What features are available on NOW TV?


Find the answer to some common questions about features available on NOW TV below:

Subtitles have arrived...

From February 2017, we're starting to add subtitles for selected on demand movies and shows on the Sky Cinema Month Pass and NOW TV Entertainment Month Pass.

At the moment you can get subtitles using the black NOW TV Box and NOW TV Smart Box, as well as on Apple TV. And we’ll be adding them to even more of our devices soon.

Related article Can I watch NOW TV with subtitles?

Yes – just select Add to My TV to add a show to your Watchlist, where you can find it to watch later.


No, you can’t download shows. NOW TV is a streaming only service.

Yes, you can.

Just turn on your Parental PIN and choose what age rating you want it to apply to.

If you want friends or family to use your NOW TV account without being able to buy passes or any other products using your saved card details, make sure your Payment PIN is turned on.

Buying passes

Unfortunately NOW TV isn’t currently available in 5.1 surround sound.

You can’t record whole shows or series on the live TV channels. But with the NOW TV Smart Box, you can pause and rewind the live TV channels for up to 30 minutes.

On all other devices, you can only pause or rewind on demand movies and shows.

Not at all. You can subscribe to all the NOW TV Passes on one account.

You can’t browse the internet through your NOW TV Box.

You can use your NOW TV Box to stream Sky Cinema, Entertainment and Sky Sports channels. You can also connect to loads of apps through your box, including BBC iPlayer and YouTube.

Now TV Box

Sorry, but Red Button and other interactive services don’t work with NOW TV at the moment.

Received a new NOW TV Smart Box remote with a red star (*) button?

This just works as the ‘options’ button for now, the same as the old style NOW TV remote.

We’ll be adding some Red Button services for the NOW TV Smart Box in early 2017 – watch this space for more details.

If you’ve got a NOW TV Box, you can watch Sky Sports Box Office events, including boxing and WWE events, with the Sky Sports Box Office app.

Related article Can I watch Sky Sports Box Office events on NOW TV?

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