Now TV Streams ahead

Sky yesterday unveiled its latest channel addition to its set top box streaming service NOW TV.

It’s the Entertainment Channel which gets added to Sky Sports and Sky movies. They all operate on a non contract / pay-as-you-go basis currently at the following prices:

  • Entertainment – Month pass – £4.99 (introductory offer valid through Mach 2014)
  • Sky Movies – Month pass – £8.99 with a months free trial (introductory offer – standard rate £14.99)
  • Sky Sports – Day pass £9.99

They’ve been trialling the Entertainment channel over the last month or so and we were one of the trialists. There are 10 TV broadcast channels available Sky 1, Sky Atlantic, Sky Living, Sky Arts 1, Discovery, MTV, Comedy Central, GOLD, Disney and FOX. Additionally certain “box” sets and catch up facilities are available.

The Entertainment service in device terms is available now on the NOW TV Box, PS3, Roku, Macs and PCs. iOS Xbox and LG devices to follow by mid November and Android early next year Customers are able to register four devices at any one time.

With our Infinity broadband we have no complaints whatsoever in fact the opposite the service operated virtually faultlessly.

The NOW TV box which is basically a rebadged Roku  customised with Sky software needs an HDMI connection. At a low entry price of £9.99 and iPlayer + other facilities it is probably the cheapest way to connect your TV.  

As streaming increases in popularity it will be interesting to see how the rival providers develop. Certainly here in the UK we would expect Sky to be amongst the leaders.

We have no commercial relationships with Sky or NOW TV

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