Sky Anytime+ is now open to Sky+HD owners via any broadband provider, with ITV Player set to arrive on the service tomorrow.
Anytime+, Sky’s on-demand TV library, has been restricted to Sky’s own broadband customers since its launch last year.
Now any Sky subscriber can connect a Sky+HD box to their broadband router and access the full range of films and TV, depending on your subscription.
Luke Bradley-Jones, director of TV products at Sky, said: “It’s great to be able to bring our on demand service Sky Anytime+ to even more customers, helping them to get more out of their Sky subscription.
“We already know how popular Sky Anytime+ is and how the flexibility of the service gives customers more choice and control over how they watch an amazing range of content.
“We’ve seen strong demand for it to date which we hope to increase now that the service is available with any broadband provider.”
Sky subscribers first need to activate Anytime+ in their MySky account. The home setup is pretty simple if your Sky+HD box is near to your router – just grab an Ethernet cable, plug one end into the router and the other into the Ethernet port on the back of your Sky+HD box.
Otherwise you can buy a Wireless Connector from Sky – a WiFi dongle which plugs into the Ethernet port and connects to your wireless router.
Alternatively, you could use a Powerline Ethernet adapter and route the connection over your mains power lines – find out more in our How to Extend Your Home Network guide.
ITV Player is expected to be added tomorrow to the 70-plus films and hundreds of hours of TV in the Anytime+ library.
BBC iPlayer will join the service later this year after the BBC relaxed its strict rules on the appearance of BBC catch-up services.
We’ve added the service via MySky online, and hopefully it will be ready to go when we get home tonight!