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Non Sky Broadband Customers Can Now Activate Anytime+

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Fast enough broadband connection required. Content depends on Sky TV subscription. Movies Pack required for movies. Set up fees may apply. Downloads count towards any usage caps.

Sky Anytime+ is Sky's TV on demand service, which brings you a whole world of entertainment that's ready to watch whenever you want. And it's now available with any broadband provider. Once you've activated and connected your compatible Sky+ box to any broadband router, you can take your pick from a wide range of catch-up TV, series box sets and more.

If you're a Sky Movies customer, you can enjoy hundreds of movies on demand. You can also rent movies instantly from our brand new Sky Store, where there's even more on offer, whatever package you have.

Members had been reporting, since yesterday, that they can enable and then watch whilst using a.n.other ISPs broadband connection.

We have since had this posted, totally unofficially, but known to be a reliable source.

Anytime+ content on Sky Broadband Connect packages will not go towards the excessive use policy, but will still go towards the usage cap. This means that as long as you are not already being restricted due to excessive use (e.g. for downloads on your PC) then you will be able to fully utilise Anytime+ during peak hours without fear of repercussions. It has not yet been seen whether you will be affected if you are already on excessive use restrictions, but we believe that you will be affected in this instance.

If you breach the usage cap (40Gb) then Sky will now be taking a more active role in informing Connect customers. They will be warned once after the limit has been breached, and if they continue to go over the monthly limit they will be contacted again to discuss possible additional charges for the overuse. It remains to be seen how active Sky will be in this, but it is their new stance. This will be in general for all Connect customers, whether they have A+ or not.

Anytime+ installation costs will remain the same for both Sky
BB and Non-Sky BB customers (£40 assisted wired install, £60 for a Self Install wireless connector, Free if you do it all yourself). Sky still wont assist you with setting up 3rd party wireless connectors/bridges.

If your broadband speed is less than 1Mbps then you will be advised to plan your downloads in advance, as they estimate it takes 95mins to download a 90min film on a 1Mbps connection. They also advise using SD quality over HD quality in cases like this.

Sky will be responsible for any settings related to the Sky HD box. If they run through all the checks and cannot resolve any issues you will be referred to your ISP for further support. Sky will not assist with configuration or set up of non-sky routers and broadband services.

All downloads are subject to your ISPs fair usage and download caps, so be wary if you have a low cap or peak time restrictions. Sky are not responsible for you going over your limits.

For further information, have a look at the official Sky Anytime+ website.



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