If you have a new account but are having problems posting or verifying your account, please email us on [email protected] for help. Thanks :)
Hello All, This is just a friendly reminder to read the Forum Charter where you wish to post before posting in it. :)
Hi all, The AutoSave Draft feature is now disabled across the site. The decision to disable the feature was made via a poll last year. The delay in putting it in place was due to a bug/update issue. This should serve as a reminder to manually save your drafts if you wish to keep them. Thanks, The Boards Team.

End of Sky dish installations coming soon ?



  • Registered Users Posts: 556 ✭✭✭ Steve30x

    I highly doubt they will end dish installation. SKY Glass and SKY Stream only have the same channel list as the SKY GO app which is missing a whole lot of channels. Unless they add all the channels that SKY+ HD and SKY Q have I don't see the end of the dish any time soon.

  • Registered Users Posts: 320 ✭✭ fman

    All the talk elsewhere is that sky have secured satellite carriage for the upcoming years. But it does look like streaming is their model going forward.

    The big issue will be if they abandon development of sky q. It already looks likely they will never for example add the ability the view UHD on anything other than the main box. Q is already buggy enough without being abandoned.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,358 ✭✭✭ mcburns07

    What % of Sky users are on Q? Would have thought the vast majority, surely they won't just abandon it.

  • Registered Users Posts: 320 ✭✭ fman

    Maybe abandon is the wrong way to put it but much like the the way the sky hd boxes now only get critical updates. I would be pessimistic that there would be any real improvements to Q in future, in terms of both software and hardware.

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,897 ✭✭✭ Digifriendly

    I guess many of these channels will be added in due course. A customer rep. in newly opened Sky Store in Belfast told me that Viaplay Sports will be added.

  • Advertisement
  • Moderators, Technology & Internet Moderators Posts: 10,812 Mod ✭✭✭✭ icdg

    That would (if it happens) be for U.K. customers only. Note that Premier Sports is already available to Sky Glass customers in ROI.

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,897 ✭✭✭ Digifriendly

    Is Sky Stream available in ROI?

  • Registered Users Posts: 147 ✭✭ baz9375

    not available in ROI at the minute. I have a UK one ordered to an NI address to try out - it's due to be delivered Friday. Will let you know then if it works on Irish ISP or not :-)

  • Registered Users Posts: 118 ✭✭ roarlad

  • Registered Users Posts: 354 ✭✭ feelings

    I spoke to someone working in Sky a couple years ago and he mentioned he was trialing Sky via a streaming box. I wonder was it Stream or was he talking out his arse.

  • Advertisement
  • Registered Users Posts: 147 ✭✭ baz9375

    All working OK 😊 I’ve been using it for a week now and I’m very impressed with the service.

    The NI version has the advantage of having RTE channels as well as all the UK channels – No TG4 at the minute but I’m hoping it’ll be added in the future.

    I’m using in ROI (Arden/NBI) but use Smart DNS so all UK apps working ok as well as the live streaming channels.

    I’ve used Getflix smart DNS service (set up on my router) for a number of years for streaming services and it works perfectly with the UK catch-up services on the Sky stream box.

    I’ve tried connecting the Sky stream box without the smart DNS on and the live channels will stream but the UK catch up app services don’t.

    When I stream (restart show option) without the Smart DNS the box plays Irish adverts so it looks like Sky has picked up Irish IP address.

    It seems Sky just check for an Irish or UK IP address to allow streams - possibly because Sky Glass is already available here in ROI.

    I paid for the initial £39.99 setup fee using Irish debit card (AIB) which went through OK and the recurring monthly payment was set up OK on the same card.

    Post edited by baz9375 on

  • Moderators, Technology & Internet Moderators Posts: 10,812 Mod ✭✭✭✭ icdg

    We might avoid any discussion on circumventing regional restrictions, please