Now TV Movies & Plans | Sites Like www.nowtv.com
Sky has always stood clear as the UK’s dominant pay TV provider. Rupert Murdoch created a media powerhouse that has recently passed hands on to Comcast after a fierce bidding war with Disney played out. Sky’s Premier League contract is enough to keep sporting fans around, but many customers will have boycotted expensive contracts to get their movie fix from monthly streaming services like Netflix. Sky’s equivalent (Now TV) matched Netflix’s local launch of 2012, but it took some time to grow. They have however enjoyed recent success building up 1.6 million subscribers. They otherwise only operate in Germany, Italy and Spain. To compete, they’ll surely need to expand.
Now TV movies are packaged as a Sky Cinema Pass that includes a free 7 day trial. This grants access to around 1200 movie selections. You can also purchase or rent via the Sky Store. Now’s volume isn’t vast, but the quality is high. This quality equates to a pricey £11.99 membership, with £3 on top for full HD access. If you want television shows, then you’ll need an Entertainment Month Pass (£8.99) whilst a chunky £33.99 will be required for Sports (day passes are £9.99). Live sport is however problematic due to a 30-45 seconds lag. Now’s only phone number is 0330 332 3050, but this is for broadband calls.
Address: Grant Way, Isleworth, TW7 5QD.
Brand: Now TV (aka: NowTV, Sky Cinema Pass) | Part of: Comcast Corp.
Launched: 2012 | Licence: NA | Login Provided: Yes.
Opening Hours: Mon to Sun (8am – 12am).
Phone Number: Live chat contact only.
Sky Cinema Pass: £11.99 (monthly).
= HD (720p) | 2 screen views | Download content | Unlimited movies.
Boost: £3 (monthly).
= Upgrade includes HD (1080p), additional screen and Dolby surround sound.
= 7 day free trial available.
= Now TV Smart Stick (£24.99).
Reviews: Feefo (NA) | Reviews IO (51%: 20+) | Trustpilot (38%: 8580+).
Site & Alexa Rank: www.nowtv.com (#9224).
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Sites Like www.nowtv.com:
Top 10 Movie Streaming Sites (Sorted by Alexa Ranks).
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*Streaming plans & free trial period (if available)…
*Title selection range & 5 current movie examples of note.
1) Netflix @ www.netflix.com (#21)
~ Unlimited films, TV programmes and more
~ £5.99, £8.99 or £11.99 – No trial
~ 6000+ | Calibre, Dunkirk, Ex Machina, The Irishman, The Martian
2) Amazon Prime @ www.amazon.co.uk (#100)
~ Enjoy Jack Ryan as well as other Amazon Originals, popular movies, and hit TV shows – all available with your Prime membership
~ £7.99 or £5.99 (video-only) – 30 days
~ 15,000+ | American Sniper, Jurassic Park, Limitless, Ready Player One, The Wolf of Wall Street
3) Disney+ @ www.disneyplus.com (#319)
~ The greatest stories, all in one place
~ £5.99 – 7 days
~ 900+ | Black Panther, Home Alone 1-3, Iron Man 1-3, Star Wars 1-11, Toy Story 1-4
4) Mubi @ www.mubi.com (#7880)
~ Discover a new critically-acclaimed film every day, hand-picked by experts
~ £9.99 (£7.99 via Prime) – 7 days
~ 400+ (30 main) | Charade, Diabolique, Irreversible, Nosferatu, Portrait of a Lady on Fire
5) Now TV (Sky Cinema Pass) @ www.nowtv.com (#9224)
~ A new premiere every day with over 1000 movies. No contract
~ £11.99 (+£3 for full HD) – 7 days
~ 1200+ | Alien, Collateral, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Us, Whiplash
6) StarzPlay @ www.starz.com (#13,472)
~ Obsessable original series and movies
~ £4.99 – 7 days
~ 200+ | Drag Me to Hell, Layer Cake, Requiem for A Dream, The Blair Witch Project, The Fighter
7) BFI Player @ www.bfi.org.uk (#24,554)
~ Critically acclaimed and classic movies, hand-picked by the British Film Institute
~ £4.99 – 14 days (7d via Prime)
~ 400+ | Audition, Metropolis, Rashomon, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, What We Do in the Shadows
8) Shudder @ www.shudder.com (#41,872)
~ Expertly curated selection of thrillers, suspense and horror
~ £4.75 (£4.99 via Prime) – 7 days
~ 350+ | An American Werewolf In London, Buried, Insidious, Night of the Living Dead, Trollhunter
9) Britbox @ www.britbox.co.uk (#124,582)
~ Stream the biggest box of British boxsets
~ £5.99 – 30 days
~ 450+ (mostly TV) | Educating Rita, Great Expectations, The 39 Steps, The Hit, The Red Shoes
10) Sundance Now @ www.sundancenow.com (#133,491)
~ Must-watch dramas, comedies and series
~ £5.99 (currently via Prime only) – 7 days
~ 100+ | Donnie Darko, Oldboy, The Hunt, The Machinist, The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Notes: Only subscription services with a suitable number of movie titles are included. Titles are continually entering and leaving platforms as short contracts are common. Some of the sites listed cover more than plans and so these ranks don’t measure market share. In the UK, recent data shows: 1) Netflix (13m), 2) Amazon (7.8m), 3) Disney+ (4.3m).
Last Page Update: June 15th, 2020.
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too expensive and you have to pay extra for hd
They have some good blockbuster movies listed. Rewatched The Dark Knight yesterday.