Sky has today announced that it is to open up its Anytime+ services to any Sky TV customer with a Sky+HD set top box and a broadband connection - regardless of who their internet provider is. All existing Sky+HD boxes already have an unused ethernet port, thus all customers have to do is connect their Sky+HD box to their broadband router, to be able to enjoy the new services. See also Sky Go app review.
Previously customers had to have both a Sky+HD set top and Sky Broadband if they wanted to enjoy the service. This will come as welcome news to Sky TV customers, as Sky Broadband isn't the cheapest internet service provider on the market - even when bundled in with Sky TV and telephone. Visit Sky Broadband review.
With Sky Anytime+, Sky Movies customers have flexibility of what they watch and when, with up to 450 movies airing weekly on Sky Movies channels - in addition customers can access content from partner channels such as MTV, Discovery, FX, History, Disney, UK TV and National Geographic Channel whenever suits them.
Luke Bradley-Jones, Director of TV Products, Sky commented: “It’s great to be able to bring our on demand service Sky Anytime+ to even more customers, helping them to get more out of their Sky subscription. We already know how popular Sky Anytime+ is and how the flexibility of the service gives customers more choice and control over how they watch an amazing range of content. We’ve seen strong demand for it to date which we hope to increase now that the service is available with any broadband provider.”
For more information and to activate the service visit: sky.com/anytimeplus.
Today, Sky also announced its new Now TV service which will offer popular Sky programming content to users over the internet.