NowTV emailed me to say that NOW will no longer be supported on my Samsung SMART TV after 5 Septembe

I don't particularly wish to get rid of a my perfectly working TV, but would like to retain NowTV. What can I do?

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  • Cornucopia
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    Buy or borrow a plug-in box or stick that you can add to your TV and use to access Now?
  • Lorian
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    edited 4 August 2022 at 6:17PM
    They mailed me too. Did you scroll down to page two where on my email they gave me a code to get a free Amazon firestick? Arrived today. I do have a sports subscription.
  • podgy
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    Lorian said:
    They mailed me too. Did you scroll down to page two where on my email they gave me a code to get a free Amazon firestick? Arrived today. I do have a sports subscription.
    No, I wasnt so lucky - I only have an Entertainment subscription.
  • Neil_Jones
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    podgy said:
    I don't particularly wish to get rid of a my perfectly working TV, but would like to retain NowTV. What can I do?

    You don't need to get rid of the TV.
    Obtain a Firestick or a Roku.  Now works on either of these.
  • PZ19
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    Is this on older Samsung models?
  • podgy
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    PZ19 said:
    Is this on older Samsung models?
    Yup, but only six years old. Very annoying.
  • podgy
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    podgy said:
    I don't particularly wish to get rid of a my perfectly working TV, but would like to retain NowTV. What can I do?

    You don't need to get rid of the TV.
    Obtain a Firestick or a Roku.  Now works on either of these.
    I dont particularly want or expect to pay extra for their service.
    Hopefully, Prime or Netflix will keep the fam happy after 5 September.

  • Neil_Jones
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    podgy said:
    podgy said:
    I don't particularly wish to get rid of a my perfectly working TV, but would like to retain NowTV. What can I do?

    You don't need to get rid of the TV.
    Obtain a Firestick or a Roku.  Now works on either of these.
    I dont particularly want or expect to pay extra for their service.
    Hopefully, Prime or Netflix will keep the fam happy after 5 September.


    Who said anything about paying extra for a service?
    The Firestick is a one off purchase.  You wanted to keep Now after September 5, the Firestick will let you do that.
    It will also come in useful when Netflix and Prime drop off the supported list in due course.
  • prowla
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    A Firestick or an AppleTV will get you Now.
    Curiously, I have a Sky box and I can get AppleTV on it but not Now, so I have to switch on my AppleTV box to watch Now!
  • podgy
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    podgy said:
    podgy said:
    I don't particularly wish to get rid of a my perfectly working TV, but would like to retain NowTV. What can I do?

    You don't need to get rid of the TV.
    Obtain a Firestick or a Roku.  Now works on either of these.
    I dont particularly want or expect to pay extra for their service.
    Hopefully, Prime or Netflix will keep the fam happy after 5 September.

    Who said anything about paying extra for a service?
    The Firestick is a one off purchase.  You wanted to keep Now after September 5, the Firestick will let you do that.
    It will also come in useful when Netflix and Prime drop off the supported list in due course.
    Perhaps not paying extra to use their service, but for having to use their service  - that is why I bought a smart TV in the first place.
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