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stammie1609
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EU content portability and Now TV sports

With the EU's content portability laws coming into effect on Sunday does this mean I'll now be able to take my laptop on holiday with me (assuming I holiday within the EU) and be able to watch my Now TV sports subscription?

 

https://www.digitaltveurope.com/2018/03/28/new-eu-rules-on-content-portability-set-to-come-into-forc...

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Andy
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Re: EU content portability and Now TV sports

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The help article has now been updated with info on using abroad

 

https://help.nowtv.com/article/can-i-watch-now-tv-abroad

 

You can watch for up to 30 days abroad before you need to watch something in the UK (guessing it doesn't have to be the same person!) and you won't be able to buy passes abroad so if you don't have a pass already running make sure you buy before you leave.

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Yes, the same question about NowTV on an Apple TV. When I am abroad in Europe with my UK registered Apple TV (UK Region + UK Apple Id), will it be posible to buy and view?

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NOW TV have confirmed on Twitter that viewing with EU member states will be available from 1st April.

 

https://twitter.com/benwiddowson/status/979449860050046977

https://twitter.com/nowtvhelp/status/979458215267192832

 

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@stammie1609 @Anonymous User

 

The help article has now been updated with info on using abroad

 

https://help.nowtv.com/article/can-i-watch-now-tv-abroad

 

You can watch for up to 30 days abroad before you need to watch something in the UK (guessing it doesn't have to be the same person!) and you won't be able to buy passes abroad so if you don't have a pass already running make sure you buy before you leave.

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Wow this is huge! Definitely fantastic news

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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That'll be handy this summer on my holidays. Presume it'll come to an end when we leave the EU, but will be nice whilst it lasts.

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That’s what I had thought, hopefully that could change with the Fox/Disney merger..either way it is a great idea and will be good for the short period of time

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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@Hooba wrote:

That'll be handy this summer on my holidays. Presume it'll come to an end when we leave the EU, but will be nice whilst it lasts.


The Withdrawl Bill will ensure nothing changes in the short/medium term, and longer term the Government should hopefully see sense and not revoke legislation that benefits UK consumers.

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@stammie1609 @Anonymous User

 

The help article has now been updated with info on using abroad

 

https://help.nowtv.com/article/can-i-watch-now-tv-abroad

 

You can watch for up to 30 days abroad before you need to watch something in the UK (guessing it doesn't have to be the same person!) and you won't be able to buy passes abroad so if you don't have a pass already running make sure you buy before you leave.


Thanks for the answer, that's very useful to know

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@stammie1609 @Anonymous User

 

 

https://help.nowtv.com/article/can-i-watch-now-tv-abroad

 

You can watch for up to 30 days abroad before you need to watch something in the UK (guessing it doesn't have to be the same person!) and you won't be able to buy passes abroad so if you don't have a pass already running make sure you buy before you leave.

 

 

 

Looks to be the other way around. You have to have watched in UK before you can watch in EU.  
 

Bought a Sky Sports Day or Week Pass while in the UK, but haven’t activated it yet?

You can activate your Sports Pass and start watching while roaming in any of the countries listed above, as long as you have a UK payment card registered on your account and you’ve watched NOW TV in the UK in the last 30 days.

So I would need to do something like take out a trial for Kids Pass, watch something like Spongebob Squarepants and cancel the trial so I could use the day/week pass while I was elsewhere in the EU.   (or alternatively just get SFR Sport for 10 euro/month).

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