Now TV has been around for a good couple of years now, the service revealed back in February 2012 and then launched and was available in July of that year, in the UK. Sky own and run the service and it appeals to a lot of people who want Sky content, such as Sky News, Sky Sports and the Sky Original TV shows without the feeling of being tied down with a hefty contract.
What is Now TV?
Now TV is a streaming service, very much like Netflix but the appeal of Now TV is getting access to the Sky content without the lockdown of a contract. You can just dip in and out whenever you feel like it, new members will get a 14-day free trial for the movie tier with an automatic renewal, but you can cancel at any time.
Now TV includes movies, Sky Sports events and TV Shows from Sky One as well as channels such as Gold. Now TV recently launched a Kid focused pass for cartoons on Nickelodeon, CBBC and more.
Now TV is split into four sections, Entertainment, Sports, Sky Cinema and Kids.
The Entertainment pass gives you access to TV shows from Sky Original as well as Sky One, Sky Arts, Fox, Gold MTC, Comedy Central and much more.
Live channels can be watched too, exactly like Sky TV over satellite – channels include Sky One, Sky Living, Sky Atlantic, Gold, Comedy Central, Sky Arts, ITV Encore, FOX, MTV, Discovery Channel and Nat Geo Wild.
Now TV Entertainment Month Pass is £7.99 per month and a 14-day trial is available for new users.
The Sky Sports pass gives you access to all the Sky exclusive events and matches from Sky Sports on satellite.
All the channels available are live, which induce, Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Premier League, Sky Sports Football, Sky Sports Cricket, Sky Sports Gold, Sky Sports Mix and Sky Sports News.
Sky Sports is a little different to the Entertainment pass, it’s available in a Day Pass for £6.99 (perfect for the one off match), a Week Pass for £10.99 and a Monthly pass for £33.99. The Daily and Weekly passes are both one off and don’t auto renew, only the Monthly pass does.
Sky Cinema has two sections, live movie channels from Sky as well as regular films to watch on demand. Live channels include Sky Cinema Select, Sky Cinema Greats, Sky Cinema Sc-fi & Horror, Sky Cinema Family, Sky Cinema Premiere, Sky Cinema Drama, Sky Cinema Hits, Sky Cinema Thriller, Sky Cinema Action, Sky Cinema Comedy, Sky Cinema Disney.
Sky Cinema Pass includes the latest hit films and classics in the catalogue, for a full movie list click here.
The Now TV Sky Cinema Pass is £9.99 per month and a 14-day trial is available for new users.
The Now TV Kids Pass is a pretty good deal, at just £2.99 a month – your kids can get access to six live TV channels from Cartoon Network, Nick Jr, Nick Toons, Boomerang, Cartoonito and Nickeldodean. On demand you get access to Sky Kids, Kids Vids, CBBC, Milkshake! and CBeebies
The Now TV Kids Pass is £2.99 per month and a 14-day trial is available for new users.
How can I watch it?
Now TV has official apps on a lot of main stream streaming boxes and sticks as well as smart TVs and gaming consoles. They also make and sell the Now TV boxes, which is a first party device with access to Now TV as well as BBC iPlayer, All 4 and ITV Hub.
- Google Chromecast
- Apple TV
- Xbox 360
- Xbox One
- PlayStation 3
- PlayStation 4
- Roku Streaming Stick
- Samsung Smart TVs
- LG Smart TVs
iOS and Android are also supported with apps on the respective app stores.
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