NowTV via BT TV
I’ve posted this in the NowTV Community, but as I am not a BT TV subscriber (though I am a NowTV subscriber, and BT is my ISP), I may not have all the details correct, nor the description complete.
Anybody like to comment on, correct, or add anything to, what I say below?
Are you a BT customer?
Sorry – at the moment you won't be able to apply a voucher to your account if you pay for your Passes through BT.
BT have done the same ‘reverse cuckoo’ thing with NowTV that they did with YouView, taking the egg into their nest, and then pretending that it is their own.
Have you see the latest BT ads, talking about their amazing flexibility? Which of course only applies to NowTV, and not any other of their services, and is only the flexibility that we are all used to, which NowTV offer as standard.
But I think there are some gotchas with NowTV paid for through BT that haven't so far been enumerated:-
the above, where you can’t use vouchers, presumably including NowTV special offers, and cheaper vouchers from Curry’s;
we don’t know what happens if you try to cancel - do you get retention offers still, or what?;
we don’t know what happens if you buy a stick with bundled passes - can you have them, or not?;
The upside, I think, is that you get the Sky channels that your Pass(es) bring as part of the BT internet channels lineup; the full seven days backward and seven days forward, not just Now & Next, and you can record them. And you can’t get these, even if you are a BT TV customer and a NowTV customer, unless you subscribe to NowTV via BT.
Though I did think Subscribers via BT TV could watch NowTV on any suitable device, not just the YouView box.
But it is all a bit vague, and I am not entirely sure of the details.