet to enjoy the Sky Q app?
If you’re out and about and find yourself wanting to enjoy some great TV, the Sky Q app will work on your mobile data but unless you’ve got an unlimited contract, you’re definitely better off connecting up to any one of Britain's many free WiFi hotspots.
Alternatively, if you know you’re going to be somewhere with no WiFi you can download Sky's on-demand content and any recordings you’ve made for offline viewing.
As with the Sky Q set-top-box, the Sky Q app also supports Sky’s excellent fluid-viewing feature which allows you to start watching something on your TV in one room and then pick it straight back up on your device in another.
Sky Q App compatibility
The Sky Q app is compatible with all kind of different smartphones and tablets the full list of which you’ll easily be able to find online. Unfortunately, you can’t currently use it on your laptop or desktop computer.
Another online service from Sky which also allows you to enjoy live TV and on-demand content. It too works via an app which is available for free on a variety of smartphones and tablets (both iOS and Android) as well as laptops, game consoles and desktop computers.
Like with Sky Q, the kind of content available on Sky Go depends on what Sky TV package you’ve got and unless you’ve paid a little more for Sky Go Extra, you won’t be able to download shows to watch offline.
Sky Go allows you to register up to two devices to a single account while Sky Go Extra permits you up to four.