Sky TV streaming comes to Xbox One a year after PS4

Better late than never.

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Nick Summers
December 8th, 2015
Sky TV streaming comes to Xbox One a year after PS4

If you're a Sky TV subscriber with an Xbox One console, Christmas has come early. At last, the broadcaster has released a "TV from Sky" app for Microsoft's new console, giving users the ability to stream live TV and catch-up content. It's been an agonising wait, especially as PS4 owners were gifted the same service more than 12 months ago. To get started you'll need a Sky Go Extra account, which is £5 per month for regular Sky TV customers, or free if you're signed up for Sky Multiscreen. It'll count as one of your four registered devices though -- notable if you have multiple TVs in the house and a variety of streaming boxes underneath them.

The service combines live programming and what Sky calls "Sky Box Sets" -- complete, on-demand seasons for shows like Scandal, The Last Panthers and Fungus the Bogeyman. If you have a Sky Sports or Sky Movies subscription, you can also gain access to their respective channels and catchup content through the new app. Why it's taken so long to appear on the Xbox One is a mystery, but never mind -- it's here now, and just in time for the holidays. Whether it's Boxing Day football or family-friendly movies, there's now another way to watch Sky content on your TV.

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