While changing a device on my account I see in the small print that it says from 31 July I will only be able to watch on one device at a time instead of 2. Why is this changing? To be only able to watch 1 device at a time makes Now TV not worth the price. Has anyone else seen this?
Have a nosy at this link, will confirm that streams are going down to 1, if you want more than 1 stream then you need to purchase Boost.
You'll no longer be limited to 3 device swaps per month
From 15 July, we're removing the limit of 3 device swaps per month. Instead, your device list will update on a rolling basis. So if you've got 6 devices registered on your account and you start streaming on a new one, the device with the oldest 'last used' date and no downloads on it will automatically be removed for you to free up a device slot.
As part of this change, you'll no longer be able to rename or manually remove devices in My Account.
Members without Boost will have single-stream viewing
From 15 July, if you don't have Boost you'll only be able to stream on 1 device at a time (previously, you could stream on 2 devices simultaneously).
If you want the option to stream on multiple devices at once, you can add Boost to your account. With Boost, you can watch on up to 3 devices at the same time – and of course, you'll also be able to enjoy the other benefits of ad-free viewing and Full HD and 5.1 Surround Sound on selected content and devices. Find out more about Boost
Nowtv are stopping multiple devised simultaneously what a bunch of conning bar stewards, I will not be paying for boost. I’m cancelling all monthly passes. I've emailed them after agreeing F1 for the season on multiple devised then now want to charge extra/change the agreement. Leave before you get ripped off !!
@Anonymous User all services are heading that way. Netflix have recently announced they will be preventing account sharing and/or multiple streaming.
The difference here though is Now aren't removing the ability to share an account, or insisting you pay for multiple accounts, just that you pay a little extra for the privilege of using multiple devices simultaneously.
Now aren't removing the ability to share an account, or insisting you pay for multiple accounts, just that you pay a little extra for the privilege of using multiple devices simultaneously.
It’s a daft policy. If I pay for Sports, Cinema & Entertainment and have them on the same account I would have to pay another £5 so my wife or daughter could watch something else when I am watching the football in the SAME house. Disney + and Prime have no such restriction. I could understand no more than one stream per membership but not per account.
So I will set up three accounts, have one membership on each and get three streams anyway. I will have sports on the now stick and the others on other devices like fire sticks, iPads, laptops etc.
Note - Prime won’t let you watch the same movie on 2 devices at the same time, but has no such restrictions on live sports streams.
Disney + - Up to four screens can stream simultaneously on one account - £7.99/month or £59/annum for me as I took annual sub just before Star was added - Movies + TV shows
Netflix Premium - Up to four screens can stream simultaneously on one account - £13.99/month -Movies + TV shows
Amazon PrimeVideo - Up to four screens can stream simultaneously on one account - £7.99/month or £79/annum - Sports + Movies + TV shows
Now - one screen can stream on one account - £54/month. (Sports + Cinema + Entertainment) - 3 screens - £59/month. 🤣
2 of the other main streaming services give 3 or 4 streams for under £8 a month (plus they have a better basic streaming quality) - you could spend over £40 a month on NOW for one stream plus added ads - at the very least NOW should allow a stream for each channel package someone has (boost maybe to allow multiple streams from the same channel/package).
I had Sports, Entertainment, Cinema and Boost until they cut the basic number of streams to 1 and tried to charge more for boost - which got me thinking about their charges and I ditched the lot
Currently get entertainment free through phone contract who have just also added boost free too. Cinema is £5.99 a month & sports is £20 a month through special offers on now. Certainly won't pay £59 a month for it!