NOW TV cuts price to £1 for new customers
James R | On 31, May 2015
NOW has slashed its rates for a limited time to offer new customers a £1 monthly trial on its VOD service.
A NOW Entertainment Membership usually costs £6.99 a month and gives non-Sky customers streaming access to all of Sky’s main TV channels: Sky 1, Sky Living, Sky Atlantic and Sky Arts, as well as FOX, ITV Encore and others. Shows are available to watch both live online and stream on catch-up, a la BBC iPlayer, after broadcast.
Now, though, Sky has cut its prices for the first month of a new account to 100 English pennies. The deal runs out on Sunday 28th June, which means you can sign up at any point in the next four weeks and still get the discounted rate.
Series currently available include Game of Thrones Season 5 (although Episodes 1 to 3 have now left the service), Penny Dreadful Season 2, Wayward Pines and The Affair. Series coming soon include Hannibal Season 3 from 10th June and True Detective Season 2 from 22nd June, with new episodes added weekly alongside their TV broadcast.
But NOW also includes a range of “box sets” from older series, including all eight seasons of Entourage, the first six and a half seasons of Mad Men, Seasons 1 and 2 of Hannibal, Season 1 of Penny Dreadful and Season 1 of True Detective.
That means you can catch up with True Detective now for a quid – and then continue watching Season 2 in a few weeks’ time. Alternatively, you can wait until the end of June and then get most of the new series for £1.
Monthly subscriptions will renew at the usual £6.99 a month rate – although there is no contract, so you can cancel your subscription at any time. Think of it as 30-day rental period for Matthew McConaughey, or Mads Mikkelsen’s Hannibal. With the whole of Entourage as a bonus.
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