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Sky has refreshed its Now TV Box, and it'll be available to buy from tomorrow. We knew it was coming, but now Sky has announced all the details.

The new box is black, and costs £14.99 – that's a fiver more expensive than its white predecessor. However, you do get a much faster processor, and an Ethernet port, which will come in handy if your Wi-Fi keeps going on the blink.

Like its predecessor, it's made by Roku, but this time Sky has rebadged the Roku 3, which is the more powerful box. It still doesn't support the 1080p resolution, however, so you'll have to make do with 720p.

Sky will also roll out changes to the user interface for both this and the existing Now TV Box.

Sky has gone on the offensive when it comes to Now TV offerings. It recently launched its Sky Sports Month Pass, which gives you access to Sky Sports with no obligations for £31.99 a month. (Though TalkTalk is offering it much cheaper for the next few months.) It's also dropped the price of its Now TV Entertainment Pass for new customers to just £1 a month from now until September 27th.

Now TV lets you stream Sky TV over the internet without needing a subscription. Instead, you cherry pick what to watch and only pay for that. Or you can sign up for all-you-can-eat packages like the Entertainment Pass or Sky Sports Pass. These are offered in daily, weekly and monthly time periods.

The new Now TV Box will be available to order from the Now TV site from Thursday, or to buy from Argos from Friday.

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