Sky committed to ‘longstanding partnership’ with Xbox – but won’t sell its hardware

Sky is committed to putting its content on Xbox, but has now ruled out selling its hardware.

Earlier today we reported on industry rumours that Microsoft had plans to sell Xbox Ones with Sky subscriptions – which in theory would help it sell the next-gen console at a reduced initial price.

Xbox originally declined to comment when we asked, but Sky has now rebuffed the report.

However Sky is still keen to keep putting its content out via Xbox Live, as it has done since 2009.

A Sky spokesperson commented: We have no plans to sell Xbox hardware as part of a Sky subscription.

"We have a longstanding 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. ”

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