In a post on its website, Sky confirmed: “We’d love people to experience Sky, however, due to COVID-19 we are currently unable to arrange new installation appointments for TV. From next week you will be able to register your interest so we can keep you updated.”
Alongside the post, Sky removed all TV and bundled broadband deals from its website meaning customers are temporarily being prevented from checking the latest offers.
This sadly means those wanting to get some extra content beamed into their homes via Sky will miss out for now.
However, it is worth remembering that there is another way of getting Sky channels and there’s currently a deal which is offering access to a swathe of content for free.
NOW TV doesn’t need a dish or installation as everything is whizzed to your TV via the internet.
The Sky-owned service is also running a deal right now which offers access to Sky Cinema and Sky Entertainment completely free for a week.
If your children are also in desperate need of being entertained, there’s also the option to get Sky Kids on a 7-day trial.
Once these free plans end you will be placed on a rolling payment with Sky Entertainment costing £8.99 per month, Sky Cinema £11.99 per month and Kids £3.99 per month.
Although this 7-day free deal is good there are some things to note about NOW TV.
Firstly, the service arrives in your home via broadband so you need to make sure your connection is good enough to stream this content.
NOW TV says that anything over 11Mbps should be fine but the faster things are the less likely you are to suffer any buffering.
Along with fast connection, you’ll also need a device to stream NOW TV on. Compatible gadgets include some Samsung and LG smart TVs plus Apple TV, EE TV, PS4, Chromecast and NOW TV’s own streaming sticks.
One final thing to be aware of is that, unlike Sky, there’s no way to record NOW TV content with all television that’s not live being viewed online via catch up.
If you want full recording compatibility and access to 4K quality then you’ll need to subscribe to Sky’s Q service when installation gets back up and running.
Published at Sun, 05 Apr 2020 06:00:00 +0000