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What is a NOW TV Box?

What is a NOW TV Box?

NOW TV box and remote

Turn your TV into a smart TV with the amazing little NOW TV Box

The NOW TV Box is a great way for you to get Sky Cinema, Sky Sports, Sky Entertainment and loads of awesome kids shows on your TV at home, with no contract.


And it does loads more clever stuff too...

The NOW TV Box also gives you access to a whole load of apps, like BBC iPlayer, ITV Hub and YouTube.

More infoWhat apps are available on my NOW TV Box?


Introducing the NOW TV Smart Box

Our little box just got even smarter. The NOW TV Smart Box gives you all your favourite free channels, as well as access to the NOW TV Passes with the NOW TV app.

Grab your NOW TV Smart Box online or in store at loads of shops.

NOW TV Smart Box

Compare the NOW TV Box and NOW TV Smart Box and see prices



The NOW TV Smart Box gives you over 60 Freeview channels and 15 HD channels that you can't get with a standard NOW TV Box. Plus, the NOW TV Smart Box lets you pause and rewind live TV.

More infoHow does the NOW TV Smart Box compare to the NOW TV Box?

You can buy the NOW TV Box directly from us and once you get your box, all you’ll need to do is set it up, sign in with your NOW TV account and start watching.

More infoHow do I buy a NOW TV Box?

More infoHow do I set up my NOW TV Box?

The NOW TV Box comes with:

  • Remote control
  • 2 x AAA batteries
  • HDMI cable
  • Power supply unit with mains plug

The NOW TV Box comes with batteries, plug, cable

  • A TV with an HDMI port.
  • An internet connection and a minimum download speed of  2.5Mbp (via broadband) or 180Kbps (via 3G or 4G)

More infoMy TV doesn't have an HDMI port

Keep in mind For the NOW TV Smart Box, you'll also need an aerial and a coaxial cable.

You don't need an aerial to access the NOW TV Passes or any of the apps of on the NOW TV Box.

If you've got a NOW TV Smart Box, you'll need to connect it to an aerial to watch the free channels.

Yes, you’ll need a NOW TV account to set up your NOW TV Box. You can get an account by signing up to one of our NOW TV Passes:

Sky Cinema Month Pass

NOW TV Entertainment Month Pass

Sky Sports Day, Week or Month Pass

NOW TV Kids Month Pass

Yes – you can add up to 4 devices to your account, including NOW TV Boxes.

Just remember that you can’t watch NOW TV on more than 2 devices at the same time.

More infoManaging my devices

No. If you cancel your subscription, you can still keep the NOW TV Box. There are no contracts or ties.

More infoDo I need an active pass to use my NOW TV Box?

You can't currently connect the NOW TV Box to a Micro SD card, or other expandable media storage devices.

No, the NOW TV Box can only be used for the NOW TV app and other apps available in the Channel Store.

No, you can't browse the internet with the NOW TV Box.

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.

With the NOW TV Box, you can only pause or rewind on demand movies and shows.

If you've got a NOW TV Smart Box, you can use Red Button and interactive services on live BBC channels. Just hit the red button on your NOW TV remote to get started.

Keep in mindYou can't use the Red Button on any of the Sky Sports channels at the moment.

My NOW TV remote doesn’t have a red button

Got a NOW TV remote without a red button? No problem – just use the star (*) button to access interactive services through your NOW TV Smart Box instead.

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