A guide to NOW TV - the 'no strings' streaming service
Are you someone who is interested in dipping your toe into paid TV content, but who doesn’t want to sign up to a lengthy contract? If so, NOW TV could be exactly what you’re looking for…
What is NOW TV?
NOW TV is a streaming service from Sky, which allows users to stream shows, movies and live sport without a contract.
What kind of content is available on NOW TV?
There are three main Passes available for NOW TV, depending on whether you want access to entertainment, cinema or sports.
With the Entertainment Pass, you can watch shows like Game of Thrones and Big Little Lies, as well as getting access to over 250 box sets on demand, as well as access to 10 channels not available on free-to-air, such as Sky Atlantic, Sky Living, Discovery Channel and MTV.
Meanwhile, the Sky Cinema Pass is perfect for cinema fans, with over 1,000 movies on demand, including the latest blockbusters, as well as a new premiere every day. The Pass also gives viewers access to movie favourites, such as Forrest Gump, The Godfather and Groundhog Day.
Sports fans will be most interested in the Sky Sports Pass. You can sign up for a Day Pass for €10, a Week Pass for €15, or get a Month Pass for €50. The Passes give you access to the live sporting action on all seven Sky Sports channels.
How do I get access to NOW TV?
Once you choose a Pass and sign up, you can start streaming content instantly through your preferred device. In terms of streaming, NOW TV requires a minimum download speed of 2.5Mbps, 3G or 4G.
NOW TV is available on multiple devices, including PC or Mac, iOS and Android phones or tablets, as well as via the new NOW TV Box.
This TV box turns your TV into a Smart TV, with catch up TV from the likes of All 4 and TV3’s 3player, as well as access to apps, such as YouTube and Vevo.
The NOW TV box connects to your TV via a HDMI cable (which is supplied with the box) and is available with a two-month Entertainment or Cinema bundle for €40.
Signing up to NOW TV
It’s worth noting that - unless you cancel - this free trial will roll into a Month Pass after the 14-day period.
Month Passes renew automatically unless they’re cancelled - however, as there’s no contract, you can stop renewal at any time.