Sky’s NOW TV is an online streaming platform which gives you access to a huge range of top-quality content via four pay monthly passes, Entertainment, Sky Cinema, Sky Sports and Kids.
This guide will take an in-depth look at exactly what's included with these different NOW TV passes so you can decide whether or not the service is right for you.
What's included with the NOW TV Entertainment Pass?
Access to 11 live TV channels, including Sky Atlantic, Fox, Comedy Central, MTV, Vice and Sky One, a 30 day catch-up service and over 300 brilliant UK and US box sets on-demand which tend to rotate around fairly often so you should always have something great to binge.
How much is a NOW TV Entertainment Pass?
A NOW TV Entertainment pass costs £7.99 a month.
What's included with the NOW TV Sky Cinema Pass?
An on-demand library of over 1000 films which has a new premiere added to it everyday.
It boasts an excellently varied selection of content with all kinds of big name releases from the past couple of years, quite a few of which aren’t yet on Netflix, to lots of classic favourites.
How much is a NOW TV Sky Cinema Pass?
You can pick up a NOW TV Sky Cinema pass for £9.99 a month.
What's included with the NOW TV Sky Sports Pass?
There’s three different types of NOW TV Sky Sports pass available, the Day Pass, Week Pass and Month Pass each of which allows you to enjoy the same 10 Sky Sports channels like Sky Sports Premier League (where you’ll be able to catch all 126 matches), Sky Sports F1, Sky Sports Golf and Sky Sports Mix.
Unfortunatly, none of these NOW TV Sky Sports passess grant you automatic access to Sky Sports Box Office events. These still need to be purchased and streamed in the free to download Sky Box Office which is available from NOW TV’s app store.
How much is a NOW TV Sky Sports Day Pass?
For a NOW TV Sky Sports Day Pass, a one-off payment of £7.99 is required.
How much is a NOW TV Sky Sports Month Pass?
A one-off payment of £12.99 will net you a NOW TV Sky Sports Month Pass.
How long is the NOW TV free trial?
NOW TV’s Entertainment, Sports and Kids passes each offer a free 14 day trial and you can choose between a free trial of either the Day, Week or Month with the Sky Sports pass.
All passess will automatically renew after these 14 days are up so make sure you keep an eye on the date if you don’t want to be charged.
How do I cancel NOW TV?
Head over to the NOW TV website and sign into your account by hovering over the My Account tab in the top right-hand corner of the screen and choosing the relevant option.
Return to that drop down menu and select Passes and Vouchers which should then prompt a list of your active passes to appear with a cancel button situated underneath.
You’ll have to manually cancel each NOW TV pass you’re paying for but will still be able to use that cancelled pass until the date of your next payment.
What devices are compatible with NOW TV?
Most iOS and Android smartphones and tablets which are 5th Generation or above, laptops and desktops running either Windows 7 through 10 or Mac OS Mavericks and above, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3, PS4, set-top boxes like Roku, Apple TV or EE TV and all kinds of smart devices including the Chromecast and some LG smart TVs.
A full list of compatible devices can be found on NOW TV’s website.
What is the NOW TV contact number?
As NOW TV is an online only platform, the best way to find a solution to your problem is to visit the Help Centre section of their website which can be accessed via the Help tab in the top right-hand corner of the front page.
Here, you can conduct a technical check to see if your issue is anything to do with the service at large, find plenty of clear and easy-to-follow instructions on all kinds of issues or live chat with a member of the NOW TV customer service team.
Is NOW TV the same as Sky?
Although Sky is owned by NOW TV and gives you access to quite a bit of the same content, it’s a totally separate service.
Sky is pay-TV provider offering one pay-monthly Entertainment package on a minimum of an 18-month contract which you're able to customize to suit your own personal viewing habits with a range of different add-ons like Box Sets, Sky Cinema, Sky Sports and HD.
NOW TV on the other hand, works via pay monthly passes, Entertainment, Sky Cinema, Sky Sports and Kids, which you purchase in order to access that particular selection of live TV channels, on-demand content and a 30 day catch-up service.
Sky does feature a much wider selection of content (over 300 channels compared with the Sky Cinema pass's 11 for example), allows you to pause and rewind live TV and bundles in the 1TB Sky Q set-top-box but naturally, this makes their package quite expensive and locks you into a quite a long contract.
If you know you're not likely to watch the majority of those 300 channels, NOW TV is a brilliantly low-cost and flexible way of accessing the very best of what Sky has to offer.
Taking out the Entertainment pass for example, is the only way other way to enjoy Sky Atlantic and all of the fantastic US imports here in the UK, but if you decide you don't like it there's absolutely no obligation to pay again once those 4 weeks are up.
Do I need broadband for NOW TV?
Yes, NOW TV is an online platform which uses the internet to stream content straight to your device so you'll need a broadband connection to be able to use it.
It only requires a minimum download speed of 2.5Mb to work so even ADSL customers will find their speeds sufficient to support the service.
Can I get NOW TV with broadband?
When you purchase one of NOW TV's three broadband packages, either 11Mb Brilliant Broadband, 36Mb Fab Fibre and 63Mb Super Fibre, you should also get the option to sign up for whichever NOW TV passes you'd like.
Are there any offers with NOW TV?
Head to our NOW TV page to see their a selection of constantly rotating deals and money-saving offers.