TV and film on demand guide: which service should you choose?

TV and film on demand guide: which service should you choose?

Delving into the world of on demand can be a little confusing, especially when it means forking out some of your hard-earned pennies. But never fear, when it comes to choosing your pay streaming service, we're here to help you answer those all important questions. 

Do you need to subscribe? How much will it set you back? What's a NOWTV box? Where can you find House of Cards? If you buy Disney's Frozen will you own it FOREVER? 

Whichever provider you choose you'll be binging on boxsets before you can say Breaking Bad...


Netflix, On demand

Do you have to subscribe?

Yes.

How much does it cost?

Netflix starts at £5.99 a month for a basic account and goes up to £8.99 for premium access. 

What do you get?

Unlimited access to thousands of films and TV series to stream. All in HD (if you go for standard or premium options.)

Original content?

Yes. Netflix boasts original series like House of Cards, Orange is the New Black, Arrested Development and Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp as well as shows like Breaking Bad which haven’t aired on TV in the UK.

Free trial?

Yes. You can try the service for one month.

Adverts?

Nope.

What can you watch it on?

Your smart TV or using a PS3, Wii, Xbox 360 or any other Netflix enabled device. You can also watch Netflix on any android, windows or Apple smart phone or tablet. And on your computer. You must be connected to the internet, though. You can watch on up to four screens simultaneously if you have a premium account.   

Parental controls?

You can set controls on individual profiles to four maturity levels, or make a “kid friendly” profile for children under 12.

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