Sky TV’s “Go” and “Now TV” services are heading to Sony’s PS4 from this summer, the companies have announced.
Sky Go – currently available on Xbox 360 – allows Sky subscribers to watch a wide selection of the broadcaster’s live programming at no extra cost, and will be out later in the year. Now TV, which is primarily a streaming service for Sky’s Movies, Sports and catch-up TV shows, and utilises rolling payment plans, is due a little sooner however – meaning we’ll all have something to watch in the summer months when the BBQ’s rained off and the footy’s over all too soon. Hooray.
Full disclosure: As I write this post I’m watching Disney’s Brave on a Now TV box. Exciting, right? Anyway…
Sony Computer Entertainment UK boss Fergal Gara has said Now TV – available to PS3 users since last year – makes “a great addition to the PlayStation 3 entertainment portfolio” and as such believes that “bringing it to the new PS4 is going to delight all users of the newest, most powerful member of the PlayStation family.”
“Sky Go joining both PlayStation platforms further enhances our credentials as the ultimate gaming and entertainment package” he said.
Although Microsoft’s platforms remained unmentioned originally, a Sky Spokesperson has today told Eurogamer that Now TV will be coming to the Xbox One “by summer” and that they will also “consider any future opportunities for Sky Go”.
All together now: “TV, TV, TV, Sports, Sports, Sports.”