Hold the very best entertainment in the palm of your hand this October, with hot picks from Sky Sports, Spotify Premium and NOW TV…

From live Premier League action to love songs and zombies, there’s something for everyone in October’s monthly entertainment wrap-up. Make sure you’re up to speed wherever you are with a Red Entertainment plan*, and then read on to see what’s in store…

Sky Sports Mobile TV

This month brings us one of the most famous football rivalries in the world, as Liverpool takes on Manchester United at Anfield, 12.30pm 14 October. Later in the month (1.30pm 22 Oct), Everton face Arsenal at Goodison Park, amid rumours of an upcoming £40 million bid for out-of-favour Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud. Yet to make a start in the League this season, Giroud could eventually find himself the Toffee’s lead striker if the deal goes ahead in January. But there’s plenty of football to watch in the meantime – including 2016/17 League winners Chelsea vs. Manchester United at Stamford Bridge early next month (4.30pm 5 Nov).

With both teams sitting high on the table at this early stage, it’s a matchup certain to bring in big crowds. Be in the thick of the action, wherever you are, with Sky Sports’ new dedicated Premier League channel.

But, of course, it’s not just football you can watch on the go. October’s also great month for NFL and golf fans; watch your favourite team on Sky Sports Action with Mobile TV Pack 1 or upgrade to Pack 2 for live British Masters.

Spotify Premium

Known for her bittersweet love songs and powerful vocals, the UK’s own Jessie Ware is back this month with third album, Glasshouse, due for release October 20. Much has changed for Ware since the release of Tough Love in 2014. In a recent interview with the Evening Standard, she says she wrote eight of her 12 new songs following the birth of her daughter, and credits motherhood with increasing her focus and drive. Album standouts include new single Alone, with its focus on Ware’s changing relationship with her husband, and Selfish Love – listen to this one below:

Also new to Spotify this month is the latest from London-based artist Archy Marshall aka King Krule – The Ooz. While it’s easy to be put off by the press descriptor that it’s all “about earwax and snot and bodily fluids and skin and stuff that just comes out of you on a day to day basis”, it is the highly anticipated follow up to 2013’s 6 Feet Beneath the Moon and promises to deliver more of the 23-year-old’s gravelly jazz-punk sound. Tune into first single Czech One below, and the full album on Spotify Premium from October 13.

Others to listen for include the release of P!nk’s first LP in five years, Beautiful Trauma; Beck’s album Colors; and St. Vincent’s fifth studio album MASSEDUCTION – all due for release October 13.

NOW TV Entertainment Pass

Are you up to date with Negan and crew? If not, you’ll want to get watching. Season 8 of The Walking Dead is scheduled to premiere in the UK October 23 and if the latest trailer’s anything to go by, the confrontations will be epic. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, showrunner Scott Gimple described the new season as “a bit more kinetic, a bit more breakneck”, as it shifts from self-contained stories to a more episodic approach.

Seasons 1-7 are available to stream on NOW TV today. Get set for the new season with NOW TV’s The Walking Dead Survival Guide below.

Also back for your viewing pleasure this October after a five-year break is Season 9 of Larry David’s ground-breaking comedy Curb Your Enthusiasm (Oct 2), and Season 2 of high school comedy Vice Principals starting 10pm October 5.

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*Entertainment: Available on 12- and 24-month Red Entertainment plans. Compatible device with internet connection required. Sky Sports 1&2 only and Sky Sports News HQ only. Content may vary. Entertainment will automatically renew after initial 12/24 months unless cancelled. NOW TV Entertainment Pass: available for Red Entertainment customers. Access to the NOW TV Entertainment service will automatically renew at £6.99 per month (or the then current Sky retail price if different) after the initial 12/24 months unless cancelled. Retail price paid includes the cost of the Red Entertainment plan 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.