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How to watch NOW TV

How to watch NOW TV

Want access to great Sky TV series, sports matches and films? NOW TV might be for you. If you’re not sure how you can watch it, read our guide on what devices are supported.

NOW TV is a great option if you want to watch premiere sports events, award-winning TV series or blockbuster films without signing up for a long-term Sky contract.

Because it’s typically a standalone streaming service, however, watching NOW TV isn’t as straightforward as getting a set-top box and plugging it in. Instead, you’ll have to install it on a supported device, some of which can connect to your TV.

Here’s all the ways you can watch NOW TV once you sign up for an account.

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NOW TV device restrictions

Before reading this guide, keep in mind that you can add four devices to your NOW TV account, and you can watch NOW TV on two devices at a time.

Once you’ve hit your limit of four devices, you can make one change per calendar month to add or replace devices linked to your account.

Watch NOW TV on your TV

Watch NOW TV on your TV

If you’ve dished out for a NOW TV subscription, you probably want to watch your favourite series, sports or films on your TV. NOW TV supports a number of ways you can do this, including:

  • Set-top boxes
  • Streaming devices
  • Smart TVs
  • Games consoles
  • Blu-ray players

There are some restrictions on which exact devices are supported, however. Also, bear in mind that NOW TV currently has limited support for screen mirroring — connecting your computer, mobile or tablet to the TV via an HDMI cable — so make sure you have one of the above devices registered to your NOW TV account if you want to be sure you can watch it on your telly.

For a full rundown of how to watch NOW TV on your TV, read our dedicated guide.

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Watch NOW TV on your computer

Watch NOW TV on your laptop

No matter whether you run Windows or Apple on a desktop or laptop, you can watch NOW TV on your computer.

Depending upon your exact machine and browser, you’ll either be able to watch it through your browser or an app. Generally speaking, if the browser has Silverlight installed, you’ll be able to watch NOW TV through your browser, otherwise you’ll have to download the NOW TV app.

Currently, Chrome and Microsoft Edge browsers can’t play NOW TV, so you’ll need to use Firefox, Internet Explorer or another browser of your choice.

Watch NOW TV on your mobile or tablet

Watch NOW TV on your tablet

Most tablets and smartphones are compatible with NOW TV.

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Apple devices

You can watch NOW TV if you have:

  • iPhone: 4S or newer
  • iPad: Second generation or newer
  • iPod Touch: Fourth generation or newer

If you have one of the above and it’s running on iOS 8 or a more recent operating system, you can download NOW TV from the Apple App Store and start watching.

Android devices

Most Android devices support NOW TV as long as they were purchased in the UK and are in their original state. If your device was bought outside of the UK or has been modified or rooted, you won’t be able to watch NOW TV.

NOW TV also recommends that you run an operating system of 4.0 or higher.

If your device meets these criteria, just download NOW TV from the Google Play store and you’re all set.

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Windows devices

Windows smartphones do not support NOW TV, unfortunately.

If you have a Windows tablet, however, you can watch NOW TV on it, so long as it’s running Windows 7 or later.

Depending on which browser you use and whether or not it supports Silverlight, you can either watch NOW TV through your browser or you can install the NOW TV Player on your tablet.

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Devices not supported by NOW TV

Gone through this guide and still unsure if you can watch NOW TV? The company explicitly states it doesn’t support:

  • Windows smartphones
  • Kindle Fire tablets
  • Nintendo Wii game consoles
  • Amazon Fire TV Sticks
  • Chromebooks
  • Sky Q

You can find a full list of more devices on the NOW TV help site.

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