Here is everything you need to know about Now TV, how much it costs, what devices are compatible, and more besides.
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What does Now TV offer and how does it work?
It is effectively Sky TV without the need for a satellite dish. You do need half-decent broadband, however, as everything is streamed, and a device or smart TV that carries the Now TV app 8211; but support is wide and varied, so that shouldn8217;t be too much of an issue.
There are a number of Now TV passes that you can purchase for monthly rolling payment, which can be cancelled at any time. Each will give you access to a set number of live channels and, often, on demand box sets or films.
All content is presented in up to 720p and stereo sound, and is available to view on two devices (of six registered) concurrently. However, if you pay for Now TV Boost on top of your existing pass(es), you can upgrade that up to 1080p video and 5.1 surround sound, plus view on three devices concurrently.
How do the Now TV passes work and how much do they cost?
The Entertainment Pass includes live access to the following channels: Sky One, Sky Witness, Sky Atlantic, Gold, Comedy Central, Sky Comedy, Syfy, Sky Crime, Sky Arts, Fox, Discovery, MTV and National Geographic.
The Sky Cinema Pass gives you access to the live showings on all of Sky8217;s movie channels: Premiere, Hits, Musicals, Disney, Harry Potter, Star Wars, Comedy, Thriller, Drama, Sci-Fi & Horror, and Super Heroes.
- Price: £33.99 per month (passes also available for one day access for £9.99 and 7-day access for £14.99)
There are three options for Sky Sports 8211; you can choose to get a one-day, one-week or one-month pass. This is flexible allowing you to pay only for the action you want. Say, a one-day pass for the League Cup final, or one-week pass for the entire coverage of the US Open.
A Sky Sports pass on Now TV does not include on demand content, but you do get the entire line-up of Sky Sports channels to watch live: Main Event, Premier League, Football, Cricket, Golf, F1, Action, Arena, and Sky Sports News.
Hayu is a catch-up and on demand service dedicated to US reality TV shows, including just about everything the Kardashian8217;s ever do and Queer Eye.
In addition, you can purchase a Now TV Boost for £3 per month to up the video quality to 1080p and the audio to 5.1 surround sound. The number of devices that can be used at the same time is also upgraded from two to three.
What devices can run Now TV?
With an RRP from £24.99, it provides simple access to all Now TV content (in 720p and stereo) by plugging directly into the back of your set. It can also access other free and paid streaming apps, including BBC iPlayer, ITV Hub and Netflix.
- Android phones and tablets
- Apple TV
- EE TV
- iPod touch
- LG smart TVs
- PC & Mac computers
- PlayStation 4
- Samsung smart TVs
- Xbox One
How to cancel a Now TV pass
Although you do not need a contract for a Now TV pass, you do need to cancel one if you do not want it to continue as the fee will be taken out of your account automatically each month.
- Just head to the NowTV.com website in a browser.
- Head to My Account tab at the top of the page and sign in.
- Now scroll down to 8220;Passes & Vouchers8221; and click/tap.
- There you will see any passes you are currently subscribed to, with a big box under each enabling you to cancel.
- Just tap or click on that box and follow the steps to cancel the pass. Simple.