Boost going up to £6 a month, when it went up to £5 it was a ridiculous increase!
Ad removal and multi access should be separate charges perhaps £3 for each?
HD and surround sound should be standard.
If NOW want to charge for superior picture quality charge for UHD!
It's a bit of telly, you know? It's not compulsory.
I agree that full price is a bit much, but as I said it's not compulsory. I would likely not have it if I couldn't get a deal. And I find the superior resolution, lack of ads and multiple devices useful for other than Sports.
For those who haven't seen the notification:
Our Sports Month and Boost prices are changing.
The standard prices will be going up by £1 a month, to £34.99pm for Sports Month Membership and £6pm for Boost. You'll see the price changes reflected in your bills from 28 February onwards. If you're on an offer or a minimum-term plan, your prices won’t change until your offer or plan ends.
Aside from the sports stuff, compared to other streaming services Im of the opinion that Nows streaming services are very poor value when you combine movies+entertainment+boost when compared to the likes of Amazon Prime, Netflix, Disney plus, Paramount Plus, and so on .
Nows Entertainment+films with no adds comes in at a whopping £26/month , thats £312/year
£180 more than 12 months of netflix
£217 more than 12 months of prime ( plus you get the shopping delivery and other benefits with prime)
£242 more than Paramount plus ( 12 month)
and so on.
I know now offer discounts, but even then package+Boost is far from competitive on price.
At least you can jum in and out of Now, however you can do that with other services as well and even on a subscribe for a month then cancel basis Now is far from value for money in comparison to the others
Still at least you are not tied to a contract and if the prices are high then cancel - other services are better value and there is only so much time to watch all of this TV content
The numbers are based on the following, and rounded up by a few pennies
Now Boost £6 per month
Now Cinema £9.99 a month.
Cinema plus boost equals £15.99 a month ( say £16)
Add in entertainment at another £9.99 and you are looking at £25.98 near enough to £26 a month
So if you watch a combination of films and shorter TV content then you are looking at at least £26, add in Hayu and it goes to beyond £30 a month .
So the headline prices are , in my opinion anything but tempting when you can get a combination of TV and films elsewhere on other legitimate services for considerably less.
Full price TV memberships with NOW are a massive rip off.
Can’t even remember in the 7 years of being a customer where I’ve paid full price for all memberships at the same time. At most I’ve not had a discount on boost for a long time but generally I’ve never spent more than £15 for boost, cinema and entertainment memberships combined. If I didn’t get any “cancellation” discounts I sure as hell wouldn’t be a customer.
As for sports, couldn’t be a bigger rip off if they tried. Paying £20 and even then I hate paying that price, thankfully split with family so it’s not too painful.
I have run out of stuff I want to watch on Entertainment and Cinema. Been watching Amazon FreeVee more. Full HD, one 15 second ad about every 1hr and as its name suggests its free. No annoying trailers that cannot be skipped either unlike NowTV even after paying for Boost. ITVx is full HD for free with ads. NowTV have been filling up with old BBC programmes on Alibi that I have already paid for with the TV Licence. For me at least, they have gone down hill with content and price.
Absolutely, you pay your money and you make your choice. Informed by content that you want, as well as price. For the third time, it's not compulsory! If you are happy with a deal for NOW, or any other provider, then great. If not, just bin it. Although finding a deal with other providers doesn't ever seem to happen. And that is a usp for NOW imho. 🙂
No discounts, well charges are reasonable!
NOW prices are only reasonable with 50% discounts.
NOW prices are only reasonable with 50% discounts
I wouldn’t even say that! More like 70% for me.
I would not pay more than £3 for cinema. I was paying £1/month until offer ended at start of the month, but generally I have seen most of the new movies long before they turn up. I currently pay £5/month for Entertainment with £2/month boost, will keep that while I watch The Last of Us and Succession. Sports, I current get via Virgin as I got an offer I couldn’t refuse, but again last time I had it I paid £15/month. Hayu? I would need to be paid to watch that!
Well the standard price would be reasonable if they were 50% the current standard!
That would still allow for small discounts for those that expect discounts?
@redchiz1 - yes, very few offers elsewhere though I have had Paramount plus free for seven months and have a £1/month offer to use when that expires. Will be useful to watch Your Honor. Elsewhere there is Disney Plus for £6/month via O2 Priority and three months free Apple TV, though the seven day trial is sufficient to watch everything on there. Recommend Bad Sisters and Slow Horses; Ted Lasso is garbage! Couple of so so Tom Hanks movies but little less. Never get a Netflix offer. Amazon is more than streaming, so the benefits of prime include various incentives.
@SweetBlitz Now, you see what I said about which content you find most compelling? It's a matter of personal opinion and taste. I love Ted Lasso and it has been a massive hit for Apple. 🙂
if you have Virgin Media or O2 download the priority app. If you don’t ask a friend with Virgin or O2 to give you the link.
Boost would be far more acceptable if it offered UHD streaming on any content that supported that, at this point 1080p should not require an addon.
For those saying that you don't have to pay for it, that's true, but I'm not sure it's in their best interests to encourage people to think of cancelling stuff. Taking myself as an example, I first started to get the boost sub when the firetv app had an issue that only showed up when a stream tried to switch over to the adverts, but since I was paying for boost anyway, I found myself adding the movies sub more often too, but will probably drop down to just the ent package next month.