Having difficulty choosing your Vodafone 4G content partner? Take a look at what's coming up this month on Spotify, Sky Sports and Now TV...
The sun is shining, the skies are blue, and the highs are nearly 20 degrees! The beloved British summer has arrived, and aside from the more comfortable temperatures, it’s bringing a shedload of great entertainment for you to delve into on the go.
Thanks to our far-reaching 4G network, you don’t have to miss a thing if you want to go out in the sunshine. When you sign up to one of our Red Value 4G bundles* you get a choice of subscription to one of Spotify Premium, NOW TV Entertainment, or Sky Sports Mobile TV, so you can stream all the music, TV or sport you could possibly want direct to your mobile.
But with so much to choose from, how do you decide? That’s where we come in, with our monthly round-up of all the unmissable highlights for you to stick in your calendars. Read on!
Sky Sports Mobile TV
The beginning of summer may technically mean the end of the football season, but does that mean there’s no football to watch? Of course not! Catch the UEFA Champion’s League final, where Juventus will face Barcelona, on 6 June.
And don’t forget the European Qualifiers too, with Wales, Ireland and Northern Ireland all trying to book a place at next year’s European Championships in France.
In cricket, England will be looking to improve upon a poor showing in the West Indies as they face recent World Cup finalists New Zealand in a series of ODIs and Twenty20s, starting on 9 June.
On top of all that, there’s plenty of Super League to feast your eyes on with Leeds vs. Castleford on 11 June, and Castleford vs. St Helens a week later, as we head into the last few weeks of the season. And if you’re after something else to round off the month, check out the World Cup of Darts, where all the big names will be on show, from 11 to 14 June.
June is set to be a huge month for the streaming sensation. Alongside 30 million tracks in the music library, Spotify is adding a whole load of podcast and video content from the likes of BBC, TED and ESPN, as well as new functionality for runners too! For a full rundown of the new features, click here.
June is primed to be another great month for music fans of all genres, and things will really kick off with a bang. Log in to Spotify on 2 June and you’ll find new albums from A$AP Rocky, R&B star Jason Derulo and Florence + the Machine – whose latest release ‘How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful’ is their first for three and a half years.
Fans of funky riffs and headbanging hooks can look forward to a new album from Devonian alt-rock superstars Muse in June, too. ‘Drones’ will be their seventh studio record, and promises a return to the band’s original, guitar-heavy sound.
“Our intention was to go back to how we made music in the early stages of our career,” said frontman Matt Bellamy in an interview with Rolling Stone, “when we were more like a standard three-piece rock band with guitar, bass and drums.” Drones lands on Spotify on 8 June, but you can check out the first two singles – ‘Psycho’ and ‘Dead Inside’ – just below.
Finally, for those who like their rock a little more mellow, 16 June sees the release of The Monsanto Years – a new concept album from Neil Young, written and recorded alongside Willie Nelson’s sons Lukas and Micah.
NOW TV Entertainment
With the NOW TV Entertainment Pass, you won’t need to worry about finding something to watch ever again. Not only do you get access to 13 of the best paid-for channels around – including Sky1, Sky Atlantic, FOX, MTV and Comedy Central – but you can also access a digital library of over 250 TV boxsets!
The big news this month: True Detective returns to Sky Atlantic on 22 June! Didn’t see the first series? You needn’t worry: according to True Detective creator Nic Pizzolatto, series two will have little to nothing in common with the original:
“There’s no relationship between the stories or characters,” said Pizzolatto in a Q&A with Digital Trends. “It was the result of fully committing to something new.”
That means no return for Matthew McConaughey or Woody Harrelson, but the lineup for series two is no less star-studded – – Vince Vaughn, Colin Farrell, Rachel McAdams and Taylor Kitsch are all on board, so there’s no reason to miss True Detective this time round.
Elsewhere, the superb Mads Mikkelson returns to Sky Living on 10 June for season three of Hannibal, and if you want something a little less intense, head over to MTV on 3 June to catch the premiere of Judge Geordie – where Geordie Shore’s Vicky Pattinson will travel around Britain solving people’s relationship problems. There’s certainly something for everyone on NOW TV Entertainment this month!
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