What is a NOW TV Box?
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.
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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.
Choose a question below for more info:
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.
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The NOW TV Box comes with:
- Remote control
- 2 x AAA batteries
- HDMI cable
- Power supply unit with mains plug
- Internet connection (via Wi-Fi or Ethernet cable) and a minimum download speed of:
- Broadband - 2.5Mbps
- 3G or 4G - 180Kbps
- A TV with an HDMI port.
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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 can connect as many NOW TV Boxes as you like within your home.
Just remember that you can’t watch NOW TV on more than 2 devices at the same time.
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No. If you cancel your subscription, you can still keep the NOW TV Box. There are no contracts or ties.
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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 mind You 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.