BT TV Slashes Price Of Netflix, NOW And BT Box Pro Bundle

jimbjimb Member, Super User Posts: 1,424 ✭✭✭
edited 10 April 2022, 7:32PM in News
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"BT TV, the TV platform offered by BT to its broadband customers, is offering a tempting new deal on its Entertainment package, which includes a subscription to two popular streaming services – and BT’s new 4K YouView recorder box, the BT TV Pro."

https://www.cordbusters.co.uk/bt-tv-slashes-price-netflix-now-box-pro-bundle/

"The offer is available to both new AND existing BT customers (with a few caveats), but it’s only available until April 14..."

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  • kodikidkodikid Member Posts: 1,076 ✭✭
    It's a special offer..nothing unique there

    Deacon Blue hit from October 88
  • DarrenDarren Member, Super User Posts: 663 ✭✭
    edited 12 April 2022, 6:43AM
    You will still have to pay extra if you want Now HD Boost. As offer dont say if Now HD Boost is also included.
    Only good think about that deal is you are getting the BT Pro box.
    Offer will be good for some but not for others.
     Will not miss the AMC Channel as have hardly watched it since Christmas.
    My BT TV with Now is due to finally stop by this weekend.
    Im now making a small saving going with Now direct and dont have another 24 month TV contract. 
    Yes I also have Sky Cinema thats is also not included in the BT TV deal.
    BT must be starting to see a slow down in up take for its BT TV service to be started to offer limited TV deals for the Now service.
  • jimbjimb Member, Super User Posts: 1,424 ✭✭✭
    Darren said:

    ...Only good think about that deal is you are getting the BT Pro box...
    @Roy do you have one yet? 
  • Steve OliverSteve Oliver Member Posts: 90 ✭✭
    The HD access is a £5pm add-on, but doesn't include Netflix, only Now channels. So a non starter for me, otherwise the £11pm offer would have saved me £10pm as I have both Netflix and Now Entertainment currently. And a new box too would have been a no brainer, as my current YV boxes are so slow with the new interface I hate them. 

    Why in 2022 any company is peddling anything but HD like it's special is beyond me and annoys me so much. #SDdefinitioniscrapdefinition.
  • RoyRoy Member, Super User Posts: 17,656 ✭✭✭
    jimb said:
    Darren said:

    ...Only good thing about that deal is you are getting the BT Pro box...
    @Roy do you have one yet? 
    @jimb

    No, I couldn’t get one for the price I wanted to pay (nothing)

    But the landscape is so changed now - we have used our YouView box exactly twice in the last two months, both times to watch that day’s Countdown when Channel 4 fouled up putting it out on catchup on All4+ in good time.

    And moaned about having to FF through the ads 😢

    Now we’ve started rewatching The Wire; and given the choice of:-
    5 sets of DVDs lovingly acquired at the time, swappity swappity at slightly better than SD, bit of a faff if you want to watch in different rooms at different times;
    or the whole thing seamlessly on Now in HD using our existing Entertainment/Boost subscriptions, with Now remembering where we left off each time so we can seamlessly pick it up in the same room or a different room:
    which do you think we went for? 😛

    And it used to be that when two live programmes clashed, you watched one and recorded the other, or even recorded both, if you were going out. Now, like as not, you just use catchup.

    So BT have got this offer ****-backwards; the lend of a very flash UHD YouView box, just when boxes are getting a bit passé, and the streaming services which are where it is at today, but only in SD.

    It was a smart move for BT to partner with Now, but locking you in when Now direct don’t do that, and always being full price when Now do offers, both published and retention, is the price you pay for being able to record Now programmes live, when they are all available on catchup soon after anyway, and if you want them offline, you can download them.
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  • kodikidkodikid Member Posts: 1,076 ✭✭
    Same here, find myself increasingly ignoring the limited app pro boxes and preferring instead to steam through the Roku streambar. 
    Looks like the pvr will go the same way as the dvd players. 
    Deacon Blue hit from October 88
  • DarrenDarren Member, Super User Posts: 663 ✭✭
    edited 13 April 2022, 8:26PM
    kodikid said:
    Same here, find myself increasingly ignoring the limited app pro boxes and preferring instead to steam through the Roku streambar. 
    Looks like the pvr will go the same way as the dvd players. 

    I agree PVRs may slowly go the same way as DVD players but once in a while I still find myself recording a TV programme using the Youview box on one of the Freeview channels. As 10%/12% of programmes are still not available on catch up/on demand.
    I also in the last year now dont use the apps on the Youview box as much as I used to since getting the Amazon Firesticks.

  • kodikidkodikid Member Posts: 1,076 ✭✭
    There in lies the problem Darren...People won't buy (or subscribe to BT) for once in a while use.
    Already seeing this in Sky's lack of pvr in Sky glass. 
    Rumours are Sky are not developing a new pvr instead focusing on Internet tv and moving away from the traditional dish and box pvr. 
    Deacon Blue hit from October 88
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