We have been making some changes to our TV arrangements over recent months. We’d been with our previous providers for years (double figures years) and we were very comfortable with their offering, but it didn’t really meet our needs anymore. So we bought a Freeview Plus recorder which provided us with part of the answer, but something was still missing, so the search was on to find the right thing. We wanted to be able to watch a wide range of programmes and keep up to date with our favourite series. Then NOW TV got in touch and offered us the chance to try out their services. You know I think we might just have found the answer.
For me there’s the NOW TV Entertainment Month Pass. It means I have access to over 250 box sets on demand and 11 pay TV channels including Sky Atlantic. It is £6.99 a month and there is no contract so you can get it for a month or two if you want without having to tie yourself in. I’m really loving the chance to catch up on favourite shows like Billions which is currently on. The first series was really good and I didn’t fancy waiting till it was out on DVD. You’ll be pleased to hear that the second series hasn’t disappointed. I’m just about to start on The Trip to Spain, as I loved the earlier series, and I’m hoping Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon will be on top form.
It’s not just new series of old favourites either, there’s also been some new discoveries. I’ve been watching Stan Lee’s Lucky Man which is about a detective who acquires a special bracelet, which confers amazing luck to its wearer. Series two has just started its run, but I’m taking the opportunity to catch up on series one first. So far I’m really enjoying it.
His pass costs just £2.99 a month and gives him access to 1000s of episodes of kids TV without any adverts. He can watch 6 dedicated channels including Nickelodeon, Nick Jr, Boomerang, Cartoon Network, Cartoonito and Nicktoons. There are loads of shows to watch and so far H’s top picks have been an old fave: Scooby Doo and a new (to him) discovery of The School of Rock. I think it’s ideal that you can just buy a month at a time and if there’s bad weather over the Easter holidays, imagine how much of a lifesaver a pass like this could be.
That all sounds very positive, so are there any downsides? You”ll need to have some kit to work NOW TV, but you will almost certainly have something in the house already like a smart phone, tablet or laptop. Some Samsung and LG TVs are good to go with it too as is the Xbox and the Play Station. There are other streaming devices too that will support it or you can get a NOW TV box from £14.99.
You can’t record programmes and some do disappear after a while. It’s really very obvious when they are going to disappear and you can plan your watching accordingly. So far I haven’t started on anything that hasn’t got quite a while to run as I didn’t want to put myself under any pressure, but if you are into binge watching of series, you could always set yourself a challenge. I haven’t really found this a problem so far and wouldn’t anticipate it becoming so.
I’m really enjoying NOW TV and I love the flexibility of being able to stop and start your access as you wish.