Sky Go allows customers of the UK satellite broadcaster to stream a range of live and on-demand video content via their computers, phones, tablets and Xbox 360s, as part of their Sky TV subscriptions. The service is offered at no extra cost to subscribers, who can register two devices to access content at home or on the move.
Sky Go allows users to view content through devices other than their set-top box
But users who have enjoyed the service on their Xbox 360s will soon find their access blocked, unless they are subscribed to the company's premium Sky Go Extra package, which will also let them register up to four devices and download content for offline viewing.
Customers who already subscribe to Sky Go Extra will not be affected by the changes, but other customers will have to pay an additional £5 per month for the Extra bundle to be able to be use Sky Go on the Xbox 360 from July 29. As one tech blogger noted today on Twitter, this may be a bitter pill to swallow for Xbox 360 users, given that Microsoft recently dropped its own Xbox Live Gold subscription requirements for using apps like Sky Go on its console.
The move will also affect owners of the PlayStation 3 and 4, as Sky promised in May that it would launch Sky Go on those consoles later this summer. As with the Xbox 360, Sky subscribers wishing to access Sky Go content on the PS3 and PS4, once the company launches its apps for those devices, will also need to be signed up to the Extra package.
Source: Digital Spy | image via Sky