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How can I watch NOW TV on TV?

How to watch NOW TV on TV

Signing up for a NOW TV pass is a great way to get access to great Sky series and sports without getting a Sky subscription, but depending on your current setup, it's not as simple as watching TV through your set-top box. Our guide walks you through the various ways you can watch NOW TV on your telly.

NOW TV is a great option if you want Sky series, sports and films and don’t want a Sky contract — but there’s some restrictions on the devices you can watch it on. Although viewing it through computers, smartphones and tablets is easy, watching NOW TV on your TV is a bit trickier.

Here’s how you can watch NOW TV on your telly.

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Watch NOW TV on your set-top box

Watch NOW TV on TV

NOW TV is supported by several different set-top boxes, although there are a few restrictions as to what you can watch.

NOW TV Smart box

Watch NOW TV on NOW TV Smart Box

It should come as no surprise that you can easily watch NOW TV — either on-demand or live channels — through the NOW TV Smart box. If you have the NOW TV Smart box, you can even pause and rewind live TV, something you can’t do when streaming live channels from NOW TV on any other platform.

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NOW TV on YouView

If you subscribe to BT or TalkTalk, you’ll get a YouView set-top box. YouView supports NOW TV — with some heavy restrictions.

While you can technically watch NOW TV content on YouView, you can’t watch any live TV channels or on-demand TV shows due to rights restrictions. Therefore, if you have the Entertainment Pass or the Sky Sports Pass, you can’t watch anything from your TV pass on YouView. On the other hand, if you have the Sky Cinema pass, you can’t watch Sky Cinema channels live, but you can watch films on demand.

NOW TV on EE TV

Watching NOW TV through EE TV is simple and straightforward. In the main menu, find the on-demand section and the NOW TV app should be there. Once you have your NOW TV account info, just log in and you’re good to go.

EE TV doesn’t have any restrictions on what you can watch through NOW TV, so whether you’re after live channels or boxsets, you can watch it all on EE TV.

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NOW TV on Virgin Media

Neither Virgin’s V6 nor its TiVo support the NOW TV app. To watch NOW TV on your TV, you’ll need to connect another device to your TV.

NOW TV on Sky Q box

Sky Q doesn’t support the NOW TV app, but all content available through NOW TV is already on Sky since the company owns NOW TV. If this content isn't included in your Sky subscription, however, you won't be able to watch it through your Sky Q box.

So if you sign up for a Sky Sports day pass, even if you're a Sky subscriber, you won't be able to watch it through your set-top box and will have to watch through another device.

Devices supported by NOW TV

Watch NOW TV on your TV

Although most set-top boxes don’t support NOW TV, it’s still easy to get NOW TV on your TV if you have an internet-enabled device that connects to your TV. NOW TV does support several different device options.

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Smart TVs

Select models from LG and Samsung support the NOW TV app. LG TVs come with the app preinstalled, but Samsung models require you to download the app from the app store.

Streaming devices

Watch NOW TV on Chromecast

NOW TV is available on multiple streaming devices, including:

  • NOW TV Box
  • Chromecast
  • Roku
  • Apple TV

Games consoles

PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One all support NOW TV.

Blu-ray players

Only select Blu-ray models from LG support NOW TV.

Connecting devices to your TV

Connect your laptop to your TV

NOW TV is also available on most laptops, tablets and mobiles (aside from Windows smartphones).

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Currently, you can only connect your iPhone or iPad to the TV to watch the Sky Sports TV Pass from NOW TV; the Entertainment, Sky Cinema and Kids Pass aren’t supported right now.

You can still connect other devices — including laptops — to your TV with an HDMI cable to stream NOW TV.

How many devices can I use on NOW TV?

Remember: You can only have NOW TV installed on four devices, and you can watch on two devices at a time.

If you’ve hit your limit of four devices, don’t worry — you’re allowed to make one change to your devices each calendar month.

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