Christmas may be over, but there’s still plenty to look forward to! We’re back with our pick of this month’s essential entertainment for a great start to the New Year…

Forget the January blues. We’ve got all the entertainment you need to get you through the month. Here’s how to set yourself up for another big year of movies, music, TV and sports with our entertainment partners…

 Sky Sports Mobile TV

Premier League match of the month goes to Manchester United vs. Liverpool this January. Tune in 4pm on 15 January to see the two teams battle it out on Sky Sports 1.

You can also expect to see some major money changing hands this month as teams take advantage of the transfer window, in football’s version of the winter sales. From 1 – 31 January, teams across the Premier League and Football Leagues can once again buy, sell and loan players. While we don’t yet know who’ll be making a move, you’ll be able to watch all the resulting new signings play for their teams on Sky Sports Mobile TV.

In sporting news outside of the beautiful game, our cricketers start their ODI series against India on Sunday 15 January over on Sky Sports 2, while later this month you’ll be able to catch some fast-paced action in the World Rugby Sevens, also on Sky Sports 2.

 NOW TV Entertainment

Supergirl season two arrives NOW TV Entertainment this month, following the story of the titular heroine Kara Danvers (played by Glee’s Melissa Benoist). In the first season we watched 24-year-old Kara reveal the powers she’d long kept hidden as one of the last remaining Kryptonians (and cousin to Superman). This season we’re preparing for more crime fighting goodness from the team who brought us The Flash and Arrow, as Kara balances battling bad guys with career progression and her love life.

Speaking of The Flash, part two of season three is also returning to NOW TV Entertainment later this month, making for a seriously super start to the year.

 Spotify Premium

We revealed last month how Spotify’s personalised playlists are changing our listening habits. But if you’re yet to catch the latest, it’s time to tune into Release Radar. Launched in August this year, Release Radar brings you two hours of new music every Friday from artists you like and follow, peppered with fresh tunes from other artists Spotify thinks you’ll love.

Also on Spotify this month is new single Make me Move by Vodafone Future Breaker Culture Code. Fresh from his Monster Mash-Up debut in October, Culture Code is making waves with his melodically-driven bass lines. Have a listen to the single below:

Others to keep an ear out for include new album I See You from The xx due for release on 13 January, ahead of their comprehensive tour that includes a record-breaking seven shows in Brixton, and recently released third album (aptly named ‘Run the Jewels 3’) from American hip-hop super-group Run the Jewels. Hear the latest from The xx with single On Hold below:

 Netflix

There’s plenty to keep you entertained on Netflix this month, including the launch of Netflix Original Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events. Based on the bestselling 13-book children’s series, Netflix’s adaptation will follow the many, many misfortunes of Baudelaire orphans Violet, Klaus and Sunny. And, rumour has it author Daniel Handler has been heavily involved in production. All episodes will be released on Netflix 13 January.

Archie Comic fans rejoice! Also landing on Netflix this month is new series Riverdale, which has been described as a cross between Twin Peaks and Archie. According to the streaming giant, Archie’s got an edge and Veronica’s hiding her past. Tune in for episodes from 27 January.

Find out more about Spotify’s personalised playlists… Check out our exclusive Release Radar interview with Spotify Engineering guru, Edward Newett.

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