Gather round for this month’s collection of top entertainment picks from Amazon Prime Video, NOW TV Entertainment Pass, Sky Sports Mobile TV, and Spotify Premium...
There’s no shortage of amazing content to watch or listen to out there, but knowing where to look for it – and what to single out – can be a tricky challenge. Don’t worry though; we’re always here to help with our roundup of the very best in mobile-based entertainment each month.
By selecting one of our Red Entertainment plans*, a subscription to Amazon Prime Video, NOW TV Entertainment Pass, Sky Sports Mobile TV, or Spotify Premium is included for the duration of your contract. So, without further ado, here’s what’s on offer from our entertainment partners this month…
Amazon Prime Video
Packed to the rafters with blockbusters and boxsets, along with its own exclusive ‘Prime Originals’, there’s always something to watch on Amazon Prime Video.
This month? The Grand Tour boys are back in town. And when we say ‘town’, we mean all four corners of the globe, as Clarkson, May, and Hammond strap in for another season of madcap motoring. Yep: The Grand Tour’s third season is now underway, with the team travelling the world to push everything from monster trucks to push bikes to their limits. And maybe even their friendship, too. Expect, high revs, drifting, ridiculous stunts and much more. You can tune in now.
— The Grand Tour (@thegrandtour) January 7, 2019
Aside from that, there’s a wealth of classic movies and captivating series to get stuck into, while other recent additions to Amazon’s Prime Originals roster include season 2 of The Marvellous Mrs Maisel, season 5 of Vikings, and Homecoming – the TV adaptation of the smash hit podcast thriller.
NOW TV Entertainment Pass
With a NOW TV Entertainment Pass you can feast your eyes on awesome on-demand boxsets and top live TV from channels like Sky Atlantic, Sky One, and more.
For February, we’re looking back before we look forward: the long-awaited final series of Game of Thrones lands in the UK on April 15, which means that if you’ve missed any of the previous seven seasons, now’s your chance to catch up. You’ve got more than enough time to binge all 67 episodes in the next couple of months – if you’re anything like us, you’ll do it much quicker than that.
Every season, scene and second of the epic adult fantasy is available to watch wherever you go with a NOW TV Entertainment Pass; time to take a trip to Westeros.
Looking for something a bit more grounded? The gritty, long-awaited third season of True Detective is now airing weekly, with its murderous intrigue unfolding through the eyes of Mahershala Ali’s state detective Wayne Hays. Hays is on the case of missing children in Arkansas, but the plot unfolds in three distinct time periods.
The series is off to a really strong start, with critics raving about Ali’s commanding lead performance. Not to be missed.
Sky Sports Mobile TV
The Premiere League continues apace, and with Sky Sports Mobile TV on your phone you can stay in the loop on all the latest games – wherever you find yourself. This February be sure to stick these must-watch fixtures in your diary:
First we visit Wembley, with Spurs taking on Newcastle United on Saturday, Feb 2 at 12:30 pm; we’ve got one team looking to keep pace with league leaders Liverpool and Manchester City, while the other fights for survival. And it’s a big month for the reigning champions, with City hosting Arsenal at 16.30 pm on Sunday, Feb 3 before taking on Maurizio Sarri’s Chelsea on Sunday, Feb 10, at 16:00 pm. Pep’s men will be hoping to make amends for their first loss of the season in the reverse fixture.
Our final must-watch games are on Sunday, Feb 24, and you might want to get comfortable because it could be a Super Sunday to remember. Chelsea and Brighton go head-to-head at 12:00 pm, with Sarri’s squad desperate to cling onto that Champions League place.
And, in a fixture that could have serious implications for the title-chasing pack, Manchester United host Liverpool at 14.05 pm, as Solskjær’s resurgent side look to put the brakes on Liverpool’s surge to Premier League glory.
If it’s audio entertainment you’re after, Spotify Premium is the choice for you. The music giant has grown to become one of the biggest streaming services on the planet, with more than 40 million tracks in its ever-growing catalogue, and a whole lot more besides.
Why Spotify Premium? Well as a Premium subscriber you’ll ditch the ads, and gain the ability to take your music offline, which means you’ll have access to your favourite tunes down on the London Underground, during a flight, or even when you just want to disconnect from the world.
Where Spotify really shines, though, is in its music discovery and curation features. Finding your new favourite song is always super-easy, thanks to personalised playlists built just for you – like the hugely-popular ‘Discover Weekly’ on a Monday, or New Music Radar on a Friday. For both, Spotify’s super-smart AI will dish up a bunch of new songs that you’ll love, based on how your previous listening habits marry up with others’.
It’s not all computer-collated lists though – far from it. Spotify’s got oodles of playlists made by its in-house team of experts, broken down into genres, moods, moments and events. This month, we recommend taking a look at Tomorrow’s Hits, Timeless Love Songs (Valentine’s Day is just around the corner), and Beast Mode, just to mix things up.
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