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Sky's Now TV Available on PS3

A daily pass for Sky Sports, and monthly subscription for Sky Movies.

Sky’s Now TV is an internet TV service which allows you to watch Sky Sports and Sky Movies channels without the need for a contract. It launched today on the PS3.

For £9.99 you can get the Sky Sports Day Pass which gives you access to all the sports channels for one day only. So if you fancy watching the German Grand Prix this Sunday the day pass will cover it. There will also be 119 live Premiership football matches next season to look forward to.

For £15 a month you can have access to the Sky Movies section. There’s a 30 day trial on offer, leading to a three-month introductory price of £8.99 per month.

Sky 1, Sky Atlantic, Sky Arts and Sky Living will be added later this year.

For someone like me without a Sky subscription, who has to either listen to the radio or head down to the pub to watch sporting events, this seems like an ideal solution. However, £9.99 for a day pass is a hefty price, I’m sure you’ll all agree.

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28 Comments
  1. Smallville2106
    Member
    Since: Feb 2011

    £9.99 for a day is a joke!!

    Comment posted on 05/07/2013 at 15:17.
    • Lewis Murray
      Banned
      Since: Nov 2009

      This comment is hidden.

      Comment posted on 05/07/2013 at 19:13.
    • theturtleking
      Member
      Since: Feb 2010

      £9.99 is a very hefty price considering I have the sports package and that’s £20 extra a month.

      Comment posted on 06/07/2013 at 20:01.
  2. Muskyy
    Member
    Since: Dec 2011

    I wonder if they’ll show Box Office events. I don’t have Sky, so being able to watch the next fight on PS3 would be great.

    Comment posted on 05/07/2013 at 15:19.
  3. 3shirts
    Member
    Since: Aug 2008

    £9.99 is completely ridiculous. I don’t know what planet Sky are on but it’s clearly one filled with sports addicts who will do anything for a hit and they are happy to exploit that.

    So glad I grew out of football.

    Comment posted on 05/07/2013 at 15:26.
  4. hazelam
    Member
    Since: Feb 2009

    the pub sounds like a much better option, and you could get a few pints for that money.
    the movie service doesn’t sound too bad though, a bit pricey, but then they do often get the movies before Lovefilm or Netflix.

    but a tenner a day for sports, that’s just ridiculous.

    Comment posted on 05/07/2013 at 15:29.
    • hazelam
      Member
      Since: Feb 2009

      oh and a sub that includes Sky One and Sky Atlantic would be of interest to me, depending on the price of course.

      Comment posted on 05/07/2013 at 15:31.
  5. Origami Killer
    Member
    Since: May 2010

    Just to add to this. I’d argue watching football at the pub is only beaten by actually being at the match. The only thing that’s tempting is the F1! They can sod off at £10 though!

    Comment posted on 05/07/2013 at 15:30.
    • freezebug2
      Member
      Since: Dec 2008

      Absolutely, at £10 I want the Friday practice, Saturday Qualifying and Race on Sunday for that price. Why don’t they just class it as a weekend event and charge for it accordingly with a one-off fee of £10 for the F1 weekend.
      You can have a months subscription to some channels for that £10 and get a frickin dish and box thrown in!
      grrrr!

      Comment posted on 05/07/2013 at 17:44.
      • Origami Killer
        Member
        Since: May 2010

        That sounds a lot more reasonable! Now I’m just going to hunt around for an online stream for tomorrow and Sunday.

        Comment posted on 05/07/2013 at 21:35.
  6. three_leg_jake
    Member
    Since: Aug 2011

    It doesn’t affect me as I give half my monthly wage to Sky anyway but I was very surprised when they announced SkyNow is £10 a pop. I would’ve thought £5 would be far more palatable.

    Comment posted on 05/07/2013 at 15:42.
  7. leeroye
    Member
    Since: May 2012

    If you already pay for sky sports and movies do you get this service, or do you have to pay the extra sub just to watch something you are already paying for on another device.

    Comment posted on 05/07/2013 at 15:44.
    • hol
      Member
      Since: Oct 2009

      Pretty sure it’s on top? I’m in the same boat, if they could link it to my existing sky sub, that would be very useful :)

      Comment posted on 05/07/2013 at 16:17.
  8. Bilbo_bobbins
    Member
    Since: Jun 2009

    well i got excited until I saw the price. Oh well.

    Comment posted on 05/07/2013 at 16:34.
  9. sully1311
    Member
    Since: Mar 2010

    NOW TV has been available for weeks on PS3!

    Comment posted on 05/07/2013 at 16:39.
    • freezebug2
      Member
      Since: Dec 2008

      That’s been the beta mate, this’ll be the full fat. ;)

      Comment posted on 05/07/2013 at 17:37.
      • sully1311
        Member
        Since: Mar 2010

        Which is exactly the same.

        Comment posted on 05/07/2013 at 18:42.
  10. Nismo400R84
    Member
    Since: Aug 2012

    Depends how you look at if you go to the pub how much would you spend against 9.99. Me trip to the pub is a couple of purple ones

    Comment posted on 05/07/2013 at 17:17.
    • double-o-dave
      Member
      Since: Nov 2008

      Same here. It seems steep, but on the other hand… If there’s 4 of you sat in a mates with a few beers & a takeaway, you could watch a couple of footies matches for literally £2.50 each which is nothing.
      Even between 3 of you its cheap. eg: I’ll get the beers, you get the pizza & you get the footie. Job done, a days entertainment for a tenner each. I can’t get one round for 3 people for the less than a tenner in my local

      Comment posted on 05/07/2013 at 18:22.
      • double-o-dave
        Member
        Since: Nov 2008

        Apologies for the poor English & grammar. Using an iPhone for commenting sucks!!!

        Comment posted on 05/07/2013 at 18:24.

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