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NetGem TV Streaming (Prime shows + more) £3.99 per month with Wuntu FOR THREE CUSTOMERS ('loan' of HDbox provided)

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Posted 29th MayEdited by:"SuperDan"

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I've never seen or read about NetGem before. I've no idea whether this will be worthwhile?

Just putting it to the floor.

See: pocket-lint.com/tv/…nth
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Site says, "Three mobile subscribers can add netgem.tv membership to their bills, for just £3.99 per month extra." So looks like it is only this price if you're with Three. Tried to figure out how much it is normally, but clicking on the box in the picture on the netgem site takes me to Amazon where I can buy it for £149. Confused.
Sorry OP, you have already mentioned Wuntu in the title, but I had no idea what that was (Three mobile app) until I searched just now.
Would the Grand Tour be free on this box?
It appears you are paying £3.99 a month for the rental of a (poorly reviewed) Freeview Play box which retails for £49, with NO premium content included.

The Netgem NetBox additionally does not have the ability to record Freeview, and the apps available do not include Netflix!
Edited by: "drivel" 29th May
agitatedclimax29/05/2019 11:35

Sorry OP, you have already mentioned Wuntu in the title, but I had no idea …Sorry OP, you have already mentioned Wuntu in the title, but I had no idea what that was (Three mobile app) until I searched just now.


Sorry, that's me being careless. Yeah it's for three customers.

I don't really understand it, I'm trying to work it out. It pitches itself as 'subscription free'. My best guess so far is that all you are doing is renting a box for £3.99 a month.

You can buy various boxes on Amazon for £50/£100/£150. I assume that simply having the box is what gives you access to all the content, hence the requirement to send the box back if you this deal.

Does anybody know?

It still might be a good setup. Only £48 a year and without having to go out and buy a box straight off the bat.
"Xmas exclusive". Late or early?!
drivel29/05/2019 11:54

It appears you are paying £3.99 a month for the rental of a (poorly …It appears you are paying £3.99 a month for the rental of a (poorly reviewed) Freeview Play box which retails for £49, with NO premium content included.The Netgem NetBox additionally does not have the ability to record Freeview, and the apps available do not include Netflix!


Sounds about right.

Although it doesn't state outright, it does seem that it is the £50 NetBox you're getting, which is not hugely exciting considering they now make 4K ones.

Expert Reviews:

Freeview Play has often felt like a great service, but one that’s in need of better and more affordable hardware. With the Netgem Netbox, that hardware has arrived. This compact unit gives you a great Freeview Play experience, with a slick interface that has both a conventional EPG and a Netflix-style view through which you can pick from the best shows from online catch-up services. You can choose between last week’s episode of Channel 4’s Catastrophe or continue bingeing Killing Eve from the same screen, and if you want to catch something you missed, the EPG still scrolls backwards seven days to find the episode in question.

That’s not the end of the NetBox’s talents, either. Plug in a USB hard disk and you can set a programme or series to record, while integration with Amazon Prime Video and Ratuken TV gives you premium video on-demand options – though the absence of Netflix is a blow. Alexa capabilities also show potential if you have an Echo speaker, though not all voice commands work as reliably or consistently as they do with Amazon’s own Fire TV. Admittedly, there’s room for improvement, but with great picture quality and fantastic Freeview Play support, this is a budget Freeview Play box to be reckoned with.

Key specs – Dimensions: 132 x 125 x 38mm; Tuners: 1x Freeview HD; HDD:N/A; Smart apps: Ratuken TV, BBC iPlayer, All 4, ITV Hub, UKTV Play, YouTube, Deezer, Demand 5, BBC News, Amazon Prime Video, Hayu, Hopster, CBS Catchup; Connections: HDMI, USB, Ethernet, antenna in, 802.11n Wi-Fi
crixus29/05/2019 12:02

"Xmas exclusive". Late or early?!


Not the right link. I didn't add one in. I don't think there's an accessible landing page other than going through the WUNTU app.
In essence a smart Freeview box
Freeview box with apps (not include Netflix)
So a subscription is required to make it worthwhile
Harry_Potter29/05/2019 12:04

In essence a smart Freeview boxFreeview box with apps (not include …In essence a smart Freeview boxFreeview box with apps (not include Netflix)So a subscription is required to make it worthwhile


Maybe? They are advertising the new Prime shows (Good Omens) and certain films from Rakuten (Jurassic World). Surely those are included without further subscriptions?
I've watched a few YouTube videos about it and even been to their website to try and educate myself, still confused . Do I need seperate subs for hayu, prime video, Rakuten etc? None the wiser
SuperDan29/05/2019 12:06

Maybe? They are advertising the new Prime shows (Good Omens) and certain …Maybe? They are advertising the new Prime shows (Good Omens) and certain films from Rakuten (Jurassic World). Surely those are included without further subscriptions?


Rakuten do not have a subscription service anymore, they just sell/rent content you stream from them.
Edited by: "drivel" 29th May
SuperDan29/05/2019 12:06

Maybe? They are advertising the new Prime shows (Good Omens) and certain …Maybe? They are advertising the new Prime shows (Good Omens) and certain films from Rakuten (Jurassic World). Surely those are included without further subscriptions?


Doesn't appear so
I have had a netgem hd box for a while now which I bought on a previous wuntu deal. I bought it last year after speaking to netgem's customer service and they assured me that nowtv and Netflix were coming to the box by either the end of 2018 or very early this year. Now 6 months into 2019 and still no sign of them and I have continued to use my old nowtv box with Freeview while the netgem collects dust as at least I have Netflix now on that. Hopefully they will come one day and that netgem's cs weren't just telling me that to get a sale as it does seem like a nice system.
talal198129/05/2019 12:11

I've watched a few YouTube videos about it and even been to their website …I've watched a few YouTube videos about it and even been to their website to try and educate myself, still confused . Do I need seperate subs for hayu, prime video, Rakuten etc? None the wiser


Yes you do. I went on livechat and confirmed this. The £3.99 basically gives you only the freeview content.
techsearchuk09/06/2019 12:09

Yes you do. I went on livechat and confirmed this. The £3.99 basically …Yes you do. I went on livechat and confirmed this. The £3.99 basically gives you only the freeview content.


What a joke freeview is FREE!
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