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What is a NOW TV Box?

What is a NOW TV Box?

NOW TV box and remote

Turn your TV into a smart TV with the amazing little NOW TV Box

The NOW TV Box is a great way for you to get tons of movies, shows, kids' TV and sport on your telly at home, with no contract.

You’ll need the NOW TV app to get all of the above, and it’s already preloaded onto the NOW TV Box. But on top of that, there’s lots of other apps available on the NOW TV Box.

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You can buy the NOW TV Box directly from our website. Once you get your box, all you’ll need to do is set it up, sign in with your NOW TV account and start watching.

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The NOW TV Box comes with:

  • Remote control
  • 2 x AAA batteries
  • HDMI cable
  • Power supply unit with mains plug

The NOW TV Box comes with batteries, plug, cable

  • Internet connection (via Wi-Fi or Ethernet cable) and a minimum download speed of:
    • Broadband - 2.5Mbps
    • 3G or 4G - 180Kbps
  • A TV with an HDMI port.

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No, you don't need a TV aerial. The NOW TV Box just needs an internet connection to stream shows, movies and sport straight to your TV.

Yes, you’ll need a NOW TV account to set up your NOW TV Box. You can get an account by signing up to one of our NOW TV Passes:

Sky Cinema Month Pass

NOW TV Entertainment Month Pass

Sky Sports Day, Week or Month Pass

NOW TV Kids Month Pass

Yes, you can connect as many NOW TV Boxes as you like within your home.

Just remember that you can’t watch NOW TV on more than 2 devices at the same time.

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No. If you cancel your subscription, you can still keep the NOW TV Box. There are no contracts or ties.

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You can't currently connect the NOW TV Box to a Micro SD card, or other expandable media storage devices.

No, the NOW TV Box can only be used for the NOW TV app and other apps available in the Channel Store.

No, you can't browse the internet with the NOW TV Box.

You can’t record whole shows or series on the live TV channels with your NOW TV Box.

You can only pause or rewind on demand movies and shows.

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