I’m on a contract at moment and don’t want to upgrade yet.
However I would like to get a Now TV pass and have the ability to record. Last time I asked they said I’d have to upgrade to a brand new contract for BT TV for this ability!?! Went up chain as far as I could but basically couldn’t for no reason I could get out of BT apart from they wanted me in a 24 month, expensive contract for getting a Now TV pass so I could record.
Has this changed yet? As in can you just buy a Now TV on the contract you’re on?
If not I will probably look about at upgrade time as don’t think this is fair for the ability, technically they should be able to do it on any contract.
On a side note people who have the Now TV passes how is the recording? Does it just integrate on the EPG for recording etc.
You need to be on one of the Nowtv packages that BT provide to be able to record (just like at launch). It works exactly the same as the Freeview channels in that you can search, pause and record straight from the EPG.
If you want the ability to record, you need to subscribe via BT on a new minimum term, you can switch passes during that term without renewing each time though.
Anything you're subscribed to shows in the EPG and can be recorded, if you're using your own sourced passes then you access that content via the NowTV app not the EPG, so no recording ability.
Hope that helps 🙂
just frustrating that you have to subscribe to the top package to get the ability to record
You can record on any of the new packages, the 'Entertainment' package is £12 p/m which is £2 more than buying it direct, for that £2 p/m or £48 over the minimum duration you get the Youview supplied (on loan) with support if needed, a warrantly on the box and the ability to record, everyones needs are different so do what works best for you.
@QoQ you have to sign up for 24 months because it's being sold by BT as their BT TV offering and as it's been pointed out, they are supplying you with a Set-Top box and warranty cover for 2 years. It's also flexible, so you are only obligated to have the minimum package for the contract term but during that term you can add movies or sport for a month at a time... Upgrading and downgrading as you wish as long as you keep the minimum package. This can all be done via MyBT App.
Try asking Sky or VM if you can take the minimum package but have the option to switch between packages and see what answer you get...
So if you want flexible TV, you take a 2 years contract for the basic package at only £12 a month... Which is cracking value for money...