Sky beams TV onto PSP
Go!View test service now available
Sony and broadcaster Sky have finally televised details of their joint subscription TV-on-PSP service, which is now available to the portable console's punters.
Go!View has all sorts of TV content available, including Alan Partridge
Dubbed Go!View, the service enables gamers to access a variety of telly content through Sky, including films. Shows are downloaded onto the handheld Sony gadget through a PC - the system uses the Windows-only Kontiki peer-to-peer content delivery system that underpins the BBC's standalone iPlayer and similar on-demand services from Sky and Channel 4.
Lots of TV shows are already available, including Top Gear, Doctor Who and one of Reg Hardware’s personal favourites, I’m Alan Partridge. There's a focus on BBC and Sky content. Films and sports are available for download too.
Users have three subscription packages available to them: Entertainment, Sport and Comedy. A single package costs £5/€7 per month, while two packages are billed at £8/€10 per month. You can get all three for a tenner a month. Individual shows can be rented for £1.50, and films cost £2.50 each to watch for a limited period.
The service can be accessed online here.
I bought a PS3 just so I didn't buy a MS product. Got burned when I bought a pocket pc thinking it didn't need a desktop computer running windows.
Was thinking of getting a PSP - but this has just made it a no no.
I run linux - not windows. It will stay that way.
I too spend a small fortune on Sky; having all the packages, HD and phone to boot.
Just sign up for the free month then cancel.
This is a rubbish 'deal'.
I was actually excited about this idea when i first heard about it. As a couple of people have said tho why isnt it a streamig service using the built in wifi. Why on earth would i want to pay sky to downlaod stuff to my computer then to transfer it onto the psp. There is other ways and means to do exactly the same for free.....
How about instead of making this pointless and expensive app they work on making the Sky Player work on Macs.
It pisses me off not being able to get their OD service just because i dont use winblows.
> The PSP is USB2GO so with a suitable cable can be a host or a slave.
No, it's not... It's only a USB device, the addons (camera/keyboard/etc) all act as USB hosts and take power from two metal contact on top of the PSP, not the USB port...