What features are available on NOW?

Find the answers to some common questions about features available on NOW below:

Subtitles are available for selected on demand movies and shows on the NOW Cinema Membership and NOW Entertainment Membership.

You can get subtitles on all supported devices except PC and Mac. Check the article below to find out more.

More infoCan I watch NOW with subtitles?

You can watch all Sky Sports and Sports Extra channels, plus selected movies and shows in full HD with NOW Boost. That’s 1080p video quality instead of the usual 720p, for just €5 a month extra.

NOW Boost also gives you:

  • A fully immersive audio experience with Dolby Digital 5.1.
  • Selected Bonus Streams in full 1080p HD (where the video feed allows for higher stream quality. Bonus Streams are available for Sports Month Members only. Dolby 5.1 surround sound not available).
  • All Sky Sports and Sports Extra channels at 50 frames per second (except on LG TV and Xbox One & Series X/S).
  • Extra devices, so 3 people in your household can watch at the same time.
  • Ad-free streaming.

How do I get NOW Boost?

Just go to NOWTV.com/ie, and choose your membership. When you check out, you should see the option to add NOW Boost to your order.

If you don't see the option to add NOW Boost when you check out, once you've created your account you can add it by going to the NOW Membership area of My Account.

Find out more about NOW Boost

Yes – just select Add to My TV to add a show to your Watchlist, where you can find it to watch later.


Absolutely. You can download most shows and movies on your Entertainment, Cinema and Hayu Membership to watch again later when you’re offline on your iOS or Android device, whether on the go or relaxing on holiday.

Some events and shows from the Sports Membership are also available to download and replay – just look for the download icon on the programme info screen.

More infoHow do I download shows to watch offline?

Yes, you can.

Just set an age restriction for which your viewing PIN will be required.

Keep in mindA viewing PIN is mandatory to watch some shows and movies on the live channels available with a Cinema or Entertainment Membership. Find out more

If you want friends or family to use your NOW account without being able to add membership or any other products using your saved card details, make sure your Payment PIN is turned on.


You can pause and rewind the live sports channels and Bonus Streams for up to 2 hours on all supported devices, except for:

  • LG TVs running WebOS 3.x and below
  • Samsung TVs from 2016 and earlier
  • Chromecast.

You can also pause and rewind live entertainment and Sky Cinema channels for up to 30 minutes on NOW and Roku devices.

Not at all. Once you're a NOW member, you can add as many membership types as you like on one account.

You can’t browse the internet through your NOW Smart Stick or Box.

You can use your NOW device to stream everything on your NOW Membership. You can also connect to loads of apps through your Box or Smart Stick, including Netflix, All 4 and YouTube.

Bonus Streams are available for selected sports events with a Sports Month Membership. Check the article below to find out more.

More infoHow do I watch Bonus Streams?

Sorry, but Red Button and other interactive services don’t work with NOW at the moment.

If you’ve got a NOW Smart Stick or NOW Box, you can watch Sky Sports Box Office events, including some of the biggest boxing fights, with the Sky Sports Box Office app.

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