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    • Dusty Bin
    • By Dusty Bin 17th May 18, 10:15 PM
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    Now TV or Sky
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    • 17th May 18, 10:15 PM
    Now TV or Sky 17th May 18 at 10:15 PM
    My daughter has asked me this question as she's now living away from the family home with her two daughters, one aged two and the other just a few weeks old: should she get Sky TV or Now TV - which is better value and more suited to her needs?

    At present she has Freeview on her TV and the only children's channels suitable for a 2-year old are CBeebies and Tiny Pop.

    She'd like to be able to access other channels, e.g. Disney, Boomerang and Nickelodeon etc.

    She has found that the Sky basic package is 20/month +5/mth for the Kids package, so 25/month.

    She thinks that Now TV is 9.99/month, but is uncertain which kids channels are included in this price if any?

    My question to you is then should she go for Sky or Now TV?
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    • mije1983
    • By mije1983 17th May 18, 10:51 PM
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    • 17th May 18, 10:51 PM
    https://help.nowtv.com/article/now-tv-kids-month-pass

    • Dusty Bin
    • By Dusty Bin 17th May 18, 11:04 PM
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    • 17th May 18, 11:04 PM
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    Thanks, mije1983, but no Disney channels, right?
    • getmore4less
    • By getmore4less 18th May 18, 1:51 AM
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    • 18th May 18, 1:51 AM
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    • 18th May 18, 1:51 AM
    There are always vouchers/offers for NowTV and you can dip in/out as your mood takes or budget allows.

    Can't help with the kids options.

    Ask around there are loads of extra boxes about as it is cheaper to buy a pass with a box than just a pass.

    there was a free trial of the kids option on new accounts.
    • Colin_Maybe
    • By Colin_Maybe 18th May 18, 10:13 AM
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    • 18th May 18, 10:13 AM
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    • 18th May 18, 10:13 AM
    Thanks, mije1983, but no Disney channels, right?
    Originally posted by Dusty Bin
    Disney created their own (paid) streaming service a couple of years back and removed it from the likes of NowTV.
    • BoGoF
    • By BoGoF 18th May 18, 10:17 AM
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    • 18th May 18, 10:17 AM
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    • 18th May 18, 10:17 AM
    Bear in mind that Now tv is a streaming service so will need decent broadband and the picture quality wont be as good.
    • DCFC79
    • By DCFC79 18th May 18, 10:21 AM
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    • 18th May 18, 10:21 AM
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    • 18th May 18, 10:21 AM
    She goes for whichever 1 is best in terms of price and whats offered.


    Netflix has kids content eg Rugrats, Top Cat, Care Bears, My Little Pony no extra fee for kids.
    Last edited by DCFC79; 18-05-2018 at 10:26 AM.
    Can people stop loaning money/being a guarator to family/friends, it rarely ends well and you lose out as your money is gone or you get shafted with being a guarantor.
    • cjdavies
    • By cjdavies 20th May 18, 2:19 PM
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    • 20th May 18, 2:19 PM
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    • 20th May 18, 2:19 PM
    With Now TV, go through cancellation screen 3 times and presented with 1/2 price for 4 months.

    You get a free 14 day trial for each pass.

    My broadband speed averages 40Mb, and never seen a decline in picture quality.
    Last edited by cjdavies; 20-05-2018 at 2:22 PM.
    • p00hsticks
    • By p00hsticks 20th May 18, 2:43 PM
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    • 20th May 18, 2:43 PM
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    • 20th May 18, 2:43 PM
    She thinks that Now TV is 9.99/month, but is uncertain which kids channels are included in this price if any?
    Originally posted by Dusty Bin

    The standard price for the kids NOW TV package is just 3.99 a month, so considerably cheaper than SKY. (the Entertainment package is 7.99 a month and the cinema one 9.99 a month). However as others have said, there are always offers about, and it;s often chepaer to get a box and a pass together than just a pass (though I don't think I've ever seen a package with just the kids TV).

    You do need broadband but I was pleasantly suprised that we've not epxerienced any slow responses / hang ups with it. In fact we're with Virgin media and we now use the Now TV box to access things like BBC iplayer in preference to Virgins own on demand service which was continually slow or unavailable.
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