A NOW Membership gives you access to Sky TV channels like Sky Atlantic, Sky One, Sky Cinema & Sky Sports. Find out what you get with a NOW Membership.

In the UK, NOW (previously known as NOW TV) gives you access to the Sky TV channels online.

Using your NOW Membership, you can stream live television channels along with on-demand box sets, movies and TV shows wherever you are. This is all available through your internet connection, with no need for a satellite dish or a special cable to your home.

In this article, we’ll look at what you’re able to watch using a NOW membership. This includes the NOW TV channel list for customers with an Entertainment Membership, Cinema Membership and Sports Membership. We’ll also look at the best NOW TV deals currently available, the optional NOW Boost add-on and compatible NOW TV streaming devices.

NOW Entertainment Membership

Customers with a NOW Entertainment Membership can stream more than 300 box sets online. This includes Sky Originals, US comedy and HBO drama (see the highlights here).

From the the 8th June 2021, you’ll also get access to more than 1,000 episodes of kids television included on the Entertainment membership. This is available through the dedicated kids TV section of the NOW app.

Alongside the on-demand episodes and shows, you’ll also have access to the following live television channels through your NOW Entertainment membership:

Entertainment Channels:

  • Sky Atlantic
  • Sky One
  • Sky Witness
  • Sky Nature
  • Sky Comedy
  • Sky History
  • Sky Crime
  • Sky Documentaries
  • MTV
  • Comedy Central
  • GOLD
  • National Geographic
  • SYFY

Kids TV Channels:

  • Boomerang
  • Cartoonito
  • Cartoon Network
  • Nick Jr.
  • Nicktoons
  • Nickelodeon

The best value way of getting a NOW Entertainment membership is together with NOW Broadband from £24.99 per month:

ServiceBroadbandTelevisionMonthly Price
NOW Broadband
Brilliant Broadband + Entertainment

11Mbps
average download
Sky OneSky Atlantic
Entertainment

19 channels included
£24.99/month
for 12 months
plus £5 upfront
NOW Broadband
Fab Fibre + Entertainment

36Mbps
average download
Sky OneSky Atlantic
Entertainment

19 channels included
£29.99/month
for 12 months
plus £5 upfront
NOW Broadband
Super Fibre + Entertainment

63Mbps
average download
Sky OneSky Atlantic
Entertainment

19 channels included
£29.99/month
for 12 months
plus £5 upfront

It’s also possible to get a NOW Entertainment membership without NOW Broadband. This will cost you a standard price of £9.99 per month. For this reason, it will normally be cheaper to change your broadband provider at the same time as signing up for an Entertainment membership.

In the past, it was also possible to get Fox and the Discovery Channel as part of the NOW Entertainment membership. Both of these channels were removed from NOW on the 30th June 2021. This is because Fox TV channel has now closed in the UK. Meanwhile, the Discovery Channel has moved to their own separate Discovery+ streaming service.

The NOW Entertainment Membership was previously known as the NOW TV Entertainment Pass.

NOW Cinema Membership

The NOW Cinema Membership allows you to stream more than 1,000 movies on-demand. The catalogue includes a large number of award-winning movies along with Sky Originals and classics.

Alongside the on-demand streaming service, you’ll have access to the following 11 live Sky Cinema channels:

Cinema Channels:

  • Sky Cinema Action
  • Sky Cinema Animation
  • Sky Cinema Comedy
  • Sky Cinema Drama
  • Sky Cinema Family
  • Sky Cinema Greats
  • Sky Cinema Hits
  • Sky Cinema Premiere
  • Sky Cinema Sci-Fi
  • Sky Cinema Select
  • Sky Cinema Thriller

From time-to-time, some of the Sky Cinema channels will be temporarily rebranded to focus on a certain season or event. For instance, there’s normally a Sky Cinema Christmas channel at the end of each year. They’ve also recently had dedicated channels for Harry Potter, Lord Of The Rings, musicals, feel good films, superheroes and more.

You can get a NOW Cinema membership together with NOW Broadband from £24.99 per month:

ServiceBroadbandTelevisionMonthly Price
NOW Broadband
Brilliant Broadband + Sky Cinema

11Mbps
average download
Sky Cinema
Sky Cinema

11 channels included
£24.99/month
for 12 months
plus £5 upfront
NOW Broadband
Fab Fibre + Sky Cinema

36Mbps
average download
Sky Cinema
Sky Cinema

11 channels included
£29.99/month
for 12 months
plus £5 upfront
NOW Broadband
Super Fibre + Sky Cinema

63Mbps
average download
Sky Cinema
Sky Cinema

11 channels included
£29.99/month
for 12 months
plus £5 upfront

It’s also possible to get a NOW Cinema membership without getting NOW Broadband at the standard price of £9.99 per month.

Previously, the NOW Cinema Membership was known as the NOW TV Sky Cinema Pass.

NOW Sports Membership

A NOW Sports Membership allows you to watch the Sky Sports channels online. This includes Premier League football along with international cricket, golf, F1 and more. You can also stream more than 1,000 hours of sporting highlights and documentaries on-demand with your NOW Sports Membership.

The NOW Sports Membership gives you access to the following 11 Sky Sports channels:

Sport Channels:

  • Sky Sports Main Event
  • Sky Sports Premier League
  • Sky Sports Football
  • Sky Sports Cricket
  • Sky Sports Golf
  • Sky Sports F1
  • Sky Sports Action
  • Sky Sports Arena
  • Sky Sports Racing
  • Sky Sports Mix
  • Sky Sports News

You can get a NOW Sports Membership together with NOW Broadband from £37.99 per month:

ServiceBroadbandTelevisionMonthly Price
NOW Broadband
Brilliant Broadband + Sky Sports

11Mbps
average download
Sky Sports
Sky Sports

11 channels included
£37.99/month
for 12 months
plus £5 upfront
NOW Broadband
Fab Fibre + Sky Sports

36Mbps
average download
Sky Sports
Sky Sports

11 channels included
£42.99/month
for 12 months
plus £5 upfront
NOW Broadband
Super Fibre + Sky Sports

63Mbps
average download
Sky Sports
Sky Sports

11 channels included
£42.99/month
for 12 months
plus £5 upfront

Alternatively, you can get a standalone Sports membership without getting NOW Broadband. It costs £33.99/month for a standalone Sports membership. Alternatively, a one-day pass is available for £9.99/day.

In the past, the NOW Sports Membership was known as the NOW TV Sky Sports Pass. For more information, see our guide on the cheapest way to get Sky Sports in the UK.

NOW Boost

For an extra £5/month, you can add the NOW Boost add-on. This gives you better quality viewing along with ad-free streaming and the ability to watch on multiple devices at the same time.

The following features are available to customers with a NOW Boost:

  • Full HD video quality: You can stream in full HD quality (1080p) instead of normal HD (720p). This is available on all of the Sky Sports channels along with selected shows and movies on the Entertainment and Cinema channels. In addition, the Sky Sports channels are available to watch at 50 frames per second (50fps) on supported devices.
  • Surround sound: If you have a surround sound speaker system, you’ll get access to Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound with the NOW Boost.
  • Stream on 3 devices: Normally, it’s only possible to stream on one device at a time. For customers with a NOW Boost add-on, this is increased to a maximum of 3 devices at the same time.
  • Ad-free streaming: You’ll be able to stream on-demand movies and TV shows without adverts. This doesn’t apply to live television channels which will still have advertising as normal.

How Do I Watch NOW TV?

The NOW TV service is available to stream online so there’s no need for a satellite dish or cable connection. You can just sign up for your NOW membership online to start streaming from a compatible device using an internet connection.

You can access your NOW membership on a range of devices including your smart TV, games console, smartphone, tablet and laptop. A full list of compatible devices can be found on the NOW website:

TV:

  • Amazon Fire TV Stick
  • Apple TV
  • Chromecast
  • LG Smart TVs
  • NOW TV Smart Stick
  • Roku
  • Samsung Smart TVs
  • Sony Android TV
  • Youview

Games Consoles:

  • PS4
  • PS5
  • Xbox One
  • Xbox Series X/S

Mobile Phones & Tablets:

  • iOS (version 11.2+)
  • Android (version 5+)

Laptops & PCs:

  • Windows
  • Mac

You can stream on up to 3 devices at the same time if you have a NOW Boost add-on (1 device at a time if you don’t have the Boost).

More Information

For more information, please see the official NOW website. You may also find it useful to read our in-depth NOW Broadband review.

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