Sky TV network has recently come up with their TV everywhere app called the Sky Go. All Sky TV users can get this Sky Go content for free. The Sky Go app is available for download on Android, iOS, Windows, Mac, gaming consoles, streaming devices, etc. However, there is no official app on the Play Store of Nvidia Shield. But that doesn’t mean you can’t watch Sky Go. You can install Sky Go on Nvidia Shield with an alternative approach. To know more, you shall get into the section below.

Install Sky Go on Nvidia Shield

Nvidia Shield TV users can get the app via sideloaded. For that, we need to enable the Apps from Unknown Sources. Then download ES File Explorer from the Google Play Store. And then sideload the application with ES File Explorer.

Sky Go offers 200+ Live TV channels, along with on-demand videos like movies and TV shows, etc. The channels include Sky One, Sky Atlantic, Sky Sports, Sky Cinema, etc.

Sideload Sky Go App

Follow these simple steps carefully.

Enable Apps from Unknown Sources

The following steps will make your Shield device ready for the sideloading.

Nvidia Shield - Settings
Nvidia Shield – Settings

Step 1: Turn on the Nvidia Shield. Then navigate to the Shield Settings.

Nvidia Shield - Personal Settings
Nvidia Shield – Personal Settings

Step 2: Now scroll down and locate Security and Restrictions. It will be available under the Personal Section.

Turn on Apps from Unknown Sources.
Turn on Apps from Unknown Sources.

Step 3: Now choose the Unknown Sources option.

Step 4: Choose ON to enable the Apps from Unknown Sources.

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Install ES File Explorer

ES File Explorer
ES File Explorer

You can sideload any application with the ES File Explorer app. The app is officially available on the Play Store on Nvidia Shield. Follow the below steps to download the ES File Explorer on your Shield.

Note: If you don’t find ES File Explorer on the Play Store, you shall opt to any File Manager apps like File Commander. Ensure the app has Cloud storage or USB Drive support. With this, you can sideload apps from third-party on Shield TV.

Step 1: Go to the home screen. Then navigate to the Play Store.

Search ES File Explorer on Play Store
Search ES File Explorer on Play Store

Step 2: Hover to the search field and type as ES File Explorer.

Step 3: Choose the ES File Explorer app from the search results.

Install ES File Explorer on Shield
Install ES File Explorer on Shield

Step 4: Click on the Install tab on the app installation page.

Install Sky Go on the Nvidia Shield

You need to download the Sky Go apk on your computer and install it on your Shield with a USB drive. ES File Explorer will read the USB, and then you can open the file and install it on your device.

Step 1: Download the Sky Go APK file on your computer from a trusted source. Then copy the file to a USB drive. (You can also download the Sky Go app from Play Store).

Step 2: Now plug in the USB drive to the Shield. Launch the ES File Explorer app on your Shield TV. Let it detect USB Drive.

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Step 3: Go to the location in which you have copied the Sky Go apk to click and open the file. Click Install on the small pop-up window.

Step 4: On the following screen, click Next > Finish.

Sky Go on the Nvidia Shield
Sky Go on the Nvidia Shield

Step 5: Launch the application and sign in with the Sky TV service provider credentials. Start streaming your favorite sports, movies, and entertainment.

If you don’t have an existing account already, then you need to create one and activate it.

That was the alternative way to stream Sky Go on Shield TV until its official launch. We hope you were able to install and access it without any issues. Get your queries cleared in the comment section below.