(Pocket-lint) - Staying at home during the UK's national lockdown can have its downsides, but one big plus is that it gives you an ideal opportunity to catch-up on all the very best TV series and movies around.
Households are now busier than ever and there is a need for multiple screens to not just entertain but to educate younger members of a family. Streaming services are doing their part, with YouTube creating #StayHomeWithMe channels, BBC iPlayer adding a tonne of education programming, and Amazon Prime Video making kids content totally free to watch.
The only question remaining is how to get all of that great content onto your TV? That's where Netgem TV comes in.
With Netgem TV you get 120 channels, with 40 in HD, access to Amazon Prime Video, YouTube, BritBox and other streaming services, plus on demand TV from catch-up players, including BBC iPlayer, ITV Hub and All4. All these come in one great set-top-box, so there’s no more need to hop from one service to another. And, with a mobile app that gives personal recommendations, you can keep everyone entertained, in any room in the house.
That's why we've found it easy to come up with five reasons to choose Netgem TV as your perfect lockdown partner.
1. One box solution
There has never been a better time for TV entertainment, with so many channels and streaming services available. However, that also usually means that you have to navigate in and out of apps - sometimes between completely separate devices.
The Netgem TV service collates all the live TV stations and on demand content you need in the one box, and with an easy to use interface. And, you can ditch having to switch between different sources on your television itself, so all you need is just that one remote.
There are three boxes available, including the NetBox HD, NetBox 4K (with Dolby Atmos support), and even the SoundBox HD with an integrated soundbar. So, depending on your setup needs, there's a single-box solution for everyone.
2. Affordable entertainment
Unlike some paid TV services, Netgem TV provides a very affordable solution, offering the full Freeview Play roster of free-to-air channels, plus catch-up TV hosted by BBC iPlayer, ITV Hub, All 4, My5, UKTV Play, CBS Catchup Channels UK, and Horror Bites, all accessible by simply scrolling back through the electronic programme guide (EPG). They are also available through recommendations and suggestions in the MyTV section (which we’ll come to later).
YouTube content is also available to view at no extra cost, with quick access to YouTube channels and Originals - adding to the user experience.
In addition, the very best box sets and movies are available across multiple streaming services, including Amazon Prime Video, BritBox, Hayu and Rakuten TV. The can be paid for as and when you like, so you won't have exorbitant, unnecessary monthly fees for content you don't watch.
3. Exclusive channels at no extra cost
As well as the gamut of streaming channels and Freeview channels available through Netgem TV, the platform also offers exclusive channels from other sources.
There are 18 exclusive channels available on Netgem TV boxes in total, each available as part of the standard Netgem TV subscription fee: Premier Sports 1, 2 and FreeSports, LaLiga TV, Sports TV, Football TV, Xtrem Sports, Speed TV, Frag TV (for the latest eSports coverage), Karaoke TV, DJTV, Clubbing TV, Tastemade, Cooking TV, Gaming TV, Gossip, Movies News, and Nature Vision TV.
The Premier Sports line-up alone is usually worth £11.99 per month.
One of main features of Netgem TV is personalisation. It learns the type of shows you most enjoy, so your experience is moulded to your own tastes.
The Netgem TV platform has a MyTV section on the homescreen that features a list of the shows most important to you, gleaned from your own content, free catch-up and on demand services, and streaming apps, such as Amazon Prime Video and BritBox.
It personalises your experience so you don't have to delve into menu after menu of options just to find the next show to watch. And its clean and simple to use interface ensures you can get to your favourite content quickly, cutting out the fuss and leaving you with time to spend enjoying a film or programme, rather than finding what to watch.
5. Available with a one-month free trial
Finally, one great benefit for choosing Netgem TV to help entertain you while you stay at home is that it is currently available for a one-month trial period for free.
You can order the Netgem TV box, explore all the great features it has to offer and you won't have to pay a penny for the first month.
And, from month two, the service is then available for the bargain price of £9.99 per month. There are no strings attached, so what are you waiting for?
To find out more, just head to the Netgem TV UK website and register right now.