Sky Sports on Now TV brings Premier League to your iPad

When Saturday comes you'll soon be able to watch the match on your phone, tablet or computer without forking out for Sky. Sky Sports is kicking off on Now TV, Sky's online viewing service for those of us without a dish.

Starting in spring, you can nab 24 hours of access to the service for £10. That's okay value if you have a full day of Test cricket, Masters Golf or Formula One driving-in-circles to enjoy, although it might sound a bit pricey to watch a Premier League match. Then again, get a few mates to chip in and you've got yourself a footie feast with added top bants.

I doubt pub landlords will be too impressed by this development if it leads to more people watching games at home instead of heading to their nearest hostelry with a little pint glass in the corner of the screen. But it's certainly good news for armchair fans who hate having their G and T spilled by flying elbows when they're forced to venture into the local boozer to watch a game.

You can watch Now TV on your iPhone 5iPad, Xbox, laptop or desktop computer. Sadly for Android fans, the service is only available on a very limited range of Android devices for now, including the Samsung Galaxy S3.

At the moment Now TV just features Sky Movies. You can pay for individual films  on your phone, tablet or computer, or subscribe for a month -- handy as Sky Movies has a stranglehold on new releases but charges a premium for a Sky dish and contract. Sign up now and you get a free month to try it out.

Sky customers can also now download Sky films and TV shows to their mobile devices to watch while out and about with Sky Go Extra, which costs an extra fiver over the usual Sky Go service.

[Source: CNET]