Microsoft has announced that the sky player is now available to "100 per cent" of Xbox 360 owners in UK and Ireland. The service that contains TV and movie streaming was taken offline 10 days ago after too much user demand overloaded the system.
'TV and movie streaming' should add a lot of value to the Entertainment aspects of the Xbox 360.
please, no more sensible comments like that. this is N4G after all. if youre being sarcastic then okay :) thats more like it.
still in shock that ms actually not hugging on the U MUST BE A GOLD MEMBER! .. so all in all its awesome.. loving sky man... am in uk and i got netflix too. hehe.. have an american account. lool
Timed exclusive for 6 months, I call it.
I 2nd that,but i wouldnt go as far as 6 months
Yep and will require a disk to play it.
lol Sorry but I believe Netflix will have an update in 2010 that will require no disk. Try again. If only the US had VidZone.
Yes a update in 2010 Just like GT5 was planned to have weather and night racing. LMFAO.
Wow way to waste my last post N4G. *double post*
That's what happens when you mock the inevitable.
Too bad its sh!t and you can get sky for about 20quid which is a far better investment than having to pay M$ to watch (a little) sky.
You don't pay to use sky on the 360, its free if you already HAVE sky like I do My god you're stupid
Anyone taking bets on how soon they backtrack on making Netflix accessible to Silver accounts? I'm saying two months. That's including this one :p
then where is the perk to be a gold member.
Online gaming. Cross game chat and group game launching. That's what you're paying for. Everything else is Window dressing and garnish.
Don't forget exclusivity windows on demos and other content.
to counter ps3's netflix?
No because Sky is only available in the UK where Netflix doesn't exist. If anything it's a response to the PS3 being able to use the BBC iPlayer which is a UK exclusive service too. For them to directly counter Netflix they'd need to integrate Hulu or something, you know make you pay for another service that you can get for free on your PC/Mac.
My guess is that is has something to do whatever caused the launch problems. That the best fix was to make it generally open otherwise they'd need months or years to resolve Gold exclusivity. If a Sky icon was showing up on Silver account XMBs after the update and prior to it being free might confirm this.
Sky was announced at E3 Netflix was announced last week Do the Math
Act as an Extender for MediaCenter PCs allowing it the capability to act as a DVR (w/o an expensive add-on). MediaCenter PCs already allows you to watch both free HDtv and subscription channels and it has built-in functionality to allow access to media files via internet for streaming or d/l thru WebGuide integrated software. UK: Watch subscription tv (Sky TV) w/o an expensive add-on. Watch Netflix with a party of 7. Share pictures with up to 7 people LIVE. Stay connected: Do all the above; watch live tv, listen to music, etc. while sending/receiving IM/text/voice messages, checking out friends online, d/l games, add-ons & videos, party chat (w/voice), receive online invites & notifications. Check out & text msg friends via website on PC or via cell phone. Download any marketplace items via website-que up to six simltaneous SPEEDY d/ls.
UK: Watch subscription tv (Sky TV) w/o an expensive add-on. Yeah, never mind the fact Sky requires an EXPENSIVE monthly subscription while PlayTV is a one off fee.
This product is targeted @ users who already HAVE Gold XBL acct & a 360 w/o Sky service or are going to buy a 360/XBL gold acct and don't have Sky service. But if you think $4 per month for a top-notch service like XBL is EXPENSIVE...then you, my friend should not be looking into Sky TV at all!!!
I wasn't talking about XBL, I was talking about the Sky sub it's self. PlayTV - £70 one off with access to: http://en.wikipedia.org/wik... Sky Player - £15 per month for the basic package https://skyplayer.sky.com/a...
how much is Sky p/mo with equipment, installation, etc. w/o XBL/360...?
With a normal Sky box? £18 per month for 1 entertainment pack. http://www.sky.com/portal/s... Free Sky box and £60 installation.
This is wrong. I just logged into my 360, loaded up sky player only for them to ask me to upgrade to Gold membership to use it. So it has not been released to "ALL USERS" at all. I won't be upgrading to gold for this because i can use sky player just as easily on my PC or just use my sky boxfor the proper experience.. :\ Good job Microsoft, take an otherwise great feature that we already pay for with our sky subscription and make us pay for it.
The sky player is awesome At first I couldn't see the real benefit, then I realised it had a lot of on demand movies and stuff :) <3
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