Sure, the PlayStation 3 is going to be making way for the new generation soon, but something tells us folks won't complain about having access to more entertainment on Sony's aging console. To wit, Now TV's just announced that its video services have reached yet another audience, allowing those in the United Kingdom to watch Sky Movies and Sky Sports via the PS3. While subscribers can currently stream a good amount of live sporting events and some relatively new movies, Now TV has promised that additional content from Sky is "due to be added this year" -- such as programs from Sky 1, Sky Arts, Sky Living and US shows.
NOW TV arrives on PlayStation®3 offering instant access to Sky Movies and Sky Sports
NOW TV, the internet TV service powered by Sky, is now available on PlayStation®3.
NOW TV offers instant access to Sky Movies and all six Sky Sports channels with no contract, set-up costs or installation. From today users will be able to connect their PlayStation (PS3™) to their TV and home WiFi network, to watch NOW TV on their main TV, as well as continue to watch them out and about through their smartphone, tablet or laptop.
NOW TV recently introduced a £9.99 Sky Sports Day pass which enables customers to enjoy the biggest year of Sport in 2013 including exclusive live matches from the Barclays Premier League and UEFA Champions League, all 19 Grands Prix™ from the Formula 1® season– as well as qualifying and practice sessions, exclusive coverage of the British & Irish Lions 2013 Tour of Australia , all 10 Ashes Test matches from home and away, exclusively live – as well as all one-day internationals and Twenty20 internationals , three of golf's four Majors - including The Masters and exclusive ATP tennis, including the ATP finals from The O2.
This is in addition to the hundreds of movies that can be instantly accessed from Sky Movies - the UK's most popular subscription service, including blockbuster releases around six months after they have ended their run in cinemas. Each month, customers can enjoy access to up to 20 new premieres –at least 12 months before they become available on Netflix or LOVEFiLM Instant. Customers can sign up on a monthly basis and new customers can take advantage of a free 30 day trial of the service, plus also benefit from a three-month introductory offer of £8.99 a month.
More great Sky content will also be added to NOW TV, with must-see shows from Sky 1, Sky Atlantic, Sky Arts and Sky Living, including home-grown drama, original comedy and US shows, due to be added this year.
Gidon Katz, Director of NOW TV, comments: "More and more consumers are demanding easy access to a greater choice of high-quality entertainment over internet-connected devices – and NOW TV is here to meet that demand. Following the addition of PlayStation 3, our customers now have another way of streaming to their main TV screen, while continuing to enjoy access out and about via iPad and smartphones. At the same time as we're rolling NOW TV out to new platforms and devices, we're also preparing to increase the range and choice of great Sky content that our customers can access."
Fergal Gara, Vice President and Managing Director for Sony Computer Entertainment UK 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"
NOW TV is already available across a broad range of internet-connected devices, including laptops, YouView, Roku, selected smartphones and mobile devices. Customers are able to register a total of four internet-connected devices, giving them flexibility over when and where they enjoy the service. More information on NOW TV is available from www.nowtv.com