The long-planned partnership between Sky and Xbox 360 goes live today. Xbox Live Gold members can pick up 24 Sky digital channels for a monthly subscription charge of £15. Alternatively, those who already have a Sky subscription can get the service for free, providing they have an Xbox Live Gold membership.
“Today our customers enjoy film, music, videos and games on Xbox 360 and TV is another significant step forward in our entertainment vision,” Microsoft UK’s Neil Thompson stated.
“And now Xbox owners will have the variety and volume of entertainment along with unique services such as the avatar community which allow you to share, celebrate and chat – it is clear that Xbox 360 is taking entertainment beyond the living room with unique social interactive entertainment experiences.”
As well as being able to watch TV with pals and interact through your Xbox Live avatars, premium upgrade bundles such as Sky Sports and Sky Movies will be available at additional cost.
It’s a nice new feature for Xbox Live Gold subscribers, but bear in mind that an internet connection of 6-8 mbps will be necessary to avoid the buffering blues.