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Roku adds Sky NOW TV to UK streamers

Roku adds Sky NOW TV to UK streamers

Roku users in the UK have another streaming media option to choose from, with the addition of Sky's NOW TV subscription service to the set-top boxes. Added to the Roku Channel Store today, the new NOW TV app streams content to the Roku boxes but also to existing iOS, Android, PC, and Mac devices; in the initial line-up there's Sky Movies content with the promise of up to 20 new premieres per month.

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Sky NOW TV on-demand revealed as Anytime+ drops ISP limit

Sky NOW TV on-demand revealed as Anytime+ drops ISP limit

Sky UK has branded up its internet TV service, NOW TV, offering on-demand access to streaming movies, sport and other content on smart TVs, tablets, phones and other devices. NOW TV is still on track for a launch later this year. Meanwhile, Sky's existing "Anytime+" video on demand service has quietly opened up to non-Sky broadband subscribers in the UK, with a mixture of SD and HD content from the company's channels.

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Sky launches Now TV streaming movie service

Sky launches Now TV streaming movie service

If you want to enjoy streaming movies in the UK, currently you have to rely on either Netflix or Lovefilm. Neither are ideal, with missing titles and long waits before new movies show up on either service. Sky has decided to throw its hat into the ring, today announcing Now TV. The service, which launches tomorrow, will offer two methods for watching movies: pay as you go, or via a monthly subscription.

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Skype is working on 3D video calls says executive

Skype is working on 3D video calls says executive

In an interview with the BBC, Microsoft's Corporate Vice President for Skype, Mark Gillett, confirmed that the company is working on 3D video calling functionality. Though he warns that it will still be awhile before such a feature is available - and probably longer yet until it is widely adopted - he also states that he "can imagine a day" when 3D use is more widespread.

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Apple TV HBO GO and WatchESPN apps added

Apple TV HBO GO and WatchESPN apps added

Apple TV has gained a number of new entertainment apps, with HBO GO and WatchESPN among five new content providers landing on the set-top box. The two apps, familiar from iPhone and iPad, join Sky News, Crunchyroll, and Qello as new arrivals on the Apple TV, owners of which are now purchasing over 800,000 TV episodes and over 350,000 movies each day, Apple says.

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Xbox One and Sky deal tipped for subsidized set-top box scheme [Updated]

Xbox One and Sky deal tipped for subsidized set-top box scheme [Updated]

Microsoft is in negotiations with broadcaster Sky UK to offer a subsidized Xbox One, it's reported, potentially even positioning the console as a new set-top box for the satellite TV service. The deal, which may already have been finalized according to MCV's sources, would see the next-gen console offered at a significant discount, it's claimed, potentially with DVR style recording functionality in the pipeline.

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Xbox One: Everything you need to know

Xbox One: Everything you need to know

Microsoft just wrapped up its unveiling of the Xbox One, which is the company's newest gaming console. The whole keynote was only an hour long, but they blazed through a lot of information without really diving deep into detail. Thus, you might have missed some things if you were watching the live stream or our own coverage. With that said, here's everything that you need to know about the Xbox One so far.

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Skype users talk about 2 billion minutes a day

Skype users talk about 2 billion minutes a day

Skype has just announced that its users have broken another milestone today. As of today, Skype says that all of its users use a total of 2 billion minutes a day to call their acquaintances, friends, and family members. That's one day. Now we can see why France wants to tax the VoIP service. Skype has come a long way since its debut, and is now available on almost any device with a screen. You can get it on your PC, Mac, iOS devices, Androids, Windows Phones, and even your TV.

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