On the lookout for some new entertainment as we head into January? We've got tonnes of it, from Amazon Prime Video, NOW TV Entertainment Pass, Sky Sports Mobile TV, and Spotify Premium...
Now that the excitement of Christmas is starting to wane and the new year has landed in earnest, it’s time to console your back-to-work blues with some incredible content. So it’s just as well, then, that when you join Vodafone we’ve got you more than covered.
With one of our Red Entertainment plans*, you’ve got a choice of subscription to Amazon Prime Video, a NOW TV Entertainment Pass, Sky Sports Mobile TV, or Spotify Premium on us. Want to see what each one has in store this month? Keep on reading…
Amazon Prime Video
If award-winning movies and top TV shows are your bag, look no further than Amazon Prime Video. Amazon’s got loads of home-grown ‘Prime Originals’ – perfect for those looking for the best in new and exclusive shows – as well as much-loved classics.
So what’s coming up in January? Do the names Jeremy Clarkson, James May, and Richard Hammond mean anything to you? TV’s best-loved petrolheads seem to have the best job in the world; they get together, drive fast and expensive cars around the world, and have an absolute blast doing it.
The third season of The Grand Tour gets into gear on Jan 18, with the trio travelling to Colombia, China, Mongolia, and even back to good old Blighty. And, if we’re being honest, the trailer above has us holding our breath. Richard, don’t look down!
NOW TV Entertainment Pass
A NOW TV Entertainment Pass is your ticket to some fantastic live channels like Sky One, Sky Atlantic, and Discovery Channel, as well as box sets for shows from VICE, Challenge, Pick, and more.
In January, be sure to catch Tim Roth in the return of Tin Star – an intense and bloody thriller about an ex-Londoner (and ex-detective) who makes a bold life change by moving to the Canadian Rockies. As a man of the law himself, you’d think that main man Jim would make for an excellent, law-abiding citizen, but his demons make the easy life almost impossible; alcohol – and his alter ego – torment him.
Tin Star season two starts Jan 24, but you can catch up on season one now. Here’s what to expect from the show’s second outing:
Rebooting a classic, once-loved TV show is often a risky business as there are so many expectations from diehard fans. But the 1980s hit Magnum PI seems to have made it through a revamp unscathed: CBS’s new take on the show found favour with critics in the US late last year, and now it’s headed to UK screens – by way of Sky One – sometime in January.
Thomas Magnum is back as an ex-Navy SEAL who now uses his skills as a private investigator. We’ll be honest, we do slightly miss Tom Selleck and his magnificent moustache, but Jay Hernandez reportedly does a fantastic job with the iconic role, with plenty of action to keep you entertained too.
Sky Sports Mobile TV
Thank goodness for the Premier League – And we’re only half way through. Get in! There’s quite a bit to watch this month, but here’s what’s on our radar…
Starting tonight at 8pm, we’ve got Man City and Liverpool playing in an exciting top-of-the-table clash. Both teams deserve to sit where they are in the league, but City’s had a run of bad luck lately, losing Sergio Aguero, David Silva and Benjamin Mendy to injuries. Liverpool’s influential players are all still in the game, and have been on barnstorming form of late. It’s anyone’s game.
Other match highlights include West Ham and Arsenal on Jan 12 at 12:30, Wolverhampton Wanderers and Leicester City on Jan 14 at 8pm, and Fulham and Spurs on Jan 20 at 4pm – all live and exclusive on Sky Sports and Sky Sports Mobile TV.
Spotify’s hefty audio library comprises albums and playlists totalling more than 40 million tracks.. That’s a massive number, but don’t panic: finding your next favourite sound is easier than you might think…
The ‘Discover Weekly’ feature is your friend, here. But it’s more than just a list of new music, it’s actually a cleverly-created buffet that uses your listening habits – scooping up what you’ve listened to before, comparing that to like-minded artists, and offering up similar alternatives. Updated every Monday, it’s a must-tap tracklist.
Then there are Spotify’s umpteen other big name playlists. With so many to choose from, you’ll always find some fantastic track or album to tune into. United Kingdom Top 50, All Out 90s, New Music Friday UK, and plenty of others are all available right from the Browse section, meaning you’ll never be short of a new tune. In fact, let’s have a sneaky listen to that last one right now:
Best of all, as a Spotify Premium subscriber, you have the option to download your music and play it offline.
Right, that’s it for another month, we’ll see you in February for the next entertainment roundup!
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