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Now TV launches on Xbox, PS3 and Roku to come

BSkyB’s over-the-top movie service Now TV is now available on the Microsoft Xbox games console platform.

Registered Now TV customers will be able to access the service via the Xbox at no extra cost, allowing them to stream movies to their TV screens. Now TV customers are allowed to register up to two devices through which they can access the service.

The Xbox version of the service will allow users to view movies at 720i resolution and access all 11 Sky Movies live channels if they take up the Sky Movies Pass option. Xbox users will be able to find the App on the homepage for instant access to the service. Kinect for Xbox 360 owners will also be able to navigate using voice and gesture controls.

Now TV has already launched on PC, Mac, iPhone, iPad, some Android smartphones and on the YouView connected TV platform. Sky said it was also developing versions for the Sony PlayStation 3 and Roku streaming player platforms.

The service currently offers a Sky Movies pass option, giving access to over 600 titles for £15 (€19) after a 30-day free trial, and ‘pay and play’ access to over 1,000 movies through the Sky Store, with prices ranging from £0.99 for library titles to £3.49 for new releases. Sky has said it will add sports content including Premier League football, the UEFA Champions League, England Test cricket, Heineken Cup rugby, ATP tennis and the golf Masters from Augusta by the end of the year, with shows from Sky 1, Sky Atlantic, Sky Arts and Sky Living to follow.