Sky Anytime+ will launch later this year and finally bring a true VOD service to Sky+ HD customers who’ve previously had to make do with Sky Anytime shovelling its choice of programmes onto their PVR over night. Looks like Virgin Media has suddenly got a serious on demand TV rival…
Sky Anytime+ VOD will make use of the unused ethernet port lurking at the back of your Sky+ HD box and allow you to choose and download shows to the hard drive when you want them. Sky has confirmed that all current Sky+ HD boxes are ready for the Sky Anytime+ on demand TV service.
Virgin Media already has a massive VOD TV service operating through its cable network. Up until now Sky has not been able to deliver true on demand TV to its satellite customers. With Sky Anytime+, it’ll no longer have to take up space on the Sky+ HD box hard drive with shows that you might not actually want to watch.
Will Sky Anytime+ change the way you use your Sky+ HD box? And if you’re not a Sky subscriber is the arrival of a real on demand TV service enough to lure you in?
Due TBC | £varies | Sky