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Sky Player for Xbox 360 confirmed for 27 Oct

Sky announces Xbox deal launch date
Sky announces Xbox deal launch date

Sky has announced to TechRadar it will be bringing its on demand Sky Player to the Xbox platform on 27 October.

The company leaked the new deal date in its recent magazine, but refused to confirm this was correct until now.

To get the service you will need to be subscribed to Xbox Live gold and pay an additional charge. Actual pricing, however, hasn't been announced yet.

On-demand content

The Sky Player on Xbox deal means owners of the console will get access to on demand content, as well as live streaming, as long as they have the correct Sky account (or are willing to pay for a subscription).

We're still waiting for exact information on what it will bring, especially as it's missed the start of the Premier League season by some margin, but it will at least bring the satellite service to a new platform.

UPDATE: Microsoft's official Xbox site has also confirmed the date, although no more details have emerged beyond that. We're still waiting for Sky to give us some more information, so watch this space.

Gareth Beavis

Global Editor-in-Chief

Gareth has been part of the consumer technology world in a career spanning three decades. He started life as a staff writer on the fledgling TechRadar, and has grown with the site (primarily as phones, tablets and wearables editor) until becoming Global Editor in Chief in 2018. Gareth has written over 4,000 articles for TechRadar, has contributed expert insight to a number of other publications, chaired panels on zeitgeist technologies, presented at the Gadget Show Live as well as representing the brand on TV and radio for multiple channels including Sky, BBC, ITV and Al-Jazeera. Passionate about fitness, he can bore anyone rigid about stress management, sleep tracking, heart rate variance as well as bemoaning something about the latest iPhone, Galaxy or OLED TV.