Sky is offering a combined unlimited broadband and NOW TV bundle
that allows you to stream shows and movies directly from the web,
on demand and live via a number of Sky TV channels. It's great if
you can't (or don't want to) install a satellite dish at home, and
if you watch selected Sky content but aren't fussed about having
hundreds of channels to flick through. Have a read of our handy run
down and see whether this could be a good option for you.
How is NOW TV different from a regular TV package?
NOW TV offers customers some of the same content
available from a regular Sky TV package, except that rather than
via the usual satellite connection, live channels are streamed
directly from the web. This means that while you can watch them on
your TV, via the NOW TV Box included free as part of this deal, you
can also catch your favourite shows on tablets, laptops,
smartphones and anywhere else the NOW TV app is available.
This is the first time NOW TV has been bundled in with a
broadband service and allows Sky customers the chance to leave
their regular digital TV package behind in favour of a completely
How much is a broadband and NOW TV bundle?
When you first sign up for the NOW TV broadband bundle, you'll
be given the choice of either the Entertainment Pass or Sky Movies
pass. Whether you choose TV shows or Movies, the price of a single
pass plus broadband remains the same, at £12.50/month plus line
rental for a standard broadband line and £22.50/month for fibre
To get access both Sky Entertainment and Movies you can pick up
a combined bundle for either £17.50/month plus line rental for
standard broadband or £27.50/month for superfast fibre.
Your NOW TV Pass will determine the content you can
The NOW TV Entertainment Pass includes 10 of the best Pay TV
channels available from Sky, including the popular Sky Atlantic and
Sky 1 channels, to either watch live or on demand via Catch-Up TV
at a later date. You will also have access to a number of box sets
to watch at anytime, with full seasons of big name shows such as
Game of Thrones and The Walking Dead available to watch right
The NOW TV Sky Movies
Pass gives you unlimited access to over 800 movies
to stream either on demand, or live via one of 11 Sky Movies
channels. Everything from the latest blockbuster movies to classic
family favourites can be found in Sky's library, with new premier
films added every Friday to keep things fresh.
Customers should be aware however that not every show will be
available to stream via the service. Even if you are watching a
live channel, if Sky do not possess the rights to stream it the
picture will be blacked out until the programme is over. The good
news is the list of unavailable shows is a short one, and can be
found on NOW TV's website.
What are the benefits of
the free NOW TV box?
The NOW TV box does more than just stream Sky channels to your
telly. There are a number of apps available for the little white
box, including catch up TV from BBC iPlayer, 4oD and Demand 5. You
can even catch up with your friends over facebook, or stick your
favourite tunes on the box with the in built spotify app. Because
the NOW TV box is essentially a Roku box in disguise, you will have
plenty of apps to choose from in the Roku Channel Store, adding
even more content to the tiny package.
Will I run out of broadband data?
To make sure you get the most out of your NOW TV pass, the
broadband bundles on offer come with completely unlimited
downloads. Whether you choose the standard or superfast fibre
broadband package, you will be able to stream as many of your
favourite shows and movies without fear of hitting a download cap
or adding more to your regular monthly bill.