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Sky Go ?

Postby gael33 on Wed Oct 03, 2012 7:20 am

Does anyone know for sure whether Sky Go TV works on Linux Mint?

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Re: Sky Go ?

Postby xenopeek on Wed Oct 03, 2012 11:45 am

See answer here; http://helpforum.sky.com/t5/Setting-Up- ... d-p/235431. You won't be able to watch this with default Linux Mint, though that post has some suggestions to some programs that may let you watch it. All in all, it doesn't sound promising.
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Re: Sky Go ?

Postby Huthch on Wed Jan 16, 2013 2:54 pm

SkyGo uses M$ Silverlight and although they say you can use Moonlight instead. You Can't!!!
Recently an Ubuntu developer created a PPA for Netflix which (if it can be modified to work with SkyGo) is our best bet.
I spoke to skyGo engineering services yesterday and although they admit Silverlight is a pain and has caused them headaches, they have no plans to drop it or to use Moonlight
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Re: Sky Go ?

Postby Samla on Sat Jan 26, 2013 4:48 pm

Netflix has been ported over to Linux running under wine using a windows version of Firefox. Wonder if there is anyway we could use this as that uses silverlight too. Im too much of a newb to tinker but if anyone want to give it a go :wink:

EDIT= By using the netflix-desktop app you can browse the web if you mess around a bit ie select some text right click and select search google, thus it opens in a new tab. The next problem is though, that silverlight isnt at the latest version and sky go requires it :(
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Re: Sky Go ? (Solved)

Postby Hutch on Fri Jan 10, 2014 8:00 pm

SkyGo is now included in the ubuntu pipelight ppa [url]fds-team.de/cms/pipelight-installation.html[/url] which is an updated/merged version of the original Compholio ppa for netflix.. Installation is done via a few simple copy+paste commands in terminal.
Works extremely well and 2-4 devices can be registered. The only thing not fixed yet is the SkyGo Desktop for downloading programmes, but for watching videos, it's perfect.
Updates for new releases are fast/ Also easy install instructions for various other Linux flavours and a source code compiler version. Maybe now Sky will listen to the Linux community. :roll:
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