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  #1995457 13-Apr-2018 13:05
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Yeah but that doesnt suit those that want to freeload off someone elses Sky subscription.   Or want it in another room without having to pay the multi-room price.  So its just not convenient. 





It can also be due to content license agreements.  Yes the agreements can be "you can only let your customers play this on a phone/tablet and not chrome cast / apply play it to a tv"  As Android and iOS is an all or nothing type of thing with casting then there is not much sky can do and to fall inside the agreement they might just need to kill it for all media within the skygo app


Content agreements can be very interesting.  You might be able to stream it on your tablet in your home but not on the same table over mobile data etc.



Kinda like the NRL on Telstra in Australia.  Limited to a small screen - as someone else has the rights to the bigger screen.  I'm sure that Telstra wont let the content be cast for fear of infringing on others NRL rights.

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  #1995478 13-Apr-2018 13:24
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SkyGo also. Works on website on computer. You can run HDMI cable from computer to TV, so those that want to free load can already do it if determined.
If you have Sky, SkyGo gives you a way to watch on demand stuff, that may not have been recorded even if you are at home.
I could air play TVNZ on demand to Apple TV, before they had an applic for AppleTV.


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  #1995520 13-Apr-2018 14:27
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I sideloaded the 2.0 apk to my android tv, the new layout means the menus are all sideways until you start playing content making it a lot harder to use than the previous version.


The android TV also has a chromecast built into it, so its easier to use chrome browser on a desktop and cast to the tv using the website.


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