I signed up for a Now TV free trial, and liked the content so I decided to buy a Now TV stick so I could watch on my TV. The stick I bough comes pre-loaded with some passes.
When I try to activate the stick I get to the 6 digit code on my TV. When I input this to the Now TV website, it recognises my Now TV account then says 'Oops something went wrong at our end;.
I've spent hours on with Live Chat and tried all sorts of suggestions including using a different browser, using a different computer, clearing cookies, re-setting my wifi, re-setting the stick, using browser's incognito mode, but nothing will work.
I've been in email correspondence with Now TV over the last few days. Their responses are rather incoherent but seem to be saying that other customers are having the same problem, it's with their technical team but they cannot tell me when (or even if) it will be fixed. I can also see other posts in this forum, but none of them seem to report a satisfactory solution.
Now TV keep reminding me I can use other devices; I remind them that viewing TV on a laptop screen hardly makes for ideal family viewing, and that if I wanted to use other devices then I would not have spent good money on a TV Stick!
My Now TV account is currently using a free seven day Entertainment trial. On the Passes and Vouchers screen, there is no green 'Apply a voucher' link under Entertainment pass. All the other passes have this link available. The Now TV stick includes a 1 month Entertainment Pass. The system is unable to apply this pass to my account due to the presence of the free trial, and is therefore unable to proceed.
Given Now TV's inability to assist, I am asking the forum if anyone has ever successfully overcome this problem, and if so how?
Is my theory above likely to be correct? If so, is the problem likely to resolve its self at the weekend when the free entertainment pass expires? Or is my theory a load of nonsense?
Alternatively, is it possible to buy sticks without pre-loaded passes (I gather some people receive paper passes with a code to input) - would success be more likely with one of these sticks and where can I buy one from?
It's very frustrating - I just want to watch TV on my TV!
If anyone has any ideas, I'd be really grateful.
Not really. In the end, Live Chat gave me new codes for the passes that were included so I could add them to my account. I threw the smart stick in the bin and bought a Chrome cast instead. Probably not the answer you were looking for.
They have sent me a code to order a new Smart Stick, but the code didn't work and I really can't be bothered any more.
They kept telling me to take it back (despite it being a problem with Now TV, not the stick). The shop were not keen to take it back, since I'd opened the package and they had no way of knowing if I'd used the passes or not.
In the end I got a helpful Live Chat person, but they were about the 30th person I spoke to.