How To Watch Prime

How to watch Prime for free on Sky Go

Did you know, anyone can watch Prime on Sky Go for free, whether you’re a Sky customer or not? It’s easy! Just follow these simple steps and you can watch the best of Prime on the go from your phone, tablet or desktop.
First, register for Sky Go
  1. Go to and click ‘Register’ – you’ll find it at the top right hand corner of your screen on a desktop, and in the top right hand drop down menu on your phone or tablet.
  2. Fill out your details – enter your email address, choose a password, and enter your first and last name.
  3. Verify your account – to make sure it’s really you who is signing up, you’ll receive an email from Sky New Zealand asking you to verify your email. Click the link within the email to confirm your new Sky Go registration.
  4. You’re now all set to sign in to your Sky Go account! Go to and click ‘Sign In’ – again, you’ll find it at the top right hand corner of your screen on a desktop, and in the top right hand drop down menu on your phone or tablet. 
  5. Use your email address and password in the pop up box and you’re in!  

How to watch Prime on Sky Go 

Once you’re logged into Sky Go you can watch all your favourite Prime programmes on demand or enjoy Prime as a live broadcast channel.
  • To watch what is broadcasting on Prime right now, click on ‘Watch TV’ and choose Prime (under Entertainment & Lifestyle). You can check the Sky Go ‘TV Guide’ to see what’s coming up.
  • To watch programmes on demand at any time, head to the menu at the top of your screen (or the drop down menu on mobile or tablet) click Browse > Channels > Prime.
  • You can also find Prime content by scrolling to the bottom of the home screen to the ‘Channels: Explore More’ rail. 
  • You can download the Sky Go App from the App Store, log in using your email address and password, and enjoy all the same content and product features as you do on the website. You can also download selected Prime shows straight to your device, making it easy to watch from anywhere, i.e., on the plane or the bus, or away from WIFI.
One last thing. When you’re browsing around Sky Go as a Prime customer, you might see an ‘Upgrade To Watch’ message pop up when you click on a show or channel that is only available to Sky subscribers. If you are already a Sky subscriber, you can click on that button to link your account and if you’re not, you have the option to subscribe – either way you will be directed to the website to complete these tasks.

How to watch Prime on your Sky Box 

If you are a Sky customer you can watch Prime (Channel 4) and Prime+1 (Channel 514) on your Sky box as linear channels. These Prime channels, along with other Freeview channels are included in your Sky Starter package. You also get access to a great range of channels such as Discovery, TLC, Comedy Central, MTV, Cartoon Network and Nickelodeon. 

How to watch Prime on Freeview 

Most TVs these days have Freeview built-in. Once you’ve connected your antenna cable to the TV and auto-tuned the TV channels, you’re all set to watch Prime on Freeview Channel 10. If you don’t have a UHF aerial or satellite dish, you can still watch Freeview channels using a Dish TV SmartVU box. As the name suggests, Freeview does not charge viewers to access its programming, which means you can watch Prime for free. 

Watch Prime News online any time 

Did you know, you can also watch Prime News – First at 5.30pm daily and on-demand via your desktop, phone or tablet at Catch up on the top news of the day related to current affairs, weather, sports, and other latest happenings with Eric Young and Janika Ter Ellen.