Sky Go Desktop Download

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Post 16 of 34

Re: Sky Go Desktop Download

No....................Not getting help at all I'm afraid

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Post 17 of 34

Re: Sky Go Desktop Download

Hi Ducati1250


If its possible could you try all of the following please.......


Important: "In order to rectify this issue, we will delete the Playready folder. This also deletes the licenses for all content protected by Microsoft's Playready licensing, including all downloaded Sky Go files.



Silverlight DRM


If using a standard Internet connection, it might be that the playback of DRM protected content is off; this stops Sky Go’s connection to the server.


To turn back on:

  1. Launch Sky Go and Log in.
  2. Attempt to play content back and the error displays.
  3. Right-click or CTRL+click (if using a Mac) on play back window.
  4. A Silverlight Box then appears.
  5. Click the Playback tab.
  6. Ensure the box for Enable Playback of Protected Content (DRM) is checked.

    If checked already, go to Uninstall Microsoft Silverlight.

  7. Click OK.
  8. Close Sky Go.
  9. Launch Sky Go and sign in.
  10. Attempt to play back the content affected.


Uninstall Microsoft Silverlight


  1. Click Start then Control Panel.
  2. Click on Classic View from the left hand menu
  3. Select Programs and Features
  4. Click on Microsoft Silverlight
  5. Click the Change/Remove tab and follow the on-screen prompts.
  6. Once uninstalled, the PC may need restarted.

How to show all folders.


  1. Click Start then select My Computer.
  2. Click the Organize menu and choose Folder and search options.
  3. Click the View tab and in the Advanced settings list, choose Show hidden files and folders and then press OK

To delete the PlayReady folder follow the steps below:


  1. Click on Start Menu then Computer.
  2. Select primary hard drive, usually C:\
  3. Double Click on Program Data and then Microsoft.
  4. Right Click on PlayReady folder and select Delete.

Reinstall Microsoft Silverlight

  1. Go to and sign in.
  2. Select Live TV and choose an item to view.
  3. When prompted, follow the steps to re-install Microsoft Silverlight.
  4. Attempt to play back content again.


Let me know how you get on 

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Post 18 of 34

Re: Sky Go Desktop Download

Couldn't launch Sky Go and Log in because I can't download the Sky Go desktop

Uninstalled everything

re- installed Silverlight

Tried to install Sky Go desk top and got exactly the same problem !!!


A window opens saying   


Sky Go Desk Top - 


Navifgation to the web page was cancelled


What You Can Try - Re-type the address


File download box comes up


Do you want to save this file?


Name - Index html

Type - HTML Document 2.50Kb

From - C:\Users\Andy\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Silver...



I can't read the rest of the string


If I save this, when I click on the Sky Go icon on the desktop, iy takes me to this same page.


I'm going mad with this

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Post 19 of 34

Re: Sky Go Desktop Download

Unintsall Microsoft Silverlight again and also reboot your computer before trying again.


If someone has helped you then please click on the LIKES button in their post.
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Post 20 of 34

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Same thing again!!!!! This is getting silly now

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Post 21 of 34

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We can see that you have followed all the troubleshooting we would advise, what I suggest you do is follow the contact us journey to the Sky Go team and they will investigate the problem further for you.


Hope that this helps you to get the issue fixed.


Please let us know what you are advised from this department and if this solves your problem.


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Post 22 of 34

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Just wondering if the problem was ever resolved - have been having the same problem for the last couple of weeks after recently installing Sky Go on my laptop. Worked fine the first few times I used it but since about the 17th October have not been able to start the player and have the same message asking me save the file but then not doing anything.


Any help would be appreciated.



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Post 23 of 34

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Hi rugbyfan76, if you go to the page here and right click the blue window below install Sky Go desktop is there an option to remove the program? If so could you try that. If that does not helped have you tried uninstalling the reinstalling Microsoft Silverlight?

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Post 24 of 34

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Im having this same exact problem, I have uninstalled Silverlight & Sky Go Player (Multiple times), when I open the sky go desktop, it sas the same as other posters and asks me to open/save, when clicking open, it re-directs me to the following address;




(Just a point, the address that it tries to re-direct me to does not have any of the ampersands in it, but when I copy and past in here, it does!)


Firefox is my default browser



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Post 25 of 34

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Hi Daz,

Sorry for the delay in replying.

Can you please confirm if you've got the Sky Go Desktop on any other devices?

Are you using the Desktop App on a Windows or Mac device?

I look forward to your response.
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Post 26 of 34

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I am having exactly the same problems as ducati1250 and it is beginning to really annoy me as i am unable to watch anything at all from my PC.


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Post 27 of 34

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Hi sutty68,


Welcome to the Forum.


Can you tell me if you have been through every option given on this thread by a community member or a Knowledge Advisor?


Please let us know.


Many Thanks,

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Post 28 of 34

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i've been having the same problems given it up as a bad ob now much to technical for my limited ability.  Smiley Sad

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Post 29 of 34

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Pathetic same issue as all of these, i spent over an hour with an online help member and they repeated all the troubleshooting steps i have already done, i even went as far as reverting my computer to factory settings as it came out the box. Offering a service that too many cant use. I am relatively technically minded and even had my IT guys at work look into the depths of my computer for any traces of sky software anywhere and they found nothing. Silverlight is fully upto date, i cant download the dekstop or even use the browser version to just watch a one off program or something.

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Post 30 of 34

Re: Sky Go Desktop Download

Hi Folks, 


Welcome to the Sky Help Forum, can you tell us a little more about your set-up and what's happening when you try to download Sky Go?


Are any error messages displayed?

What device are you using, PC/Laptop or Mac?

What operating system are you running?

What web browser are you using?



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