You Should Know: The Sky Go Desktop app for Windows is pretty OK

The Sky Go app for Windows is not new – it’s at least 6 months old, but its existence is not well-known, likely due to Sky’s long term intransigence in providing the app for Windows.

Nevertheless, the app is available now, and while it is not in the Store, it does have a sleek modern interface and offers direct access to all of Sky’s programming, same as in the iOS or Android app.

This includes downloading programming for off-line viewing or streaming when more convenient.

The app is not excellent – it has very high processor usage, likely due to some DRM running in the background.  This prevents even screenshots being taken of the app.

With many of us watching TV with our laptops on our laps the app does, however, offer another larger screen which lets you enjoy Sky’s TV and movie catalogue without needing a tablet.

The app can be downloaded from Sky’s website here.

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