Watch Sky TV in Portugal

In this blog post, we’re going to understand exactly how you can watch Sky TV in Portugal and the best ways to do it.

So read on and by the time you wrap up this article, you’ll know exactly which package is ideal for you and how to buy one.

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Since its beginnings in 1994, Sky TV has grown into an entertainment colossus in the UK and all across Europe and other parts of the world.

Offering premium and pay-per-view content ranging from entertainment, movies, sports and more, the broadcaster has enjoyed a meteoric rise over the course of the past few decades.

What began as a fearless journey into the world of satellite television broadcasting, has now evolved into one of the biggest international media enterprises. Sky sells satellite television, video on demand and live streaming services as well as mobile phones and broadband internet.

Now completely owned by US media colossus Comcast, there’s no sign of Sky UK going anywhere but bigger!

The competition may be stronger with the likes of BT Sport, Netflix, Amazon Prime and other online entertainment companies coming into the market. But without doubt Sky still holds the sizeable share in the UK… for now.

What Can I Watch on Sky TV?

No matter what form of entertainment you prefer, Sky has pretty much everything covered.

For the majority of subscribers, Sky offers the best sports packages around. They have a huge variety of different sporting events to enjoy across their array of channels.

Premier League Football, F1, Cricket, Golf, Rugby Union and Rugby league, Horse Racing, Tennis, Boxing, NFL, Darts, Basketball, Netball, WWE Wrestling and so much more. The choice is unlimited.

It’s no shock Sky Sports is the top choice for UK sports fanatics.

But that’s not all they offer. With a huge number of movies and entertainment channels, you’re never short of something to watch.

Nowadays, they even provide their own award winning TV series and movies. There’s literally no limit to Sky’s ambitions.

And don’t forget the multi-award winning Sky News channel. Plus there’s music channels, kids and shopping channels, plus adult channels, international and specialist channels plus religious channels.

There’s also free-to-air terrestrial channels such as favourites like BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Five available on Sky TV.

So it’s fair to say that if you have Sky, you’ve got everything dealt with.

Sky Go Unavailable Message

Can I Watch Sky TV Channels in Portugal?

Yes, you can watch Sky television overseas in a number of countries, including Portugal.

However, if you’ve tried to access Sky online, you’ll probably have seen the above message, saying you’ve been suspended or restricted.

So how you get access massively depends on where you are based. And this is where UKTV2GO can unlock everything!

Depending on your requirements and how you aim to watch your Sky television entertainment, there’s a selection of ways to access Sky TV content in Portugal.

A few decades ago, the television was the only way to watch Sky and that meant attaching a satellite dish onto your home in Portugal.

If you were overseas, the dish size could potentially be huge. Sometimes over 1.5 metres wide the further south you are, so it was never going to be a small installation.

Nowadays, there’s far more options available. From apps on mobile devices like tablets and phones, to web services on laptops and desktops. Plus of course devices that align to your TV set and use broadband internet instead of old school satellite dishes, receivers and cables.

Let’s take a look at the various ways you can watch Sky TV abroad in Portugal. Then you can decide which is best suited to your needs.

Now TV Logo

Now TV

Now TV is a contract free subscription based service, owned and operated by Sky.

Instead of paying a monthly fee like you would with a satellite or cable TV subscription, Now TV is a pay-as-you-go service using passes. These are more changeable and means you only pay for what you want to watch.

Just like standard Sky, you can access all of their movies, sports and entertainment channels by getting their monthly passes on the internet.

You simply register an account with Now TV on their website (using a UK-based credit card). Then you can purchase as many passes as and when you need.

Then you use one of the many varied Now TV devices, apps or online services to watch the content live or on-demand. Devices include:

Now TV Set Top Boxes

Now TV Boxes

There’s a range of Now TV set-top boxes that plug straight into your regular TV set (as shown above). These boxes use your internet connection to stream live and on-demand content from Now TV. No satellite dishes or cables at all!

These boxes are very small and compact so take up very little area on your media centre.

All Now TV boxes come included with a remote control, and are HD ready. Some even 4K HD ready, meaning the picture and sound quality is amazing.

The set top boxes are powered by Roku, so are slick, easy to use and very stable.

Now TV Streaming Stick

Now TV Streaming Sticks

If you want a very compact solution that is portable and takes up little room, the Now TV Smart Sticks (shown above) are a great alternative to set top boxes.

They offer exactly the same awesome features as the set top boxes. The newer models now have voice controlled remotes, which are highly impressive.

The streaming stick connects straight into a spare HDMI port on your TV. And logs onto your home WiFi broadband to stream the content.

The streaming sticks are plug ‘n’ play, so are very quick and fun to set up.

Now TV App Logo

Now TV app

Prefer to view your Sky TV content on your phone or tablet? No hassle.

Just install the app and away you go. Log into your Now TV account, and watch all of the content that your selected monthly passes allow.

This mobile friendly solution means that you are not bound to your TV set. You can take your Sky TV content on the go. Perfect for folks who travel a lot and want to take their entertainment with them.

This app is available on more than 60 devices including:

  • Chromecast
  • Roku
  • LG Smart TVs
  • Samsung Smart TVs
  • Youview
  • EETV
  • Apple TV
  • PS3
  • PS4
  • Xbox 360
  • Xbox One

Can I Watch Now TV in Portugal?

Yes you can but remember however, if you are based outside the UK there’s one catch…

All content on Now TV is geo-locked to the UK. So if you attempt to access their content from an IP address that is located outside the UK, your access will be denied. You’ll most likely see a message like that shown below.

However, don’t worry! There’s a quick and easy solution to this common problem.

Many retailers like ourselves offer ways to unlock Sky content overseas.

By using a VPN (Virtual Private Network), our systems assign your device a UK-based IP and grant access to all that awesome content.

To find out more how VPNs work, review the chapter further down.

Now TV Unavailable

Sky Go Logo

Sky Go

Another greatly popular service from Sky TV is Sky Go.

Much like Now TV, this service also enables access to all available Sky entertainment, sports and movie content as a mobile streaming option.

However, unlike Now TV, Sky Go is part of an ongoing monthly subscription service.

Sky Go is usually added onto existing satellite subscriptions as a bonus. This is so customers can watch the exact same channels that are a part of their subscription whilst travelling.

There’s a couple of ways to access Sky Go content. You can either use:

Sky Go App Logo

Sky Go app

The Sky Go app is simply installed on your mobile phone or tablet.

Whether you use an Apple iOS device or Android device, the Sky Go app works just great.

Once the app is loaded, you simply log in with your Sky Go credentials, choose the channel you want to watch and it streams live on your device.

Sky Go for Desktop Devices

Sky Go online

If you prefer not to use an app or want to watch Sky Go on a desktop PC or Mac or even a laptop, Sky Go can also be enjoyed via their website.

Just go online to their site, log into your account and then you can use the interface to pick the channel you wish to stream live.

Can I Watch Sky Go in Portugal?

Man Watching Television

Just like other Sky TV services such as Now TV, Sky Go is geo-locked to viewers who are based in the UK only.

But just like Now TV, Sky Go can be unlocked in Portugal with some ingenious trickery using a VPN.

As long as you are viewing Sky Go content whilst logged onto a secure VPN that designates your devices a UK IP address, there’s no reason why you cannot access Sky Go in Portugal.

So like Now TV, if you have a VPN you can watch Sky Go abroad.

Read the chapter further down this article to discover more about VPNs.

IPTV Boxes

MAG 250 IPTV Set Top Box

In recent years, the market has become saturated with IPTV set top boxes that offer channels from numerous countries around the globe.

In most cases, these boxes are the MAG 250, 255 and 322 boxes made by Infomir.

About the same size as an external USB drive, these boxes hook up straight into your TV’s HDMI port. You then have to subscribe to a service provider who can send your box a prompt to unlock various TV content.

There are many providers from lots of countries who offer these services.

Many of the suppliers who offer premium subscription streaming services for boxes such as the MAG 250/255 are very unreputable and offer less flexibility and choice.

The service is not flexible so does not work on a tablet, phone or even a laptop computer. So your only solution is to watch on a TV set.

Nowadays, people like to be mobile so this device is seen to be very inflexible and rigid.

There is a large variety of channels available on these boxes but they do come with a higher price tag, and many service providers tend to disappear without notice at regular intervals.

So do not expect excellent customer service using these suppliers. You have been warned.

Ilegal Streaming Sites

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A simple internet search on Google will easily help you find one of many illegal streaming sites, offering live Sky TV.

However, if you view any of these sites, you soon discover the many dangers they present.

For starters, they are cluttered with pop up banners, adverts and other nuisances all designed to be clicked to fill the pockets of the site owners.

These adverts are designed to monetise these illegal streaming sites, but the legitimacy of the adverts are rarely ever authentic.

Many clicks will lead your browser window to open up several new windows that load sites full of phishing and security threats.

Using these types of streaming sites is highly dangerous and your device could end up with a virus, malware or spyware installed without your knowing.

Is it really worth the risk using these unregulated sites to watch a live football stream if it means your computer is compromised?

We say to stay well away from unregulated streaming sites.

Satellite Dish

Satellite Dish

You can still watch Sky satellite television by installing a satellite dish and receiver on your home in Portugal, but it’s well worth understanding a few important points.

Sky has recently announced that they fully intend to move away from satellite broadcasting platforms in the coming years, and will move towards streaming media via the internet.

In short, they see satellite technology as outdated and its shelf life is limited.

So before you head off to speak to a satellite installation company to erect a large dish on your home in Portugal, just consider that the investment could be very short lived!

You may be able to access Sky television pictures for the next few years, but long term it’s not a wise decision.

You’ll be better off purchasing a fast broadband internet connection and a Now TV or Sky Go package, bundled with a VPN to be fully future proof.


Internet Security

VPNs, officially known as Virtual Private Networks, have been mentioned many times in this article so let’s explain what they are and their advantages.

A VPN is a action of connecting to a secure network online with the added advantage of privacy and anonymous web browsing.

What you communicate or receive via your internet connection is encrypted, thus meaning you are surfing with absolute privacy.

When your devices connect to a VPN, they are allotted an IP address on the network. So rather than using the IP that your ISP (Internet Service Provider) assigns to your devices, the VPN network assigns an IP instead.

This mean the VPN company can control the IP range assigned to the network. So those IP’s can be from any country, whether the UK, USA or any other nation.

The advantage here is that your VPN company can make your devices appear to be using the internet from any location internationally, no matter where you’re located.

So in the case of accessing UK TV in Portugal, all you need is a VPN that provides a UK-based IP and you can unlock all UK TV based content.

That includes Now TV, Sky Go and even includes the likes of Netflix, BBC iPlayer, ITV Hub, All 4, Demand 5 and lots of UK based services.

At UKTV2GO, we have our very own exclusive VPN servers offering secure, anonymous browsing from a variety of locations including the UK.

So you can watch UK and Sky TV abroad in Portugal by using our VPN service. It really is that easy!

Areas Covered in Portugal

Our service is available all over Portugal.

We have lots of happy customers located in various towns and cities across Portugal, all enjoying unlimited and unrestricted access to Sky television.

Here’s a selection of the locations you can watch Sky TV in Portugal with UKTV2GO:

  • Abrantes
  • Agualva-Cacém
  • Águeda
  • Albufeira
  • Alcácer do Sal
  • Alcobaça
  • Alfena
  • Almada
  • Almeirim
  • Amadora
  • Amarante
  • Amora
  • Anadia
  • Angra do Heroísmo
  • Aveiro
  • Barcelos
  • Barreiro
  • Beja
  • Braga
  • Bragança
  • Caldas da Rainha
  • Câmara de Lobos
  • Caniço
  • Cantanhede
  • Cartaxo
  • Castelo Branco
  • Chaves
  • Coimbra
  • Costa da Caparica
  • Covilhã
  • Elvas
  • Entroncamento
  • Ermesinde
  • Esmoriz
  • Espinho
  • Esposende
  • Estarreja
  • Estremoz
  • Évora
  • Fafe
  • Faro
  • Fátima
  • Felgueiras
  • Fiães
  • Figueira da Foz
  • Freamunde
  • Funchal
  • Fundão
  • Gafanha da Nazaré
  • Gandra
  • Gondomar
  • Gouveia
  • Guarda
  • Guimarães
  • Horta
  • Ílhavo
  • Lagoa
  • Lagos
  • Lamego
  • Leiria
  • Lisbon
  • Lixa
  • Loulé
  • Loures
  • Lourosa
  • Macedo de Cavaleiros
  • Machico
  • Maia
  • Mangualde
  • Marco de Canaveses
  • Marinha Grande
  • Matosinhos
  • Mealhada
  • Mêda
  • Miranda do Douro
  • Mirandela
  • Montemor-o-Novo
  • Montijo
  • Moura
  • Odivelas
  • Olhão da Restauração
  • Oliveira de Azeméis
  • Oliveira do Bairro
  • Oliveira do Hospital
  • Ourém
  • Ovar
  • Paços de Ferreira
  • Paredes
  • Penafiel
  • Peniche
  • Peso da Régua
  • Pinhel
  • Pombal
  • Ponta Delgada
  • Ponte de Sor
  • Portalegre
  • Portimão
  • Porto
  • Póvoa de Santa Iria
  • Póvoa de Varzim
  • Praia da Vitória
  • Quarteira
  • Queluz
  • Rebordosa
  • Reguengos de Monsaraz
  • Ribeira Grande
  • Rio Maior
  • Rio Tinto
  • Sabugal
  • Sacavém
  • Santa Comba Dão
  • Santa Cruz
  • Santa Maria da Feira
  • Santana
  • Santarém
  • Santiago do Cacém
  • Santo Tirso
  • São João da Madeira
  • São Mamede de Infesta
  • São Salvador de Lordelo
  • Seia
  • Seixal
  • Serpa
  • Setúbal
  • Silves
  • Sines
  • Tarouca
  • Tavira
  • Tomar
  • Tondela
  • Torres Novas
  • Torres Vedras
  • Trancoso
  • Trofa
  • Valbom
  • Vale de Cambra
  • Valongo
  • Valpaços
  • Vendas Novas
  • Viana do Castelo
  • Vila Baleira
  • Vila do Conde
  • Vila Franca de Xira
  • Vila Nova de Famalicão
  • Vila Nova de Foz Côa
  • Vila Nova de Gaia
  • Vila Nova de Santo André
  • Vila Real
  • Vila Real de Santo António
  • Viseu
  • Vizela

Other Countries We Cover

Did you know you can also get Sky TV abroad in many other countries aside from Portugal?

Check out the list below of the countries we currently supply our service to lots of customers, all over the world:

How to Order

Ordering one of our packages is easy.

All of our deals are available to grab online in our online store. Just choose the package you like, purchase through our secure credit card processing page and then we’ll despatch it to your door using tracked international shipping.

With us, you can truly take UK TV to go!