What is NOW TV?
NOW TV is a contract-free subscription service owned by SKY which allows you to watch films, TV and sports in an easily manageable, stress free format over the internet. You simply purchase a pass to watch the available channels and shows under that pass, depending on the type of pass you purchase will depend on the type of shows available to watch.
Our NOW TV guide will walk you through the different passes available to purchase, which devices you can watch NOW TV on, how to watch NOW TV offline and more.
What are the passes and how much is NOW TV?
NOW TV has separate passes to suit your needs, with each having a different price per month. Here we will break down each pass telling you how much the NOW TV pass is, how to get it and how to get a free trial. Every single NOW TV pass is contract-free, meaning you can cancel them whenever you want.
The NOW TV Entertainment pass is TV focused and allows you to enjoy over 300 box sets on demand and provides access for must-see TV shows on 11 channels you won’t find on Freeview.
Price: £8.99 per month.
Get a 7-day Entertainment Free Trial
Sky Cinema Pass
The Sky Cinema Pass allows you to watch over 1,000 movies on demand from the latest films to all time classics, as well as giving you a new premier every day.
Price: £9.99 per month.
Get a Sky Cinema Pass
Sky Sports Pass
The Sky Sports Pass gives you access to watch all the biggest matches and events on Sky Sports. There are different passes you can get for Sky Sports.
Price: Day Pass – £9.99
View All NOW TV Sports Passes
The NOW TV Kids Pass provides you with the best kids TV shows to watch live and On Demand on your TV, mobile or tablet.
Price: £3.99 per month
Get a 7-day Kids Pass Free Trial
The hayu Pass gives you the freshest reality shows from the US. Get episodes of KUWTK the same day as the US plus over 5000 episodes of US reality TV.
Get a 7-day hayu Pass Free Trial
On what devices can I watch NOW TV?
NOW TV has free apps on over 60 devices enabling you to easily watch any NOW TV pass you purchase, on the device most convenient for you. This is one big advantage of purchasing a hayu NOW TV pass as opposed to subscribing to hayu directly as the service currently has very limited apps available for you to watch the service.
NOW TV has apps available on:
Games Consoles – PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One.
Mobiles – iOS and Android.
Computers – PC and Mac.
TVs – Chromecast, Roku, Youview, EETV, Apple TV, LG Smart TVs and Samsung Smart TVs
If you don’t have any of these devices, you can purchase the NOW TV Smart Box which you can often get in a bundle with a NOW TV pass.
Can I watch live TV channels and record them?
All the NOW TV passes (apart from the hayu pass) give you access to certain pay TV channels depending on the type of pass will depend on the channels you get access to, to watch live.
Unfortunately you can’t record any of the channels content but most of the content (although not all of it) goes on to the services catch up section for you to watch at a later date. However, if you have the NOW TV smart box or smart stick this does let you pause and rewind live TV up to 30 minutes, this feature is only available if you are using one of NOW TV’s smart devices though, this isn’t available in any of the apps on third party platforms.
What about downloading shows to watch offline?
With Netflix now offering the ability to download TV shows and Amazon Prime offering this for a few years, is NOW TV offering the ability to download and watch TV shows offline to compete with their biggest competitors?
Well – yes, sort of. Only the NOW TV Kids pass right now. The NOW TV website does state its coming to other passes “in the next few months” but they have been saying this for a while. So whilst it is coming we are unsure exactly when this will happen.
What else does NOW TV offer?
Not only does NOW TV provide excellent passes, but it also provides TV devices and broadband.
NOW TV Smart Box
The NOW TV Smart Box is the lowest priced 4k streaming device in the UK. The Smart Box plugs straight into your TV turning it into a smart TV, letting you watch amazing entertainment using your broadband giving you access to on demand channels like Netflix, iPlayer and All 4 with options to add your NOW TV Passes.
Price: From £45.99
NOW TV Broadband
NOW TV Broadband gives you unlimited and uncapped broadband with no contract letting you dip in and dip out as you wish – at a competitive price. There are three broadband packages you can choose from – Brilliant broadband, Fab Fibre and Super Fibre all of which include line rental all packages are great for streaming TV and movies.
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