Now TV has made its belated entrance into the PlayStation 3 app space today, following a period of Beta testing. Now TV, from Sky, offers users access to Sky’s huge back catalogue of licensed movies on demand. Sky tend to get movies a year or two before the likes of LoveFilm and Netflix, so on paper the service is pretty good, for the privilege you will have to pay more than twice as much for NowTV compared to Netflix and LoveFilm. you get what you pay for, of course, the movie selection on offer on Now TV is by far the best of the three streaming services.
Now TV also offer a Sky Sports day pass for £9.99, unlocking all of Sky’s Sports channels for 24 hours. I know what you are thinking, “rip off!”, but put it this way: Your team is away from home this weekend, you don’t have a ticket, your only option is a £10 pass. The die-hards will lap it up.
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.”