Don't know if you've ever had Sky, but the platform is full of ads, even if you pay £100 a month.
That's one of the reasons why I've never had Sky, and why I signed up for Now TV.
If they start making the platform similar to the intrusive viewing experience of much of Sky (and the commercial TV channels) expect people to vote with their feet.
Yup , Pre episode trailers are not skippable for me, and not relevant, and not wanted. I dont mind watching trailers , but prefer to chose which ones and when.
Yes, it's the imposition that makes this move so bad - especially when repeated between episodes of the same show.
I've also responded in the other thread, if you want to take a look there.
To note here, it is early days for this feature, and we'll be changing things based on feedback and usage. Your voices in this are important, so please let us know if there are any other amendments you think should be made.
1. Make the 'feature' optional - allow subscribers to turn off a global setting so they can choose not to see trailers on anything. Perhaps add a prominent 'Trailers' section in a menu somewhere so subscribers can choose to look by themselves.
2. In any case prevent trailers appearing in sequential episode viewing - surely no-one believes that subscribers would want to endure a (repeated) trailer when moving from one episode to another?
3. Provide a 'skip' button in the first second. And don't force subscribers to try to fast forward with the remote - it's too fiddly.
4. Do not use trailers that are so loud and intrusive - trailers are usually used to gain attention between movies in a cinema, or between other ads, so they are very loud and dramatic. This is a totally inappropriate genre to force on paid-for subscribers at home.
But most of all - please stop the whole thing (and while you're at it, the in-programme station idents as well).
So I'm paying a subscription to watch epsiodes of television series. Yet I am bombarded by adverts... why am I paying to watch adverts? Why are any of us?
If they are getting advertising revenue then we shouldnt really be paying a subscription surely?
The live channels have adverts, as we stream exactly what's broadcast on Sky. Is this what you were watching?
If you watch any on demand content (Catch Up or Box Sets) then there shouldn't be any traditional adverts. Occasionally there are promotional videos highlighting what else is on NOW TV, but no adverts for other products or services.
I 100% agree, they are an intolerable intrusion and this is an awful way to treat paying customers.
After two months of failing to get a proper answer from NOW TV despite numerous attempts to complain I let my membership lapse. (They also deliberately ignore and game their complaints procedure by the way so I will be complaining to their Ombudsman)
When I hear that they have finally listened to customers I will re-join, but not until.
Unbelievably arrogant behaviour from a supposedly paid-for service provider.