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Updated: Subscription information for Sky Player

Latest Update: 15th October 2009

Thanks to the Sky website, we now know that you’ll be able to watch TV programmes on demand from the channels you’re able to access on your Sky Box. For most recent shows they won’t charge you anything extra. You can also choose from the extensive library of older catch-up programmes to rent or buy.

However if you have Sky Multiroom or Sky Broadband Unlimited, you can watch live TV on Sky Player at no additional charge. All other Sky TV customers can subscribe to watch live TV on Sky Player for only £9.75/€14.75 a month, with no need for additional Sky boxes or installation.

Login will be using your Sky details, which means you can potentially use the details of someone else in your family to use the service.

Original Story

Sky Player will arrive on October 27th on the Xbox Live service.

That is the date you’ll be able to watch some live Sky channels and access a variety of Sky content at the touch of a pad. Of course you’ll need a Sky subscription, further details of which will be revealed on the launch.

The official website has being updated to reflect the new announcement.

Graeme Boyd, the European Community Manager for Xbox revealed the news on Twitter:

October 27 – that’s the date when you’ll be able to watch TV from Sky on your Xbox 360. Channel line-up and pricing to come at launch

We fully expected the Sky Player to coincide with the Autumn update with Twitter, Facebook and last.fm, which was pencilled in for a November 17th release, as we revealed on Sunday.

Of course this was promptly pulled from the website, and now the date remains as ‘Autumn 2009’. Still at least we are one-step closer to a future of entertainment and connectivity with the Xbox 360.

Update: We’ve also heard there is going to be a Sky and Xbox Entertainment pack in-stores from the 27th October with a Media remote, 3 months of Xbox Live and 1 month to Sky Player, though no price is confirmed.

Update 2: Some of our American friends have been a little confused and contacted us regarding paying for the service in the US. Sky will only be avaliable in the UK we’re afraid.

Will you be subscribing to the Sky service? Tell us below.


Rob Rymond

Currently residing between Solihull and Stoke, Rob is training to be a professional journalist at Staffordshire University. He has a wealth of experience under his belt and has been writing for 7 years despite only being 19. He thrives on news and reporting it but also dabbles with reviews as well from time to time. Outside of video games he is also a radio broadcaster (or DJ to me and you) and spends time with his girlfriend.

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