Another month, another glorious round-up of top entertainment from Spotify Premium, Sky Sports Mobile TV, Amazon Prime Video, and NOW TV Entertainment…

On the hunt for this month’s best entertainment? If you can manage to tear yourself away from the 2018 World Cup coverage (come on England!), you’ll see that there’s a huge amount of top telly and tunes to keep you entertained this month with our incredible entertainment partners. All you need is a Vodafone Red Entertainment Plan*…

NOW TV Entertainment Pass

Based on the novel of the same name, Sharp Objects sees emotionally troubled crime reporter, Camille Preaker (played by Amy Adams), return to her hometown after being discharged from a psychiatric hospital to cover the murders of two young girls.

It’s dark, mysterious, and thrilling. A must watch. Episode 1 is available now, with new episodes streaming weekly.

Remember 1995’s cult classic movie, Get Shorty? Then you’ll no doubt agree that its wacky plot would make great TV show fodder. Luckily, Hollywood’s been thinking along the same lines, which is why you can now catch the whole first season of Get Shorty on NOW TV Entertainment.

Working as muscle for a murderous Nevadan crime gang, Miles Daly (played by IT Crowd’s Chris O’Dowd) decides he wants out of the crime game for good, turning his attention to the movie producer business instead. Not an obvious career path, we’d agree, but it makes for a riotously entertaining watch, nonetheless.

The trouble for Miles is that he can’t seem to shake his felonious past. Isn’t that always the way? Check out the trailer above, then dig into Get Shorty Season 1, now.

Amazon Prime Video

Amazon Prime Video is our latest entertainment partner, and it’s brimming with boxsets and blockbusters, alongside its own roster of awesome, homegrown ‘Amazon Originals’. Check out our trio of top shows.

Preacher returns for a third season with new episodes every Monday. Jesse Custer – the Preacher in this show – is blessed with amazing powers and likes his liquor and cigarettes, maybe a little too much. He’s on a quest to literally find god with help from a vampire.

Another supernatural show, Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger is focused around two characters, with superpowers, named Cloak and Dagger. Set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the two teenagers find that their powers work better when they are together. New episodes run each Friday.

Hit legal drama Goliath returns (after a long wait) for its second season. As a down-and-out-lawyer, Billy Bob Thornton’s Billy McBride is trying to seek redemption, manage his family life, and keep his head above water in a legal system where money and power is more important than truth – all while battling his inner demons. If you haven’t already watched season one, here’s a little clip to whet your appetite.

Looks good, right? Season two ups the ante with a bigger tale of corruption, lies, and political intrigue. Check out the trailer:

Sky Sports Mobile TV

If Rugby League’s more your thing than the headline-grabbing World Cup, why not tune in on Thursday 19 July to watch Wigan Warriors v St Helens in the Betfred Super League live on Sky Sports Arena at 19:45? St Helens have won their last six games, whereas Wigan have only won two. So will this be a seventh win for the former? Tune in to find out.

20-cars will be lining up on the grid for the historic British Grand Prix at the Silverstone Circuit, each with dreams of reaching the finish line in first place. Tune in between 6 July and 8 July to watch the fast-paced action.

Between 19 and 22 July, Sky Sports Golf will be showing the 147th Open Championship at Carnoustie to see which of the 156 strong field will get their hands on the coveted Claret Jug.

To make sure you don’t miss any of the F1  or golf coverage, you’ll need to Upgrade to Pack 2.

Spotify Premium

After the success of their first studio album Communion back in 2015, English synth-pop band Years & Years are returning with their second album, Palo Santo, on 6 July.

It’s an 11-track treat, which the band have described as “truly tribal.” Expect hearts worn on sleeves here too; as the Years & Years boys put it: “[this album is] the perfect space in which to tell their most intimate, personal stories; on identity, sexuality, performance, and ultimately, what it means to be human”. Heavy.

The album’s lead single is Sanctify, with the eponymous Palo Santo following up. You can listen to them both, below.


 

Other artists and albums to look out for this month include Amy Shark’s Love Monster (13 July), and Ariana Grande’s Sweetener (20 July).

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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 £7.99 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.