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Ne1L C1,821 posts since 11 Sep 2011
Hi

Is Sky go compatible with Android TV Boxes? I know they're compatible with tablets and smartphones but I'm looking at buying something like this?

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Android-T9-RK3328-Bluetooth-64bits/dp/B07JMKV56S/ref=sr_1_2_sspa?crid=2X5X3UDKYDFLK&dchild=1&keywords=android+box+4gb+ram&qid=1586022807&sprefix=android+box%2Caps%2C182&sr=8-2-spons&psc=1&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUExSlU3VURQWkdJTFhEJmVuY3J5cHRlZElkPUEwNzIxODAxMjVDNjFOSTA3WVY3UCZlbmNyeXB0ZWRBZElkPUEwMzAwNzMyNURRQVlNQkFFMzZQJndpZGdldE5hbWU9c3BfYXRmJmFjdGlvbj1jbGlja1JlZGlyZWN0JmRvTm90TG9nQ2xpY2s9dHJ1ZQ==

(Apologies for the long URL)
Neil Jones6,441 posts since 23 Dec 2001
Central (West) Midlands Today
(Apologies for the long URL)


Could I wave the following browser extension in the honourable poster's direction?
https://gitlab.com/KevinRoebert/ClearUrls

Your posted URL gets reduced to this which makes everybody happy:
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Android-T9-RK3328-Bluetooth-64bits/dp/B07JMKV56S

But on the subject of Sky Go - its a deliberate decision to show you an error message if you try to output from it via HDMI or via Chromecast. It's not device specific, its the acct of outputting over HDMI from it.

You may be able to connect HDMI from a laptop to a TV and use Sky Go that way, but I Haven't tried this and I can't see anything that says it won't work.
Ne1L C1,821 posts since 11 Sep 2011
I am grateful for the honourable poster's extension

The plan (right now) is to use the sky go app from the google play store to play channels through the media player alongside other apps. As I understand it Android 9 and above will allow Sky Go but i don't know if its just tablet that will allow it.
Neil Jones6,441 posts since 23 Dec 2001
Central (West) Midlands Today
The plan (right now) is to use the sky go app from the google play store to play channels through the media player alongside other apps. As I understand it Android 9 and above will allow Sky Go but i don't know if its just tablet that will allow it.


Android on a tablet is very similar to Android on a mobile phone, just without the calling features on show, for obvious reasons. They are there - you'll see some apps that say they want permissions to do with calls when you install them.

Easiest solution if you have the tablet already - install the app and give it a whirl. If it works, cool. If it doesn't, uninstall it. Simples. *squeak* Wink
bilky asko5,793 posts since 9 Sep 2006
Tyne Tees Look North (North East)
(Apologies for the long URL)


Could I wave the following browser extension in the honourable poster's direction?
https://gitlab.com/KevinRoebert/ClearUrls

Your posted URL gets reduced to this which makes everybody happy:
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Android-T9-RK3328-Bluetooth-64bits/dp/B07JMKV56S

But on the subject of Sky Go - its a deliberate decision to show you an error message if you try to output from it via HDMI or via Chromecast. It's not device specific, its the acct of outputting over HDMI from it.

You may be able to connect HDMI from a laptop to a TV and use Sky Go that way, but I Haven't tried this and I can't see anything that says it won't work.

Of course, the best URL format is

see here ……..

ANDROID-T9-RK3328-BLUETOOTH-64BITS on AMAZON.CO.UK
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