Showing posts with label sky go. Show all posts
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Thursday, 1 May 2014

NOW TV coming to PS4 this summer

NOW TV and Sky Go are coming to PS4 from this summer.

Fergal Gara, VP and MD for Sony Computer Entertainment UK said: "Now TV has been a great addition to the PlayStation 3 entertainment portfolio, so bringing it to the new PS4 is going to delight all users of the newest, most powerful member of the PlayStation family. Sky Go joining both PlayStation platforms further enhances our credentials as the ultimate gaming and entertainment package."

Sky points out: "Sky Go includes all six Sky Sports channels, Eurosport, 11 Sky Movies channels, great entertainment from Sky Atlantic and third party channels such as FOX, plus hours of shows from Nickelodeon and others. Now TV is the contract-free internet streaming service from Sky that provides instant access to hundreds of films from Sky Movies on demand, pay-as-you-go access to live Sky Sports and must see shows on 10 of the best pay TV channels including Sky1, Sky Atlantic and Sky Living."

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Sunday, 30 September 2012

Now TV on Xbox 360

Last August Sky launched Now TV for Xbox 360.

Already available for PC, Mac, Android and iOS devices. This rival to Netflix and LOVEFiLM grants full access to all 11 Sky Movies live channels for those taking the Sky Movies Pass subscription.

A 30-day free trial of the Pass is available now, after which it costs £15 per month. You could subscribe to both LOVEFiLM Instant and Netflix for £11.

Where does this leave the excellent Sky Go?

Do you use Now TV and is it worth £15 per month? Let me know in comments...

Tuesday, 27 March 2012

The return of Mad Men prompts move to Sky Go

The return of Mad Men to Sky Atlantic, following an 18 month hiatus, is incentive enough for me to resubscribe to Sky (for the first time in 4 years) on my Xbox (Sky+ replaced by Freesat+)! This reprises my original motivation to join Sky back in September 2000 when Buffy the Vampire Slayer switched from the BBC to Sky1.

OK. So, I don't have a Sky+ box anymore, nor the space... Enter Sky Go for Xbox LIVE!

Sky Go looks great: not Full HD 1080p, but a very crisp picture with excellent colour saturation and an intuitive UI. Unlike the stuttering BBC iPlayer, Sky Go utilises adaptive streaming, which is increasingly important as my ISP (Virgin Media) has been throttling broadband speeds due to network capacity; most evenings dropping to 2Mbps or lower.

Enjoyed watching live channels Sky1, Sky Atlantic, Sky Living and on demand, last night. The EPG is identical to Sky+. However, Sky has missed a trick by not allowing HDD recording! This may be a moot point in an era of video-on-demand (VOD), but Sky's Series Link would be a welcome option for Xbox owners with a capacious HDD.

Suffice to say that watching Sky Go with Kinect is more futuristic than satellite.