FishyGinger wrote:I did the now tv trial. Had no idea you could access sky movies, wasn't it all just through the Now Tv app on the xbox? Anyways it was heavily lacking unless you wanted to watch every documentary on james bond films ever made. Had a few good choices though. And runs better than I expected.
Personally none of these catch my interest though, usually get decent dvd prices in sales and whatnot.
ChillieBonBon wrote:Netflix and Lovefilm are good but the film/TV programme choices aren't as great.
KernowDevil23 wrote:ChillieBonBon wrote:Netflix and Lovefilm are good but the film/TV programme choices aren't as great.
To be fair, both of these are a fraction of the cost of sky and unless you're currently a subscriber, Sky has a 1 year minimum contract period.
Sky Go can only be a viable option for existing subscribers rather than a standalone service like Netflix and LoveFilm IMO.
CunningSmile wrote:I've got Lovefilm because I'm already a post member and use it constantly for streaming since it came to Xbox. As Bob says it's film section is great for older classics although new stuff can take awhile, and it's TV section isn't too bad (especially if you like ABC shows as they have a deal)
I've had the free subscription for Netflix and just found it a nightmare to navigate. There seemed to be a lot of stuff on there but actually finding anything on a casual browse just seemed too hard, and I got irritated with the fact they start to stream the first episode of a series whilst you're trying to find the episode you wanted.
I've used Blinkbox a couple of times, as it has a really wide selection of up to date films and the pay per view doesn't tie you down. It's more like renting from Blockbuster compared to Lovefilm/Netflix being TV.
I'm also currently signed up with Now because they were giving away 2100 points for a three month trial. The range isn't great at the moment as it's still getting going, and I'm not sure I could justify £15 a month full price, but the one thing it does have in it's favour is that you get access to all the Sky movie channels without being a Sky member so I'd imagine for a major film buff that could be a draw.
Grummy wrote:The price also seems to have dropped to about £8.99 p/m.