The end of winter is now in sight, and, as always, we’ve got loads of top quality #4GEntertainment for you, courtesy of our content partners...
Celebrations are in order – you’ve made it through January! Despite the topsy-turvy weather of the last month (-5 to +13 degrees in less a week at one point), the end of winter is now in sight. And, as always, we’ve got loads of top quality TV, music and sport for you check out, courtesy of our #4GEntertainment content partners.
When you sign up to any of our Red Value 4G Bundles, you’ll get the choice of a subscription to one of Sky Sports Mobile TV, Spotify Premium, Netflix or a NOW TV Entertainment Pass as part of the deal!*
If you’re struggling to make a decision, don’t worry: we’re on hand to help you choose, with our monthly rundown of what’s hot in the world of #4GEntertainment. Let’s start off with our newest content partner, Netflix…
Not only is Netflix home to an enormous catalogue of quality TV series and movies, crucially, it’s also the only place you can see the company’s award-winning Netflix originals content.
Some of the best TV series of the last few years has come courtesy of Netflix, including the likes of House of Cards, Orange Is the New Black, and Narcos. And that’s not to mention Netflix’s partnership with Marvel comics, which has already produced the excellent Marvel’s Daredevil and Marvel’s Jessica Jones.
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February has something new in store for Netflix veterans, too. Bob Odenkirk reprises his role as Jimmy McGill a.k.a. Saul Goodman in season two of Better Call Saul – the origin story of one of Breaking Bad’s most intriguing and beloved characters. Why not catch up with season one again first? It is award-winning after all…
And that’s not all – there’s also Judd Apatow’s new comedy series, ‘Love’, which follows friends Mickey and Rust as they navigate the complex world of relationships, while martial arts fans can look forward to Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny – sequel to the excellent original, arriving 26 February.
Have you listened to ‘A Head Full of Dreams’ yet? The album, rock giants Coldplay’s seventh, includes collaborations with Beyonce, Noel Gallagher and Tove Lo, among others, and it’s full of pop rock insta-hits. You can listen to the album below:
February seems to be a month for sevens – Kanye West is also releasing his seventh studio album – formerly titled ‘SWIFT’ and now called ‘Waves’ – coming 11 February. Producer Evian Christ said in an interview with Self-Titled that “Kanye wants something that sounds a bit like Otis Redding, a bit like Mobb Deep.” With a star-studded lineup of contributors that includes Paul McCartney, Sia, Rihanna and Kendrick Lamar, Kanye’s latest record should be something very special indeed.
And if Kanye and Coldplay aren’t going to do it for you come Valentine’s Day, Spotify still has you covered with a huge variety of romantic playlists, from timeless love songs to date night tunes. Check them out here, or listen to our favourite, the ‘90s Valentine’s Mix’, below…
NOW TV Entertainment Pass
With over 250 box sets and access to 13 live TV channels – including Sky1, Sky Atlantic, FOX, Comedy Central and Sky Living – the NOW TV Entertainment Pass is a top way to satisfy your need for great TV, from wherever you are.
And this month it’s Sky Atlantic’s time to shine. Come 15 February there’s a hot new TV show on the scene in the form of ‘Vinyl’ – a drama about a music exec trying to make a name for himself in 70s New York. Created by Terence Winter (the brains behind Boardwalk Empire) and directed by Martin Scorsese, Vinyl features an all-star cast that counts Ray Romano, Olivia Wilde and Bobby Cannavale among its rank, and is not to be missed.
If the dark, chilly evenings of February put you in the mood for zombie horror, season 6 of The Walking Dead returns on 15 February on FOX, both live and on-demand. And if none of that takes your fancy, don’t forget NOW TV’s enormous 250-box set collection of fantastic TV shows from must-see drama like Boardwalk Empire to comedies like New Girl, all available on-demand whenever and wherever you like.
Sky Sports Mobile TV
There’s still a few months of the Premiership season to go, and February is packed full of big clashes that’ll have a significant impact on the final standings. Tune into Sky Sports 1 on 7 February to see Bournemouth vs. Arsenal, followed by Chelsea vs. Man Utd at Stamford Bridge, as all four look to make a late-season push.
That’s not all – with Valentine’s Day falling on a Sunday this year there might be more rows than usual over plans to watch Tottenham Hotspur play Man City, before a mammoth final weekend of the month including the Merseyside Derby at Anfield and Man Utd vs. Arsenal at Old Trafford. And it’s all live and exclusive on Sky Sports. What a month!
Fresh off of their test series victory against South Africa, England’s One Day International side now faces a five-match ODI series against the world’s third-ranked side. Jump onto Sky Sports 2 on 3 February around 1am to see ODI number one in Bloemfontein, with the rest of the series and a couple of T20s happening throughout the month.
Ready for #4G Entertainment? You can find out lots more about each service here.
*Entertainment: Available on 12- and 24-month Red Value Bundles (excludes Red Value 2GB Bundle). Compatible device required. Sky Sports 1&2 only and Sky Sports News HQ only. Content may vary. NOW TV Entertainment Pass: available for Red Value Bundle customers. Access to the NOW TV Entertainment service will automatically renew at £6.99 per month after the initial 6/12/24 months unless cancelled. Retail price paid includes the cost of the Red Value Bundle and the NOW TV Entertainment Pass. Offer not available in conjunction with other NOW TV Entertainment Pass offers. NOW TV Account set up with debit/credit card required. 18+. UK only. Content streamed via BB/4G. Full terms at vodafone.co.uk/entertainment-packs. 4G: Limited coverage, see www.vodafone.co.uk/coverage
By Pete Dreyer