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Moviefan333
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Adverts

Hi all hearing rumours that nowtv will start to have adverts after 14/06 unless you have boost anyone know if this is true 

 

Thanks 

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Saint1976
Elite 3

@Moviefan333 they've already started and there are several threads already running on the subject.

 

Ads can be removed by purchasing a Boost membership.

Tvstevie
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Yes from the 15th July and dropping down to only 1 stream without the £5 a month boost pass. A total disgrace in my opinion as it is a very poor platform and no adverts was all I paid for as all the programs are on Sky and at least you get a recordable box with it. 

Squiz117
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Really? Wow screw these ######, this is the reason now TV will never get the commitment I give Netflix or Amazon prime

 

ill just take advantage of the 7 day free trial & cancel it

 

not worth it at all £9.99 for just a section of now TV & then they want an extra £5? When I pay 1 fee to both Netflix & prime & I get all their content ad free

 

now TV won’t last long

gavs82008
Legend 5
Legend 5

@Squiz117 

You can blame Comcast (owners of Sky/NOW) for the introduction of adverts.

 

They have put adverts in the US version of Peacock and the only way to get rid of adverts is by spending more cash.

 

Don't like adverts, same here, but subscribe to boost and you won’t have to put up with third party adverts.

https://help.nowtv.com/article/can-i-watch-without-ads

FYI that I do not work for NOW, just a NOW customer trying to help
Squiz117
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@gavs82008 Why would I do that for 1 show? Not very good content on Now TV

 

id rather drag my balls through a thousand miles of broken glass

 

be like netflix, or like Amazon prime, they do it right! Make all content available for a single price & for the content you have, it’s not worth more than £10 a month

 

but hey, you do you, you’re not smart enough to figure you could drastically increase your customer base & inevitably earn more by doing so & potentially get content worth increasing the price

 

gavs82008
Legend 5
Legend 5

@Squiz117 

Thanks for that graphic detail on the alternative for you! 

But yeah I agree that all of the content should be in a single membership and the only “extra” price for Boost. 

FYI that I do not work for NOW, just a NOW customer trying to help
Squiz117
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@gavs82008 

 

There shouldn’t ever be a need to pay extra for no ads

 

straight flat rate for all content, Netflix £14 for everything no ads free

 

prime £8 for everything and option to purchase content that is not prime 

 

the whole reason for on demand content is to be ad free

 

no sense to pay extra for something that’s a given 

 

ive already watched new Dexter now anyway, & what I seen so far, it’s pretty trash

 

no other content is interesting enough

 

already ended membership 

gavs82008
Legend 5
Legend 5

@Squiz117 

Well I agree that adverts are highly annoying. However in the US many streamers have adverts unless you pay extra.

 

Like Hulu, HBO Max, Paramount+ and Peacock.

 

Looks like Comcast is just wanting to expand their pocket in the UK with the exact style for adverts as Peacock which is Comcast owned. $5 extra for no adverts on the Peacock service.

 

The main problem with Sky is that they are not purchasing much new content outside of NBC, even then with the ultra slow rollout of Peacock which in the US has a decent content library. Whereas here we will have to wait months for the rollout of new content before the Peacock UK library is decent like the US.

FYI that I do not work for NOW, just a NOW customer trying to help
Squiz117
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@gavs82008 Well that’s typical yanks for ya, creating a society of indecisiveness & need to rely on adverts telling them what they want 

 

as a Brit, I know what I want & don’t want/like don’t like & being advertised stuff makes me not want whatever the idiots are trying to peddle

gavs82008
Legend 5
Legend 5

@Squiz117 

That’s your opinion and your entitled to it. 
Mines is more greed from the company’s, they know they will pay for a service that has adverts and knowing well fine they will pay extra for no adverts.

 

Its literally nothing to do with wanting to be told what they want. Money, it’s always about money. They make more money when advertising is involved. 

Us in the UK have been very lucky where any adverts as has been on a free service like ITV, All4 and My5 for example. However we are unlucky to an extent where Sky and NOW are both owned by a US company. 

Me personally I’m completely unaffected by any adverts as I’m paying £10 for my boost, cinema and entertainment membership.

FYI that I do not work for NOW, just a NOW customer trying to help
AJ1006
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Just came across adverts this evening very annoying, now just found out me and my mum are not going to be able to watch 2 different shows at the same time with out the boost. This is very disappointing. I dont not pay £10 a month for adverts, Looks like I will have to seriously consider the value of the service once the shows I am watching come to an end and probably cancel my subscription.

gavs82008
Legend 5
Legend 5

@AJ1006 

If you go to “cancel” your memberships you’ll be given discounts. Currently got boost, cinema and entertainment for £9 in total for 6 months

FYI that I do not work for NOW, just a NOW customer trying to help
Enapace
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starman73
Expert 3

If you go to “cancel” your memberships you’ll be given discounts. Currently got boost, cinema and entertainment for £9 in total for 6 months


@gavs82008 

is that £9/month?  Or is £9 for 6 months a star poster perk?

gavs82008
Legend 5
Legend 5

@starman73 

Its £9 per month for the lot.

FYI that I do not work for NOW, just a NOW customer trying to help
starman73
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@gavs82008 is £9/month a special star poster rate?

 

As an aside, I pay £1/month for entertainment but have yet to see an advert.  Watched all of Murder in the Cottage and 3 episodes of Vinyl in recent days.

gavs82008
Legend 5
Legend 5

@starman73 

No I wouldn't say so, just luck of the draw when "cancelling" memberships.

 

Went to cancel Entertainment got an offer, took it. Went to cancel movies, no offer, tried again the next day and got an offer, then I took it. 

FYI that I do not work for NOW, just a NOW customer trying to help
starman73
Expert 3

@gavs82008 ok, it’s just luck then 😊. Even £9/month is more than Prime & Disney + for less.

 

I am awaiting a Sky cinema email offer.  Won’t be paying £10/month given the lack of decent new movies.   Will get Boost for Sports next month, ideally need to get a discount on Boost.

Saint1976
Elite 3

After years of not getting offers emailed or at the cancellation stage (and moaning about it) I've finally started to receive them so currently on some good rates for the next 6 months.

 

Saw my first Now promo ad the other day but as I understand it, they're being rolled out to different devices in stages with Roku devices being the latest to receive them. 

 

There's also been chatter on the Sky community that ads are appearing in on demand content with Sky Q so the policy isn't limited to Now.

 

https://helpforum.sky.com/t5/What-s-On/Ads-on-boxsets/td-p/3643773

 

On a slightly different topic that may affect you  @gavs82008 I've recently read that Android TV's will start receiving ads on the main landing page

 

https://www.xda-developers.com/google-tv-autoplaying-ads-homescreen/amp/

 

 

gavs82008
Legend 5
Legend 5

@Saint1976 

Yeah my Sony TV updated not long ago and its "advertising" is very similar to the style of Amazon Fire Sticks. Which I don't mind too much. 

 

As for the NOW/SKY promos at the start of shows, this is something I have noticed with my Paramount+ US subscription. Depsite paying the extra for no adverts they play a non skippable Paramount+ promotional advert, generally last 15-30 seconds. 

 

Usually when I have seen any NOW promotional adverts its been on my iPad and on my old LG TV. Which were annoying but generally not consistent, I have no doubt in time the NOW promos will be across all devices.

What would be nice is they copied Amazon and at least give us the option to "Skip" the promos. 

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