@Enapace each to his own but at £29 a month for the basic entertainment package I'll be staying with Now.
A friend has a Glass subscription (paid for the TV upfront) and by the time he'd added Sky Sports, BT Sport, UHD and the Mrs added movies he's paying over £100 a month!
Just don’t go into another room and expect to watch Sky content there for no on-cost, like you can with Now 😛
You will pay a further £12 a month for the privilege of adding 1 to 4 extra pucks, each of which has to be individually purchased - no prospect of finding a Sky app on any other TV like you can a Now app 😢
But you will certainly be saved the chore of having to keep chasing discounts on Now, even if that actually costs you more than just paying Now full whack - though you should investigate BT TV, who have a similar time-saving wallet-thinning approach 😀
You were still right to get the LG OLED Instead of the Sky Glass TV, though, whichever you choose.
I know right! In reality you're paying for the hardware.
Having pondered on this and read more about it, it's expensive in my opinion!
Don't forget that you will most likely be subject to an annual price increase 12 months in. Also, should you cancel your subscription then you will likely have to return the hardware. If you're allowed to keep it, it probably be heavily crippled.
That all being said, I just got Sky Cinema and Entertainment for £9.99 a month (max 6 months).
I don't think the issue of price increases is likely to apply, especially as there is a month at a time option. And given that is the case I think it unlikely that they would ask for the box back, more likely to be inundated with Special Offers! As for "crippled," well, about as much as any NOW device without a subscription?
My main worry is that us peasants will lose NOW TV and the value options that they offer. 😕
Don’t think that we will lose NOW. From my point of view Sky are an app aggregator.
It’s clear that NOW is purely for the Sky channels with the exception of Alibi and Gold.
Hopefully over time we will see merging of some or all memberships for an overall competitive price.
In my opinion both cinema and entertainment memberships should be merged with a retail price of £9.99.
That being said streamers internationally have sports as part of their product. Like Paramount+ and HBO Max in many countries.
When I was with Sky and wanted sports for one channel, I hated paying for the whole lot. More annoyingly you needed the basic package too.
Still granted it could possibly be done with NOW if pricing is right. It certainly doesn’t help that the sports is insanely overpriced! 🤣
Hey, in that context we still get the moans now. My main interest in Sports is the EPL and that will always attract a premium price. Egg chuckers and red ball throwers etc. are of course miffed that Sky hoovered up so many of those rights. Money talks.
Even then Peacock gives you live sports at no extra cost. As long as your subscribed to the premium plan at $4.99.
Fair enough the sports coverage is slightly different and probably just as fragmented. It still shows that we are paying too much for the sports in the UK.
I think that BT would have quite a remarkable amount to say if Sky pulled Now 😛