Watching F1 on TV

Watching F1 on TV

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DaveE87

406 posts

100 months

Wednesday 24th March
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Myke85 said:
Sorry if this has already been discussed, but will Now TV allow for "catch up/On Demand" for the full races? Both to join in partway through a race and/or to watch after the race?

Thanks
They never used to, but there's quite a lot of On Demand content now. I've just checked via internet browser and Xbox, and the second half of last season is available to rewatch including all practice sessions, qualy, GP and GP highlights.

garyhun

30,694 posts

193 months

Wednesday 24th March
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I’ve just taken out the Now TV £20 a month offer. This will be my first live season for quite a few years, quite excited!

Myke85

2 posts

2 months

Wednesday 24th March
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DaveE87 said:
They never used to, but there's quite a lot of On Demand content now. I've just checked via internet browser and Xbox, and the second half of last season is available to rewatch including all practice sessions, qualy, GP and GP highlights.
It does make me wonder if they intend to broaden "On Demand" to include the upcoming races. I had an online chat with NOW TV and they weren't able to clarify the situation.

I'm going to sign up (as £20/mth is a good offer) and see what they offer On Demand. I can always cancel next week!
It's a shame you have to pay an extra £3/mth for HD - HD should be standard these days.

TheDeuce

9,108 posts

31 months

Wednesday 24th March
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With the fairly dense schedule these days, £20 a month for NowTV does start to make a lot of sense. I'm signed up too.

Just need Europe to sort out their vaccine sitch now and stop closing borders etc - otherwise we might be left with this weekends Bahrain GP and then another lengthy gap in the schedule rolleyes

Silverbullet767

10,140 posts

171 months

Wednesday 24th March
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GregK2 said:
Sky were doing the F1 channel for £10 a month last season for exisiting customers, 30 day contract. Was waiting for the same again but doesn't look promising so far.
I just called sky to see if they were doing the same deal, no luck. It's £18 a month take it or leave it. I chose to leave it!

gshughes

1,177 posts

220 months

Wednesday 24th March
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I pay no money to Sky but have a Sky Go app on my iPhone thanks to a family members login which gives me access to the F1. A third party app that emulates AppleTV lets me cast the phone to my TV via a Firestick, but the Sky Go app blocks this route. Is anyone aware of a workaround to avoid me having to watch in on a small phone screen?

GregK2

1,462 posts

111 months

Wednesday 24th March
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Silverbullet767 said:
GregK2 said:
Sky were doing the F1 channel for £10 a month last season for exisiting customers, 30 day contract. Was waiting for the same again but doesn't look promising so far.
I just called sky to see if they were doing the same deal, no luck. It's £18 a month take it or leave it. I chose to leave it!
That is a shame, I would pay £10 again but I too will leave it at £18.

carl_w

6,639 posts

223 months

Wednesday 24th March
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Anyone know if Sky/NowTV (now NOW) has Indycar this year?

MissChief

5,792 posts

133 months

Wednesday 24th March
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gshughes said:
I pay no money to Sky but have a Sky Go app on my iPhone thanks to a family members login which gives me access to the F1. A third party app that emulates AppleTV lets me cast the phone to my TV via a Firestick, but the Sky Go app blocks this route. Is anyone aware of a workaround to avoid me having to watch in on a small phone screen?
Only way I know of is to download the Sky Go app on a laptop and connect it to the TV via HDMI.

TheDeuce

9,108 posts

31 months

Wednesday 24th March
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MissChief said:
Only way I know of is to download the Sky Go app on a laptop and connect it to the TV via HDMI.
^^^ Sounds low tech these days but it's reliable and works. If you can see content on your laptop screen, then you can use your TV as your screen and see the exact same content. Get's around many DRM issues...


durbster

8,461 posts

187 months

Thursday 25th March
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A new NowTV Sports offer has appeared. It's £25 p/m (+£3 for HD irked) but only for six months so won't see out the season:
https://www.nowtv.com/choose-passes/sky-sports/exi...

rallycross

11,150 posts

202 months

Thursday 25th March
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Now tv is a bit rubbish you can’t pause or rewind etc and record is not always possible.

Gtom

959 posts

97 months

Thursday 25th March
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I signed up to Sky, it’s being fitted tomorrow. I’m happy with it, it’s costing an extra £16/month over what we were paying for broadband and Netflix.

K50 DEL

8,344 posts

193 months

Thursday 25th March
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durbster said:
A new NowTV Sports offer has appeared. It's £25 p/m (+£3 for HD irked) but only for six months so won't see out the season:
https://www.nowtv.com/choose-passes/sky-sports/exi...
Yep, that deal dropped in my inbox earlier and I signed up immediately.
Now TV worked very well for me last year so I'm looking forward to watching this season in lovely HD

Kecky

77 posts

143 months

Friday 26th March
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I have the basic telephone/broadband/tv package with virgin.
I went on the online chat last night and they offered me all sky sports channels in SD for £15.87 for 6 months, this on a rolling 30 day contract.
That was the cheapest I have been able to find so took it up.

markiii

1,728 posts

159 months

Friday 26th March
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£28 per month just for F1? no thanks

carl_w

6,639 posts

223 months

Saturday 27th March
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Practice 1 "Highlights" are on NOW TV now but appear to be the full session. Practice 2 not yet.

This is the main problem with NOW TV -- you either watch live or some time later. But I guess they have to make it worse than the full Sky product.

K50 DEL

8,344 posts

193 months

Saturday 27th March
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markiii said:
£28 per month just for F1? no thanks
Assuming (like me) that you're UK based and have no other sky-style TV this is the cheapest (legal) way of watching F1 - I figure a lot of people go to the pub and spend that in an evening on beer without even thinking about it - I have no interest in that so pay for F1 instead lol

bristolbaron

2,892 posts

177 months

Saturday 27th March
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gshughes said:
I pay no money to Sky but have a Sky Go app on my iPhone thanks to a family members login which gives me access to the F1. A third party app that emulates AppleTV lets me cast the phone to my TV via a Firestick, but the Sky Go app blocks this route. Is anyone aware of a workaround to avoid me having to watch in on a small phone screen?
I went with the slightly extreme option of £160 for a used ps4 laugh
I haven’t touched any of the games it came with and likely never will, but it’s paying for itself compared to a sky box.

wibble cb

2,380 posts

172 months

Saturday 27th March
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I just changed our TV package that saved us 500$ over the course of the year, the down side being I no longer have access to the sports channel that has the F1 broadcasting rights....enter the F1 tv app, 79$ for the whole year all races all qualy/practice sessions, this is man maths at its finest!

I screen mirror my phone to the TV , as although it’s a smart TV with the internet, F1tv is not a supported app!

I am liking it so far, it works v well, and I have access to a lot of the classic F1 content as well.