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Now just er...NOW.

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DV
DVB Cornwall
Just 73 Bonus Sports Streams lined up currently, for the Masters and UEFA/Friendly football in the coming days.
MI
Michael
Is that all? Pfft, not worth having it then.

EDIT: As feared, not on the general Roku NOW TV app yet, nor any sign on NowTV website portal or Android app.

Thank goodness I have a Samsung Smart TV.
Last edited by Michael on 11 November 2020 6:32pm
:-(
A former member
They’re on the LG webOS app too.

That’s beyond poor if they’re not showing on their main platforms.
LL
London Lite Founding member
I'm going to overspeculate that it may be possible that Sky may be ending their relationship with Roku considering they've stopped producing the 4K box and are now only using smart sticks which don't have the extra bonus streams. Apparently Sky also sold their share in Roku too?

At one time, it'd be their Roku badged boxes which launched first, but it appears they'd rather launch new options on the likes of YouView or Sony tvs.
IN
Interceptor
Now TV are still pushing the stick as the "easiest way to watch", but they have none in stock on their website. Whatever happens, I can't see them dropping support for the Roku platform.
NJ
Neil Jones Founding member
There's plenty of Sticks around on retailer websites with various combinations of free passes - Amazon are knocking them all out (bar sports, naturally) with various pass combinations for £24.85, including one with 1 month entertainment, 1 month cinema for that price. They're not marked as discontinued but they are definitely available with a plentiful supply.

On the pre-stick Rokus (stock Roku), it was possible to add the Now TV app from the Roku app store. I presume this is still the case for the vanilla Roku streaming sticks?
LL
London Lite Founding member
There's plenty of Sticks around on retailer websites with various combinations of free passes - Amazon are knocking them all out (bar sports, naturally) with various pass combinations for £24.85, including one with 1 month entertainment, 1 month cinema for that price. They're not marked as discontinued but they are definitely available with a plentiful supply.

On the pre-stick Rokus (stock Roku), it was possible to add the Now TV app from the Roku app store. I presume this is still the case for the vanilla Roku streaming sticks?


Yes, it's still on the various Roku devices.

What I meant is if Sky remove Roku is from device manufacturing rather than not supporting the various legacy badged Roku boxes they've sold in the past. (Only the white box is no longer supported as it didn't support 1080p or the Hayu pass).
DV
DVB Cornwall
BT are withdrawing the standalone Sky Sports Main Event / Extra channels next month.


.... and they've gone.
DV
DVB Cornwall
Finally conceded to BT's new packages today, the YouView NOW TV realisation via the EPG is surprisingly good. Some improvements needed of course but what's there is better than expected.

Awaiting the full launch on TV platforms of the Sports Catchup service with interest, hopefully the integration with the NOW TV app for Entertainment catchup content accessed via the backwards EPG will be extended to Sport once launched.
BR
Brekkie
Is NOWTV Broadband more limited than other series. Fibre + Calls looks a good deal but not available in my fibre connected area, which is annoying as I'm tired overpaying for BT.
NJ
Neil Jones Founding member
Is NOWTV Broadband more limited than other series. Fibre + Calls looks a good deal but not available in my fibre connected area, which is annoying as I'm tired overpaying for BT.


Uses same Openreach network as everybody else. Check other providers out. If none of them will offer you service (and you don't have Fibre already) that normally means your exchange is full.

if you're fed up of overpaying for BT but want to stay with them, bash your details into somewhere like this: https://broadband.moneysavingexpert.com/ - get prices for new customers (including Now TV if applicable) and then phone up BT and say I can get this that and the other for <whatever> from <whoever> but I'd rather stay with you, what can you do for me. You may be surprised. And if you don't get a decent deal, move away. Need to haggle, that's how you get the best deals. I have not paid full price for my fibre broadband for the last few years, and I am now paying £2 a month for Fibre for the next 18 months.
MA
Markymark
Is NOWTV Broadband more limited than other series. Fibre + Calls looks a good deal but not available in my fibre connected area, which is annoying as I'm tired overpaying for BT.


Uses same Openreach network as everybody else. Check other providers out. If none of them will offer you service (and you don't have Fibre already) that normally means your exchange is full.


Use this checker (by sticking your existing phone number in (or if that fails to work, post code and house number)

It'll tell you whether your local fibre cabinet is full(aka VDSL) and also likely max and min speeds (along with the Handback values, where you can release yourself from contract if your speeds are below those values)

https://www.broadbandchecker.btwholesale.com/#/ADSL

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