NOW TV brings you awesome entertainment including must-see shows, kids’ TV and heart-pumping live sports – all without a contract. Just download the latest free app, create a NOW TV account and start watching instantly on your iPhone and iPad with a Pass.
If you’ve got a Sky Cinema, Entertainment, Kids or hayu Month Pass, you can download most on-demand shows and movies to your iPhone or iPad to watch anywhere – even when you’re offline.
Movie buffs – enjoy over 1000 movies on demand plus a premiere a day with our Sky Cinema Month Pass.
Box set bingers – stream over 300 brilliant box sets, plus 11 channels not available on Freeview, with our Entertainment Month Pass.
Reality TV addicts – catch the freshest shows the same day as the U.S. with a hayu Month Pass. Feed your habit with 1000s of episodes on demand and must-see box sets.
Kids getting bored? Keep them entertained for hours with our Kids Month Pass, bursting at the seams with the TV they love.
And sports fanatics – don’t miss a second of the action: watch 11 Sky Sports channels on all supported devices with a Sky Sports Day, Week or Month Pass, or grab a Sky Sports Mobile Month Pass to watch 5 channels on your iPhone only.
You can enjoy NOW TV on your Apple device wherever you are in the UK with a Wi-Fi or 3G/4G connection and in addition, when travelling within the European Union where you are eligible – search ‘roaming’ on the NOW TV Help website for info.
The NOW TV app requires minimum iOS software 9.0 and is available on: iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPhone 5C, iPhone 5S, iPhone SE, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPhone XS, iPod Touch 4th generation, iPad 2, 3, 4, iPad Pro and the iPad Mini. You’ll need a NOW TV account and either an active Sky Cinema Pass, Entertainment Pass, Kids Pass, hayu Pass or Sky Sports Pass to stream shows, movies and sports. Head to the NOW TV website to create an account and buy a Pass or start a free Entertainment, Cinema, hayu or Kids trial.
Terms and Conditions
NOW TV: 18+. UK customers only. Sky Cinema, Entertainment, hayu, Kids and Sky Sports Month Passes renew until cancelled. For further terms see website. Content streamed via broadband/3G/4G (charges may apply) and can only be downloaded via Wi-Fi. Use of the Add to Calendar feature requires Calendar permission.
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Ratings and Reviews
You can always find something ...
I am unsure of the contract laws that mean you find a series to watch and the first episodes have disappeared already! As an app on my TV and tablet it all functions fine. The dedicated box and app menus differ in functionality they seem to change (updates) occasionally and there’s not a 100% seamless menu experience (for me) but that’s the same for all streamers. With Sky Arts/Atlantic, Discovery, Comedy Central, Vice ... I get value. The Cinema is less appealing sometimes, more specialist channels you can adjust as favourites maybe, foreign language etc, and all versions of one film would be worthy (Blade Runner). Sport is big £££ but a premiership players new crib ain’t cheap. However if you have a monthly contract you can stop a payment for a while, which is why I have NowTV, monthly on off contract as I see fit.
Why can’t I download over 4G and more?
So you’re eager to download an episode of your new favourite show for your commute to work and decide to download it at home, but for one of the countless reason why it doesn’t in Now Tv you go to download at the station. You think to yourself actually sometimes my mobile connection is faster than my home WiFi. While waiting for the train you click the download button and are told that for some reason it only can be downloaded over WiFi. Now I get that some like to save on their data, but for people that don’t care or who have unlimited data what is the reason? Netflix allows.
Also when casting to a TV why can’t I have the 30s back and forth buttons on my phone like normal and are then able to move the video easily?
Now like most people I like GOT, Get Shorty, Billions amongst other series so have to put up that Sky own the rights and so are forced to use this rubbish app. If you want to compete with the likes Netflix improve your kit!
Poor app compared to other streaming services
The app insist on no more than 4 devices being registered, however if you use the app say on a laptop and then watch through the website on the same laptop this will count as two devices. Very inconvenient as you can then only add one or two devices per month so you end up not being able to watch on your chosen device at all for several weeks.
It doesn’t remember what you have been watching in the same way as Netflix for example so you have to search for the show you were watching yesterday rather than it coming up for you.
It’s great that downloads are now available but I am too scared to download it to my phone and watch on my commute as I guess the addition of another device will mean I won’t be able to watch on tv.
So overall it’s watchable but nowhere near as user friendly and convenient as Netflix.
- Sky UK Limited
- 102.5 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 12+ for the following:
- Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humour
- Infrequent/Mild Simulated Gambling
- Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
- Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
- Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
- Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes
- Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
- Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
- © Sky UK
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.