On Demand - Providers and Packages

Thu 27th Mar 2014 Guides

Enjoy the flexibility of On Demand, where you can watch your favourite shows, and the latest movies and sport, where and whenever you like.

Whether you’re at home relaxing or on a long journey, you’ll be able to stream content to your web-connected device.

You can also access On Demand through your laptop, smartphone or games console, and in some cases you can also watch through your TV.

NOW TV powered by Sky

NOW TV powered by Sky offers three different packages to choose from, depending on whether you want sport, TV shows or movies.

For sports fans, the Pay As You Go Sky Sports package is £9.99 for a day pass, bringing you live matches including exclusive Barclays Premier League games.
For 24 hours, you can make use of 6 Sky Sports channels, so you don’t miss out on the latest live action.

The Sky Movies Month Pass offers 11 channels, showing a wide range of genres to suit all the family. You’ll be able to enjoy a whole month of films for just £8.99, with premieres added on a regular basis.

The Entertainment Month Pass lets you enjoy a range of channels, including Sky Atlantic, FOX and Sky 1. Catch up on the latest episodes of your favourite programmes, from back to back episodes of Family Guy to the weekly premiere of The Walking Dead.

To make the most of these packages, you can connect 4 compatible devices to your account, whether it’s a tablet, smartphone or the living room TV.

Netflix

Netflix provides a massive library of content for you to stream, from children’s TV to the latest film releases.

Flick through the range of genres and pick what you would like to watch, then you’re ready to sit back and be entertained.

Selected titles are available in HD, for the enhanced viewing experience, however make sure you have plenty of bandwidth available to avoid disappointment.

There are also no limitations on how much you watch on Netflix, so you can just enjoy the wide variety of content without fuss.

Six devices can be connected to your account, with selected smartphones, games consoles and laptops compatible with the streaming site.

You’ll be charged £5.99 a month, with a 30-day free trial available to show you what Netflix is all about.

Blinkbox from Tesco

Blinkbox from Tesco is similar to Netflix and NOW TV powered by Sky, but you pay directly for the content you want to watch.

From 99p, you can watch your selected content again and again, but only pay once for it. What’s more, Tesco Clubcard holders can collect points which can be exchanged for rewards.

Once you’ve purchased your rented title, you have 30 days to watch it so there’s no rush, and no limit in that time.  You can also purchase a film outright, and then it’s your to stream whenever you like.

To stream films and TV, what broadband speed is recommended?

We recommend broadband speeds between 15 and 20Mb, otherwise you could end up being disappointed and unable to take full advantage of streaming. For faster streaming with little or no buffering, a fibre-optic connection is definitely the best choice.

What if I want to cancel?

The great thing about all three streaming services is that you are not tied in to any contract. With NOW TV powered by Sky and Netflix, simply go to your account and follow the instructions to cancel.