From Playlists from Simon Pegg to Richard E. Grant (Withnail himself!) hosting a travelogue about the best and most interesting far-flung hotels to an upcoming 3D series from the great David Attenborough about the history of aviation, Sky TV surely has something for everyone.
Sky is a UK subscription-based, satellite and radio network that seemingly aims to cover every possible human interest in their programming. There’s Sky Living, Sky Arts, Sky Movies, but if it’s sports you’re looking for, then we’d have to point you toward…
If you care at all about Premier League Soccer, Tennis, Cricket, Rugby, Equestrian sports, and on and on and on, Sky Sports is the place to be.
Constant news updates, analysis, and live streaming matches are just the top of the iceberg at Sky Sports. There’s radio (to go along with all the video), gambling (at Sky Bet), and even a Pub Finder, for those looking for the best place to watch whatever match they’re interested in. Can’t top that!
Use a VPN to Watch Sky Sports & Sky TV from Anywhere
Unfortunately for Sky TV and Sky Sports fans outside of the UK, you’re going to find yourself running into a lot of geographic restrictions when you try to stream certain shows. But don’t worry; there’s a simple solution…
Subscribe to a VPN. A VPN service, or Virtual Private Network service, is a subscription-based service with a dual purpose. The first purpose is to protect your online data and all the sensitive information that goes with it. Sick of changing passwords, worrying about hackers, identity thieves, and snooping governments? Consider your e-mails and credit cards secure with a VPN.
The other purpose, the one that relates directly to watching Sky TV and SkySports outside of the UK, is to unblock geographically restricted content. By logging in to your VPN, you’re given access to your VPNs servers set up all over the world. Pick a server in any country you want, and get assigned an IP address that makes your computer think it’s in that country.
Want to watch Sky TV outside of the UK when you are on holiday in Spain or Portugal? Log in to your VPN, pick a UK-based IP address, and you’re ready to start streaming. It’s that easy.
Unblock Sky TV & Sky Sports With a FlashRouter
Now that you’ve got your VPN in place, and you’re capable of watching Sky TV from anywhere in the world, we’d recommend ensuring a flawless streaming experience with a FlashRouter.
As the video above explains, a FlashRouter is the way toward a brighter future with your wireless network. By taking already powerful routers and flashing them with DD-WRT or Tomato firmware – replacement firmwares that upgrade the stock firmware that comes with most routers – we are able to offer our customers feature-heavy devices that can handle any amount of traffic you throw at them.
Access advanced security options with a FlashRouter. Extend the range of your wireless network with a FlashRouter. You can even control how your bandwidth is allocated with a FlashRouter (a trick that really comes in handy for people who stream a lot of TV and sports).
Better still, a FlashRouter can improve your VPN experience. Keep your old router and go with our popular dual router setup, allowing you to switch back and forth between your VPN and your local network with ease. And if you subscribe to a VPN on our official supported provider list, your FlashRouter will show up ready to work with your VPN, saving you the trouble of messing around with the tricky installation process.
Top Routers for Sky TV UK
We don’t like playing favorites around here, but there’s no denying the awesome Wireless-AC power of the Netgear R7000 Nighthawk DD-WRT FlashRouter. It’s simply the most powerful router we’ve met, and we’re sure you’ll feel the same.
If that’s a bit too intense of an upgrade, don’t worry; we’ve got plenty of excellent and thoroughly affordable options for you, such as the Asus RT-AC56U Tomato FlashRouter, or the Linksys WRT1900ACS/AC v2 DD-WRT FlashRouter. Both will sufficiently boost your network without breaking the bank.