How to manage your devices
When you start watching NOW on a new device, it’ll automatically be added to your account. You can keep track of the devices you're using in My Account. Just head to the Devices area to see them all listed, along with the date you last used each one.
Up to 6 devices can be stored on your account
Once you’ve added devices up to your maximum of 6, when you start watching on a new device the one with the oldest Last used date and no downloads on it will automatically be removed to make space for it. Devices with downloads on them will be the last to be removed.
Watch on 1 device at a time – or 3 if you have NOW Boost
If you've got NOW Boost, you can stream on 3 devices at a time. Otherwise, it's just one.
If you're a BT customer, you can watch on 2 devices at once as long as one is a BT TV Box and you start streaming in the correct order. For more details, see the Streaming and devices section here. BT customers with Boost can watch on 3 devices at a time.
Want to stream on more than one device at a time?
Head to the NOW Membership area of My Account to add Boost to your membership and stream on up to 3 devices at a time. Boost also gives you:
- Ad-free streaming
- Immersive surround sound with Dolby Digital 5.1
- All 11 Sky Sports channels in 50 frames per second and full HD, if you're a Sports Member
Getting a 'too many streams' error message?
If you're trying to watch on 2 devices at once, but you don't have Boost, you'll see an error message such as, 'You're trying to stream on too many devices at once'. You'll either need to stop watching on the other device or upgrade to Boost. Find out more about Boost
If this doesn't apply to you, because you're only trying to watch on one device or because you've got Boost, check out these possible causes and what you can do to fix the problem:
How can I fix it?
|Someone else is currently streaming using your account||Another member of your household could be watching, or maybe you shared your account with someone else.||Check the Devices area of My Account to see what devices are in use. See the steps in the box below if you need to remove someone's access.|
|You were recently watching on a different device||Our system hasn't yet registered that you've stopped watching on the other device.||When you stop watching on your first device, make sure you exit the show or movie you were watching rather than just pressing pause, turning off the TV or closing the app. This will signal that the stream has ended.|
If you don't do this, you might need to wait up to 10 minutes before you can start watching on another device.
|You've recently added Boost, but your account isn't reflecting this yet||If you've added Boost via our website, your account could take up to 4 hours to update. (This won't apply if you added Boost via your Smart Stick, Box, smart TV, PlayStation or Xbox.)||You can check if your account's updated by heading to My Account. If Boost is showing as active there, you're good to go. If not, you can trigger your account to update by signing out and signing back in again.|
|Your browser or computer crashed during playback||Our system thinks you're still watching.||Try waiting 10 minutes before watching again.|
You can't manually remove a device from your account. Once you’ve added devices up to your maximum of 6, when you start watching on a new device the one with the oldest Last used date and no downloads on it will be removed automatically to make space for it. Devices with downloads on them will be the last to be removed.