Struggling to choose between our amazing 4G entertainment packs? Here's what's coming up this month on Sky Sports, Spotify, NOW TV Entertainment and Netflix...
Cosying up with your phone as the autumnal weather set is? While some are lamenting the true end of the summer, all the smart people out there know that this is the best season to settle into top entertainment, whether that’s sport, music, TV or movies.
Luckily, that’s exactly what we’ve got on offer for 4G customers. Sign up to any of our Red Value 4G Bundles and you’ll be gifted the choice of one of four top entertainment packs, giving you either a Sky Sports Mobile TV, Spotify Premium, or Netflix subscription or a NOW TV Entertainment Pass at no extra cost*.
We know that’s a difficult choice, though, which is why we routinely take the time to sift through the upcoming month’s best content on each service. Ready to choose? Read on…
The newest kid on the #4GEntertainemnt scene, Netflix, means you can stream TV and movies to your heart’s content, whether you’re on the bus home, waiting for a flight at the airport, or just chilling on the couch.
Netflix has a huge and inspiring range of TV and films to choose from, all ready to stream on your smartphone, tablet or a hot of connected home devices. What’s more, Netflix is heavily invested in creating its own award-winning content, called Netflix Originals. If you’re new to the service, House of Cards, Orange is the New Black and Narcos are amazing places to start.
But what’s new this month? Well, there’s a laundry list of new additions to the service in October, including MTV’s Scream TV series. Based on the late, great Wes Craven’s 90s horror classics of the same name, the Scream series centres on a trail of grizzly teen murders in the town of Lakewood. You can catch the first season on Netflix now.
Got your popcorn at the ready? Among Netflix’s blockbuster movie arrivals in October are Beasts of No Nation starring Idris Elba, Richard Curtis’ sci-fi romcom About Time, and Saving Mr Banks, starring Tom Hanks as Walt Disney.
Spotify is music streaming’s poster child. With over 30 million tracks to choose from, it’s the place to be when it comes to discovering new sounds and hearing your old favourites, and with Spotify Premium on your phone, it’s available wherever you are.
So what’s coming up this month? If you’ve just about got to grips with the sweeping orchestral brilliance of Lana Del Rey’s latest album, Honeymoon, and the unique subtleties of Ryan Adams’ Taylor Swift cover album, 1989, you’ll no doubt be after something new.
Well, we’ve got three distinctly different options for you. For longtime prog-rock fans, there’s The Color Before The Sun from Coheed and Cambria, which lands on 16 October. This, the band’s 8th studio album, is their first non-conceptual album, which means it’s the only one not to fall in line with C&C’s epic ‘The Armory Wars’ storyline. After something poppier? Teens will no doubt be on tenterhooks in anticipation of 5 Seconds of Summer’s latest album, Sounds Good Feels Good, which lands on 23 October.
And lastly? One for the mature listeners out there: Rod Stewart’s 29th studio album, Another Country, will also land on 23 October.
And, as ever, be sure to check your Discover Weekly playlist every Monday for a fresh batch of tunes tailored just to you. You can find out how the magic works here.
NOW TV Entertainment
If you’re more about TV than movies then how about a NOW TV Entertainment Pass? With boxsets for hundreds of top shows, and exclusives from Sky Atlantic and HBO, it’s the place to be for high end drama. That’s not to mention the access to live TV from 13 of the UK’s best pay-to-view channels.
There’s almost too much choice, which is why it’s a good thing we’re here to highlight a few top choices for you. If you haven’t caught one or any of the below must-sees, then you’re in for a treat:
Sons of Anarchy (Seasons 1–7: Available until 30 June 2016)
Like living dangerously? You’ll lap up this gripping crime drama, which sees single father Jax Teller, struggling between his attempts to raise his son right and his loyalty to the titular family motorcycle gang and its many nefarious activities.
Mad Men (Seasons 1–7 Available until 2017)
If you’ve not at least heard of Mad Men, you must have spent the last decade under a very large rock. Chances are, then, that it’s already on your ‘list’. Well, with seasons 1-7 available of Don Draper’s adventures in the world of 1960s advertising available on NOW TV, now’s your chance.
Entourage (Seasons 1-8 Available until 2016)
Inspired my Mark Wahlberg’s early years in Hollywood and rife with excess, glitz and glam, Entourage follows young A-lister Vince Chase and the exploits of his childhood friends he misguidedly keeps close at hand.
The West Wing (Seasons 1–7 : Available until 2017)
With a captivating performance by Martin Sheen as US President Josiah Bartlet and constantly sparkling dialogue by writer Aaron Sorkin, The West Wing is a triumph. If you’re into your modern TV history, it’s a must-see, standing as an early pioneer of the kind of movie-quality TV shows we see everywhere today.
Sky Sports Mobile TV
Sky Sports is the home of big fixtures, and Sky Sports Mobile TV is your portable window into all of them. With unlimited access to Sky Sports 1, 2 and Sky Sports News, it puts you right in the middle of all the action.
Football fan? October has more than its fair share of big games, with matches like Arsenal vs Everton (24 October), Liverpool vs Southampton and a huge derby: Manchester United vs City (25 October) taking the limelight.
If you’re not into the beautiful game, worry not: Sky Sports has a boat load of alternatives up its digital sleeves: there’s ongoing Pakistan vs England test cricket throughout October on Sky Sports 2, for instance, while golf fans can catch the British Masters from 11 October.
Are you enjoying your #4G Entertainment? Let us know which of our Vodafone Red Value 4G Entertainment packs floats your boat using the comments section below. You can find out lots more about each service here.