How to set up your NOW TV Smart Stick
Now that you’ve got your shiny new Smart Stick home, it’s time for your TV to meet its new best friend! Let’s get watching...
You should have this in the box with your NOW TV Smart Stick:
- Remote control
- 2 x AAA batteries
- USB power cable
- Power adaptor with mains plug.
If any of these are missing from your box, get in touch.
You'll also need to have a smartphone or computer at the ready.
Step 1: Connect to your TV
Plug your Smart Stick into the HDMI port in your TV.
Your Smart Stick won't work unless it's connected to a power source. Plug it into a wall outlet with the power adaptor provided.
Help tip You can also power it through your TV's USB port as shown above, but we recommend you plug into the mains if you can for optimal performance and stability and to avoid any problems with low power.
Now go to your source/input menu on your TV and select the HDMI input you’re plugged into.
If you can't access your TV's HDMI port to plug in your Smart Stick, the easiest solution is to buy an HDMI extender. (You'll need a v1.4 extender, widely available from all good electronics retailers.)
Step 2: Power and pair your remote
Open the battery compartment of your remote control and pop in the batteries as shown (they both go the same way up).
Your remote should now pair automatically with your Smart Stick.
If your remote doesn’t pair automatically, hold down the small button below the battery compartment for a few seconds.
You’ll see this screen while your remote pairs with your Smart Stick:
When the green light in the battery compartment flashes, your remote has connected.
Step 3: Connect to Wi-Fi
Next, your Smart Stick will scan for wireless networks. Select yours from the list of networks using the up and down arrows on your remote and press OK. Enter your network password and hit Connect.
If you see an Update available message at this stage, just press OK to update the software. Your device will restart once the update is installed.
Step 4: Set the display typeYour Smart Stick can detect the best resolution for your TV. Press OK on your remote to do this automatically.
Just select ‘No’ when you see this screen:
You’ll be presented with options to change the display type. Pick the one you want and press OK to confirm.
Step 5: Sign in or sign up
Scroll down to read the terms and conditions, then hit Accept.
Now grab your smartphone or computer and follow the instructions on your TV screen to sign in to your NOW TV account, or create an account if you're new to NOW TV.
Help tipWhen you see a code and you're asked to go to NOWTV.com/tv to enter it, make sure you type this address directly into your browser (rather than a search engine), and ensure the URL doesn't auto-correct and send you to NOWTV.com instead.
Wait a few moments while your apps update, then open the NOW TV app and away you go!
As well as all of this:
- 11 channels you won’t find on Freeview and over 300 box sets with our NOW TV Entertainment Month Pass
- Over 1000 movies and a premiere every day with our Sky Cinema Month Pass
- The biggest live matches and sporting events with our no-contract Sky Sports Pass
- Thousands of kids’ episodes on demand with our NOW TV Kids Month Pass, and 6 awesome kids' channels including Nickelodeon, Nick Jr and Cartoon Network
- Binge-worthy reality TV box sets and loads of shows the same day as the U.S. with a hayu Pass.
There’s a load of extra apps you can get on your NOW TV Smart Stick, including...
If there was a voucher in the box with your Smart Stick, just head to the Passes & vouchers section of My Account (you may need to sign in), select the Apply a voucher link next to the Pass you've got a voucher for, and enter your code.