Absolutely. I've got NOW TV here in the UK. All of GoT and quite a few other HBO shows are available through Sky Atlantic. I don't pirate any more, because NOW TV is easier, and it's only £7 a month.
It just seems like the solution is so obvious.
Edit: obviously it's not perfect, but it's good enough value for me to stop pirating.
Game of Thrones was on NowTV, which is only £4.99 a month.
You can also buy it from Google play for £1.89 an episode.
You can watch it on http://www.nowtv.com/ie, first two weeks are free and its €15 a month after that. You can literally watch the entire season for €15, if that's not good enough for you I don't know what is.
For those interested, there is also the option of Now TV. They sell lots of Sky packages that are cheaper than Sky subscriptions. The Sky Sports month pass (including F1) is £31.99/month. I haven't checked out the other options but that might be a deal for some. I currently pay for the Sky Movies bundle every month and it's a pretty big saving - £9.99 as apposed to £17 extra on your Sky bill.
If you create a new account on Now TV so you are a 'new' customer they are doing 12 months Sky Sports for £199 at the moment as a Black Friday deal, works out at £16.58 a month.
You're not going to get cheaper than that through legal methods, the only other alternatives is to go to r/soccerstreams as u/Puzza90 mentioned or opt for a paif (but still illegal) IPTV service, they're roughly £50 a year and gets you all the sports channels from the UK, US etc in HD. r/IPTV will be able to help you out for that.
Sign up for the NOW TV entertainment pass. It's GBP 7.00 a month and you can watch the episodes after they've aired on Sky (plus they also have a lot of other great shows on there).
EDIT: You could also try getting the season pass on iTunes. On the UK store, the episodes should be available soon after they have aired, however with this I'm not a 100% sure.
It's not cheap, but there is an option to use NowTV in the UK, which is £10 for a "day" pass. If you consider that you'd only need to pay for the races exclusive to Sky it works out at £100 over the year, or £200 if you watch qualification.
You can rough that out at £16 per month. Whereas the minimum monthly cost for Sky with sports is £43.50 per month.
It's still a crap deal, but there is an option for people to get races legally in a PPV setting.
You can watch it on NowTV (which is part of Sky) for £6.99/m (it might be £7.99/m now) contract free like Netflix. There's no reason not to do it legitimately considering you can cancel after a few months.
As a tip, you can cancel on their website after a month or two, and they will usually give you a discount as I've been paying £1.39/m for the last two months.
Edit: http://www.nowtv.com/ Entertainment month pass.
Edit Edit: If you've not joined before you can wait for all 13 episodes to be out, then join the free trial for 14 days and marathon the season!
You just want the Now TV entertainment pass. That's it. £6.99 a month. You don't need a box, the app is on the PS4. It's an on-demand service owned by Sky, which is mad.
With Now TV you can watch live tv as well. I have the entertainment package, and I watch the live channels all the time. In truth I haven't tested Sky Atlantic, but if I remember correctly it's included.
EDIT: You Can get NowTV pass without a sky subscription.
>And for the first time, GAA fans can now see all the action instantly and without a contract via NOWTV.com from €10.
That's a bit steep but might be worth it for some: nowtv.com/ie/watch-sky-sports-online
Sky Sports Day Pass - €10, Week Pass - €15, Month Pass - €50.
£20 a month for 2 months*, £33.99 after. Alternatively £10.99/Week.
I wish they offered PPV for F1. I'll happily pay £7-10 for a Race weekend / Sky Sports F1 only.
I don't care for the Premier League, Cricket and their other Sports offerings.
I've got one, and they're £30, but you're only looking for Now TV /u/Ohalrightmate the Now TV box itself is only £14.99 and still lets you use stuff like BBC iPlayer, All 4, ITV Hub, Youtube and Spotify.
The only way to watch it legally in the UK is through Sky Atlantic unfortunately (11pm Monday).
What you can do is get a NowTV box (or app if you have PS4/XBox) and buy a £10 monthly Sky entertainment package, which includes Sky Atlantic. You get a 14 day free trial if you're a new member.
Worth a try. But remember to cancel the package before the 14 day period if you don't want the service. They'll want your payment details to become a user.
You're talking about the Sky NowTV service though (http://www.nowtv.com/devices/roku), which is a pay TV service. What people think of that is probably not directly related to what they think of Roku in general.
Not on YouTube, but Sky will be streaming for free via NowTV on the first day, per this:
>Fans can get their free Sky Sports Day Pass on the day of the first Test held at the SWALEC Stadium, Cardiff by clicking here and using the code NOWTVASHES. Visitors to NOW TV will only be able to use the voucher code to get a free pass on Wednesday 8th July. The offer ends at 23.59pm on 8 July.
Limited to the UK, I'd guess.
It is being broadcast exclusively via a Sky Movies channel called Sky Movies Oscars.
You can pay £8.99/month to access all Sky Movies channels for a month on Sky's NOW TV on pretty much any device too, unless you already have Sky Movies of course.
NOW TV broadcasts in great quality too. I sometimes watch the footy through it and its flawless!
There is also the option for a free 30 day trial you could use.
So in theory you'd be able to watch the Oscars for free.
Although there is no information on the NOW TV website at the moment, found this on the SKY movies website -
"Movie fans who don’t have Sky TV can watch Sky Movies Oscars contract free on NOW TV, the online streaming service, with the Sky Movies Month Pass."
(Source - http://skymovies.sky.com/sky-movies-to-broadcast-oscars-live)
Unless you're going to be watching it every day, I recommend Now TV instead of getting a Sky Sports subscription. It's £6.99 for 24 hours' access, or £10.99 for a week, so you only need to pay when there's actually something you want to watch on.
Many thanks for the detailed reply. I'll list out later the items and connectivity and will appreciate any other advice.
Today for the DNS I've just used it on the Google Onhub, but I want to use it on a switch so I can wire the UK TV Box and avoid wifi issues (NowTV http://www.nowtv.com/tv-box)
I'll need to double check the number of devices - I have more than a dozen ethernet cables from cameras, and two cables were installed to each outlet in bedrooms and downstairs. This is mostly for redundancy, so I don't really need all of them plugged in at once (technically just half of them).
Now TV (owned by Sky) has Sky Atlantic. £7.99 a month in the entertainment pass, which includes GOT
Still, despite allowing Virgin customers to get Sky 1,2,3 + Movies and Sports, they won't offer Sky Atlantic to them. Pisses me right off.
Fica mais barato só ter fibra + tv license do que ter box/nowtv ou semelhantes.
E a pagar a tv license posso ver bbc/itv/channel 4 etc no PC à vontade se quiser ver as notícias.
Hey you can just pay the one off for the day / weekend using Skys NowTV service, have u looked at that? They used to have a free trial dont know if one still exists:
I have no idea if this will work, but it might be worth a try for someone:
Sky offers UK customers a service called "Now TV"; it's separate from Sky's Cable/Satellite subscriptions, does not require UK cable/satellite TV service, and is streamed-in using a dedicated box operating via Broadband.
They likely won't ship a box to the U.S., but if you can find a way to buy one through an online retailer, you may be able to set up a billing-only address in the UK such as a P.O. Box and activate it that way.
However, I know that Sky/BBC block streaming into the U.S. based on the location they get from your IP, so you'd likely still need to do some work setting up a VPN or something to make it workable, even if that's the only hinderance.
Not calling for them to be removed. Just found it strange that a lot of people post asking about paid for IPTV services.
It seems to be the theme here. Someone ask about IPTV. Then Someone posts saying to get a illegal paid for IPTV service.
If you want Live Sports get something like a "NOWTV" sports package.
Kodi can pretty much cover everything media wise. The only thing it can't do well is live sports (but if you know where to look this can be found, ukturk do a pretty good job).
If you're in the UK then the cheapest has got to be the Now TV. A rebranded Roku box subsidised by Sky. It's really simple to sideload plex on to it taking just a couple of minutes.
£14.99 Sky Now TV website
Unfortunately HDMI only though
I agree and its why I canceled my free trial and got Now TV instead which is only £6.99 for the entertainment pack and suits me fine as I can watch live TV and also watch TWD and GOT which I can't do with the UK version of Netflix.
Kodi is installed on all the computers in my household, whether they be running Linux, Windows or Mac OS X.
In addition to using it as just another application on those OS' there is a dedicated box running OpenELEC for the living room. This box was a barely functional Windows machine that belonged to my sister and it ran OpenELEC so well i actually downgraded it for the useful parts (it originally came with 4GiB of RAM and an AMD Athlon x2 240, but now runs with 1GiB RAM and an AMD Sempron 140 with no change in performance).
My media is installed on a FreeNAS server and shared to those Kodi installs using SMB.
I do have the Plex server installed in a jail on the FreeNAS server but it's used purely for DLNA to game consoles and to serve the Plex app on a single NowTV box (a locked-down, customised, subsidised Roku LT). Like Chris i have the metadata merged between Kodi and Plex, but i do it the other way around as i've found Plex's scrapers to be completely useless (missing or constantly mis-identifying shows).
So i have a master copy of Kodi on my own machine that i use for scraping new content and then export the metadata to the SMB share. All other Kodi installs have read-only access to that share. I installed the XMBCnfoMoviesImporter and XBMCnfoTVImporter library agents into the Plex server to let it read Kodi's metadata.
This works great for inside the house, but there's more!
On my FreeNAS server i have another jail running just NginX with read access to my media files. This is accessible to the Internet using a passworded HTTPS (with certificate from StartSSL) directory.
My brother has his own OpenELEC box at his house configured to use a HTTPS source to pull from my media server.
My Linux laptop's Kodi is also configured to pull via HTTPS so i can watch my media if i'm out and about.
Do you think it might be worth dropping Sky and using the NowTV Sky sports day/week pass?
Works out to £200 per year for a 20 race season.
I've been giving it a lot of thought since I only really watch F1 on the telly otherwise we don't use it.
Not sure if Now TV is available in the US, but if it is you can buy a day pass for £7 or so - it's Sky's "pay as you go" service so is nice and legal, and will be HD and stable (assuming the service is the same as it is in the UK).
You do NOT need a contract, just a Sky/Now account. The usual thing is to sign up for the Now movies package and cancel it immediately.
Hit the "start free trial" button on this page: http://www.nowtv.com/movies
Complete the sign up (including credit card info). Once complete go to your account page and cancel the movies. You will still get 30 days of movies and no charge beyond that.
There's always now T.V entertainment pack £6.99 P/M, includes fox, Sky Atlantic and Comedy Central, so you get Walking Dead, Game of Thrones, Boardwalk Empire, South Park, basically all the good American shows, as well as box sets and catch-up, register 4 devices and watch 2 at the same time, good value IMO, http://www.nowtv.com/entertainment
Edit: also 10 other channels includes: Sky 1, Sky living , Sky Arts, ITV Encore, Discovery, MTV, UK Gold, NickJR, ABC, Disney.
Yep it's real but for UK only ofcourse. You have to sign up with your debit card details for the free trial and they will eventually Email you a £10 psn code... eventually lol.
I've heard the channels are generally limited over there. BBC iPlayer is the best as far as I know.
Check out the channels Now TV is offering. It's just rebranded Roku hardware so I imagine you'll be able to find the same channels. Speaking of, at $9.99 the Now TV box is a hell of a deal. I'm considering having a family friend ship one to me in the US to mess with.
sky movies in england has a streaming service with the promise of new films a year before netflix. Only thing is theyseem to have issues with hd streaming
for example they are streaming iron man 3,wreck it ralph and new str treck already
It's easy to sign up, you get a free trial if you've never used it, I don't know what restrictions you mean, Its got an iPhone app, I don't have Apple tv and I don't work for them or anything so don't know if it has an Apple TV app. It probably does though, it's a popular well known service. http://www.nowtv.com
If you are in the UK, there's no real reason to get them illegally since Sky (which has the rights to GoT) have a Netflix like service in the form of Now TV. It's current £6.99/m (£7.99/m soon) contract free like Netflix. You can cancel after a few months.
http://www.nowtv.com/ Entertainment month pass.
Tip 1: You can cancel easily on their website after a month or two, and they will usually give you a discount to try to keep your custom as I've been paying £1.39/m for the last two months.
Tip 2: If you've not joined before you can wait for all 13 episodes to be out, then join the free trial for 14 days and marathon the season!
Edit: It seems NowTV maximum streaming quality is 720p which in 2017 is terrible.
They have Now TV http://www.nowtv.com/watch-sky-sports-online?DCMP=KNC-Brand&gclid=CJaajPj-4tQCFa-37QodT14M3w
You can get a one day sports package pass for £6.99 (so sat/sun will be a couple of pennies short of £14). So, for 2018 that will be 146.79 just for race day or £293.58 for the weekend. Double that up to include thursday/friday practice and it's almost £600 for the year.
edit: they do a weekly pass for £10.99 but am not sure what the start/end days are.
There is a thinkg called the Sky Sports pass http://www.nowtv.com/promo/sky-sports?DCMP=ILC_SkySports_F1liveonskyarticlewidget
We also have /r/motorsportsstreams where links/acestream links get posted on race weekends, I'm not sure how tech savvy your dad is though.
Sky Atlantic shows most of the HBO content (definitely Silicon Valley and Game of Thrones). With NowTV you can watch the channel live or watch the shows on demand a few hours after they've aired.
Game of Thrones will air simultaneously with the US, Silicon Valley currently airs one day after (Monday evening instead of Sunday).
Get a DNS/VPN such as the one offered by OverPlay and subscribe to BeIN Sport for all your sports needs (so much better than Sky Sports + BT Sports), you need the $180/year package for English channels.
For regular TV, get NowTV for £6.99/month which when used with Freeview is the best of both worlds.
Overall you're looking at £23/month (plus BT Infinity) for 1080p quality streams, the latest series and all the best sports is a better deal than £80/month (plus BT Infinity) for everything, you save £57/month.
Now you have the required ingredients, you simply need to sign up to and pay for Now TV, which is owned by SKY TV in the UK and buy their weekend pass to watch the SKY F1 production. So you get all the practice sessions, the build up and post race all in an English language format (I'm assuming you are English speaking).
The assumptions here, are that you are in the USA, that you have a high quality broadband speed to stream good quality content, and that you have some tech savvy.
This is not strictly legal, but at the end of the day, you are still a paying customer, but coming through what I would call the grey market.
They are currently offering a bundle of 5 Sky Sports day passes for around USD$60. This equates to $12 per race, which is not bad. Especially as it is on demand, so if you have family plans or whatever you don't need to buy it.
I used NOW TV to watch Game of Thrones back when it was on, but unfortunately now it's only got Season 1 on there.
The Entertainment package is still pretty good for just £6.99 a month, but I'm starting to get to the "difficult to justify" point as I've watched most of the box sets that I'm interested in, and there's not much in the way of new/current content that I'm interested in.
Here in the UK, Sky's "NowTV" service (a direct rival to Netflix) already offers GoT.
Is there nothing like this in the states?
Edit: interestingly, NowTV are not currently offering GoT. I guess their licence expired or something.
I access it online or we've got an Apple TV hooked up to the telly. Does catch up of sky channels and stuff that you'd have to pay a cable bill for. Works out MUCH cheaper than adding another channel package to the TV.
No idea what a roku box is....bloody language barriers!
I haven't tried accessing SMB over Kodi on Android, but i do have a remote user using Kodi on Android to access the media over https without problems. Since the modern SMB is pretty light-weight any recent Android device shouldn't have any problems.
I don't have any genuine Roku devices but i do have a NowTV box which is a subsidised Roku LT with a locked down, customised firmware. I put this into development mode and side-loaded RARflix so i can access the Plex server directly. The server has to do the transcoding but otherwise it works fine.
Eventually i'd like to get a couple of FireTV sticks, install Kodi on them and send them out to my mother and sister in Portugal and Greece allowing them to access my media server.
> because you're in the UK
Now TV is a option for you then: http://www.nowtv.com
The entertainment pass (£4.99 first month, then £6.99/month) gives you access to loads of box sets and catch up for popular Sky content - including Sky Atlantic, which airs GoT on Mondays at 9PM GMT, the day after the US airing. Almost as soon as it starts airing, it'll be made available to watch in HD, as catch up.
Now T.V say's hello, Entertainment Pass: Includes Sky Atlanta, basically all the best shows from USA including HBO, plus 11 other channels, plus 150 box sets, register 4 devices watch 2 simultaneously, available on X1, PS4, 360, PS3, Roku or the new NOW TV Box, LG Smart TVs, on the go on your PC or Mac, iPad or iPhone, £4.99 per month.