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GaryL
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Re: need more than one account?


@ukbobboy wrote:

@starman73 @zozster @Wlat @MentalMadMax

 

Guys

Does anybody really believe the following "numb-nuts" piece of ridiculous propaganda:

"If they didn't place a limit on the number of devices and the number of simultaneous viewers, you would be able to share your passes with everyone in the street or even everyone in the town!"

The person who thought up this "nonsense" must really think that Now TV customers are either gullible or stupid.

 

UK Bob

 


Given how easy it is to buy a hacked Netflix accountants not really nonsense.

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ukbobboy
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Re: need more than one account?

@GaryL

 

You said, "Given how easy it is to buy a hacked Netflix accountants not really nonsense".

What has that got to do with a family having either 2 or 4 simultaneous streams of Now TV viewing?

If someone is going to do something criminal then it doesn't matter what the rules/limitations are, criminals will do criminal stuff. However, that should not prevent a family of three or more enjoying their individual TVs.

 

UK Bob

GaryL
Expert 2

Re: need more than one account?


@ukbobboy wrote:

@GaryL

 

You said, "Given how easy it is to buy a hacked Netflix accountants not really nonsense".

What has that got to do with a family having either 2 or 4 simultaneous streams of Now TV viewing?

If someone is going to do something criminal then it doesn't matter what the rules/limitations are, criminals will do criminal stuff. However, that should not prevent a family of three or more enjoying their individual TVs.

 

UK Bob


Whatever, keep on trolling

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ukbobboy
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Re: need more than one account?

 

Daft/Silly reply

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starman73
Expert 2

Re: need more than one account?


@ukbobboy wrote:

 

Does anybody really believe the following "numb-nuts" piece of ridiculous propaganda:

"If they didn't place a limit on the number of devices and the number of simultaneous viewers, you would be able to share your passes with everyone in the street or even everyone in the town!"

 

 


Not to that degree, but I can see the scope for a bit of sharing.  I have Now (3 accounts - movies, ents & sports), Amazon and Netflix along with GAAGo.  In effect I can have 12+ simultaneous streams and if a friend or family member wanted to watch something when I wasn't watching (like the Tipperary v Clare game as I was at the stadium) then I would let them.  

I can see the need to limit simultaneous streams, but restricting devices is a drag, especially the need to effectively use two devices for chromecast.  The Netflix model of 1,2 or 4 simultaneous streams with no need to select devices works well and is what Now should adopt even if they kept the number of streams down to 2.

ukbobboy
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Re: need more than one account?

@starman73

 

Hi Starman

I think we are on the same page, I do not believe in unlimited streams or unlimited devices for the money currently being charged, because that would open up the company to fraud.

I simply believe that Now TV should allow at least 4 simultaneous streams, at an extra cost (to be determined), so that families with more than two TVs and larger families can have the flexibility to watch whenever and whatever they want to.

 

UK Bob 

 

zozster
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Re: need more than one account?

Whilst I appreciate the comments and help and I can see where people are coming from I just thought I would point out that this isn't about money if I wanted free TV I would have one of those Kodi boxes. It isn't about sharing it with the street or we would all be just splitting the costs and using everyones emails to set up new accounts. It's about the fact I have 2 kids who like to watch movies/tv in their bedroom when they go to bed which means I then have to switch off because we can't all watch at the same time.  It's about the fact I have to get another email address (which i know isn't hard) and manage another account and buy another set of passes for this new account. It's about the fact that movie pass x 2 plus entertainment pack x 2 amounts to probably a sky subscription. It's about the fact I can go to other providers who will let me stream on 3 or 4 devices for an additional cost. It's about the fact Ilike NOW and would like to stay with them. 

 

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Wales2
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Re: need more than one account?

I agree with some of the comments.

1. most families could have up to 10 to 15 devices, we are a family of 5, have tv upstairs (bedroom), and downstairs and spare room linked to my NowTV. However most families have TV in each bedroom, they also have kids and adults who have mobile devices / Laptops as well as TV set top boxes. While I agree that there should be a limit. I believe 10 to 15 devices is reasonable request and should be managable by all. 

2. With 2 simultanious streams does not work for most families, and our house is a bit of a competition to see who can connect up first, maybe 4 or 5 concurrent streams is the number and even if NOW TV look at charging an extra £2 to £4 per month for this maybe the best way forward? I know I would pay for this. If it was an option to have no headaches as if streams are being used and you get the message saying that you are unable to watch your movie or box set this is a pain! We have to change to watch something on netflix or amazon 🙂  

What do you think NOW TV ? do you think this will ever happen?

As I would love this increase in streams for an additional cost.

starman73
Expert 2

Re: need more than one account?


@ukbobboy wrote:

@starman73

 

I simply believe that Now TV should allow at least 4 simultaneous streams, at an extra cost (to be determined), so that families with more than two TVs and larger families can have the flexibility to watch whenever and whatever they want to.

 

UK Bob 

 


Personally I think they should allow 2 streams per pass at no extra cost cos I can just have 3 passes (sport/movie/ents) on 3 accounts and have 6 simultanrous streams. I had to use a different account for the mobile sports pass as I already had 4 devices on my account with movies and ents. Oddly this archaic 4 devices also operates on Sky Store. I hadn't used it for a couple of years and had to swap an obsolete white box out to watch a film I paid for with the voucher I got when I bought my now TV stick. This was a 48 hour rental.

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