Watching NOW on Windows

Want to watch NOW on your Windows PC, laptop or tablet? No problem – you'll just need to download our NOW Player. It’s really simple and only takes a few minutes.

(Not a NOW Member yet? You’ll need to join NOW before you go any further.)

Unfortunately, it’s not possible to watch NOW on Windows smartphones. But don’t worry – there are loads of other devices you can watch on.

How to install the NOW Player

Step 1:

To trigger the Player download, you’ll need to choose something to watch. Head over to the NOW site, find a showmovie or sporting event, and hit play.

Help tipDon’t want to watch anything right now? Just pick something at random to start the download – it doesn’t matter what.

You’ll then be prompted to download the Player.

Download the NOW Player

The NOW Player will download to wherever you’ve set as your preferred download location (the default will be your Downloads folder).

Help tipIf you accidentally clicked I already have this but you don't already have the Player installed, don’t worry – you can download the Player here instead.


Step 2:

The file will start downloading:

NOW Player download in progress


Step 3:

Now select Install:

Open the downloaded file and select Install


And wait a few moments while the Player installs:

Wait for the Player to install


Step 4:

After installation, press Finish and a shortcut should be automatically created on your desktop.

After installation, press Finish and a shortcut should be automatically created on your desktop



Next time you watch...

The next time you go to watch something on the NOW site, your computer should remember you’ve already installed the NOW Player and start playing straight away. If it doesn’t, and you see this screen again, just click I already have this to continue.

Next time you watch, if you see the download screen again click 'I've already got this'.



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