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What is a NOW Smart Stick?

NOW Smart Stick with HD & Voice Search

The NOW Smart Stick With HD & Voice Search is a handy, portable device that plugs straight into the HDMI port of your TV, and lets you stream your NOW Membership on your big screen.

With a NOW Smart Stick you can:

  • Watch your NOW Membership on your big screen
  • Access loads of extra apps like Netflix, BBC iPlayer, ITV Hub and YouTube.
  • Use voice search to find movies, show, actors, directors and more.
  • Connect to hotel Wi-Fi to watch your favourite TV on your travels.
  • See what's on now and next on all the live TV channels at the touch of a button.

More infoHow do I buy a NOW Smart Stick?

Got a Sports Mobile Membership?

You can only watch your Mobile Membership on a smartphone – you won't be able to watch with a Smart Stick.

 

FAQs 

As well as your Smart Stick, you'll also get:

  • Remote control.
  • 2 x AAA batteries.
  • USB power cable.
  • Power adaptor with mains plug.

To use your Smart Stick, you’ll need:

  • A TV with an HDMI port (it doesn’t need to be a smart TV).
  • A Wi-Fi connection.
  • A NOW account.

Your Smart Stick comes with a bunch of apps already pre-installed, with loads more you can download in seconds.

You get catch up apps like BBC iPlayer, ITV Hub and UKTV Play, as well as Netflix, YouTube, Vevo and Sky Sports Box Office.

Apps on the NOW TV Smart Stick

More infoSee the full list of apps available on the Smart Stick

Voice search lets you quickly look for movies and shows by name, or by your favourite actors or directors, just by speaking into your Smart Stick remote. Plus you can launch apps on your Smart Stick on command.

More infoHow do I use voice search on my NOW Smart Stick?

Got a Smart Stick and Sports Month Membership?

You can access extra channels on selected sports events using Bonus Streams, including additional EFL matches and F1 Race Control.

Keep in mindYou can't access Bonus Streams with a Sports Day or Week Membership.

You’ll find all available Bonus Streams at the bottom of your NOW homescreen. Don't worry if you can't see any Bonus Streams right now – they'll appear automatically by the time the event starts.

Hotel connect lets you set up your Smart Stick in locations where you need to sign in to the Wi-Fi network through a web browser, like a hotel room or student halls.

You can use hotel connect throughout the UK, and when you're visiting EU countries too.

More infoCan I use my Smart Stick in my hotel or student accommodation?

You don't need an aerial to access your NOW Membership or any of the apps on the NOW Smart Stick.

Yes, you’ll need a NOW account to set up your Smart Stick.

Ready to join NOW and set up your account? simply choose your membership to get started.

Keep in mindYou can only watch a Sports Mobile Membership on a smartphone – you won't be able to watch with a NOW Smart Stick.

Your Smart Stick lets you pause and rewind the live TV channels for up to 30 minutes. You can pause and rewind on demand movies and shows as much as you like too.

You can’t record whole shows or series on the live TV channels to watch again.

Yes – you can add up to 6 devices to your account, including additional Smart Sticks.

Just remember that you can’t watch NOW on more than 2 devices at the same time (3 if you have NOW Boost, or just 1 smartphone if you only have a Sports Mobile Membership).

More infoManaging my devices

Yes, you can still keep your Smart Stick if you cancel your membership. However you won't be able to watch any movies, TV shows or live sport with the NOW app.

More infoDo I need an active membership to use my NOW Box or Smart Stick?

No, the NOW Smart Stick can only be used for the NOW app and other apps available in the App Store.

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