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PS4 gets a Now TV app, Xbox One version coming in 'weeks'

Sony console users also getting 3D Blu-ray support
Thu Jul 24 2014, 10:36
Sony playstation PS4 with controller

SKY HAS ANNOUNCED that its Now TV service is now available to Playstation 4 (PS4) owners, with an Xbox One version to appear in "weeks."

The Now TV PS4 app, which follows the release of a PS3 version last year, allows customers to pay for on-demand movies, TV shows and sports - each with their own subscription. A Sky Movies monthly pass costs £8.99, an Entertainment pass £4.99, and a Sky Sports day pass is £9.99.

Sony Computer Entertainment UK VP and MD Fergal Gara said," Playstation 4 has been a great success since we launched just over seven months ago, proving that the world’s most powerful console is also the best place to play.

"With the addition of the brilliant Now TV to the Playstation entertainment proposition, PS4 keeps getting better."

Looking to persuade PS4 owners that its service is worth forking out for, Sky boasts that films available on its Movies service include The Wolverine, Kick Ass 2, Captain Philips and Gravity, while adding that those who sign up for its Entertainment service will be treated to shows including Silicon Valley and everybody's favourite Geordie Shore.

Sky's sports service will show events such as the Barclays Premier League, the UEFA Super Cup, and the US Open, Formula 1 and the Ryder Cup in September.

Sky also announced that a version of Now TV will be coming to Xbox One users in the "coming weeks". However, Microsoft console owners might be a little more reluctant to cough up for the service, with Sky announcing that from 29 July Xbox users will have to pay to access its Sky Go service. However, this will likely be the case for PS4 users too when the service arrives later this year.

PS4 owners will also soon get 3D Blu-ray support via a software update, Sony announced on Twitter this week. µ


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