Watch Skyplayer Outside The UK
What is the Sky Player?
Sky Player is the online version of Sky TV and gives users access to more than 30 digital channels found on the Sky network including Sky 1, Living, Atlantic, GOLD, movie channels, sports, arts, National Geographic, MTV, and more. This programming is available by subscription, but only in the viewing area of the UK, so you cannot watch Skyplayer outside UK.
Viewers can use a PC, Mac, X-Box 360 or some Internet capable smart phones. They just need to download the appropriate application for their device. However, even if you do that, you can’t watch it outside the country and must register a UK IP address for the service to work. This is due to special rules and regulations connected to the channel programming.
Free to Sky Subscribers
Sky subscribers in the UK get Skyplayer for free, but others in the UK area must pay a monthly fee. But you can’t do either of this if you aren’t in the UK. It's unfortunate that even current subscribers need to use change their non-UK IP to access a service they are already paying for. If you are temporarily on vacation, this can be frustrating. It's possible to cancel the service, of course, if you will be overseas for an extended period of time, but UK TV is hard to come by in some countries.
VPNs outside the UK
So, what’s a person to do if they want to use Skyplayer and are not in The UK? They must sign up for service with a virtual private network or VPN service provider and connect through the VPN provider’s servers. These servers cloak a user’s IP address and make it seem as if they are logging in from the UK, which allows you to watch Skyplayer outside the UK.
A VPN is a legal way to surf the Internet anonymously, as it encrypts your Internet traffic coming from your computer and runs it through their servers. This not only changes your computer’s IP address to one in the UK, but it also helps make your connection more secure and protects you from Identity theft.
So, if you desire to watch Sky TV channels, then sign up for a VPN through one of the many providers, pay a monthly fee and soon you can watch Sky news, Doctor Who, British sports, and films, as you access all Skyplayer shows outside the UK.