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How to download Sky movies to your phone or tablet using Sky Go, Sky Cinema or Now TV

Want to watch Sky movies on the go? Learn how to download them onto your phone or tablet using our handy guide...

With the ability to stream movies to smartphones, tablets and laptops, it’s never been easier to watch movies on the go. However, at times you might find yourself away from a Wi-Fi connection or beyond the reaches of mobile broadband, meaning streaming isn’t an option.

Thankfully, all is not lost in such situations, as most streaming services now let you download movies onto your devices to watch them when you’re offline. This is a great way to watch your favourite films without consuming your mobile data.

Like Netflix and Amazon Prime Video, Sky Cinema also lets you download movie and TV shows for offline viewing on a phone or tablet, provided you know how to do it. And through the Sky Go app or the Sky-owned Now TV service, there are multiple ways for Sky TV customers to download their favourite flicks to watch offline.

If you’re unsure of how to do this, then read on to find out how to download Sky movies onto your tablet or phone.

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How to download Sky movies on your phone or tablet using Sky Go

Things to know before getting started

Before we kick things off, let’s run down a list of things you’ll need before you start downloading movies to watch offline using Sky Go:

  • A Sky TV subscription with Sky Cinema (obviously)
  • Free Sky Go app (Android or iOS)
  • Sky Go Extra (free if you have Sky Q, or are a Sky VIP member); otherwise £5 extra a month
  • iPhone or iPad running iOS 8.1 or higher (Open Settings, tap General, then About)
  • Android phone or tablet running Android 4.1 or higher (Open Settings, then tap About)

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Download Sky movies on your phone or tablet using Sky Go

Step 1: Open the Sky Go app and select the movie you want to download.

Step 2: Find the download button and choose the option to “Download to phone/tablet” (depending on the device you’re using).

Step 3: Wait for your film to finish downloading.

Step 4: Downloaded films will appear in the Downloaded section of the Downloads menu, ready to watch at your convenience.

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How to download Sky movies on your phone or tablet using Now TV

Things to know before getting started

The Sky-owned Now TV offers its content in the form of passes, which grant you access to movies, TV shows, sports and kids shows, depending on the pass(es) you’ve purchased.

Sky Cinema usually has a setup fee and ties you to long-term 18-month contracts. The only way to access everything that Sky Cinema has to offer without these setup fees and long-term contracts is by choosing the Now TV Sky Cinema Pass.

Here’s a list of everything you need before downloading movies to your device using Now TV.

A few other things to keep in mind…

  • Not all Now TV films are available for download (some are subject to rights restrictions)
  • Movies can only be downloaded twice
  • You can’t transfer your downloads to other devices
  • Downloaded movies are only available for 30 days
  • After playing the movie, you have 48 hours before its removed from your device
  • During these 48 hours, you can watch the film as many times as you like

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Download Sky movies on Apple and Android devices using Now TV

Step 1: Open the Now TV app, tap the three lines at the top left, select Movies, then tap All Movies.

Step 2: You’ll now see movies in different categories, or you can search for something you want to download.

Step 3: Once you’ve found the movie you want, tap its icon and look for the small round Download icon (to the right of Add to My TV).

Step 4: If you don’t see this Download icon, it means you can’t download the movie to your device.

Step 5: Tap the Download icon to start downloading the movie to your device.

Step 6: To see the status of the download, return to the main menu and go to the “My TV” section.

Step 7: From there, select Downloads and you’ll find the movie you’ve downloaded, ready for you to watch.

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