Plus a trick to save you money every single month.
I’m a big fan on NOW TV as a way to watch premium channels such as Sky Atlantic or Sky Sports without a long and expensive subscription to Sky or Virgin.
It’s generally cheaper per month and you only need to commit on a month by month basis.
Despite this I think you should cancel NOW TV every month – even if you want to carry on watching.
Here’s why, and how to do it.
Rather watch than read? Here’s my video on cancelling NOW TV
Cancelling because you’re not watching
Of course, cancelling NOW TV is a given if you aren’t watching it. You’re not saving money if you’re paying for something you don’t need.
But even if you are using it, it might not be enough to justify the price. We have so many streaming options that I think we don’t need more than one or two in any given month.
Any more than that there’s a good chance we just won’t watch more than an hour or two of our third or fourth option. If that.
So it’s better to pick and choose your service, and binge watch the ones you are paying for. Then switch to a different one the following month.
Cancelling to get a better deal
There are lots of ways to save money on NOW TV passes, though there are less than there used to be (here’s my regularly updated list of deals).
In fact, I never pay full price for a NOW TV pass. I rarely, if ever, pay more than 50%. And the easiest way to find a discount is to cancel.
When you go through the process (see the video above) the final page you get will usually offer you a discount for your next pass. It could even say that offer will last for longer, say three or six months.
Sometimes these are cracking deals, with huge savings. I’ve had £1.99 a month movies in the past, or £2.99 Entertainment. Sometimes they aren’t as good as what you can get elsewhere. And sometimes you don’t get anything.
But it’s always worth checking to see what is there rather than letting it auto-renew at full price.
How to cancel NOW TV
Cancelling NOW TV is one of the more annoying ones to complete, but it doesn’t take long.
Navigate in your account to your passes, then select cancel. You’d think that’d be it, perhaps asked to confirm you mean to do this.
But you’ll actually be asked something along the lines of “Are you sure” two or three times! I know people sometimes think they’ve done it but didn’t complete the process.
The important thing is to make sure you get confirmation of cancellation. This should show on the final screen, but I’d always double check in your account too to make sure it’s gone through.