Sky readying pay-as-you-go content streaming
Another day sees another development from Sky, who are getting the hang of this online lark and are keen to share their wares with more of us punters in different ways. Following the lead of LoveFilm and Netflix, the Murdoch-flavoured broadcaster is set to launch its own online pay-as-you-go service, with its movie and TV content being made available to non-subscribers of its satellite packages.
It’ll all kick off later in the year with Sky Movies available first, followed by sport and entertainment content following hot on its heels. Sky have said that various options will be available once the service kicks off, with the chance to rent single films being on the agenda. Additionally, Sky Go is set to finally arrive on Android-powered smartphones from next month.
Sky are also looking to beef up their broadband service, with a faster connection option and the inclusion of free access to 10,000 Wi-Fi hotspots courtesy of The Cloud, which Sky snaffled up last year. They’ll also be offering fibre broadband to around 30% of the nation from April, with speeds of up to 40 meg for an extra £20 per month.
Are you a LoveFilm subscriber or Netflix early-adopter? How likely would you be to hop over to Sky’s service once it launches? Tell us you pig-dogs.