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SusieB
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Smart TV vs stick

I’m a new NowTV subscriber using my Samsung Smart TV to view 

Can anyone tell me are there any additional benefits from using a stick and NowTV remote rather than using the Smart TV - such as being able to watch BBC, ITV Channel’s 4&5 without having to open each app separately 

I’m finding it restrictive after 16 years of Sky - I suppose I’ll get used to it in time 🤷🏼‍♀️

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gavs82008
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@SusieB 

The only real difference is that with the stick you can pause live TV.

 

However the stick is extremely unreliable and is being phased out by NOW.

 

Also with your smart TV you can connect via Ethernet.


FYI that I do not work for NOW, I am simply a NOW customer trying to help I am a Community Contributor This means that I know a lot about the service and like you I am still a customer. For any account issues you’ll need to contact staff via customer support.

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gavs82008
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Re: Smart TV vs stick

@SusieB 

The only real difference is that with the stick you can pause live TV.

 

However the stick is extremely unreliable and is being phased out by NOW.

 

Also with your smart TV you can connect via Ethernet.


FYI that I do not work for NOW, I am simply a NOW customer trying to help I am a Community Contributor This means that I know a lot about the service and like you I am still a customer. For any account issues you’ll need to contact staff via customer support.

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SusieB
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Thanks for the info - Smart TV it is - the picture is perfect through WiFi 

ukbobboy
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@SusieB  @gavs82008 

 

Hi Guys

 

Susie, as I am an owner of both a Samsung Smart TV and a Roku 3 streaming box, similar in function to a Now TV stick, the difference is that in the past, when Now TV actually bricked my TV twice with their untested updates, I was able to use my Roku box to continue watching Now TV programming.

 

So, my Roku 3 in those cases acted as an emergency backup.

 

 

UK Bob

 

 

 

 

RoyB
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@SusieB 

 

Why can’t you watch these channels on Freeview on your smart TV?

 

Maybe you don’t have a terrestrial aerial?

 

In which case, it is worth looking to see if your smart tv has Freesat, which will let you watch mostly, but not quite, the same programmes that Freeview does, quite free, from your otherwise defunct Sky dish.

 

Certainly all of the big five are on there.


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