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Sky’s Now TV service launches on PS3, no contract required

Friday, 5th July 2013 12:08 GMT By Dave Cook

Sky’s Now TV has launched on PS3 in Europe, bringing Sky Sports and Sky Movies to Sony’s console.

Eurogamer reports that for a £9.99 fee, users can buy a Sky Sports day pass, letting them watch sports on a pay-per-day basis. It’s useful if you want to watch a big football match or other event without being locked into a Sky contract.

Sky Movies will cost you £15 a month for up to 20 new films each month before they hit Netflix and Lovefilm. You can try the service for free by signing up to a 30-day trial, and if you sign-up now you get the service for £8.99 a month instead of the regular charge.

Shows from Sky 1, Sky Atlantic, Sky Arts and Sky Living will be added to the app throughout the remainder of 2013.

Responding to the launch, Sony Computer Entertainment’s UK boss Fergal Gara said, “Adding Sky’s amazing content via Now TV to the PlayStation 3′s services is a real boon for our millions of UK customers. Streaming great and exclusive sports and movie content to the family TV is a huge enhancement to the PlayStation entertainment portfolio.”

What do you make of the above? Will you use the app?

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  1. DiodeX

    “reuquired” ;)

    #1 10 months ago
  2. ps3fanboy

    pay for what you want no need to subscribe, yet again sony give their customers a choice. when micro$hafts don’t…

    #2 10 months ago
  3. NinjaMidget

    It’s perfect for me as I’m moving away from parents house finally in October. However, £10 is a little steep for one day of viewing so that I can watch a Utd match. Probably cheaper to go to the pub and watch the match.

    #3 10 months ago
  4. Hcw87

    @2
    Oh, so it’s OK that Sony incorporates TV into their shit, but when MS does it, it’s all negative?

    You’re a proven hypocrite two times now.

    #4 10 months ago
  5. SplatteredHouse

    That sounds awesome. Just for one-offs or w/e, mainly, but again it’s a welcome choice to have to add to your current package through a familiar interface, if you do feel like catching a recent movie for instance, without a trek to the cinema. Sky on PS3… :)

    @4 Entertainment Provider/Software purveyor = apples/oranges.

    #5 10 months ago
  6. DrDamn

    @4
    Not sure whether it’s just he’s misinterpreted or is making a point about needing a Gold sub on Live to get this. NowTV is available on 360 in the same way as far as payment to Sky is concerned isn’t it? (i.e. you can pay for the day or other stuff) It’s just that it’s behind the Gold sub.

    #6 10 months ago
  7. Lengendaryboss

    @2
    Look this up: http://treymorgan.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/hypocrite-1.jpg

    #7 10 months ago
  8. Fin

    Want Sky Go on PS3 more…

    #8 10 months ago
  9. Hcw87

    The guy shits on nintendo, then go buys a WiiU a few weeks later. It’s just funny. Can’t ever take him seriously.

    #9 10 months ago
  10. Lengendaryboss

    @9
    What makes you think he actually bought a Wii U?

    #10 10 months ago
  11. Petulant Radish

    @ You don’t pay for what you need, you pay your soul to Ol’ Rupes for one month at a time.

    #11 10 months ago
  12. ps3fanboy

    @legendarychump, yes it is true i have bought a wii-utanic. it is a great gaming console for the nintendo games :)

    #12 10 months ago
  13. CyberMarco

    @ps3fanboy

    Did you add MonkeyGourmet on your Wii U friends list?

    #13 10 months ago
  14. Lengendaryboss

    @12
    Huh http://www.vg247.com/2013/07/05/nintendo-in-a-world-of-trouble-right-now-says-pachter/#comments

    #14 10 months ago
  15. Eregol

    £9.99 for one day of Sky Sports?
    That’s pretty bad. If it was £9.99 or £15 a month I could possibly see myself taking that up.

    #15 10 months ago
  16. Petulant Radish

    @15 seeing as Sky Sports is £21 pcm on top of a normal Sky TV sub, it was never, ever, going to be anywhere near that cost. They charge Virgin customers £32.75 pcm…jokers.

    #16 10 months ago
  17. MCTJim

    WoW that is expensive for one day access, you would have thought Sony could have brokered a better deal than that.

    #17 10 months ago
  18. Kalain

    Don’t you need PSN+ access to get this? I needed it when I tried to use Lovefilm, so I’m going to presume that this is the same thing.

    #18 10 months ago
  19. sashioni

    @18 You don’t need PS+ for any media services.

    Hasn’t Now TV been available for a while? I’ve been using it for over a month on PS3 as part of the £1 per month for three months offer.

    #19 10 months ago
  20. Cort

    £10 for a day? Yeah, okay. Fuck off.

    #20 10 months ago