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  1. Further information from an email from Sky:

    Streaming Sky content in the EU

    As a Sky customer, from 1 April, 2018 you can watch our great content throughout the EU using any compatible portable device (see our Supported apps section below).
    To view in the EU, you don’t need to do anything differently, there are no additional steps or requirements, simply watch the shows you want as you would when at home.
    We just need to know that you remain a resident of the UK or Republic of Ireland and are only in the EU on a temporary basis. You can confirm this by viewing content on one of your supported devices when you’re back at home.
    Don’t worry, if you forget, we’ll send you an email reminder to view in the UK or Republic of Ireland so you can continue to enjoy our content when you’re next in the EU.


    How do I view Sky content when abroad?
    You can view Sky content abroad in the same way you normally enjoy your Sky TV subscription channels when outside of your home, using your preferred Sky apps on a laptop, tablet or mobile device. However, there are a few things to bear in mind:
    Be sure you’re attempting to view within participating EU territories by checking our country listing below.
    If you’ve previously used the streaming service in the EU, make sure you’ve subsequently confirmed your residency in the UK or Republic of Ireland by streaming when back at home.
    When you stream content in a participating EU territory, there will be no difference to the quality of the stream you receive when compared to streaming at home. The service will however be dependent on your Wi-Fi connection or mobile data speed/availability in that EU territory and these factors are out of the control of Sky.

    Why am I unable to view Sky content abroad?
    There are two reasons why you may not be able to access Sky content:
    If you’ve been watching Sky content in the EU but haven’t viewed content at home in the previous 37 days, we’ll need to verify that you’re still a resident of the UK or Republic of Ireland. After 30 days of viewing content abroad, you should have received an email from us asking you to stream content on one of your devices at home within 7 days to confirm that you’re still a UK or Irish resident.
    Fix: Stream content on any of your portable devices in the UK or Republic of Ireland to re-enable viewing within the EU.
    You won’t be able to access Sky content when outside of the EU. You’ll need to ensure you’re watching whilst in a participating EU territory, a full list can be found in our Countries where viewing is available section.
    If you’re visiting a country outside of the EU and want to watch Sky content when you’re there, you’ll need to download content to your device before you go in order to continue enjoying your favourite Sky shows whilst away.

    Countries where viewing is available
    The following is a list of EU territories where you’re permitted to stream and watch Sky content:
    Azores (Portugal)
    Balearic Islands (Spain)
    Canary Islands (Spain)
    Czech Republic
    French Guiana (France)
    Gibraltar (UK)
    Guadeloupe (France)
    Ireland (Republic of)
    Madeira (Portugal)
    Martinique (France)
    Mayotte (France)
    Réunion (France)
    Saint Martin (France)
    United Kingdom (excluding Channel Islands/Isle of Man)
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    The following apps will allow the streaming of Sky content from inside participating EU territories:
    Sky Go
    Sky Q
    Sky Sports
    Sky Sports Mobile TV
    Sky Kids
    Sky Cinema

  2. Looks like it will only be for a year, as it is NOT going to be available to UK users after Brexit. “UK subscribers will only benefit from the new rules up until Brexit. It’s been confirmed that after March 2019 the portability rules will no longer apply to UK subscribers.

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