on 12-07-2012 05:45 AM
Trying to use Sky Go in hotels by linking Ipad to TV via HDMI. Sound fine but saying HDMI out not supported ???? Is this on purpose or am I doing something wrong....doesnt seem logical that I can see fine on the ipad but not port pictuire to TV screen......
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on 12-07-2012 06:11 AM
on 12-07-2012 08:37 AM
Welcome to the Sky Help Forum, unfortuantely there are no plans to enable HDMI output for Sky Go on mobile devices and tablets as our agreements in place with rights holders does not allow for this.
I hope this helps.
on 15-08-2012 10:31 AM
Come on Sky, answer the question above.
And also please tell me what the difference is between me tethering my iPad to my phone and connecting this to a TV to watch Sky Go and me tethering my laptop to my phone and connecting this to a TV to watch Sky Go? Both would end up with the same result, a happy customer who can watch Sky on a larger tv when they are out and about.
You are putting restrictions in place with Sky Go on mobile devices that just do not make sense when you consider you can use a PC (e.g. no HDMI output, cant run on jailbroken or rooted devices, limited android devices supported) which will do everything you cannot do on a tablet or phone due to "contractual reasons". You have also used the incorrect excuse that a jailbroken or rooted device is not secure and could pass out sky usernames and passwords. If this is the case then why do you allow the Sky+, Sky Bet and all the other apps that require usernames and passwords to be entered to run on modified devices?
Your actions are only going to cause people to look for "alternative" options to watch programs on their portable devices and these "alternatives" will end up losing you customers in the long run. Give the customer who pay for your service the nice and simple option and they will be happy and not look elsewhere and find cheaper or free alternatives
on 23-09-2012 02:43 PM
on 28-11-2012 05:58 PM
I couldn't agree more! It is even more galling because I CAN watch other tv on-demand services via my iPad's HDMI connector, and I don't pay anything like as much for these services as I pay Sky. The search for alternatives is under way.
on 10-01-2013 10:18 PM
What would the difference be hooking sky go from a laptop to a tv though hdmi than doin it on an ipad just don't make sence tbh, I just use the laptop in the bedroom hooked to the tv via hdmi, way I see it, it would be the same using an ipad, so ipad stet now only used away from home.
13-01-2013 08:26 AM - edited 17-01-2013 08:25 PM
You can use the iPad at home, you just can't connect it to a TV. So it is ideal for viewing in a room that doesn't have a Sky Box.
The difference is a contractual one that the content owners place on us regarding the distribution of content. It is an unfortunate one, but we are legally obligated to conform. The reason that PCs are not included in this, is that it is not possible to block HDMI on these devices and this is recognised under the contacts that we have.
I know the team here are constantly reviewing contracts and trying to get the best deal for our customers as we can. Should the situation change in the future we will be sure to let you know.