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Now TV, the pay as you go TV service offering access to subscription channels, will not launch on Xbox One until summer 2014, Sky has told VideoGamer.com.

Microsoft had included Now TV in its list of apps set to launch for the Xbox One between November 22 and the spring.

Reaching out to Sky about the lack of Sky Go for Xbox One, a service that has long been available on Xbox 360, a Sky spokesperson said: "We enjoy a long track-record of innovating with Microsoft and look forward to the launch of NOW TV on Xbox One by summer next year. As a dedicated over-the-top service, we have prioritised the availability of NOW TV, to extend the reach of the service to the main TV."

The spokesperson concluded: "Looking ahead, we will also consider any future opportunities for Sky Go."

Sky further clarified that the Now TV app would not launch on Xbox One until summer 2014, with more details due to roll out closer to launch.

Now TV is a contract-free way to access ten subscription TV channels: Sky 1, Sky Atlantic, Sky Living, Sky Arts 1, Discovery, MTV, Comedy Central, GOLD, Disney and FOX. Sky is currently offering the service at an introductory price of £4.99 if joining by 31st March 2014, with the regular price set at £8.99 per month.

VideoGamer.com Analysis

The bonus of Sky Go is that existing Sky TV subscribers can access the service free of charge on Sky Go compatible devices, including the Xbox 360. Now TV is competitively priced, but comes at an additional cost to all users, even those who already have a Sky subscription.

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cocobrice

Sky won't like MS moving in to TV provision market with the Xbox One. I also imagine they won't like people like me. I use my dad's Sky Go account to watch Sky Sports on my 360 and they would rather I paid for my own services. Most people have access to a device which can have a Sky Go app. I'm not sure whether the incentive is there for Sky to make an app for the Xbox One.
Posted 13:02 on 12 November 2013
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DancingRhino

Devastated...maybe if I'd ever heard of it.
Posted 12:51 on 12 November 2013
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FantasyMeister

Don't forget that NOW TV also comes with Sky Movies, which is really why anyone would use it in the first place.
Posted 12:46 on 12 November 2013