Can you watch Sky Go on Apple CarPlay?
Unfortunately, you are not able to natively watch Sky Go via CarPlay.
There are several reasons for this.
Firstly, CarPlay only allows Audio media and only supports certain apps (such as Google Maps, Spotify, etc..). Furthermore, they only transmit to the in-car display what those apps tell it to.
Sky Go is not one of these Apps.
This is for safety reasons; Apple will never support video playback via CarPlay.
It is probably frustrating, especially if you’re a responsible driver; you’d think it would let you use the app while in park, or stationary.
Similar to Tesla Models, where you can watch YouTube. Unfortunately not.
See our article on watching YouTube on CarPlay for more information regarding this.
Alternatives to Watching Sky Go via CarPlay
Use Your iPhone
It may sound silly, but it’s probably not worth the hassle of trying to fix a solution to use it with CarPlay.
Most people only occasionally want to use Carplay and Sky Go together and for short periods.
Instead, you can download the app on your phone and watch it in the car.
Tablet or Laptop
- Google (Phones, Tablets & Chromebooks)
- Apple (iPhones, Tablets & Macs)
- Windows (Computers)
- Amazon (Phones & Tablets)
Using a Tablet as a Head Unit
We have a whole article dedicated to explaining how to use an iPad as a head unit, but if you want a more hands-free solution, you could use a dashboard car tablet mount, which would mount ot your dash for a better car-watching experience. While parked, obviously.
Lastly, you could try and use a HDMI connection from your phone or laptop and connect it to your car’s infotainment screen. You would not be using CarPlay, but your car’s built-in infotainment system or Andriod car stereo allows a HDMI connection.
You may then be able to connect and stream the Sky Go video to your car’s built-in system.
We have not tested this! However, it does work with your TV.
Try plugging your device into your TV via HDMI and watching Sky Go that way.
If you were able to use Sky Go and CarPlay together, it would be helpful for many people.
However, it is not possible natively for the many safety and company policy reasons we’ve mentioned in this article. Similar to other apps, like Youtube.
Hopefully, you’ll be able to use some of the solutions, such as using another device to watch Sky Go on in your car.