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Sky Entertainment Pack for Xbox 360 £23.99 @ PLay.com

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6y, 11m agoFound 6 years, 11 months ago
Previously posted @ £24.85 @ shopto
Don't forget Quidco (1%?)

Handy if you need a remote and fancy trying out sky player
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Typical individual prices:

* Sky Entertainment and Sports Pack 1 month sub - £34 per month (http://skyplayer.sky.com/watch/xbox360/)
* Media remote - £15.05 - £18 (Amazon, Play, ShopTo)
* 3 month XBox Live Gold subscription - circa £12.96 (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Xbox-LIVE-Gold-3-Month-Membership/dp/B000B5QBOI)
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Special Features



* Sky Entertainment Pack contents Include:
* 1 Month Sky (Sports) Subscription
* Media Remote
* 3 Month Gold Subscription Card

Review



Watch TV from Sky through your Xbox 360® with Sky Player
Game downloads, trailers and entertainment not enough? Now, thanks to Xbox LIVE, with an Xbox LIVE Gold membership and a broadband connection you can access great TV from Sky when you're hooked up to your Xbox 360 with Sky Player.

Live TV
Watch up to twenty-four channels, including great sports from Sky Sports, Eurosport and ESPN live on your Xbox 360.

Top TV on demand
You're in charge! Watch programmes when you want. With hundreds of movies from Sky Movies, shows from Sky 1, documentaries from National Geographic and the History Channel, there's something for everyone.

You don't have to be a Sky TV subscriber
Sky Player gives you the option to subscribe to TV from Sky without a dish, Sky box or annual contract.

Already a Sky TV subscriber?
Then Xbox LIVE gives you another way to enjoy TV from Sky. If you haven't signed up to Sky Player yet, now's the time. You can watch TV in a second room and access a wealth of on demand content, including over 400 movies!

What you will need
To watch Sky Player on your Xbox 360 you need an Xbox Gold Live subscription. Minimum 2Mb broadband connection recommended for Sky Player. Information only applies to residential customers in UK, ROI, Channel Islands and Isle of Man. Further terms apply. Channels/programmes and prices subject to change. Correct at 3 November 2009
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#1
Does this pack allow access to any channels other than sports ones?
#2
everlast
Does this pack allow access to any channels other than sports ones?

Sky Entertainment and Sports Pack

thats a yes btw.
#3
My dish has gone on the blink and so tried this last night - can't say that I'm impressed. 'High quality' is much inferior to BBC's Iplayer and also has frequent buffering issues. Also be aware that only a few programmes are actually available, and mostly these are home grown - couldn't see any American imports on there.
#4
Still, this is a good deal - remote, live sub, and you do get Sky Sports for a month - just don't expect the world. Heat added!
#5
Looks good for watching a bit of footy over Christmas, cheers for the post.

Auto-subcribes you to for 15quid a month if you don't remember to cancel it btw.
#6
will this add sky sports to the actual sky box too? (I'm a lot thick)
#7
I agree, even on a cable internet connection the quality on this isn't up to much and although I don't actually have Sky at the moment and I have Gold Live membership, I refuse to pay £15 a month for this package, particularly when I wouldn't want sports anyway.

It was a nice try but they're going to have to do a lot better than that. IPlayer and Vidzone on the PS3 are both superior services to this and they're both completely free.
#8
ctuk
will this add sky sports to the actual sky box too? (I'm a lot thick)


If you Sky account is integrated with your viewing card then I think it should do, yes.
#9
mike203uk
My dish has gone on the blink and so tried this last night - can't say that I'm impressed. 'High quality' is much inferior to BBC's Iplayer and also has frequent buffering issues. Also be aware that only a few programmes are actually available, and mostly these are home grown - couldn't see any American imports on there.


Have to agree about the quality.

But it is great having the whole Sky Movies library (over 400 films) at your fingertips.
#10
Only one problem with sky on xbox... now u need to subscribe to multi room.....anything to get money out of u
#11
So, you can get Sky Sports and the Entertainment pack for £15 a month?
Can't wait for it to come out on PS3.
#12
don't forget the additional £15 p/m to get urself on a dth connection if u aint already a sky subscriber.
#13
The quality of skyplayer seems to have dipped dramatically since the introduction of it on the xbox. They obviously haven't prepared properly for the amount of folk who'll be using it. Hopefully they've just put the quality down so that it runs smoothly, and when they eventually increase their bandwidth it'll get back to normal which wasn't half bad.
#14
DTH connection?

Direct to Home? There's an additional sub?
#15
Looks like you'll have to pay an extra 15 quid/month if you're not with Sky already - anyone make any sense of this? Is this included in the £23.99?

Non-Sky TV Customers: Sky Player subscription for Non-Sky TV Customers is £15 - £41/[¿18-¿60] a month. Your subscription will renew automatically unless you tell Sky otherwise. Some on-demand content is only available to Sky TV subscribers. General: Availability of content depends on your subscription. Some programmes from live Sky TV channels are unavailable to show online (see skyplayer. com).
#16
belly1066
Only one problem with sky on xbox... now u need to subscribe to multi room.....anything to get money out of u


Just for info:
I'm pretty sure this is not true.

Especially as you can get Sky Player on the xbox without having an existing Sky subscription/box/dish - hence the Xbox Entertainment Pack!

Also I have an existing Sky subscription, no multiroom and the kids happily use Sky Player on the Xbox all the time. No extra cost.

Just my experience, happy to be corrected etc
#17
mike203uk
Looks like you'll have to pay an extra 15 quid/month if you're not with Sky already - anyone make any sense of this? Is this included in the £23.99?

Non-Sky TV Customers: Sky Player subscription for Non-Sky TV Customers is £15 - £41/[¿18-¿60] a month. Your subscription will renew automatically unless you tell Sky otherwise. Some on-demand content is only available to Sky TV subscribers. General: Availability of content depends on your subscription. Some programmes from live Sky TV channels are unavailable to show online (see skyplayer. com).


The £15p/m is the base subscription to Sky on Xbox. The first month is included with this pack. So you're getting a remote and 3months xbox live for an extra £9 effectively
#18
I bought this from Game last week and made an account with Sky and after my subscription ends i have to pay £34 to renew so remember to cancel and buy another card.

Xbox live is £15
Remote is £5
The Sky is £3 here
so its a great deal to get the entertainment pack + Sports

You dont get Movies or ESPN
#19
belly1066
Only one problem with sky on xbox... now u need to subscribe to multi room.....anything to get money out of u


I have a SKY unlimited package, tv,phone,line rental,broadband. We dont have multi-room and you dont need it for this to work on the xbox which is in the top of the house away from the main unit downstairs. There are some channels that are pay per view, 89pence each for example, so i just upgraded my package online by £1 which opened up another 40 channels for the month also allowing for access via the xbox also. Not a bad extra for xbox users, but ive only used it three times, channels are limited. ;-)
#20
For those wondering, you can use multiples of these in a row (it's cheaper to buy these than get the normal entertainment+sports bundle+live membership and you can sell the remote on eBay or £3 cash £4 exchange at CEX), but you have to cancel first and resubscribe using the new code. Don't know how much of a faff that will be yet...
#21
So if i were to subscribe to this on my skyplayer account thats linked with the sky box in the front room, I would be able to watch sky sports on my xbox and on my skybox?
#22
Can anyone clarify? Does this mean you have to cancel your Sky account every month? Or just the Sports/Ents packages? And yes, will this also work with the skybox? Any ideas?
#23
I have seen a few people comment about the quality, I however have used the one month free you get when it started and watched sky sports most of the time and didn't find the quality bad at all. There was no buffering throughout the entire match and thought the quality was comparable to sd quality on tv.

I do like this deal but cancelling sky sounds a bit too much hassle after the one month....i may just pay £5 a month for multiroom.
#24
can anyone confirm that you can use 2 free sub cards after eachother on the same account? Bought one of these last month which is due to run out and instead of suscribing it would be cheaper to buy this..
#25
Joe Scaramanga
But it is great having the whole Sky Movies library (over 400 films) at your fingertips.

Over 400?

With a 20mb cable line I have access to tad more than 400 which is why I stopped subscribing to Sky movies :whistling:
#26
sounds a bit of hassle to be doing this every single month but hey if it saves money

where can i get a full channel list?
and if espn is not included how much extra is it?
#27
Spark
I agree, even on a cable internet connection the quality on this isn't up to much and although I don't actually have Sky at the moment and I have Gold Live membership, I refuse to pay £15 a month for this package, particularly when I wouldn't want sports anyway.

It was a nice try but they're going to have to do a lot better than that. IPlayer and Vidzone on the PS3 are both superior services to this and they're both completely free.


The quality is actually very good, for me at least. Most of the times I have used it, it has been comparable to normal TV. Sometimes it's a bit blocky but that's down to crap Orange broadband throttling in the evening.

Comparing it to Vidzone is laughable, that's just on demand music videos. Iplayer on PS3 is very good but again it's only on-demand, not live tv.
#28
BTW, along with the live tv you have access to loads of movies on demand and for me I just love the all of the sport on demand, like they have access to loads of old boxing fights to watch. I watched an awesome Prince Naseem documentary on it the other night.
#29
sdavi3680

Comparing it to Vidzone is laughable, that's just on demand music videos. Iplayer on PS3 is very good but again it's only on-demand, not live tv.


I'm sorry but I think that's irrelevant, if those two organisations can provide reliable streaming services on demand, as can 4OD, and not charge any fees other than TV license/advertising revenue, then why is it that Sky cannot provide an at least equally reliable service in return for the massive subscription fees they charge?

Like a previous poster in this thread said, the quality of service on Sky Player seems to have dropped for normal non-Xbox users since the service was launched on Live and when they launched it on Live it took them the largest part of a week to get it up and running since they even managed to balls up the launch due to a complete lack of planning and available infrastructure.

They're a crap company, it's as simple as that.
#30
chelskii
Exactly right, and it's strange how someone who claims to have a cable connection has a worse picture than the rest of us !!!!!!!!! I would say he has serious connection problems or something else.
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I don't claim to have a cable connection, I do have a cable connection and I would find it seriously odd that every other online service works flawlessly for me apart from Sky Player.
#31
Sky Player works fine for me, and I'm on a 4/5mb connection.

The movies library is fantastic to have:thumbsup:, the rest is pretty rubbish though.

Also if your on a 'cable connection' it might be VM traffic shaping your connection.
#32
chelskii
I agree it's odd, see if you can get a demo of it in the shop or something because it's a lot better than you have described it here.


That's how I tried it, I downloaded it and tried the free Sky news stream to see what it was like. I actually wanted to subscribe to it originally as, like I said, I don't have Sky at the moment but I just didn't think it was worth it after I saw that.
#33
Nevasleep
It might be VM traffic shaping your connection.


I very much doubt it mate, if they're not going to port manage bitorrent, nntp, any of the online gaming we do or the different video streaming sites that we use from the UK, Korea, and Japan in my apartment, then I'm not sure why they would have a massive issue with Sky Player.

Virgin's traffic management policy from what I've seen generally only seems to kick in after you have used in excess of 1GB downstream in one day and even then it only slows down in general to what is probably a 2Mb connection or equivalent and everything still works fine as long as your not seeding torrents or similar at full speed.
#34
This is a good deal if you aren't a subscriber already, don't have the remote, need to renew your xbox live subscription round about now and fancy enough sky sports and movies to tide you through the festive fixture glut and for those moments when there's nothing on council telly.

All of which makes it a good deal for me.
#35
I don't think that it includes movies actually, just sports and entertainment.
#36
Spark
I don't think that it includes movies actually, just sports and entertainment.


Hmmm, not quite as tempting now.
#37
how much is espn to add on?
#38
Spark
I'm sorry but I think that's irrelevant, if those two organisations can provide reliable streaming services on demand, as can 4OD, and not charge any fees other than TV license/advertising revenue, then why is it that Sky cannot provide an at least equally reliable service in return for the massive subscription fees they charge?

Like a previous poster in this thread said, the quality of service on Sky Player seems to have dropped for normal non-Xbox users since the service was launched on Live and when they launched it on Live it took them the largest part of a week to get it up and running since they even managed to balls up the launch due to a complete lack of planning and available infrastructure.

They're a crap company, it's as simple as that.


They can provide quality streams, that was my point. I get a great stream. So your comparison to Vidzone and iplayer, two on demand services, was irrelevant.
#39
sdavi3680
They can provide quality streams, that was my point. I get a great stream. So your comparison to Vidzone and iplayer, two on demand services, was irrelevant.


Is that on the highest quality setting?

And VOD services are more expensive and complicated to run anyway where as from a technical standpoint this is just a series of selectable webcasts.
#40
Spark
Is that on the highest quality setting?

And VOD services are more expensive and complicated to run anyway where as from a technical standpoint this is just a series of selectable webcasts.


Yeah quality stream, just as good as my PS3 iplayer one. It's down to your internet provider if anything.

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