Now TV, Sky’s subscription streaming service, has finally arrived on Xbox One.
The on-demand platform, available on the last-gen Xbox 360 since August 2013, was absent from the Xbox One when it launched in Novemeber 2013.
Now gamers can tune into live Premier League football – just in time for the new season – as well as Sky Movies and Sky entertaiment channels.
Gidon Katz, Director of Now TV, said: “Launching on Xbox One means Now TV is now available on both the latest next generation consoles, as well as over 50 other devices. That’s great news for our customers who now have even more choice and flexibility when it comes to choosing how they want to watch Now TV.”
The streaming service, aimed at non-Sky TV subscribers, gives you access to Sky Sports, Sky Movies and Sky entertainment channels and catch up content for £9.99/day, £8.99/month and £4.99/month respectively.
Now TV gives you access to all of the Sky Sports channels – including newcomer Sky Sports 5 – all 11 Sky Movies channels plus content from Sky 1, Sky Living (including seasons 1 and 2 of Scandal) Sky Atlantic, MTV and more recently, Nickelodeon and Nick Jr.
Pawan Bhardwaj, UK Xbox Live Product Manager, said: “We’re pleased that Now TV has joined the ever growing list of entertainment apps and services on Xbox One. Sky is an important partner for Xbox and with the launch of Now TV on Xbox One, our fans have even more ways to enjoy their favourite TV shows live sport and movies.”
Xbox One owners have been able to stream HBO content including Game of Thrones from Blinkbox since May, but come the launch of season 5 of the hit fantasy series, they should be able to watch live episodes on Now TV as well.
PlayStation 4 owners have been able to get stuck into Now TV since last Thursday. There’s still no word on when Sky Go – Sky’s catch-up service for Sky TV customers – will be arriving on the Xbox One. Sky Go has been confirmed for the PlayStation 4 but no release date has been given.