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UK’s Sky launches Roku-like box for just £9.99

hold on..a £10 Sky (yes I know it’s not quite that) box? times they are a-changing…

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Gigaom

U.K. residents who want to test out cord-cutting without shelling out much money have a new option: On Friday, BSkyB’s Sky TV launched the Now TV box, a Web TV box that costs just £9.99 (USD $15.38).

BSkyB is an investor in Roku, and the box is built on Roku’s technology. Roku is a lot more expensive than Now TV, though, with a box starting at £49.99 in the U.K.

The Now TV box’s content offerings are also more limited than Roku’s. To start, the box offers access to the BBC’s iPlayer, the BBC News app, Channel 5’s VOD service Demand 5, Sky News, Spotify, Facebook (s FB) and Flickr (s YHOO). Viewers can also buy a subscription to the streaming service Sky Movies (£8.99 a month for the first three months, then £15 a month) or a day pass to Sky Sports (£9.99 for 24 hours). Sky says it will…

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