Microsoft have today announced the pricing you can pay to access the Sky Player through the Xbox 360, if you are an Xbox Live Gold Member and a Sky TV subscriber you can access the Sky Player free of charge through the console, the on-demand programs you will be able to receive will mirror those found in your Sky TV subscription, however if you want to view ‘live TV’ you will need to be a Sky Broadband Unlimited or a Sky multi-room customer otherwise there is a £9.75 charge.
For non-Sky TV subscribers the pricing mirrors that of the existing PC and Mac based Sky Player, packages start at £15 per month which includes channels like Sky Real Lives, G.O.L.D. and History, Eurogamer has listed a variety of additional packages which are available;
- £25 – Sky Sports 1 OR Sky Sports 2 + Sky Sports Xtra
- £34 – Sky Sports 1, 2, 3 + Sky Sports Xtra
- £24 – Sky Movies Screen 1 OR Screen 2
- £32 – Sky Movies Screen 1 + Screen 2
- £33 – One movie channel + one sports channel + Sky Sports Xtra
- £38 – One movie channel + all sports channels, OR vice versa, + Sky Sports Xtra
- £41 – All sports and movie channels
- From £9 per month extra – ESPN
Handily there are some special offers available at launch these include waiving the multi-room £9.75 charge if existing Sky TV subscribers sign up before Feburary 5th and for new customers one month free subscription if you subscribe for a minimum of three months.