NOW TV has been offering online streaming of premium and pay-TV content without contract since 2012, and through its NOW TV Combos you can also add broadband and calls. Each part of the package works separately, so you can select your preferred choice and build a Combo that’s ideal for your home.
The new NOW TV Smart Box gives you around 60 free-to-air channels as standard, and then everything else on top of this is up to you.
Choose broadband or fibre
First you choose a broadband plan, with the option of Brilliant Broadband, Fab Fibre and Super Fibre, priced at £8, £18 and £26 a month respectively.
Brilliant Broadband gives you speeds of up to 17Mbps, while Fab Fibre boosts this to a maximum of 38Mbps, and Super Fibre is the top plan offering up to 76Mbps.
All broadband plans are unlimited, so you don’t have to worry about overusing the connection and breaching any download caps. You also get the powerful NOW TV Hub for Wi-Fi, and Broadband Buddy which offers online safety for you and your family.
A swift and simple switching service gets you connected quickly, and broadband and line rental can be taken as a Flexible plan, with a £40 set-up fee (£50 for fibre).
Alternatively you can select the Saver option, which removes the set-up fee, but does put the service on a 12-month minimum term. In this case you would have a contract, but it’s entirely up to you whether to take this option or not.
You can pick any of these broadband options to go with your NOW TV Passes, along with NOW TV Line Rental which costs £17.99 a month.
NOW TV Passes - No strings attached
You have four NOW TV Passes to choose from, and you can have as many as you like in your NOW TV Combo. Every NOW TV Pass is contract-free, and they roll on month by month until you choose to cancel. Each pass gives you access to live channels, as well as on demand content.
NOW TV Entertainment Pass - Enjoy a stellar mix of drama, action, art, comedy and documentaries with the Entertainment Pass. You’ll get access to 11 channels that aren’t on Freeview, as well as 250 box sets, all on demand at £6.99 a month.
NOW TV Sky Movies Pass - Watch the latest blockbusters, cult movies and film favourites across a range of genres with the Sky Movies Pass. New films are added every month, with some available 12 months before other online subscription streaming services. The rolling month pass costs £9.99 a month, and includes both live channels and on demand.
NOW TV Sky Sports Pass - Sky Sports offers exclusive live action from the Premier League, as well as a dedicated F1 channel with every race. You can also catch live rugby union, tennis, International and domestic cricket, boxing, golf and American Football. With the Sky Sports Month Pass you get complete access to all the channels, and it costs £33.99 a month.
NOW TV Kids Pass - Keep the kids entertained with the NOW TV Kids Pass, available for £2.99 a month. It offers six live kids’ channels, including Nickelodeon, Nicktoons and Cartoon Network, as well as on demand content and useful features like parental controls.
Get inclusive calls
The basic option for home calls is Pay as you use, which comes as standard with a landline and charges per call.
Evenings and Weekends gives you unlimited calls to UK landlines, UK mobile numbers and 0870 or 0845 numbers, from 7pm to 7am in the week, and all weekend. This can be added to your combo for £4 a month.
The same call types are free of charge throughout the whole month with Anytime Calls, which is £8 a month.
The NOW TV Smart Box
The new NOW TV Smart Box lets you stream live TV through your broadband or fibre connection at home, including the free-to-air channels from Freeview. You can also download content on demand, and what’s available simply depends on your NOW TV Passes.
You are also able to pause and rewind live TV, giving you more control over what you’re watching.
NOW TV on the go
If you’re not at home and want to watch then you can access NOW TV through the app, available on Apple smartphones and tablets with iOS 8 or later, a range of Android devices (via Google Play) and tablets with Windows 8.1 or later.
Good to know
NOW TV Combos launch in July, with the full range of broadband, calls and TV options. If you do already have broadband installed with another provider, then you can opt to buy the NOW TV Smart Box for £40, and enjoy an easy way to switch between live TV and on demand content, with no contract and no commitment.