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Downgrade sky and get netflix?

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in TV MoneySaving
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in TV MoneySaving
Hi

I have no dongle , and am hesitant to get one , we want to watch `better call Saul` , which is on netflix , but we cant think of any other reason to get netflix as we dont watch a lot of TV and are not interested in US box sets etc , is it any good and simple to use for childrens TV?

We have SKY with the family bundle and movies , which we also dont watch , but we do have children who enjoy the childrens channels , nick , boomerang etc

We were planning to remove Movies , downgrade to Variety to lose box sets

Is there a reason at all to get a dongle (which one?) and strip sky down to the very basic TV possible? and then pay for netflix?

Any advice welcome
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  • R34GTTR34GTT Forumite
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    You could get a NowTV Box for £9.99 with the 3 month Entertainment pack which would include the Kids TV. Cancel Sky TV completely.

    Another option for NowTV is if you have a games console PS3,PS4, Xbox360 or Xbox One. These all have NowTV and also Netflix apps.

    You can do the Netflix 30 day free trial and watch all of Better Call Saul in a month then cancel. If you need to buy a device to watch Netflix on then something like a Roku stick, Apple TV (great if you have an iPad/iPhone) or a Chromecast (ideally need a smart phone). There are other devices but more costly.
  • HappyMJHappyMJ Forumite
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    For the kids programming you might want to have both Amazon Instant Video and Netflix. Both offer a variety of programming for children.

    Nick programming tends to be on Amazon and Boomerang on Netflix.
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    :p Regular savers earn 6% interest (HSBC, First Direct, M&S) :p Loans cost 2.9% per year (Nationwide) = FREE money. :p
  • Dan-DanDan-Dan Forumite
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    Thank you for that advice , i appreciate it
    Never, under any circumstances, take a sleeping pill and a laxative on the same night.
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