As the dark nights draw in, the desire to stay in grows. Fortunately, there's plenty of top entertainment from Amazon Prime Video, NOW TV Entertainment Pass, Sky Sports Mobile TV, and Spotify Premium to keep you busy…
Staying in is the new going out, right? Luckily, when you’ve got an unbelievable amount of online entertainment to sink into – courtesy of a Vodafone Red Entertainment plan* – you’re covered whether you’re on the couch or out and about.
But where to start? If you feel like there’s too much to choose from, worry not: here’s our pick of the best new releases, highlights and must-sees to feast on this November…
Amazon Prime Video
With access to brand new and classic TV shows alike, a staggering movie collection and a whole host of fabulous ‘Prime Originals’, Amazon Prime Video is a great place to feast on the best the silver and small screens have to offer. And this month, we’re kicking things off with a psychological drama.
Arriving on screens this Friday 2 November, Homecoming Season 1 stars Hollywood legend Julia Roberts – making her TV debut – as a counsellor at the Homecoming Transitional Support Centre; a facility that rehabilitates soldiers suffering from PTSD. As well-meaning, rewarding, and supportive as that sounds, all is not as it seems, and it’s clear the centre is hiding some secrets. Check out the trailer:
As a rule of thumb, anything that comes out of the Dreamworks factory is typically up there with the cream of the animated crop, and Kung Fu Panda: Paws of Destiny is no exception. Out Friday 16 November, this animated TV series follows Dragon Master Po and four panda kids from Panda Village, each of whom has been instilled with a mysterious and powerful chi energy…
Speaking of strange energies, if you watched season one of Patriot last year, there’s a high chance you’re finally stress-free enough to embark on a second season. Well, the wait is almost over, as it rolls out onto Amazon Prime Video on Friday 9 November. Here’s the trailer:
The show centres on John Tavner, an intelligence officer posing as a materials engineer, who is neck deep in trying to stop Iran from going nuclear. The Patriot is witty, dark, and massively tense, which is a hard thing to get right. Trust us, though; it totally works.
Sky Sports Mobile TV
If you’re a big football fan, there’s only one place to be over the coming months: Sky Sports. As the weather gets chilly, the Premier League heats up, and you can catch the very best of the action wherever you go thanks to Sky Sports Mobile TV.
Spurs fans, the next one for your radar is this Saturday, 3 November at 7:45pm over on Sky Sports, as Hugo Lloris and pals head to the midlands to take on Wolves. On paper it should be a one-sided affair, but a fairly even six-match history and Wolves’ home advantage means this could be anyone’s game.
The following weekend there’s a fixture highlight happening up north: We’ve got ourselves a Mancherster derby! Manchester United and Manchester City go head-to-head at the Etihad on Sunday 11 November at 4:30pm. City have certainly played the stronger game recently, landing them joint top of the League, but there’s still plenty of opportunity for United to make a comeback. Stick it in your diary right now!
Big news: When choosing Sky Sports Mobile TV with your Red Entertainment plan, you’ll now also receive a NOW TV Entertainment Pass for six months on us! Grab the deal and activate by 8th January and it’s yours, meaning there’s no need to miss out on NOW TV Entertainment Pass’s very best entertainment. Find out all the details here: https://www.vodafone.co.uk/mobile/music-tv-and-sport/sky-sports-mobile-tv
NOW TV Entertainment Pass
A NOW TV Entertainment Pass is where you will find 11 of the best paid TV channels and over 300 boxsets, you can watch great shows like Season 15 of Grey’s Anatomy
Can you believe Grey’s Anatomy first aired way back in 2005? 13 years and 14 seasons later, the medical drama is still going strong, with titular M.D. Meredith Grey (played by Ellen Pompeo) now having climbed her way to Chief of General Surgery – with a few hiccups along the way, of course. It is a drama, after all:
As with the series as a whole, you can expect tense relationships, new doctors and plot twists aplenty from the show’s 15th season.
Need yet more medical drama in your life? Allow us to introduce 9-1-1, which follows the fictional lives of Los Angeles first responders – firefighters, cops, and paramedics – as they tackle some of the city’s most gripping human struggles. And we mean gripping; check out the trailer below for earthquakes, helicopters falling from the sky, and a city in chaos:
Your cup of tea? Season 1 is available to stream now until November 16, with Season 2 already streaming weekly.
Filled to the brim with albums, tracks, playlists and podcasts, Spotify has something for everyone. Stuck for what to dive into first? A great way to find the perfect track is to hit that ‘Discover Weekly’ tab in your app; it uses some clever behind-the-scenes smarts to find stuff that it thinks you’ll like, based on your previous listening habits – and it’s refreshed every Monday.
As per usual though, we’ve got a couple of our own top picks to help bolster your digital decks this November. First on the list is No Tourist, the new album from The Prodigy. The band’s first album for three years, No Tourist is about pushing the aural envelope. “There is always more danger and excitement to be found if you stray from the set path” the group says in its album press release.
You can do just that with the reggae-infused Light Up the Sky below, with the full album landing on 2 November:
Another one that’s caught our attention is A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships, the third studio album from Mancunian indie darlings, The 1975. Latest single, It’s not Living (If It’s Not Living With You), continues the group’s trend of marrying upbeat pop melodies with melancholy lyrics – a staple on an album that looks set to cover everything from heartbreak, to frontman Matty Healy’s recent stint in rehab. Have a listen:
And remember: not only is Spotify great for music, it’s got a massive collection of podcasts, too. They’re a great way to delve deeper into your hobbies, learn what’s going on around the world, or just to tickle your funny bone, as with our current favourite: The Adam Buxton Podcast.
As a veteran comedy broadcaster, Adam has an arsenal of contacts, which means each week he’s joined by a new voice from the world of pop culture – as well as longterm friends like Louis Theroux. The latest season has just kicked off after a three-month break, so be sure to tune in.
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