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Sidd
Mentor

Adverts with Boost?

I started getting adverts a few months ago when Now announced you need a boost subscription to share logins, and see no adverts. 

 

I reluctantly paid for boost because I couldn't hack seeing that ridiculous McDonalds advert where they're all laughing for 30 seconds - pathetic. 

 

Anyway, a few days ago I started getting a 30 second advert before the show starts, an advert I can't skip. Does anyone know why this might be, or are Now just mugging me off? 

 

Thanks in advance. 

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gavs82008
Legend 5
Legend 5

@Sidd 

Is this a promo for NOW content? Or is it third party?

 

If it’s the former then that’s what we have to put up with.

FYI that I do not work for NOW, just a NOW customer trying to help

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gavs82008
Legend 5
Legend 5

@Sidd 

Is this a promo for NOW content? Or is it third party?

 

If it’s the former then that’s what we have to put up with.

FYI that I do not work for NOW, just a NOW customer trying to help
Sidd
Mentor

it's not third party - it's for Now TV shows. Extremely annoying! 

gavs82008
Legend 5
Legend 5

@Sidd 

Annoyingly this is what the streaming world seems to be aiming to. Paramount+ do unskippable promos for its content at the start.

 

Even Amazon as promos too, at least however they can be skipped!

FYI that I do not work for NOW, just a NOW customer trying to help
Sidd
Mentor

exactly! you should at least be able to skip them. iPlayer has skippable adverts, and Amazon like you say. ridiculous 

Ferrari2718
Mentor

I think it's despicable that they are showing adverts when we pay extra to NOT SEE ADVERTS.  We should all complain about this. 

gavs82008
Legend 5
Legend 5

@Ferrari2718 

If it’s promos for NOW content at the start of the show there is nothing that can be done.

 

Paramount+ and other services operate the same way in the US. 

FYI that I do not work for NOW, just a NOW customer trying to help
FLEEPED
Advocate

I think this is really disgusting!! I paid for boost because I hate adverts they really irritating me and package clearly says ad free !!! This is not ad free!!! If I want to see ads I will go on youtube!!! it's ridiculous that Im forced to watch something I dont give a crap about and whats worse if I select wrong tv show and want to watch previous episode again as I missed few things I'm blessed with sane irritating advert all over again this is by far worse streaming platform I have sogned up with. I have netflix, amazon prime, Disney + STAR and now tv by far is the worst when it comes to adverts. Once I finish watching 4 tv shows I want to watch I will cancel both of my subscription here and remove this crappy app!!

gavs82008
Legend 5
Legend 5

@FLEEPED 

What sort of “adverts”?

 

1. Third party such as Tesco or Halifax throughout the content?

2. Promos for content on Sky before the content begins?

 

The latter is here to stay, would be nice if they gave us a skip button. If it’s the former and you’ve just applied boost, you’ll need to log out and back in to kick start it.

FYI that I do not work for NOW, just a NOW customer trying to help
FLEEPED
Advocate

@gavs82008 

 

I did do that and yes its the advert before I play any tv show episode. What they doing is disgusting and very off putting specially because its 30 sec long and after each episode it cones on without skip. Once Im done watching tv shows I want to watch I will cancell both of my membership on NOW 

 

Thanks for the info by the way

gavs82008
Legend 5
Legend 5

@FLEEPED 

Wouldn't say it’s disgusting, not remotely enough for me to cancel. Although it is very annoying yes, however not as annoying when it’s promos for the English premiership more when I have literally zero interest in it.

 

Should we have them of course not. That being said as I’ve mentioned up thread already there are other streaming services that you pay for no adverts and you still get a promo for their content before it starts. 

FYI that I do not work for NOW, just a NOW customer trying to help