Sky TV have rebranded the company's Anytime PC service as SkyPlayer.
Video streaming - as well as the current downloading - is now available following an overnight upgrade.
It means users will be able to start watching content almost instantly, rather than waiting for the whole show or movie to download.
It puts the satellite broadcasters servce on a par with the BBC iPlayer that also offers both streaming and download options.
In the past, Sky Anytime - then called Sky By Broadband - was plagued by account management and login problems but these have largely disappeared and it was given the thumbs up as one of the better quality download services currently available by DownloadMonkey testers in a recent review.