When you run out of movies to watch, you’ll be delighted to know that Sky has signed an agreement with Amazon to bring its impressive collection of Hollywood blockbusters and on-demand box sets onto the Fire TV Stick for the first time bring. Better still, you can watch all of Sky’s linear channels and on-demand content without having to sign up for a long contract.
That’s because Sky Fire allows TV owners to watch NOW TV through its streaming service. The latter offers access to the same catalog of films from Sky Cinema, live sports coverage from Sky Sports and premium channels like MTV, Discovery, Sky Atlantic, National Geographic and more – but without a monthly contract.
Instead, viewers buy a prepaid pass to get access for a limited time. Most of these last a month, though Sky Sports is available for a smaller 24-hour window. The Entertainment Pass includes a number of hugely popular paid channels like Sky Atlantic and MTV, while Sky Cinema includes the latest movies, Sky Sports provides access to live sporting events, and HayU is reserved for reality television.
These prices all vary. The Sky Entertainment Pass gives you back £ 9.99 per month, while Sky Cinema costs £ 11.99 per month. For those who want to catch the latest sports promotions, NOW TV is offering a Sky Sports Pass for £ 25 per month, which is over £ 5 in savings over the usual price.
NOW, TV viewers can choose and mix between the channel bundles between the months, so they can catch up on any Hollywood blockbusters you missed at the theaters this year before switching to an Entertainment Pass the following month to watch The Undoing, last week tonight Featuring John Oliver, Big Little Lies, Succession, and a host of other must-watch shows that are exclusive to Sky.
For those running out of new shows and movies over the Christmas break, the timing couldn’t be better. According to Amazon, the NOW TV app should be available to Fire TV owners across the UK by the end of December. The first devices to receive the new app were the Fire TV Stick, Fire TV Stick Lite, and Fire TV Stick 4K, which started downloading NOW TV on December 14, 2020.
As with the recent UI overhaul, Amazon appears to be prioritizing those who bought the cheaper Fire TV hardware like the Fire TV Stick, which has an MSRP of £ 29.99 but dropped it to just £ 17.99 during the sale has been. about its more expensive offers.
The most expensive Fire TV hardware, the Fire TV Cube, which combines the voice-activated smarts of an Amazon Echo Dot with a Fire TV streaming stick, is at the bottom of the queue for the NOW TV app. Same goes for the redesigned Fire TV software, which, based on your viewing history and user profiles, has dramatically improved suggestions to keep your recommendations separate from other household members.
Together with Sky, which is coming on the Fire TV Stick, Amazon is also launching its Prime Video app on Sky Q.
“We’re excited to bring our Prime Video app to Sky Q and NOW TVs in time for the holidays,” said Jay Marine, Vice President, Prime Video Worldwide. “With the onset of winter and our new obsession with binge watching.” The Wilds is about to start. For Sky customers, this is the perfect time to catch our award-winning Prime Video TV shows, films and live sports, including Prime Video’s exclusive live coverage of over 20 English Premier League games in December. With the launch of NOW TV on Fire TV, customers in the UK have never had a better choice when it comes to deciding what to watch, no matter how they watch it. “