Sky’s Now TV streaming service is now available to owners of Sony’s PlayStation 3 console, giving access to Sky’s extensive library of movies for instant streaming, regardless of whether or not the viewer is signed up for one of Sky’s satellite TV packages.
Offering select blockbuster films some 12 months ahead of rivals Netflix and Lovefilm thanks to Sky’s licensing clout, Now TV also offers pay-as-you-go access to Sky’s live sports programming, as well as preparing to offer shows from Sky’s top-notch Sky Atlantic channel.
“More and more consumers are demanding easy access to a greater choice of high-quality entertainment over internet-connected devices – and NOW TV is here to meet that demand,” said Gidon Katz, Director of NOW TV, in a statement.
“Following the addition of PlayStation 3, our customers now have another way of streaming to their main TV screen, while continuing to enjoy access out and about via iPad and smartphones. At the same time as we’re rolling NOW TV out to new platforms and devices, we’re also preparing to increase the range and choice of great Sky content that our customers can access.”
If you’re not a PlayStation 3 owner, you can also access Now TV through a computer, YouView set-top box, Roku steaming kit and select smartphones.
Now TV offers a 30 day free trial period to its customers. After that, access to the streaming library costs £8.99 a month. Alternatively, sports fans can also get 24-hour access to all six Sky Sports channels live for £9.99 with the Sky Sports Day Pass through Now TV.
By Gerald Lynch | July 5th, 2013