How to watch Sky Go Italia outside Italy
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How to watch Sky Go Italia outside Italy, the first thing to know is it IS possible so keep reading to find out how.
If you’ve got a Sky package in Italy then you’ll know the quality programming available on it. After all, you don’t pay for a premium TV subscription to watch bad TV. When you’re away from home you might have heard of Sky Go Italia that lets you watch your favourite Sky Italy TV shows both on catch-up and live.
You can watch Sky Go Italia when in Italy but if you travel outside for work, a holiday or whatever other reason then you’ll be disappointed to know that it just doesn’t work.
I find it strange that you can’t watch Sky Go Italia outside Italy because after all you pay for the service and without logging in it isn’t accessible.
So after receiving tons of emails and messages asking the same question, How to watch Sky Go Italia outside Italy, I’ve decided to write this simple guide to show you how, read below to find out.
Why you can’t watch Sky Go Italia outside Italy
You’re probably wondering why you can’t watch Sky Go Italia outside Italy. The first thing to understand is every internet connection is given a unique identifier and this is called an IP Address.
An IP Address is a set of numbers in the format xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx, for example, 127.89.21.58.
An IP Address also tells the websites that you visit what country you’re from and even what area. If you don’t believe me then head over to IPLookup and it’ll give you a good idea of what information your IP Address gives away.
So when you visit Sky Go Italia outside Italy you’re going to receive a block message similar to the one below (although it will be in Italian of course)
The solution to watch Sky Go Italia outside Italy is…
If you want to watch your Sky Go Italia account abroad then you’ll need to sign up for a VPN service.
A VPN service allows you to disguise your location and virtually reside somewhere else. So say for example you’re travelling to France, you use a VPN service to appear as if you are in Italy and then Sky Go Italia will stream you the shows you want to watch in France.
VPN services cost between €5-€8 per month and there is a big choice available. My personal favourite is ExpressVPN because not only do they have an Italian connection point (also known as “server”) which is critical but they’re also competitively priced and one of the fastest services available allowing you to avoid things like buffering.
Firstly you want to sign up for a service from ExpressVPN and then keep reading below as I’ll show you how to use it.
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If you want to take a look at a few other good VPN providers first before committing then the following two are also excellent choices and suitable for watching Sky Go Italia outside Italy.
Below I’m going to show you how to use the VPN service to watch Sky Go Italia outside Italy so keep reading.
How to use a VPN to watch Sky Go Italia outside Italy
The software from all three recommended providers above is pretty much the same, they only differ in the layout. The basic idea is you download their software, install it and then choose the Italy option and press to connect.
I’m going to show you a step-by-step guide for the provider ExpressVPN on a Windows 10 system.
- Visit the ExpressVPN website and sign-up
- Download the app from the Products section of their website.
- Open the app and login or activate it.
- Press Choose Location.
- Press Italy.
- Wait for the app to connect or press Connect if it doesn’t automatically connect.
Once the software is connected that is all you need to do.
Just visit the Sky Go Italia website or use the Sky Go Italia app like normal wherever you are in the world. Rather than being blocked from viewing you can now watch any show on catch-up TV or live TV like you would be able to in Italy.
There are plenty of other services you can use the same VPN package with so take a look around our site and find out what else you can put it to use for.
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