Now tv, 2 sticks - 1 account or 2

Kim_kim
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edited 26 February 2021 at 6:38PM in TV MoneySaving
 Hello I wonder if anyone can advise.
My daughter is looking for a cheaper tv deal than sky.
If she bought 2 (or 3) now tv firesticks would she have to buy 2 or more passes?  Or can one pass do the household & the 2 or 3 sticks?  

Or is an Amazon fire stick a better way to go?  Can you get now on the Amazon sticks? 

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  • bagand96
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    From NowTV https://www.nowtv.com/devices

    Stream NOW TV on our supported devices

    You’ll find our app on over 60 devices. Simply choose the Passes you need, sign up, and start streaming.
    You can register up to 6 devices and watch on 2 at the same time, so the whole family can grab a slice of NOW TV awesomeness.


    So two would be no issue at all, 3 might be a problem if all 3 wanted to watch at the same time.  

    It will be personal preference on what device to buy. Amazon Firestick does support NowTV, you just download the NowTV app.  Personally I don't like the Firestick interface though, understandably it's geared towards Amazon stuff, but I find it clunky.  The NowTV Stick or boxes are pretty good, they are rebadged Roku products and have a pretty good interface.  Although the actual Roku boxes probably have the best interface.

    Chromecast would be another option, although that works slightly differently, you'd need a phone/tablet/PC to cast from.  Might also be worth checking her current TV, if it's a relatively recent SmartTV it might already have NowTV app.

  • Kim_kim
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    bagand96 said:
    From NowTV https://www.nowtv.com/devices

    Stream NOW TV on our supported devices

    You’ll find our app on over 60 devices. Simply choose the Passes you need, sign up, and start streaming.
    You can register up to 6 devices and watch on 2 at the same time, so the whole family can grab a slice of NOW TV awesomeness.


    So two would be no issue at all, 3 might be a problem if all 3 wanted to watch at the same time.  

    It will be personal preference on what device to buy. Amazon Firestick does support NowTV, you just download the NowTV app.  Personally I don't like the Firestick interface though, understandably it's geared towards Amazon stuff, but I find it clunky.  The NowTV Stick or boxes are pretty good, they are rebadged Roku products and have a pretty good interface.  Although the actual Roku boxes probably have the best interface.

    Chromecast would be another option, although that works slightly differently, you'd need a phone/tablet/PC to cast from.  Might also be worth checking her current TV, if it's a relatively recent SmartTV it might already have NowTV app.

    Thanks for that.  We started looking at other options, the humax, looks quite good.
    Her sky box is a Q, so it’s not compatible with freesat boxes.  She seems to have an Ariel feed sticking out of the wall, not sure if their is an Ariel at the top of it.  
  • Neil_Jones
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    Kim_kim said:
    bagand96 said:
    From NowTV https://www.nowtv.com/devices

    Stream NOW TV on our supported devices

    You’ll find our app on over 60 devices. Simply choose the Passes you need, sign up, and start streaming.
    You can register up to 6 devices and watch on 2 at the same time, so the whole family can grab a slice of NOW TV awesomeness.


    So two would be no issue at all, 3 might be a problem if all 3 wanted to watch at the same time.  

    It will be personal preference on what device to buy. Amazon Firestick does support NowTV, you just download the NowTV app.  Personally I don't like the Firestick interface though, understandably it's geared towards Amazon stuff, but I find it clunky.  The NowTV Stick or boxes are pretty good, they are rebadged Roku products and have a pretty good interface.  Although the actual Roku boxes probably have the best interface.

    Chromecast would be another option, although that works slightly differently, you'd need a phone/tablet/PC to cast from.  Might also be worth checking her current TV, if it's a relatively recent SmartTV it might already have NowTV app.

    Thanks for that.  We started looking at other options, the humax, looks quite good.
    Her sky box is a Q, so it’s not compatible with freesat boxes.  She seems to have an Ariel feed sticking out of the wall, not sure if their is an Ariel at the top of it.  

    Not such much the Sky Q Box isn't compatible with Freesat, more to do with the fact you have to send it back to Sky when you cancel the service.  Modern 4K Freesat boxes can use the same LNB as Sky Q I believe - older boxes can't.
  • Kim_kim
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    Kim_kim said:
    bagand96 said:
    From NowTV https://www.nowtv.com/devices

    Stream NOW TV on our supported devices

    You’ll find our app on over 60 devices. Simply choose the Passes you need, sign up, and start streaming.
    You can register up to 6 devices and watch on 2 at the same time, so the whole family can grab a slice of NOW TV awesomeness.


    So two would be no issue at all, 3 might be a problem if all 3 wanted to watch at the same time.  

    It will be personal preference on what device to buy. Amazon Firestick does support NowTV, you just download the NowTV app.  Personally I don't like the Firestick interface though, understandably it's geared towards Amazon stuff, but I find it clunky.  The NowTV Stick or boxes are pretty good, they are rebadged Roku products and have a pretty good interface.  Although the actual Roku boxes probably have the best interface.

    Chromecast would be another option, although that works slightly differently, you'd need a phone/tablet/PC to cast from.  Might also be worth checking her current TV, if it's a relatively recent SmartTV it might already have NowTV app.

    Thanks for that.  We started looking at other options, the humax, looks quite good.
    Her sky box is a Q, so it’s not compatible with freesat boxes.  She seems to have an Ariel feed sticking out of the wall, not sure if their is an Ariel at the top of it.  

    Not such much the Sky Q Box isn't compatible with Freesat, more to do with the fact you have to send it back to Sky when you cancel the service.  Modern 4K Freesat boxes can use the same LNB as Sky Q I believe - older boxes can't.
    Sorry, what I meant was once you change to sky q, they change the terminals & it won’t work with freesat 
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