Xbox One Integrated with Sky Broadcaster UK


May 4, 2013
As the new Xbox One is massively focused on live television, UK users have been asking if their current Sky subscription would be integrated with the Xbox One as demonstrated at the announcement with a US broadcaster.

A sky representative has said:
“We have no plans to sell Xbox hardware as part of a Sky subscription. We have a long standing partnership with Microsoft by which we distribute our content via Sky Go and NOW TV on Xbox. We look forward to continuing to work with them as part of our commitment to giving our customers more ways to watch Sky programming in addition to their Sky+ HD box. ”

This is a disappointment to many UK customer as the idea of purchasing the Xbox One at a reduced cost with a television subscription looks to not be available in the UK. If this also means they they will not have the voice control and other functionality to control the live Sky subscription using the Xbox One and Kinect, the big focus of Microsoft will not apply to UK customer which may also lead to low sales figures for them.