Satellite TV provider Sky have been pretty busy with regards to announcements this week, which kicked off yesterday with the announcement of the BBC iPlayer set to be available. Earlier today we told you about the incoming Sky Go application for the Android platform, and now there is news of Sky TV without the dish incoming thanks to a new internet TV service.
UK residents were recently offered the Netflix streaming service for the first time, and now Sky has announced new TV service via the internet to be launched during the first half of the year. According to a report on Electric Pig the new service will be available to anyone with a broadband connection.
The company has revealed that it will be accessed on a number of different platforms that include PCs, smartphones, Macs, connected TVs, and games consoles. This could mean that PlayStation 3 owners may get the service as owners of the Xbox 360 already has access to some Sky services.
Currently PS3 owners can rent some Sky shows via the PS Store, but is a lot less content to what Sky is talking about now. The service will exist alongside Sky Go but is different as you won’t need to subscribe to any service. Users will be able to simply rent a single movie or if they subscribe to a monthly package have unlimited access to Sky Movies.
Sky promises that streaming will be instant with an interface that will be “intuitive” to use. It will be ideal for consumers who want Sky TV but are unable to install a satellite dish for whatever reason.