How do I get NOW on my device?

From mobile phones to games consoles and smart TVs, you'll find NOW on a huge range of devices. This guide will help you set up NOW on any of the devices we support.

 

Step 1: Are you a NOW Member?

If you don't have one already, you can choose a NOW Membership here.

 

Step 2: Check your minimum download speed

You'll need at least:

  • Broadband - 2.5Mbps
  • 3G or 4G - 180Kbps.
 

Step 3: Choose how you want to watch:

Your NOW Box comes with the NOW app installed.

All you need to do is set up your NOW Box, sign in to the NOW app with your email and password and find a movie, TV show or sport to enjoy.

Your NOW Smart Stick comes with the NOW app installed.

All you need to do is set up your Smart Stick, sign in to the NOW app with your email and password and find a movie, TV show or sport to enjoy.

iOS
  1. Go to the App Store or iTunes
  2. Search NOW
  3. Download the NOW app
  4. Lastly, sign in to the NOW app with your email and password and find a movie, TV show or sport to enjoy.

Help tip You can't watch NOW on a modified device, or one bought outside the Republic of Ireland or the UK.

  1. Check you're using a compatible Android device
  2. Go to the Google Play Store
  3. Download the NOW app
  4. Lastly, sign in to the NOW app with your email and password and find a movie, TV show or sport to enjoy.

Help tip You won't be able to watch on rooted Android devices or devices running CyanogenMod.

For steps on getting NOW on your Chromecast device, check out our article on how to set up Chromecast.

Please note: Chromecast will count as 2 of your 6 devices.

The NOW app is currently available on 2016, 2017 and 2018 Samsung TVs, except for Samsung Serif models, which don't support NOW.

How do I know if I have a compatible TV?

Just look at the model number – if there’s a K, L, M or Q in the middle, then you have a compatible TV.

See this guide for more details on Samsung TV model numbers

My TV is compatible – how do I get started?

  1. Go to the app store on your Samsung TV
  2. Search for NOW 
  3. Download the NOW app
  4. Lastly, sign in to the NOW app with your email address and password and find a movie, TV show or sport to enjoy.

I'm getting error AS415

If you see the error AS415, it means there's a problem connecting to the Samsung server. Reset your router, and contact Samsung for help.

The NOW app is available on most 2016 and later Sony smart TVs.

Simply download the app from the Google Play store, sign in and start watching.

I'm getting error PL-0

This error sometimes occurs when you've got an AV receiver or soundbar connected to your Sony TV via HDMI. We're working on a fix for it, but in the meantime, you can get around the error by disconnecting the audio device. Depending on your TV model, you may be able to reconnect it after you start streaming NOW, but if this doesn't work, you'll need to disconnect it and select TV for your audio output instead.

If you have a PC, laptop or tablet with Windows 7 or above, you can watch NOW using the NOW Player. Just find a movie, TV show or sport you want to watch, press play and the Player will install. Find out more about downloading the NOW Player

Please note: Unfortunately, you won't be able to watch NOW on a Windows phone.

Mac
To watch NOW on your Mac, you'll need to download the NOW Player. Just find a movie, TV show or sport you want to watch, press play and the Player will install. Find out more about downloading the NOW Player
  1. Go to TV/Video on your PS4 or PS5 dashboard
  2. Download the NOW app
  3. Lastly, sign in to the NOW app with your email and password and find a movie, TV show or sport to enjoy.
  1. Go to Apps on your Xbox dashboard
  2. Search for NOW
  3. Download the NOW app
  4. Lastly, sign in to the NOW app with your email and password and find a movie, TV show or sport to enjoy.

First, connect your TV to the web. (If you have a wired network, connect your Ethernet cable before you begin.)

  1. Click on the Smart, Menu or Settings button, depending on your remote control.
  2. Select Network – this is shown as a globe with a plane flying around it.
  3. Go to Network Connection, followed by Start Connection. This picks up any nearby networks.
  4. Select your network when it appears, and enter the password if you have one.
Once you see the Network is connected message, you’re all set.
 
Your LG device comes with the NOW app installed, so you won't need to download it. Just check out the premium section and our app will be the first one you'll see.

Related article How do I join NOW through my LG device?

If you're setting up your Roku Streaming Stick, Streaming Stick+, Roku Premier, Roku Express, R1, R2 or R3 device for the first time, the NOW app will automatically be installed for you by default.

If you're already using one of these devices, you might just need to manually download the NOW app from the Roku app store before you can start watching.

If you've got Apple TV 4th generation or later, just download the NOW app, sign in to your NOW account and start watching.

Check here if you’re not sure which generation you have.

If you're already a NOW Member, you can simply download the NOW app to your Amazon Fire TV device, sign in and start watching.

Not a member yet? In the app, you also have the option to join NOW via Amazon and pay for your membership using Amazon 1-Click.

Find out more about watching NOW on your Amazon device

If you're already a NOW Member, you can simply download the NOW app to your Amazon Fire TV device, sign in and start watching.

Not a member yet? In the app, you also have the option to join NOW via Amazon and pay for your membership using Amazon 1-Click.

Find out more about watching NOW on your Amazon device

Simply download the NOW app from the App Store on your tablet, sign in and start watching.

If you're not a NOW Member yet, you'll need to sign up before you can sign in to the app and start watching. Head to NOWTV.com/ie/membership to join.

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