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Submitted by games333 503d ago | article

Why the new Xbox and PS4 are key to Now TV success

The recent announcement of Sky's pay-per-view Now TV last year was intriguing on a number of ways. With the new Xbox on the horizon and the PS4 already announced, Creasey is hoping that gamers everywhere will now be looking to Now TV. (PS4, Xbox One)

GalacticEmpire  +   503d ago
All the media streaming services will need a place on both devices if they wish to succeed. Both consoles will have plenty of media apps and entertainment services but securing exclusive content will probably be extremely difficult/expensive unless they own it i.e. Sony Pictures, Sony Records.
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1nsaint  +   503d ago
No thanks, ill stick to torrents if i wanna watch a movie
maniacmayhem  +   503d ago
Indeed sir, but I don't mind another "right now" option.
cee773  +   503d ago
ha torrents is the easiest way to get caught lol
nukeitall  +   503d ago
The vast majority eventually lands on Netflix, which is what I use. No need to pirate and do illegal things.
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stage88  +   503d ago
XBMC all the way!

I have no use for other streaming services.
Software_Lover  +   503d ago
But I thought it was going "casual", wtf does that mean, to worry about media services on a gaming console?
hkgamer  +   503d ago
All these streaming services prety much rely on games consoles to be even more succesful.

If PS4 has tablet/smartphone integration then these streaming services would boom like crazy. I mean if I could choose a film from my tablet and then that would automatically turn on my PS4 and play that movie almost instantly then that would be amazing.
dcbronco  +   503d ago
Actually they have that. It's called SmartGlass.
hkgamer  +   502d ago
Well, i haven't had much experience with that, but as far as I am concerned, yyou cannot access any of the streaming services on the 360 unless you have a live subscription.

Does Smartglass automatically turn on the 360? or does the 360 have to be turned on for it to work? The next xbox and PS4 will be on standby mode and could be turned on instantly.
dcbronco  +   502d ago
Automatically turning on the console doesn't seem like it would be that hard to add. iPads can be used as cable remotes and I assume that means turning the box on and off.

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