NOW Entertainment Membership
NOW Entertainment Membership brings you the best TV entertainment channels that aren’t on free-to-air, as well as loads of your favourite box sets.
Plus, you now get 7 live kids' channels and thousands of on-demand kids' episodes, too.
How to start an Entertainment Membership
Already a NOW Member?
If you’ve already got a NOW account, it's easy to join in.
Just go to the NOW Membership area of My Account (you'll need to sign in, if you haven't already). Then click on Add membership (or Start free trial if available) next to the Entertainment Membership.
New to NOW?
To join, head to NOWTV.com/ie/membership and select the Entertainment Membership. If there are any offers or free trials available, you'll find them here.
Then just complete your details and you can start watching straight away.
Choose a question below to find out more.
Entertainment Membership is €11.99 a month. You can cancel at any time.
If you're on a minimum-term plan and you ask to cancel during your minimum term, your cancellation will only take effect when your plan ends.
You get these live entertainment channels: Sky Max, Sky Showcase, Sky Witness, Sky Atlantic, Sky Comedy, Sky Documentaries, Sky History, Sky Nature, Gold, Sky Crime, Comedy Central, Sky Arts, MTV, Sky Sci-Fi and Alibi. You also get on-demand shows from all of these channels except Sky Showcase, plus selected on-demand content from Peacock.
And for the little ones, there are 7 live kids' channels: Sky Kids, plus Boomerang, Cartoon Network, Nickleodeon, Cartoonito, Nick Jr and Nicktoons. On-demand shows are available for all these channels except Cartoonito. And you get awesome box sets from Milkshake!, CBeebies and CBBC too.
You’ll also find the live Sky News channel in the Entertainment section. You don’t need an active membership to access this channel except on a PC or Mac, where you'll only be able to stream it if you have an Entertainment Membership.
We’re constantly updating and adding to our catch up shows and box sets.
You can browse our catalogue to see the shows and box sets we currently have available.
All you need to get started is:
- One of the devices listed here
- Minimum 2.5Mbps broadband download speed
- A NOW account.
You might be asked for your Parental PIN when watching the live Entertainment channels between 5.30am and 10pm, depending on the show you’re watching, and the device you’re watching on.
If you haven't set up a PIN yet, it's quick and easy to do. Just head to the Settings & PINs section of My Account.
If you've got kids in your household and you want to restrict what on-demand shows they can watch with your Entertainment Membership, you can turn your PIN ON and set an age rating here, too.
Keep in mindYou’ll need to enter your Parental PIN for some live shows even if you don’t have any age restrictions set up.
If you've got an Apple or Android smartphone or tablet, you can download shows to your device and watch them anywhere.
Each show can be downloaded twice, and will be saved on your device for up to 30 days. Once you start watching, you've got 48 hours during which you can watch it as many times as you like. Find out more about downloading shows
If you've got NOW Boost, you can watch all the live channels you get with your Entertainment Membership in 1080p with Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound except for 2 of the kids' channels: Cartoonito and Nicktoons.
Selected box sets and on-demand kids' episodes are available in full HD, too – and we're adding more all the time. Please note that Peacock shows are not available with 5.1 surround sound.
You'll see the HD and 5.1 symbols (as shown below) if a show is available in full HD.
Help tipIf you've bought NOW Boost via our website, your account could take up to 4 hours to reflect the fact that you've added it. To get around this, you can trigger your account to update by signing out of the NOW app and signing back in again.
We’ve created a couple of clever features to keep you in control of what your kids can watch on NOW.
If you’re watching on a smartphone or tablet, the screen lock function makes it tricky for your kids to exit the show they’re watching. So you can feel comfortable leaving them to watch their favourite kids’ shows unsupervised.
Just tap the padlock icon when the show starts to lock the screen. To unlock, hold down the padlock icon.
Just in case your kids find their way out of the Kids section, we’ve added a confirmation screen to make sure that you really want to exit.
This means you don't need to worry about younger kids finding shows that aren’t suitable for them.
On top of that, you can set your parental controls features for ultimate peace of mind and choose an age rating to help you control what younger viewers can watch on NOW. Find out how to change your Parental PIN settings
We aim for shows to appear on catch up within 24 hours of first broadcast.
Catch up episodes are usually available for at least 7 days from the date they were first broadcast.
Your first monthly payment will be taken on the day you buy your membership (or if you have a free trial, 7 days after you start your trial). Your next payment will be taken on the same day the following month, or sometimes (if you also added another membership at the same time) a day or two later – in which case you get any extra days for free. Find out how to check your payment date
If you've also got another type of membership, your Entertainment Membership will appear as a separate payment on your statement.