closedownarrowexternal-linklogo-verticalmenu-barsearch Skip to main content
Jump to navigation
now tv smart box homepage

NOW TV is Sky’s contract-free TV streaming service.

Unlike Sky’s standard TV service, you don’t need to sign up to a contract in order to watch.

Instead, you buy one or more passes on a daily, weekly or monthly basis, which let you watch sports, films, entertainment shows or kids’ shows as and when you fancy.

It’s a much more flexible way of watching Sky’s content, and could work out much cheaper, especially if you only watch the occasional programme or big sports match.

It’s also much easier to set up, as it doesn’t require a satellite dish. Rather, it’s delivered through the internet, so all you need is a broadband connection and a compatible device – i.e. a laptop, tablet or smartphone.

If you want to watch on your TV, the easiest way to do so is through a NOW TV Box. These are very affordable, with prices starting at just £15.

So, what’s available to watch? This little lot, and plenty more besides.

What’s on the Sky Sports pass?

Premier League

premier league sky players

The main event is undoubtedly the finale of the Premier League.

Although the title is now Chelsea's and Tottenham have sealed second place, there's everything to play for in the battle for Champions League spots.

So settle down and sit back as Liverpool, Manchester City and Arsenal duke it out.

Monaco Grand Prix

f1 sky sports formula one

Sky's dedicated F1 Channel shows all the practices, qualifying and races for every Grand Prix.

Coming very soon, you've got the Monaco Grand Prix. And shortly after in June, you can pencil in the Canadian Grand Prix too.

Test cricket

test cricket 4k

Sky has the exclusive live rights to all four of England’s Test matches against South Africa this summer. As well as the Hawkeye system for determining close calls, fans can expect plenty of stats and multiple camera angles.

The first Test takes place at Lords from 6-10th July, the second at Trent Bridge from 14-18th July, while the third is at the Oval from 27th-31st July. The fourth and final Test is at Old Trafford from 4-8th August. Let’s hope it doesn’t rain.

What’s on the Sky Cinema pass?

X-Men: Apocalypse

The latest instalment in the wildly successful superhero franchise sees Apocalypse (played by Oscar Isaacs) wake from a thousand-year hibernation, and – wouldn’t you know it – he’s in a bit of a grump.

So much so, that he recruits four acolytes (including Michael Fassbender’s Magneto) to overthrow mankind and create a new world order. Enter Professor X (James McAvoy), Raven (Jennifer Lawrence) and the others on a quest to stop this happening. Chaos ensues.

Finding Dory

Set 13 years after Nemo was found in 'Finding Nemo', this (mostly) underwater adventure sees forgetful blue tang fish Dory set off on an adventure to find her estranged parents. It’s as inventive as other Disney-Pixar productions like 'Toy Story' and 'The Incredibles', and Ellen DeGeneres’ voice acting as Dory is spot on. Great fun for all the family.

Jason Bourne

Matt Damon returns as the titular ex-amnesiac super spy. In the franchise’s fourth outing, Bourne has finally got a grip of who he is, but he’s drawn out of hiding in order to uncover yet more revelations about his past. Tommy Lee Jones, Alicia Vikander and Vincent Cassell also star.

What’s on the Entertainment pass?

Big Little Lies

big little lies

Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman and Shailene Woodley seem to have it all – they’re three mothers in Monterey, with nice houses and seemingly perfect children.

But when a murder occurs at a public school, secrets about the three women’s pasts start emerging, and their white-picket-fence lives begin to unravel.

Guerrilla

guerrilla

The scene is 1970s London. Racial tensions are high, with the police on one side, and the British Black Panthers on the other.

This series – from Oscar-winner John Ridley – follows two lovers who dare to take a stand amid all the turmoil. Freida Pinto and Babou Ceesay star, while Idris Elba also features as Kent.

Inside the Freemasons

inside the freemasons

A new five-part documentary that seeks to uncover the truth behind the mysterious organisation. What are its ancient rituals? Why are its practices such a closely-guarded secret? And why are only men allowed to join? All will – hopefully – be revealed in this series.

What’s on the Kids pass?

Morph

sky kids morph

Tony Hart’s classic claymation is back, exclusively commissioned by Sky. Morph and his sidekick Chas get up to all manner of hijinks while at home on an artist’s desk.

Like the original series, it’s produced by Aardman Animations (the people behind 'Wallace and Gromit'), so the animation is top-notch. And you have to admit it, Morph looks pretty good for a 40-year-old.

SpongeBob SquarePants

spongebob dancing

Dive into the adventures of SpongeBob SquarePants in his home environment of the undersea city of Bikini Bottom.

If you haven’t seen it, SpongeBob is a sea sponge who lives in a sea pineapple, and has a coterie of friends including a starfish named Patrick and SpongeBob’s pet snail Gary, who meows like a cat.

Bonkers, yes, but the show has picked up a raft of awards and even has a species of fungi named after it, which, in our opinion, is about the highest praise there is.

The Tom & Jerry Show

tom and jerry show

The iconic cat and mouse duo return in a fresh take on the classic series. All your favourite characters are here, including Spike the bulldog, Butch the black alley cat and Tuffy, the nappied grey mouse pup who is a nephew of Jerry.

As well as chasing each other, this series sees the eponymous duo work together by running a a detective agency called The Cat and Mouse Detectives. Well, why not?

Join the conversation

comments powered by Disqus

Stay up to date

  • Google+ Follow uSwitchTech
  • Subscribe to our RSS feed

Latest comments

Search news