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Official Mobile Guide

Explore all of the ways to experience SXSW on the go from your device with the official SXSW GO mobile app.

Get Connected


SXSW® GO, presented by Paramount+, is the official mobile app for the annual SXSW Conference & Festivals. With SXSW GO, you can upload your badge photo, build your schedule, and network with other attendees.

Explore the SXSW Schedule featuring Conference sessions, Film & TV Festival screenings, Music Festival showcases, world-class Exhibitions, and beyond on your device. Build a customized list of must-see SX events in advance to receive recommendations and updates throughout the event.

Get the most out of SXSW with our official app to amplify your IRL experience. Learn more below and check out the Attendee Services Hub for more event access and navigation information.

Download SXSW GO

With the SXSW GO mobile app you can browse our continuously updated lineup of programming and build your SXSW Schedule directly on your mobile device. Plus, get schedule recommendations, helpful event navigation information, and discover new music, films, and sessions.

Check out mobile app Features and Pro Tips including linking your badge, checking event capacity statuses, enabling your location to get Events Nearby recommendations, and more.

Download for iOS and Android. Sign in with your SXSW credentials to unlock the following features.

SXSW GO Features

  • Event Status - We’ve made it easy for you to check the current status of a room or a venue’s remaining capacity for conference sessions and festival events.

    • A Green-Yellow-Red system appears on the app, the online SXSW Schedule, and on the digital Event Status Boards located around the ACC and other venues.

Green = GO

Yellow = HURRY

Red = FULL

  • Networking – Search the directory for other SXSW attendees and send direct messages. Boost your networking with personalized recommendations from SXSW Recommends. Opt-in to location services to see who’s around you.

  • Schedule – Browse the entire SXSW Schedule and plan your week. Watch film trailers, listen to artist’s tracks, and learn more about conference session speakers. Star events as My Favorites and easily sync your favorites between devices. Toggle easily between the full schedule and My Schedule of your saved favorites.

  • SXSW Recommends - The SXSW Recommends algorithm has been optimized for SXSW with machine learning! Get personalized recommendations and opt-in to notifications for real-time recommendations.

  • SXXpress Pass - SXXpress (South by Express) Pass is a digital pass for SXSW registrants that allows front-of-line access to Music Showcases, Film & TV Screenings, Conference Sessions, and select parties. Learn more here.

  • Venue Size - Both the app and the online SXSW Schedule will show room size information as small, medium, or large for any venue to help you plan your schedule.

  • Events Nearby - See events currently happening close to your current location that also have available capacity.

SXSW GO Pro Tips



To start, make sure that you have logged into the SXSW GO app. If you haven’t created an account yet, you can do so by going to This will allow you to build your SXSW Schedule and sync your Favorites between different devices.

Link Your Badge

To get the most out of the SXSW GO app, link your SXSW Badge.

Link your SXSW Account by going to “My Profile” in the SXSW GO App or on A SXSW Link Code can also be found in your registration confirmation email.

When you link your credential, you’ll be able to:

  • Connect with attendees
  • Receive personalized Recommendations
  • Adjust your profile visibility to align with your goals
  • Upload a photo for your badge
  • Verify privacy settings
  • See what events are happening nearby in March
  • Get onsite schedule updates for your badge type in March

Link your credential to your SXSW Account by going to “My Profile” in the SXSW GO App or on A SXSW Link Code can also be found in your registration confirmation email.

If you have any issues linking, feel free to reach out for help by emailing

Finalize Your Profile

If you haven’t finished setting up your profile, we recommend you take a minute to do so now by following these steps:

  • Upload your profile photo
  • Update Your Bio
  • Add tags to your profile

All this will help you get the most out of our networking capabilities and your own SXSW experience.

Favorite and Message Attendees

Don’t forget to network! You can use the SXSW GO app to search the directory for other SXSW attendees and send direct messages. You’ll be able to boost your networking this SXSW season even further by receiving personalized recommendations from SXSW Recommends on the best people to connect with.

Opt-in to location services to see who’s around you. You can verify if you’ve opted into the Attendee List by going to the SXSW GO App > Settings > Attendee List and Messaging to make sure the networking options are turned on. Once you’ve discovered attendees to connect with, reach out by sending a direct message. Many attendees meet their next creative collaborator, business partner, producer, investor, and more at SXSW.

Set Location to "Always"

Have you checked your location settings? You’ll need to opt-in if you want to receive curated recommendations of events happening around you during the event.

Following these directions to opt-in:

  • Go to Settings > Privacy > Location Services (Make sure that Location Services is on)
  • Scroll down to find the app
  • Tap the app and select the "Always" option

"Always" will allow access to your location even when the app is in the background to get the most out of your SXSW adventure. Now you're all set!

Enable Bluetooth

Enable Bluetooth to ensure that you are able to receive our personalized recommendations. If you’re not sure if Bluetooth is enabled, go to Settings > Privacy > Bluetooth and enable the SXSW GO app.

Check Out Events Nearby

Events Nearby uses your current location along with the SXSW Schedule’s current Event Status to show a real-time list of events happening near you. Don’t forget to take advantage– simply open the SXSW GO app and click on “Events Nearby” in the navigation menu to get started. You’ll need to opt into location services to use this feature.

Opt-In For Push Notifications

Opt-in to receive push messages and stay up-to-date on the latest SXSW happenings including event additions or changes. Simply go to the side menu > Profile in the app and click on the gear at the top right-hand corner. On that page, you'll see the "Opt-In for Notifications" field under "NOTIFICATIONS AND ALERTS".

SXXPress Pass

Sign up for your SXXpress (South by Express) Passes through the app! SXXpress Passes allow registrants with Platinum, Interactive, Film & TV, and Music Badges to request priority access to individual Conference sessions and parties, Music Festival Showcases, Film & TV Festival Screenings, and Comedy Festival Showcases.

SXXpress Pass signup opens at 9am on the day before an event. Best of all, they are digital and can be requested directly through the SXSW GO app as well as the SXSW Schedule.

Before you can sign up for SXXpress Passes, you must log in and link your badge in SXSW GO or SXSW Social, using the SXSW Link Code found in your registration confirmation email.

RSVP for Mentor Sessions

Our Mentor Sessions offer one-on-one coaching by professionals from all areas of the tech, film, and music industries. Within the 75 minute duration of Mentor Sessions, there will be five one-on-one meetings lasting 15 minutes each. Mentor Sessions require advance sign-up and access is limited to the badge types listed on the Mentor’s schedule information.

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