I completely understand your point, but..,
My point is why is it a lite version? Why isn’t it cutting edge? Why are they behind everyone else? I would pay the going rate.
In ten years no one will be getting their content in this way. Hell, Sky are the only ones trying to subvert and keep us on satellite. Everyone else has moved on.
Amazon are playing with the golden goose, premier league and BT are light years ahead.
So, get with the programme, charge accordingly and improve your service.
The only way things will change with regards to this is if sky start losing subscribers. This is why them having deals with disney, Netflix and bt to get their apps on sky q was essential.
At the moment sport rights are a huge draw for sky but if they start losing these to Amazon and bt and lose film studio deals then things may change
I sub to sky and Netflix independently as I suspect most do and I would imagine the kickback to sky is tiny in comparison to what they lose from movie and ents subs.
Sport is moving, glacially.
They know this and to go back on topic, why are they not upping their game in the streaming world to keep a stranglehold on it?
Let’s come back to this conversation in ten years time, it will be a different landscape, one that they are going to miss out on if they aren’t careful. That is why this thread exists!
The more they tie subscribers into contracts the more they can spend on tv rights, the more subscribers they can attract. So although I am generalising here I suspect those who really desire all the bells and whistles are more likely to have sky packages. Obviously there are a lot here who want those things as well but I'm not sure the forum regulars here are totally representative of the user base as a whole. I think now tv is trying to strike a balance between enticing new customers and not cannibalising its own business. I'd love to have the full sky experience on my LG TV and Apple TV but I'm also realistic about this prospect
Sky X, as it was called.... and already released in Australia.. was announced a few years ago here for release... but that release never came.
SkyX is basically full fat sky but with no dish - delivered via the internet. I guess it is cheaper than SkyQ but more expensive than nowTV.
however.. it all went strangely quiet. A quick google shows that they abandoned plans to release it in the UK and the announced debut never materialised.
As we have noted before... Sky will always differentiate between products - of course they will - their priority will always be to get as much money as possible and they want as much as they can from people who primarily purchase a sky q subscription.
NowTV is there to mop up people who want the content but are happy to have a lesser quality and functionality. Comparing NowTV to its "rivals" it is way behind. The others are offering Atmos, and 4K. NowTV can barely manage 1080p and 5.1 (and of course we know the story with AppleTV on that one!)... I also think NowTV will never offer 4K as that treads on the toes of SkyQ subscribers as 4K seems to be one of its USPs.... and they wouldn't want to cannibalise sales for people who want 4K content and therefore subscribe to the very pricey SkyQ service for it.
I received a response from trials manager this morning saying what she repeated yesterday that 5.1 will be in a future update.no time frame was given nor was an explanation as to why this wasn’t in the newly released app. So there we have it when you ask the question they don’t answer just that it will be updated in future. I also mentioned that this is false Advertising as we are not getting what we pay for. As @nst mentioned this really does begger belief. Whilst I understand that many people are not bothered about surround sound there are many others who are. I myself am looking out for a sound bar so 5.1 would add to that. A few years back I had a Yamaha AV Receiver and believe me watching sports and movies made a huge Difference. So if anyone wants to contact the trials manager Anne feel free to do so the more that do the better. t r i a l s m a n a g e r @n o W t v . C o m