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    Sky Player on the Xbox 360

    Has anyone managed to connect yet? I think the Sky servers are being pounded

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    Just come out today?

    Original Poster

    Yeah, finally got in

    so whats the crack - do you have to pay extra?

    Original Poster

    Depends on your subscription, If you have Broadband Unlimited/Max or Multiroom, you get the live streaming for free, otherwise it's £9.75/m. But you can watch whatever on demand content is on Sky Player that you have on you actual Sky subscription otherwise

    Ahh we only have full subscription sky.

    i guess you need live aswell. so all in all in will cost around £12 a month (including years live)

    Banned

    I'm watching Sky News at the moment. Quality not too bad.

    Can't get any of the On Demand stuff to work. Just getting network errors.

    Can't get the TV Guide to work either.

    It keeps telling me my password is wrong.

    Should it be the same password I use for my Sky email etc?

    Original Poster

    Yeah you need a gold Subscription, keep trying, it'll work eventually. I'd hate to be working today :-(

    Original Poster

    J_B;6701766

    It keeps telling me my password is wrong. Should it be the same password … It keeps telling me my password is wrong. Should it be the same password I use for my Sky email etc?



    Yeah, so username is everything before @sky.com and password has to have a number

    Its on the media center on windows 7 , but doesn't work , could that be because of the beta.

    Robotochan;6701777

    Yeah, so username is everything before @sky.com and password has to have … Yeah, so username is everything before @sky.com and password has to have a number



    Yeah, that's what I'm doing... it's just worked on PC version, so gonna keep trying :thumbsup:

    I'll never use it anyway...

    Banned

    Got it working now - just tested it on an episode of Lie To Me and it worked well.

    Got an advert for Sky before the show started, but can watch the show itself the whole way through without.

    J_B;6701805

    Yeah, that's what I'm doing... it's just worked on PC version, so gonna … Yeah, that's what I'm doing... it's just worked on PC version, so gonna keep trying :thumbsup:I'll never use it anyway...



    How do you set up pc one? does it have to be the real version of windows not the beta?

    Original Poster

    It's on the PC in downloadable app form and website form (don't use the website, it's broken for registrations). Not sure about the Media Centre version, not updated my Windows 7 from Release Candidate yet

    spobby;6701833

    How do you set up pc one? does it have to be the real version of windows … How do you set up pc one? does it have to be the real version of windows not the beta?



    I'm on XP, accessed it though Sky website.

    Banned

    Changing channels takes a while.

    Tested it on Disney and got stuck on the Jonas Brothers so had to turn it off.

    Original Poster

    FilthAndFurry;6701866

    Changing channels takes a while. Tested it on Disney and got stuck on the … Changing channels takes a while. Tested it on Disney and got stuck on the Jonas Brothers so had to turn it off.



    I'd have thrown it out the window if that happened to me :-D

    Robotochan;6701725

    Depends on your subscription, If you have Broadband Unlimited/Max or … Depends on your subscription, If you have Broadband Unlimited/Max or Multiroom, you get the live streaming for free, otherwise it's £9.75/m. But you can watch whatever on demand content is on Sky Player that you have on you actual Sky subscription otherwise



    Sweet think my dad has multi room in his house, so technically I can just subscribe on my line for free?

    Original Poster

    Adam2050;6701895

    Sweet think my dad has multi room in his house, so technically I can just … Sweet think my dad has multi room in his house, so technically I can just subscribe on my line for free?



    Yup, as long as you have a Primary or Secondary Sky ID :thumbsup:

    Robotochan;6701912

    Yup, as long as you have a Primary or Secondary Sky ID :thumbsup:



    Ahh dang it. There goes that idea. As it can't be on at the same time as the actually sky box surely?

    Do you know if you can pay it seperate but use my dads ID. Would be cheapies.:thumbsup:

    Original Poster

    Adam2050;6701945

    Ahh dang it. There goes that idea. As it can't be on at the same time as … Ahh dang it. There goes that idea. As it can't be on at the same time as the actually sky box surely?Do you know if you can pay it seperate but use my dads ID. Would be cheapies.:thumbsup:



    Err you can have it on while the Sky Box is on, just not while another Sky Player is being used :thumbsup: Secondary or Primary accounts are the only accounts linked up to the actual Sky subscription so it knows what you are subscribed to :thumbsup:

    Banned

    Can't connect at all now.

    FilthAndFurry;6701985

    Can't connect at all now.



    Yeah... I've managed to register my account but can't connect at all now.

    Banned

    J_B;6702042

    Yeah... I've managed to register my account but can't connect at all now.


    I think their servers are just getting monstered.

    Oh well, give it a couple of hours.:thumbsup:

    Robotochan;6701980

    Err you can have it on while the Sky Box is on, just not while another … Err you can have it on while the Sky Box is on, just not while another Sky Player is being used :thumbsup: Secondary or Primary accounts are the only accounts linked up to the actual Sky subscription so it knows what you are subscribed to :thumbsup:



    Oh well I already have my sky player account set up so I can use it with ease.

    So just need the xbox live?

    Banned

    Robotochan;6701980

    Err you can have it on while the Sky Box is on, just not while another … Err you can have it on while the Sky Box is on, just not while another Sky Player is being used :thumbsup: Secondary or Primary accounts are the only accounts linked up to the actual Sky subscription so it knows what you are subscribed to :thumbsup:



    Robo..... is this a way to get "multi-house" - multiroom? (I'm sure they must have covered the bases with that?)

    I tried using sky player a couple of weeks back. Downloaded the software, but keeps saying why I try to watch something, that I need to download the software (which is already installed.)

    if ihave no sky connection at home what would i have to pay?

    spikeyjacko;6702378

    if ihave no sky connection at home what would i have to pay?



    Yes. You need a customer account to get a Sky ID AFAIK.

    Original Poster

    Adam2050;6702238

    Oh well I already have my sky player account set up so I can use it with … Oh well I already have my sky player account set up so I can use it with ease.So just need the xbox live?



    Indoodles

    guv;6702244

    Robo..... is this a way to get "multi-house" - multiroom? (I'm sure they … Robo..... is this a way to get "multi-house" - multiroom? (I'm sure they must have covered the bases with that?)I tried using sky player a couple of weeks back. Downloaded the software, but keeps saying why I try to watch something, that I need to download the software (which is already installed.)



    Multiroom needs to be connected to an active phone line, if you don't you'll get charged the difference between the package and the multiroom subscription. Shouldn't need to software to watch something, just to download it, can send me a screenshot if you want?

    spikeyjacko;6702378

    if ihave no sky connection at home what would i have to pay?



    £15 for the basic entertainment pack... rest can be found ]here

    guv;6702244

    Robo..... is this a way to get "multi-house" - multiroom? (I'm sure they … Robo..... is this a way to get "multi-house" - multiroom? (I'm sure they must have covered the bases with that?)



    Robotochan;6702647

    Multiroom needs to be connected to an active phone line, if you don't … Multiroom needs to be connected to an active phone line, if you don't you'll get charged the difference between the package and the multiroom subscription.



    I think Guv meant that if you've already got Sky, can someone else (i.e. in another house, with no Sky subscription) then set up Sky on their 360 using your details and then either get it for free (if you've already got Multiroom / Sky BB) or pay the £9.75 p.m.

    I'd like to know this too, as I'm on the full sky HD package with BB, but my brother doesn't have Sky at his house, but could watch it through his XBox.

    not too sure if this has been answered
    sky in livig room xbox in bedroom
    can i watch different channels so i have no need for multiroom?

    Original Poster

    midlandscomics;6702681

    I think Guv meant that if you've already got Sky, can someone else (i.e. … I think Guv meant that if you've already got Sky, can someone else (i.e. in another house, with no Sky subscription) then set up Sky on their 360 using your details and then either get it for free (if you've already got Multiroom / Sky BB) or pay the £9.75 p.m.I'd like to know this too, as I'm on the full sky HD package with BB, but my brother doesn't have Sky at his house, but could watch it through his XBox.



    Ahh right, can watch Sky Player anywhere in the country, 360 or PC :thumbsup:

    jasonrat;6702685

    not too sure if this has been answeredsky in livig room xbox in … not too sure if this has been answeredsky in livig room xbox in bedroomcan i watch different channels so i have no need for multiroom?



    You can

    Robotochan;6702707

    Ahh right, can watch Sky Player anywhere in the country, 360 or PC … Ahh right, can watch Sky Player anywhere in the country, 360 or PC :thumbsup:



    Aah cool, so as I'm on the full Sky package, if I set up Sky Player on my brother's 360 (even though he lives 6 miles away from me) he'd be able to watch Sky Sports etc without paying a penny?

    Original Poster

    as long as you have multiroom or Broadband unlimited/Max. Otherwise he'll need to pay £9.75/m for it. Pretty sure terms and conditions say it can only be used by people in the household but I don't read T&Cs for a hobby

    Robotochan;6702736

    as long as you have multiroom or Broadband unlimited/Max. Otherwise he'll … as long as you have multiroom or Broadband unlimited/Max. Otherwise he'll need to pay £9.75/m for it. Pretty sure terms and conditions say it can only be used by people in the household but I don't read T&Cs for a hobby



    Yep, I've got BB Unlimited (think he's got Orange BB though). I'll have a look into it for him though.

    Repped for the help, cheers :thumbsup:

    damn i jus requested my broadband mac code to move from sky bb max yesterday! dont know what to do now

    noticed there is a voucher code for 1 months free sky multiroom - XBOX1MONTHFREE.
    Can anyone get it to work though? didnt work for me

    xbox.com/en-…er/

    im on my 360 now but cant see any sky player. where is it?

    Original Poster

    It's the 3rd Spotlight tab, you need to download a 12MB file

    Robotochan;6703361

    It's the 3rd Spotlight tab, you need to download a 12MB file


    not there for me. grrrrr
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