What is USTV NOW?
USTV NOW is an online streaming service with the help of which you can watch live channels (channels and programming of USA) online, all you need is internet and and a free of cost subscription. The service was started for the US Military serviceman or the citizens of The United States living abroad, but as there are no restrictions based on location or citizenship, the service is used widely by a lot of customers.
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Cost and Plans
US TV NOW basically service 7 of the mainstream channels (ABC, FOX, CBS….) for free streaming on multiple devices, but the free service is for 45 days only. After this period of 45 days, you can still watch all the 7 channels for free but only through a browser (PC or laptop) and not on other devices.
Free Channels – ABC, CBS, PBS, My9, CW, FOX, NBC
All Channels Plan
The “All Channel Plan” has additional 20 channels along with the the seven channels available in the free plan. The plan costs you $19 for the first 3 moths and after the completion of these three months users have to pay $29 a month to continue the service. The all channels plan is is kind of a complete family package. It includes channels for every category News, Kids, Lifestyle, Soprts etc.
Channels – A&E, Bravo, Cartoon Network, CNBC, ESPN, FX, Fox News, History, Lifetime, National Geographic, Syfy, TBS, TNT, USA, AMC, CNN, Comedy Central, Discovery Channel, Nickelodeon, Spike, Animal Planet
All Channels Plan With DVR
The “All Channels Plan With DVR” has the similar channels catalog as that of the All Channels Plan, the only difference being the DVR (Digital Video Recording) option. Which means with the All Channels with DVR plan you can record your favorite shows or schedule to record your favorite shows to watch them later.
There is also a premium plan which includes more than 200 channels, including channels from networks like HBO and SHOWTIME. The premium Plan costs you $ 99 for one month. For complete list of channels of the premium plan click here.
Devices Supported By USTV NOW
The device support of USTV NOW is pretty good, although the number of supporting devices list is not big as services like Netflix or Hulu, but it includes most of the common devices used for streaming across USA or in the other regions across the world. Some of the main devices which can be used to access US TV NOW are Android mobiles and Tablets (android 2.2 and above), iPhone (3 and above), Apple TV, Google TV and Roku.
Interface and Performance
The interface of the service is decent, not as good as the other monthly based subscription service which is obvious as the business model is relatively small. The video quality of the content available is pretty good. User has the option to select the quality as High, Standard or Low. Usually if you have a good bandwidth, the amount of Hiccups are pretty less even better than some of the paid services.
Although there is one problem that when you change the quality of the program you are watching it takes some extra time to reload again, apart from this every thing is fine.
Other Services Like USTV NOW
There are few more service which are of the similar niche as USTV NOW is, one of them is Sling TV. Likewise USTV NOW, Sling TV also live TV channels . Sling TV is also a monthly subscription based service, which offers a lot of mainstream channels of USA. The serivce costs around $20 a month for the basic plan. There are also some addons line Sportd Extra, News Extra…. for extra $5 for each individual package.
The channels list of Sling TV is almost similar as the All Channels Plan of US TV NOW and the service is around $9 less than USTV NOW (after the first 3 months). But as USTV NOW offers seven US channels for free which is not available in any of the other such services available in the market.
So guys this was my review for USTV NOW. At last I want t conclude with the statement that the service is one of a kind as no one offers seven of the biggest channels of USA for free. Other than that, the quality and performance is also good. So the service is worth a try, as you don’t have to pay anything.
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