There are so many different streaming services out there, but if you are edging more towards NOW TV, you may want to know what it's all about before committing. We have made this easy-to-follow guide that will let you find out all you need to know.
What is Now TV and what does it do? NOW TV is a media streaming service that allows you to watch Sky Channels, as well as other programmes and movies on demand.
It's aimed at people that are not wanting to commit to a long term contract, like Sky or Virgin Media.
As it's pay monthly, and can be cancelled should you no longer require it. Completely no strings attached, that's what makes it so popular.
How do you install a Now TV Box?
- Set up a NOW TV account. You can do that here*.
- If your box came with a voucher, then add the code to activate your Entertainment, Cinema, Kids or Sports Passes.
- Connect your Box to the TV using the HDMI cable that comes with your Now TV Box.
- Now, connect the power adapter to the Now TV Box and plug it into a socket and you'll see the box switch on.
- Put the batteries in the Remote Control.
- Switch to HDMI input on your Television.
- Follow the on-screen instructions to connect to your . Or hook your NOW TV Box up to a router or modem if using a wired (Ethernet) connection.
- Connect to your Wi-Fi network by following the instructions on the screen.
- Alternatively, you can use an Ethernet Cable to connect to the internet.
- You're nearly done! All you need to do now is sign in to your account using your NOW TV email or username and password.
- Voila! Enjoy all that entertainment!
How many devices can you have per NOW TV account?
You can now add up to 6 devices per account. Previously, it had been a maximum of 4, but NOW TV have recently changed this. Once you’ve added your 6 devices, you can make up to 3 changes each calendar month.
You may still encounter problems when trying to add new devices when not using your maximum allowance. This may be due to one or more of your slots being blocked. If this is the case it'll show you when you can add a device.
It's as easy to see what devices you have registered to your Now TV account, as it is to remove them. Simply select "My Account" then "Devices". You will probably have to sign in first.
NOW TV Box
The box is often the starting point for people to watch Now TV, and that's great for those of you that don't own a Smart TV or other Now TV compatible device.
Each box comes complete with a special NOW TV remote control, so you can flick 'til your hearts contents.
Not wanting a Now TV Box? The Now TV Smart Stick* can be used to access all of that compelling entertainment.
Tip: Watch out for special offers on NOW TV Boxes on Black Friday and in Boxing Day Sales.
NOW TV login
As soon as you've signed up to NOW TV you'll get a login. This is for your Now TV account and will let you access personal information and the likes.
What's great is that with the login you aren't restricted to just watching Now TV via the set top box, but you can now stream it via the app on a compatible device.
You can watch NOW TV on a huge range of devices.
Here's the full list...
Laptops and Computers
You can watch via the NOW TV app (Windows 8.1 or later), or via a web browser if you're running Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10,Mac OSX 10.9 or later.
Tablets and Smartphones
Android: Only some devices have the ability to stream NOW TV. It will work with most devices bought in the UK and in their original state.
Apple iOS iPhone: 4S, 5 & 6, iPad (2nd generation or later), iPod Touch (4th generation or later) Windows tablets (Windows smartphones are not supported) and Tablets running Windows 8.1 or later.
Note: You CANNOT get Now TV on the Amazon Fire HD, Nintendo Wii or Windows Smartphones.
That includes the Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4.
Think about it... the kids can have it in their bedrooms and you only need one Now TV account.
Nintendo have hinted that Now TV and other streaming services will eventually be available on the Nintendo Switch. Currently, the Nintendo Switch does not support Not TV.
YouView, Roku: LT (Purple), XS & 3 (Black), NOW TV Box, EE TV and Apple TV.
Selected LG Smart TV models, selected LG Blu-ray players and sound bars, Chromecast and the Roku Streaming Stick.
Now TV Smart Box
You can now buy NOW TV Smart Boxes*for around £39.99, and like the regular boxes, these will allow you to watch the abundance of programmes and movies.
In addition, you'll be able to pause and rewind the live TV channels for up to 30 minutes. This means you cannot record full movies, or anything outwith that 30 minute period.
NOW TV Pass
Now TV Passes start at £3.99 a month. You can pick and choose how many or little you wish to have. You can do this by logging into your Now TV account.
- Sky Cinema Month Pass £11.99 a month
- Entertainment Month Pass £7.99 a month
- Kids Month Pass £3.99 a month
- Sky Sports Month Pass £33.99 a month
- hayu Month Pass £3.99 a month
Now TV Movies
Like your movie nights? The Sky Cinema Pass is the one for you. Not only do you have access to the Sky Movie Channels, but a premier every single day, as well as a choice of over 1000 movies. The price? Just £9.99 a month - way cheaper than renting movies online.
NOW TV Sports
As you would imagine, the Now TV Sports Package is the most expensive out the lot at £33.99 a month. The Sky Sports Month Pass allows you to watch the biggest live events in sport.
If you can't quite justify signing up monthly, then opt for the Sky Sports Week Pass for £12.99. This gives you a week to watch as much sport as you like. Perfect for when there's a special sporting event on.
Wanting to catch that one-off footy match? Fork out just £8.99 for the Sky Sports Day Pass and you get 24 hour access to Sky Sports. This is a one-off payment.
NOW TV Channels
The channels you have access to on NOW TV is dependent of what passes you pay for.
With the Entertainment Pass you get:
- Sky Atlantic
- Sky 1
- Sky Living
- Sky Arts
- ITV Encore
- Comedy Central
- Discovery Channel
- Nat Geo Wild
- abc Studios
- Cartoon Network
- Nick Jr
Sky Cinema Pass (Movies):
- Sky Cinema Premiere
- Sky Cinema Disney
- Sky Cinema Hits
- Sky Cinema Family
- Sky Cinema Action & Adventure
- Sky Cinema Comedy
- Sky Cinema Crime & Thriller
- Sky Cinema Drama & Romance
- Sky Cinema Sci-Fi & Horror
- Sky Cinema Select
- Sky Cinema Themed Channel (Christmas and others)
- Sky Sports News
- Sky Sports Main Event
- Sky Sports Cricket
- Sky Sports Action
- Sky Sports Arena
- Sky Sports Golf
- Sky Sports F1
- Sky Sports Premier League
- Sky Sports Football
- Sky Sports Mix
NOW TV Voucher
What is a NOW TV Voucher? These are codes that cover the cost of passes, over a certain period of time.
So, you may have one that gives you an Entertainment Pass for a month. That means you won't need to pay for that pass until after that month is up.
You can buy Now TV Box packages that come with vouchers. These vouchers can be redeemed when you sign up to NOW TV or via the 'Passes & Vouchers' section in 'My Account'.
NOW TV Entertainment
Now TV Entertainment Month allows you access to 11 pay TV channels and many 'on demand' programmes. There's a lot to watch, so if you like Impractical Jokers, Ex on the Beach and the likes then this is the package for you.
It's not all jokes and reality TV, there are educational programmes on the Discovery Channel and Nat Geo Wild.
NOW TV Entertainment Pass
For just £7.99 a month, which is all the Entertainment Pass is, you also have access to over 300 'on demand' box sets and episodes, as well as 11 channels like MTV and FOX.
Enjoy programmes like American Dad, NCIS, Geordie Shore and much, much more!
NOW TV Free Trial
Now TV offer a FREE 7 Day Trial, which is enough time for you to decide whether you want it or not.
Psst... you can sign up here* and binge a lot of movies in a week, for zilch!
NOW TV app
The Now TV App can be downloaded to Smart TV's as well as over 60 other devices. If you have the app, then you don't need the Box to watch NOW TV.
What's even better is that you can now register up to 6 devices and watch on up 2 at the same time. This makes it a very family-friendly service.
What is hayu on Now TV?
For just £3.99 a month, you have access to lots and lots of episodes of those American Shows that are loved. The best bit is hayu allows you to watch them the same day they come out in the U.S.
NOW TV Offers
If you're thinking of signing up to NOW TV then it's always a good idea to see what special offers* are available for new customers...
- Get the entire F1 season across 9 months for a one-off £195 payment (just £5 per week)
- FREE 6 months of the NOW TV Entertainment Pass with every NOW Broadband purchase
- 2 month Sky Cinema Pass for just £9.99
- 7 Day FREE Trial