I though I would post about the sky player on the Xbox 360 in case some of you are wondering if it is worth checking out.
This is aside from any connectivity problems you might be having I am discussing content and cost.
I am not a sky subscriber and I have had the player since launch day because I am in the dashboard preview.
So I have signed up to the entertainment pack only (no movies/sport) and this normally costs £15 per month .
for that I get a handful of live channels (This is excluding movies/sports)
Sky Real Lives
Sky Arts 1
Sky Sports News
National Geographic Wild
These are live but quite often when something is being broadcast that they can't play for legal? reason you just get a "This program cannot be displayed on Sky player".
Then there is the option of on-demand channels which include
Sky Real lives
Crime & Investigation
Nat Geo Wild
However as I do not have a normal sky subscription for me to watch 95% of the on-demand programs they want me to pay £0.98 per program (on top of the £15 I have already paid for the player "subscription")
At the moment it is not possible to buy a single sports event you either pay for the extra sports packs.
I think Sky has really missed a trick here for non-sky subscribers. Nobody is going to pay £15 a month and then still pay £0.98 every time they want to watch anything from Sky 1 or Nat Geo on demand.
I will be cancelling my subscription as soon as the intro deal has run out.