Sky Player for Xbox 360 is available on Live.....

Found 28th Oct 2009
.........And it doesn't work.

Quote:

Sky Player on Xbox 360 launched yesterday morning and was met with phenomenal demand, with many tens of thousands of customers attempting to sign-up within the first hour of launch.

sky player

Unfortunately due to the unprecedented levels of simultaneous demand, we did not have the capacity to satisfy all service requests and therefore temporarily suspended all access to the service.

Today, we have implemented a revised rollout to access Sky Player on Xbox 360, to ensure that consumers experience both a smooth sign-up process and high-quality experience.

We apologise to all customers that have not been able to experience Sky Player on Xbox 360, we assure them that this is being rectified at present and we thank them for their patience.

For further information consumers can go to xbox.skyplayer.com/help or xbox.com/sup…ort


What an absolutely monumental balls up, somebody needs to lose their job for this.

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lmfao! how can demand be "unprecedented" when it was on its FIRST day??

What an absolutely monumental balls up, somebody needs to lose their job for this.

Dont worry, i found out who was responsible for the balls up.

I threw him off a bridge and made it look like suicide. Texted everyone in his phonebook saying "goodbye, cruel world". Sorted, its the least he deserved for this.

My son is never off his xbox360. Been best present Santa ever brought him.

Can someone please simply explain to me what this thing is re sky player .............

thanks!

Banned

It works if you downloaded the Sky Player before they removed it.

Works perfectly too.

Sloth/Mod

FilthAndFurry;6717271

It works if you downloaded the Sky Player before they removed it.Works … It works if you downloaded the Sky Player before they removed it.Works perfectly too.



I haven't tried even though i downloaded it.

Can't see me using it as it's easier to turn off the 360 and put the HD box on. lol. Handy if you have your 360 in a room without a sky box though

Original Poster

The application is downloadable again however I get an error message whenever I try to log into it and I believe I am not alone there.

Original Poster

jaybizzle;6717218

What an absolutely monumental balls up, somebody needs to lose their job … What an absolutely monumental balls up, somebody needs to lose their job for this.Dont worry, i found out who was responsible for the balls up. I threw him off a bridge and made it look like suicide. Texted everyone in his phonebook saying "goodbye, cruel world". Sorted, its the least he deserved for this.



If only.

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bossyboots;6717244

My son is never off his xbox360. Been best present Santa ever brought … My son is never off his xbox360. Been best present Santa ever brought him.Can someone please simply explain to me what this thing is re sky player .............thanks!



In theory, it should allow you to watch certain channels and video on demand from sky via a 360.

In reality, it's a waste of space which doesn't work.

Anyone had a chance to look at their movies on demand ?.

Good selection ?.

Banned

jaybizzle;6717312

Anyone had a chance to look at their movies on demand ?.Good selection ?.



Fairly good. Basically all the films in rotation at the moment.

It really isn't any easier than watching it on the Sky Box, but the On Demand stuff is good.

up and running fine this end. its actually quite impressive. although i'm dissappointed in the lack of entertainment channels that can be watched live. I wanted my fix of king of queens and 2 1/2 men but there is only sky 1 and that not even live, only on demand and the choice is pants to say the least.

Spark;6717311

In theory, it should allow you to watch certain channels and video on … In theory, it should allow you to watch certain channels and video on demand from sky via a 360.In reality, it's a waste of space which doesn't work.



Thanks Spark.................well I reckon that Syzable is right ie. easier to just switch on his sky box when wanting to watch something

rep for explaining:thumbsup:

Banned

ants97;6717337

up and running fine this end. its actually quite impressive. although i'm … up and running fine this end. its actually quite impressive. although i'm dissappointed in the lack of entertainment channels that can be watched live. I wanted my fix of king of queens and 2 1/2 men but there is only sky 1 and that not even live, only on demand and the choice is pants to say the least.



The Sky One choice has been reduced since yesterday. I had Lie To Me, but that's disappeared.:?

Banned

FilthAndFurry;6717271

It works if you downloaded the Sky Player before they removed it.Works … It works if you downloaded the Sky Player before they removed it.Works perfectly too.



Is sky player for people who can't leave a computer?

FilthAndFurry;6717377

The Sky One choice has been reduced since yesterday. I had Lie To Me, but … The Sky One choice has been reduced since yesterday. I had Lie To Me, but that's disappeared.:?



yeah right now it only seems to be some grease musical thing, a crap football thing with ian wright coaching some lags and grant mitchell in afghanistan. I suppose once they iron out the teething problems of yeterday the content will increase.

the sports channels are all great though and the picture is suprisingly decent.

Sloth/Mod

ants97;6717417

yeah right now it only seems to be some grease musical thing, a crap … yeah right now it only seems to be some grease musical thing, a crap football thing with ian wright coaching some lags and grant mitchell in afghanistan. I suppose once they iron out the teething problems of yeterday the content will increase. the sports channels are all great though and the picture is suprisingly decent.



Is it just the On Demand stuff? Any live stuff?

Syzable;6717453

Is it just the On Demand stuff? Any live stuff?



all the sports channels are available live.

Sloth/Mod

ants97;6717478

all the sports channels are available live.



Thanks.

Could be handy if visiting rels who don't have Sky to take the 360. lol

Original Poster

ants97;6717417

yeah right now it only seems to be some grease musical thing, a crap … yeah right now it only seems to be some grease musical thing, a crap football thing with ian wright coaching some lags and grant mitchell in afghanistan. I suppose once they iron out the teething problems of yeterday the content will increase. the sports channels are all great though and the picture is suprisingly decent.



Did you download the app before they took it down or tonight?

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bossyboots;6717346

Thanks Spark.................well I reckon that Syzable is right ie. … Thanks Spark.................well I reckon that Syzable is right ie. easier to just switch on his sky box when wanting to watch something rep for explaining:thumbsup:



No worries, I wouldn't worry too much about your little boy watching something he shouldn't on there though as he probably won't be able to get onto it anyway. :-D

lmao you think thats bad, wait til Modern Warfare 2 the exact samething will happen, COD4 had same, Battlefield 1943 same, Flashpoint same, Gears of War etc etc

Spark;6717538

Did you download the app before they took it down or tonight?



downloaded it earlier this afternoon but looks as if I spoke to soon as sky player has crashed again. I can only watch sky news on the last thing I watched bit. it wont sign in to let me watch anything else.

bit of a dogs dinner of a launch.

jaybizzle;6717218

What an absolutely monumental balls up, somebody needs to lose their job … What an absolutely monumental balls up, somebody needs to lose their job for this.Dont worry, i found out who was responsible for the balls up. I threw him off a bridge and made it look like suicide. Texted everyone in his phonebook saying "goodbye, cruel world". Sorted, its the least he deserved for this.



^^ pmsl :thumbsup::)

Just hope something similar doesnt happen on xbox live when MW2 comes out and everyone starts playing on release day

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Alfonse;6717689

lmao you think thats bad, wait til Modern Warfare 2 the exact samething … lmao you think thats bad, wait til Modern Warfare 2 the exact samething will happen, COD4 had same, Battlefield 1943 same, Flashpoint same, Gears of War etc etc



It is terrible really, especially when you consider that we're paying for this.

Banned

ive also had prob getting on the regular skyplayer all evening...........there was a white page error then it loaded up but authentication system was down.

all working now tho......after the match finished
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