Can I use my NOW TV Box in my hotel or student accommodation?
Here’s how to set up your Box so you can watch NOW TV on your big screen in a hotel room or student halls where you need to sign in through a web browser.
You will need:
- A black NOW TV Box (don’t forget to bring the remote control and the power and HDMI cables!)
- A smartphone, tablet or laptop.
Keep in mind You won’t be able to watch NOW TV outside the Republic of Ireland, so these instructions will only work if you’re staying in a Republic of Ireland hotel.
Step 1: Connect your Box
Plug in your Box and connect it to the TV using the HDMI cable, as normal. Press the input button on the side or bottom of the TV, and select the HDMI input you’re plugged into.
You should now see the home screen on your TV. In the menu, select Settings, and then Network.
Then select Set up connection, and Wireless.
Now select your hotel or building’s wireless network. This must be an unlocked network. For this example, SkyVisitorWIFI has been selected.
When you select the unlocked network, you’ll see this message:
Select I am at a hotel or college dorm, and you’ll see these instructions:
Step 2: Connect to the network
Now follow the onscreen instructions.
From your smartphone, tablet or laptop, go to wireless settings and connect to your Box (here, it’s Direct-roku-859-DAF5BD).
Enter the password shown on your TV screen. (A new password will be generated each time you go through setup).
Launch a browser on your smartphone, tablet or laptop to enter the required information (such as name and room number).
You should now see a message on your NOW TV Box confirming your wireless and internet connection status:
If both connections are good, you'll get two green ticks and be taken to an About page, showing details of your connection.
Your NOW TV Box is now ready to use as normal, so press the Home button on your remote and away you go!