Once known as NOW TV and previously identified as Sky Online, NOW is the Sky’s paid service which makes the best of programming available live streaming e on-demand. First launched in the UK in 2012, two years later it began to make inroads into the Europen online entertainment scene.
Today it offers a conspicuous catalog of over 2,200 titles. In detail, they are counted more than 1,700 films and 450 TV series, with the addition of around fifty documentaries to enjoy on-demand. But the service also offers access to live sporting events and to a variety of live Sky channelscreating an extraordinary synergy between the world of traditional television and digital streaming.
0. What is NOW TV
The exponential growth of the former NOW TV is mainly due to young people who appreciate the opportunity to shape the viewing experience to their liking. In fact, they can select packages based on their tastes, ranging from international TV series to major Sky sporting events and prestigious Europen shows. The icing on the cake is represented by the exclusive Serie C streaming.
Thanks to’premium offercustomers can enjoy all this content on two screens at the same timewhile enjoying an experience very high quality audio thanks to Dolby Digital 5.1. Responding to the needs of modern consumers, NOW positions itself as the most dynamic and cutting-edge streaming service of the market.
How to watch NOW TV: minimum requirements
A fundamental point to underline is the total independence of NOW from the satellite pay TV service. You do not need to have a Sky subscription to access NOW, and you are not tied to installing a satellite dish or purchasing any particular equipment. To enjoy the contents offered by this service, it is sufficient have an Internet connectionwhich can be ADSL or 4G on the move, and of any of the compatible devices with the platform.
To immerse yourself in the content offered by NOW, you need an Internet connection with one minimum speed of 2.5 Mbps for viewing in standard definition. For a high definition experience, you need to have at least 3.5 Mbps available, and for maximum quality with Full HD video at 1080p and a frequency of 50 frames per second, you need a connection that reaches 10 Mbps. If not meet these minimum requirements, you may experience difficulty playing videos. To check the speed of your Internet connection, you can use one of the numerous dedicated online services or use a dedicated connection test.
Where to watch NOW TV: supported devices
The range of devices compatible with NOW is extremely diverse and rich. Let’s start with Smart TVwhich includes Samsung models (2015 onwards, excluding those based on Tizen 2.3), LG (from 2015 onwards, with WebOS operating system) e Sony (with Android O, P and 10). Panasonic, Toshiba, LG Netcast and Samsung Serif are not supported devices. In addition to these, all Smart TVs with Android operating system (version 8.0 and above) are compatible.
As for computers, both PCs with Windows 7 and later That Macs equipped with macOS 11 and above can access NOW directly dai browser Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge o Safari (for Mac). At this time, Chromebooks are not yet supported, and Windows 10 and 11 S mode devices do not have the NOW player in the Microsoft Store.
You can enjoy NOW content also on tablets and smartphones: iPhone and iPad with iOS operating system (from version 13.0 onwards), Android or devices from the Amazon Fire line (from 2018 onwards). game console compatible include Xbox Series X e S, One e One S, Playstation 5 e 4. Unfortunately, Nintendo Wii is not among the supported devices.
NOW can be enjoyed on a wide variety of devices, including computers, smartphones, tablets, Smart TVs, video game consoles and specialized devices such as the Smart Stick
NOW is accessible via app on Fire TV (from 2016 onwards), Apple TV 4k (with Siri compatibility), Apple TV HD, Vodafone TV, Chromecast e Chromecast Ultra, including HD and 4k models. Additionally, specialized devices such as NOW Smart Stick (dongle) e NOW Box (set-top boxes), which transform any old TV with an HDMI port into a smart TV and allow you to project content chosen directly onto the TV via the NOW app on smartphones and tablets.
It should be noted that it is possible to bind up to 6 devices to each account, with the possibility of replacing them according to your preferences. However, simultaneous viewing is only allowed on one device at a time, unless you activate the Premium option.
1. What to watch on NOW TV and how much it costs
The world of NOW entertainment presents itself as a mosaic of opportunities, where users can customize their subscription through thematic packages which allow access to various contents known as “Pass“. These Passes can be activated individually or combined as desired, without renewal constraints and can be canceled at any time.
While Apple TV or Disney Plus offer a fixed monthly price or a single annual offer at a discounted rate, the Sky-owned service is divided into various options: the Entertainment Pass, the Entertainment + Cinema Pass, the Sports Pass and the Premium option Here is a complete list of the Passes available in the NOW catalog, along with the relative prices and content offered by each.
Cosa include NOW TV Entertainment
At the price of 8.99 euros per meal or 6.99 euros per meal with a 12 month commitment, this pass offers a wide range of TV seriesdocumentaries, children’s entertainment and Sky’s most popular programmes.
Inoltre, include il live streaming di canali come Sky Tg24, Sky Uno, Sky Atlantic, Sky Serie, Comedy Central, History Channel, Sky Investigation, Crime Investigation, MTV, Sky Arte, Sky Documentaries, Sky Nature e Sky Sport24.
However, it is important to note that these channels include advertising as in Sky’s live broadcast. And for the latter, pausing and playing from the beginning are not available.
The catalog of TV series is known for including the best HBO productions such as Game of Thrones, Sex and the city, The Last of Us, True Detective and cult series such as Mad Men, Billions, Gomorrah, Euphoria. The show segment includes 4 Restaurants, 4 Hotels, X Factor, Nightmare Kitchens, 4 Weddings and Beijing Express.
NOW TV: abbonamento Pass Entertainment + Cinema
This pass combines the Cinema Pass with the Entertainment Pass. The cheapest version is the one with advertising and viewing on a single screen. It costs 11.99 euros per meal or 9.99 euros per meal if you ensure a minimum stay of 12 months.
The ad-free version (Premium) allows viewing on two screens simultaneously and includes Dolby Digital 5.1 audio. It costs 14.99 euros per meal or 11.99 euros per meal with a 12 month commitment.
The catalog includes Over 1,000 films including latest releases, blockbusters and classics, the best TV series and Sky Original shows on-demand. 15 first screenings per month and various Sky Cinema channels, including Sky Cinema Uno, Sky Cinema Due, Sky Collection, Sky Cinema Family, Sky Cinema Action, Sky Cinema Suspense, Sky Cinema Romance, Sky Cinema Drama and Sky Cinema Comedy.
Furthermore, channels dedicated to TV series, TV shows and documentaries such as Sky Uno, Sky Atlantic, Sky Investigation, FOX, MTV, Comedy Central, Sky Arte, Sky Documentaries, National Geographic, History, SKY TG24 and SKY Sport 24. I Linear channels are available in SD and HD (720p), while on-demand content reaches a maximum resolution of 1080p (Full HD).
What NOW TV Sport includes
Per NOW TV Sport the price is 14.99 euros per meal or 9.99 euros per meal with a 12 month commitment for the version with advertising, live viewing on only one screen at a time. For maximum live quality you need at least a 10 Mbps connection.
The Premium option without ad interruptions comes 19.99 euros per meal or 12.99 euros per meal with a commitment of 12 months and as with other profiles there is the possibility of use on two devices simultaneously and immersive audio with Dolby Digital 5.1.
It covers the best of Sky content dedicated to football and sport. Includes the viewing of 3 Serie A matches per round, 121 out of 137 UEFA Champions League matches, all matches of the UEFA Europa League, Serie BKT, Serie C, the best matches of foreign football championships such as the Premier League and the Bundesliga , as well as the main events of MotoGP, Formula 1, Basketball, NBA and Tennis. It also includes live streaming of the EuroSport 1 and EuroSport 2 channels. The contents of this Pass are available in Super HD on compatible devices (Smart TVs, consoles and sticks).
How to watch NOW TV for free
Although the free trial has been revoked, there is still the possibility to watch NOW for free. In fact, there are partnerships between NOW and various telephone operators which offer ADSL/Fibre offers which include discounts and discounts on NOW Passes.
How2do generally allows you to add the Entertainment NOW Pass to your package. In this case we are referring to an advantageous price, as well as the inclusion of the HDMI NOW Smart Stick “stick”, which also allows you to watch Dazn, Netflix and other apps.
In the NOW TV partners pageall the situations with which the platform usually collaborates are highlighted and, although rarely, it is possible to obtain trial periods by downloading apps and carrying out related operations.
Furthermore, it often happens that NOW Smart Stickthe “dongle” to be connected to an HDMI port on the television which allows access to several smart features, including the contents included in your NOW subscription, is offered with some months of Pass NOW includeddepending on the active promotional initiative.
2. How to activate NOW TV
To begin the NOW account creation process, visit the NOW TV home page and locate the “Discover the offer“located in the corner…