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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?

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 turn on your Parental PIN and choose what age rating you want it to apply to.

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.


Unfortunately NOW isn’t currently available in 5.1 surround sound.

You can’t record whole shows or series on the live TV channels. You can only pause or rewind on demand movies and shows.

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.

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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