Sky TV App Available Now For Xbox One in UK

Active subscribers can now watch content on Microsoft's console.

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The Sky Go app is now available to download on Xbox One in the UK.

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Sky Go allows active subscribers to watch live sport such as Formula 1 and Premier League football, as well as on-demand movies and TV. The app, formerly known as Sky Player, was first released exclusively on Xbox 360.

In the latest console generation, however, it launched first on Sony's PlayStation 4. The broadcaster refused to specify when the application would be available on Microsoft's console, but it has been given a surprise launch.

To download the application you need to access the store, go to apps, and either search for Sky, or find "TV from Sky" in the new releases section. An account login will be required to access the content.

In May 2014, Sky announced it would bring Now TV and Sky Go apps to the PlayStation 4. Former Sony Computer Entertainment UK boss Fergal Gara said "Now TV has been a great addition to the PlayStation 3 entertainment portfolio, so bringing it to the new PS4 is going to delight all users of the newest, most powerful member of the PlayStation family."

He added: "Sky Go joining both PlayStation platforms further enhances our credentials as the ultimate gaming and entertainment package."

Given the popularity of Sky in the UK, the addition of Sky Go strengthens the Xbox One as an entertainment device, providing more content variety alongside Netflix and Amazon's services, as well as Microsoft's own Xbox video offerings.

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