Sky will launch a new Now TV Box later this year, the broadcaster has confirmed. As well as the existing Now TV portfolio of pay TV content, it will offer more than 60 live free-to-air channels.
Anyone with an existing Now TV Box will also get a new-look user interface from next month. This will give the streaming box a number of new features including a "content-rich homepage" that serves up editorial recommendations of what to watch across catch-up TV apps and pay content from Now TV.
A new 'Best of Catch-up' section will also showcase anything you might have missed. This will be curated by content partners.
This joins Sky Q, Sky's new set-top box, which is set to launch at some point early this year.
"The launch of our new homepage on the Now TV Box will make it easier than ever for our customers to quickly find and watch their favourite TV shows," said Gidon Katz, director of Now TV. "And when the new Now TV Smart Box arrives later this year, it will be the perfect one-stop box to get a contract-free, flexible way of watching the best of pay TV and free-to-air content all in one place."
Like previous Now TV Boxes, the new one will be made by Roku. Hopefully it will retain its low price of just £15.
The Now TV Box is a streaming box that offers catch-up services like BBC iPlayer and Demand 5, as well as pay-as-you go access to Sky's content. So you can watch Sky Sports, the Sky entertainment channels and Sky Movies on a daily, weekly or monthly rate, depending on which option you choose.
The Sky Movies Pass is £9.99 a month, the Entertainment Pass is £6.99 a month, and the Sky Sports Pass is £6.99 a day, £10.99 a week or £31.99 a month.