NowTV / Watching F1

NowTV / Watching F1

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Eric Mc

112,515 posts

223 months

Monday 10th February
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I suppose it's called "Now TV" for a reason.

If it offered a catch-up service, I reckon they'd have to rebrand it as "Now and Then TV".

IforB

8,551 posts

187 months

Monday 10th February
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Eric Mc said:
I suppose it's called "Now TV" for a reason.

If it offered a catch-up service, I reckon they'd have to rebrand it as "Now and Then TV".
No. Now TV is Sky's on demand, streaming service. Other than sport, everything else is geared about downloading content as you want to watch it. You don't have any ability to record, just stream. No Internet connection, then basically, no service.

This is where their sport offering completely jars with the rest of the service.

Eric Mc

112,515 posts

223 months

Monday 10th February
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Maybe they should rename it "Not TV"?

dreamcracker

2,981 posts

175 months

Wednesday 12th February
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Over the xmas period there were some NOWTV sales, and I picked up two 3-month Sports vouchers @ £49 each attached to dongles, so that gives me 6 months of viewing for £100 as long as I cancel each one after activation.

I think I worked out that if the first four races are on Sky One or are on CH4 in the afternoon, I will only need an additional one week pass at the end of the season.

AJB88

6,362 posts

129 months

Wednesday 12th February
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I just borrow a mates Sky Go login.

jonwm

1,581 posts

72 months

Wednesday 12th February
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I'm getting shut of Sky after 16 years of full package in May this year, my main worry is how i'm going to watch the extra bits and pieces that Sky F1 do, I tend to watch the races live but watch Paddock and interviews at varying points throughout the following week (3 young kids out pay to watching it all day on a Sunday!).

My mistake was accepting a SKY deal 2 years ago that took off my legacy F1 entitlement, so £64 a month will become £110 in May and with a new house on the way its just too much now.




phatmanace

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582 posts

167 months

Sunday 16th February
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does anyone happen to know how the "boost" add on (that gives you 1080p HD + 5.1 sound) with the 24 pass thing?

Looks like the HD pass is only available as a monthly add on (£3 a month) - but curious how this works if I'm only doing 24 hour passes. Do I have to pay every month for the Boost pack, even if I'm only watching a few races a year via the £9.99 PAYG option?

Thanks, Ace

IforB

8,551 posts

187 months

Tuesday 18th February
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phatmanace said:
does anyone happen to know how the "boost" add on (that gives you 1080p HD + 5.1 sound) with the 24 pass thing?

Looks like the HD pass is only available as a monthly add on (£3 a month) - but curious how this works if I'm only doing 24 hour passes. Do I have to pay every month for the Boost pack, even if I'm only watching a few races a year via the £9.99 PAYG option?

Thanks, Ace
No idea I'm afraid, yet another incomprehensible sky related package to scalp money out of people for something that should simply be included.

donkmeister

2,911 posts

58 months

Saturday 22nd February
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Has anyone tried taking out an F1TV Pro subscription from another location? Or is the credit card originating country check still scuppering that one?

I was considering RTL via 19.2E but that's SD only; when I did more digging the HD option is free for 6 months and then something like €100/year, plus it requires a module and card for the decoder. RTL doesn't seem to stream live TV over the internet, so it's not a simple matter of a VPN from what I can see. Trying to avoid dubious sources!

Deesee

4,553 posts

41 months

Saturday 22nd February
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donkmeister said:
Has anyone tried taking out an F1TV Pro subscription from another location? Or is the credit card originating country check still scuppering that one?
I have f1 tv pro, purchased via UK Apple IOS App Store with a uk credit card attached, you need a VPN, but I’d say they will stop viewing via a vpn this year.

Cheapest option is sky sports mobile TV for uk users.

f1_dragon

275 posts

182 months

Saturday 22nd February
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jonwm said:
I'm getting shut of Sky after 16 years of full package in May this year, my main worry is how i'm going to watch the extra bits and pieces that Sky F1 do, I tend to watch the races live but watch Paddock and interviews at varying points throughout the following week (3 young kids out pay to watching it all day on a Sunday!).

My mistake was accepting a SKY deal 2 years ago that took off my legacy F1 entitlement, so £64 a month will become £110 in May and with a new house on the way its just too much now.
When you cancel you should be contacted by retentions who should be able to reduce that price considerably. I’ve just agreed a new 18mth contract for full tv package (not incl Netflix), fibre broadband and sky Q (free install) multiscreen for £73. It would have been £65 without the Q.
It’s still hugely expensive but for comprehensive, flexible F1 viewing, it is still the best imho. E.g. The last 3 days of testing have been excellent.

donkmeister

2,911 posts

58 months

Saturday 22nd February
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Deesee said:
donkmeister said:
Has anyone tried taking out an F1TV Pro subscription from another location? Or is the credit card originating country check still scuppering that one?
I have f1 tv pro, purchased via UK Apple IOS App Store with a uk credit card attached, you need a VPN, but I’d say they will stop viewing via a vpn this year.

Cheapest option is sky sports mobile TV for uk users.
Good to know... hopefully they won't block VPNs, fingers crossed! I have a VPN provider and can get to the purchase page for F1TV Pro for other countries, not tried a purchase yet though.

Deesee

4,553 posts

41 months

Saturday 22nd February
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donkmeister said:
Deesee said:
donkmeister said:
Has anyone tried taking out an F1TV Pro subscription from another location? Or is the credit card originating country check still scuppering that one?
I have f1 tv pro, purchased via UK Apple IOS App Store with a uk credit card attached, you need a VPN, but I’d say they will stop viewing via a vpn this year.

Cheapest option is sky sports mobile TV for uk users.
Good to know... hopefully they won't block VPNs, fingers crossed! I have a VPN provider and can get to the purchase page for F1TV Pro for other countries, not tried a purchase yet though.
You’ll need to do it via IOS/app store, or have a card registered in that country.

stevemcs

4,862 posts

51 months

Thursday 27th February
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If you don’t mind watching via an iPad the now tv sky sports pass comes/came free with sky sports for 5 months.

rscott

10,710 posts

149 months

Friday 28th February
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Just a heads up - Sky are offering the F1 channel for £10 a month (18 month contract) compared to the usual £18 price. This is, of course, in addition to the base pack you always need.

smithyithy

4,920 posts

76 months

Friday 28th February
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Somebody already mentioned the Sky Go friends option, that is what we used last season...

Pick up a cheap Xbox 360, get your friend to sign in with their Xbox Live / Sky Go login...

AJB88

6,362 posts

129 months

Friday 28th February
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smithyithy said:
Somebody already mentioned the Sky Go friends option, that is what we used last season...

Pick up a cheap Xbox 360, get your friend to sign in with their Xbox Live / Sky Go login...
Exactly what I'm doing

Blink982

568 posts

62 months

Wednesday 11th March
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I binned Sky a while back and I am tempted to get it again but only for the F1, WEC (Eurosport) and football. In light of the F1 season being potentially sporadic, I’m looking at Now TV. Can you get the practice, quali and race ie full Sky Sports or is it just the race. I’ve seen the season pass for £198 but I don’t think that resembles good value. I could probably get the full sport, entertainment and movies package for around double which is 24/7.

SydneyBridge

5,263 posts

116 months

Wednesday 11th March
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As far as I am aware you get everything on Now TV

I keep cancelling and get special offers to stay, paying £20 a month at the moment for 3 months

carl_w

6,477 posts

216 months

Wednesday 11th March
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Blink982 said:
I binned Sky a while back and I am tempted to get it again but only for the F1, WEC (Eurosport) and football. In light of the F1 season being potentially sporadic, I’m looking at Now TV. Can you get the practice, quali and race ie full Sky Sports or is it just the race. I’ve seen the season pass for £198 but I don’t think that resembles good value. I could probably get the full sport, entertainment and movies package for around double which is 24/7.
You can get a day pass, a week pass or a month pass. Each gives you access to all of the Sky Sports channels including Sky Sports F1 so you can watch whatever is being broadcast. It doesn't give access to Eurosport.

Obviously a day pass will only get you the race.

As pointed out elsewhere it's called "Now TV" so you can only watch the races live -- no catchup.