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    sky player help plz

    This is a discussion on sky player help plz within the Sky Go forums, part of the Other Sky help and support category; i have installed sky player in WMC, i can watch live TV ok but when i try and watch on ...

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      sky player help plz

      i have installed sky player in WMC, i can watch live TV ok but when i try and watch on demand it says i have to pay for everything, is this correct?

      I have a full sky subscription.

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      Re: sky player help plz

      Sky TV Customers: For Sky TV customers with the relevant Sky TV Pack, on-demand programmes plus live Sky Movies Screen 1 & 2 available free. Other live TV for Sky TV customers with the relevant Sky TV Pack plus Sky Broadband Unlimited or Multiroom is free, or 9.75 a month for a Sky Player Multiroom subscription. Non-Sky TV Customers: Sky Player subscription for non-Sky TV customers is 15 - 41 a month. Your subscription will renew automatically, unless you tell us otherwise. Some on-demand content is only available to Sky TV subscribers. General: Live Sky News available free. Price and availability of content depends on your Sky subscription. Some programmes from live Sky TV channels are unavailable to show online (see skyplayer.com). Minimum 2Mb broadband connection recommended. Available to residential customers in the UK only. Further terms apply.
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      According to that it should be free, as long as you have the relevant pack etc

      Although saying that some of the programmes I wanted to watch have been chargeable, for instance Bones Season 5 eps 1-3 @ 1.47 each

      Also it would appear that you have to pay for Lost season 5 as well.
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      Re: sky player help plz

      thats what i thought, i managed to get stargate to work for a few minutes.

      I have tried nearly every program and the only options i get are buy or rent.

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      Re: sky player help plz

      Try Bones Series 5 episode 4 onwards? It gives you a message free if a subscriber.

      I guess some of the studios are charging to rent the programme or something.
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      Re: sky player help plz

      yep bones from episode 5 and stargate from edisode 6 work.

      So i have it working but i'm now thinking whats the point? i don't want to watch half a series.

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      Re: sky player help plz

      i don't want to watch half a series.
      I had to

      I think its the studios charging a fee to Sky and so therefore Sky are charging us.

      If you look at Lost for example, at 1.47 per episode, its about the same price to buy it on DVD and then have it in proper quality, instead of streaming quality.

      But I do believe that Sky are misleading to a degree, as it does say,

      Sky TV Customers: For Sky TV customers with the relevant Sky TV Pack, on-demand programmes plus live Sky Movies Screen 1 & 2 available free.

      Which should have a disclaimer saying, some of the programmes incur a rental fee so to speak.
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      Re: sky player help plz

      certainly is misleading, i wouldn't have bothered installing if i knew, as you say a DVD is about the same price.

     

     

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