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The NOW TV Smart Box turns your TV into a smart TV, letting you watch amazing entertainment using your home Wi-Fi. It supports 4K HDR resolution, features the subscription service Netflix, and includes a months Entertainment, Sky Cinema and Kids TV pass, plus a day pass for Sky Sports.

TV passes included
It includes the following TV passes, for the latest content, all without a contract.

A month’s Entertainment pass gets you 11 live channels including Sky 1 and Sky Atlantic, and over 300 box sets on demand. It renews at £7.99 a month unless cancelled.
A month’s Sky Cinema pass lets you stream over 1000 movies including the latest blockbusters and hundreds of classics. It renews at £11.99 a month unless cancelled.
A month’s Kids pass lets you enjoy 1000’s of episodes of quality kids TV with no adverts. It renews at £3.99 a month unless cancelled.
It also includes 24 hours access to Sky Sports which can be renewed at £33.99 per month, or via week or day passes which let you just pay for what you want to watch.
4K HDR support
Supporting 4K resolution and Dolby Vision HDR, enjoy Ultra High Definition content (4K HDR TV required).

Voice search
Simply use your voice to find your favourite programmes and films.

Simple setup
Just create a NOW TV account, connect to your home broadband network, log in, redeem your passes and start watching. Start with the free trials, then tailor your package to your requirements.

50+ Apps including Netflix & Sky Store
Watch your favourite shows from Netflix (subscription applies) as well as ITV Player, All 4, BBC iPlayer, My 5 and more. You can also access UK TV Play, YouTube and Sky Store with easy-to-use dedicated apps.

2 year warranty.
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presterjohn7121/07/2019 08:05

People get way to hung up on this in my view. I downgraded my Netflix to …People get way to hung up on this in my view. I downgraded my Netflix to SD a few months ago and not a single person in the house has noticed and that's on a 50" screen. 720p is more than enough for watching the soaps and cop shows that are shown on Sky One etc. If you have 20/20 vision or sit right in front of the TV it might be a minor issue but for most of us it really isnt.


I do have 20/20 vision (literally had a test last week). 720p on a 50+ TV is very different to 1080p and certainly 4k (with or without HDR) and will be noticeable to anyone who appreciates quality - that's even on cheap sets never mind OLED's etc. 1080p should be an absolute minimum, we are in 2019 after all.

By your view of point, we may as well all have 720p sets because we don't need anything greater. I would argue that sports, GoT and other HBO content actually benefit the most from 1080p+.

Not to mention those without being in the know will think "Oh, a Now TV 4K HDR Smart Box, that must mean there is 4K HDR content on Now TV" - not even 1080p content!
Edited by: "Carson_Official" 21st Jul
presterjohn7121/07/2019 08:37

As I said most can't physically see the difference unless they are close …As I said most can't physically see the difference unless they are close to the screen. Bully for you if you have 20/20 eye sight but that is actually quite rare and not the norm.


If you can’t see the difference on a 50” screen then you better go to specsavers.
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38120402-vLD7t.jpgB&M... Been this price for months
The title is misleading. It's not 1 month of free Now TV. The sports pass is only a day, and Hayu isn't included at all !
Is all NowTV content still in 720p or lower? Or have they finally caught up with Netflix and Prime (And every other streaming service)?
Carson_Official21/07/2019 07:32

Is all NowTV content still in 720p or lower? Or have they finally caught …Is all NowTV content still in 720p or lower? Or have they finally caught up with Netflix and Prime (And every other streaming service)?


People get way to hung up on this in my view. I downgraded my Netflix to SD a few months ago and not a single person in the house has noticed and that's on a 50" screen. 720p is more than enough for watching the soaps and cop shows that are shown on Sky One etc. If you have 20/20 vision or sit right in front of the TV it might be a minor issue but for most of us it really isnt.
Cancelled my now TV subscription, totally rubbish and out of date content. When searching through the films the genres all roll into one. Is ghost busters a horror film.... I don't think so
Netflix ftw....
presterjohn7121/07/2019 08:05

People get way to hung up on this in my view. I downgraded my Netflix to …People get way to hung up on this in my view. I downgraded my Netflix to SD a few months ago and not a single person in the house has noticed and that's on a 50" screen. 720p is more than enough for watching the soaps and cop shows that are shown on Sky One etc. If you have 20/20 vision or sit right in front of the TV it might be a minor issue but for most of us it really isnt.


I do have 20/20 vision (literally had a test last week). 720p on a 50+ TV is very different to 1080p and certainly 4k (with or without HDR) and will be noticeable to anyone who appreciates quality - that's even on cheap sets never mind OLED's etc. 1080p should be an absolute minimum, we are in 2019 after all.

By your view of point, we may as well all have 720p sets because we don't need anything greater. I would argue that sports, GoT and other HBO content actually benefit the most from 1080p+.

Not to mention those without being in the know will think "Oh, a Now TV 4K HDR Smart Box, that must mean there is 4K HDR content on Now TV" - not even 1080p content!
Edited by: "Carson_Official" 21st Jul
Carson_Official21/07/2019 08:29

I do have 20/20 vision (literally got had a test last week). 720p on a 50+ …I do have 20/20 vision (literally got had a test last week). 720p on a 50+ TV is very different to 1080p and certainly 4k (with or without HDR) and will be noticeable to anyone who appreciates quality - that's even on cheap sets never mind OLED's etc. 1080p should be an absolute minimum, we are in 2019 after all.By your view of point, we may as well all have 720p sets because we don't need anything greater. I would argue that sports, GoT and other HBO content actually benefit the most from 1080p+.Not to mention those without being in the know will think "Oh, a Now TV 4K HDR Smart Box, that must mean there is 4K HDR content on Now TV" - not even 1080p content!


As I said most can't physically see the difference unless they are close to the screen. Bully for you if you have 20/20 eye sight but that is actually quite rare and not the norm.
presterjohn7121/07/2019 08:37

As I said most can't physically see the difference unless they are close …As I said most can't physically see the difference unless they are close to the screen. Bully for you if you have 20/20 eye sight but that is actually quite rare and not the norm.


I would read previous 'deals' for NowTV stuff and you will see that I'm not alone with my opinion. I will continue refusing to pay for this low quality stuff until they wake up and get with this decade.
presterjohn7121/07/2019 08:37

As I said most can't physically see the difference unless they are close …As I said most can't physically see the difference unless they are close to the screen. Bully for you if you have 20/20 eye sight but that is actually quite rare and not the norm.


If you can’t see the difference on a 50” screen then you better go to specsavers.
Pointless advertising the box as 4K and HDR - if thats something youre after then an Amazon stick or similar is what youre after.

Where NowTV is a "bargain" - and this is HUKD not HUK tech advice - is if you can get a cheap sub - like £3 for ents to watch Chernobyl, Das Boot, Seal Team, Westworld, Walking Dead, GOT, Orville

A lot of good progs are only available for a few weeks at a time though whereas Prime and Netflix generally you can watch when you want
jwsg21/07/2019 09:26

Pointless advertising the box as 4K and HDR - if thats something youre …Pointless advertising the box as 4K and HDR - if thats something youre after then an Amazon stick or similar is what youre after.Where NowTV is a "bargain" - and this is HUKD not HUK tech advice - is if you can get a cheap sub - like £3 for ents to watch Chernobyl, Das Boot, Seal Team, Westworld, Walking Dead, GOT, OrvilleA lot of good progs are only available for a few weeks at a time though whereas Prime and Netflix generally you can watch when you want


Its almost misleading advertising with it being called a 'NowTV 4K HDR Box'
Carson_Official21/07/2019 08:42

I would read previous 'deals' for NowTV stuff and you will see that I'm …I would read previous 'deals' for NowTV stuff and you will see that I'm not alone with my opinion. I will continue refusing to pay for this low quality stuff until they wake up and get with this decade.


The reality is most people have TVs that upscale now to very close to 4K as you can get so the majority will simply not notice the difference, most of the comments on past threads have focused on the difference in sound.

presterjohn7121/07/2019 08:37

As I said most can't physically see the difference unless they are close …As I said most can't physically see the difference unless they are close to the screen. Bully for you if you have 20/20 eye sight but that is actually quite rare and not the norm.

eslick21/07/2019 09:35

The reality is most people have TVs that upscale now to very close to 4K …The reality is most people have TVs that upscale now to very close to 4K as you can get so the majority will simply not notice the difference, most of the comments on past threads have focused on the difference in sound.


sound is another aspect all together. Up scaling from 720p to 4K isn't a pretty sight. There is a reason every other streaming service moves on with the times and deliver's at least 1080p on the majority of their content. The fact of the matter is, that NowTV have no plans or want to improve their service - but there is a need.
Carson_Official21/07/2019 09:39

sound is another aspect all together. Up scaling from 720p to 4K isn't a …sound is another aspect all together. Up scaling from 720p to 4K isn't a pretty sight. There is a reason every other streaming service moves on with the times and deliver's at least 1080p on the majority of their content. The fact of the matter is, that NowTV have no plans or want to improve their service - but there is a need.


You need to buy a better TV
presterjohn7121/07/2019 08:05

People get way to hung up on this in my view. I downgraded my Netflix to …People get way to hung up on this in my view. I downgraded my Netflix to SD a few months ago and not a single person in the house has noticed and that's on a 50" screen. 720p is more than enough for watching the soaps and cop shows that are shown on Sky One etc. If you have 20/20 vision or sit right in front of the TV it might be a minor issue but for most of us it really isnt.


I might struggle with the difference between 720p and 1080p, but I can definitely see the difference between SD and 720p. Watchable, but a compromise.
Tech snobs on a £30 streaming box, wow.

If Netflix only did 720p it wouldn't stop me paying for their content. Wife is currently watching a programme on 5 STAR which has no HD, still watching and wouldn't refuse to watch because it's in SD.

The majority of people would still pay for content if it was only available in a lower resolution, and that's a fact.
eslick21/07/2019 09:42

You need to buy a better TV


That is literally the opposite of what I should do. I'm saying anyone who actually care about quality will much prefer their streams to in native 1080p / 4K HDR. Every other streaming service does so.

If you are happy watching the likes of GoT in 720p 'upscaled' then clearly you must have lower standards than the rest of us.
Edited by: "Carson_Official" 21st Jul
Carson_Official21/07/2019 10:03

That is literally the opposite of what I should do. I'm saying anyone who …That is literally the opposite of what I should do. I'm saying anyone who actually care about quality will much prefer their streams to in native 1080p / 4K HDR. Every other streaming service does so.If you are happy watching the likes of GoT in 720p 'upscaled' then clearly you must have lower standards than the rest of us.


Now now play nice.
So the market for this is someone who has managed to buy a 4k TV which isn't a smart TV? I didn't know that was possible.
Niall_Fawcett21/07/2019 12:09

So the market for this is someone who has managed to buy a 4k TV which …So the market for this is someone who has managed to buy a 4k TV which isn't a smart TV? I didn't know that was possible.



Or you have an older "black" (or even "white") NowTV Box and fancy a faster/snappier box response at minimal cost after netting out the bundled passes - that's why I acquired one last Xmas.
I fond now tv content on live streams a bit shoddy but to be honest I don’t think on demand stuff is too bad. That’s on the app on my LG OLED. It’s not 4K quality but perfectly watchable. There definitely seems to be a quality difference between the two viewing types.
presterjohn7121/07/2019 08:05

People get way to hung up on this in my view. I downgraded my Netflix to …People get way to hung up on this in my view. I downgraded my Netflix to SD a few months ago and not a single person in the house has noticed and that's on a 50" screen. 720p is more than enough for watching the soaps and cop shows that are shown on Sky One etc. If you have 20/20 vision or sit right in front of the TV it might be a minor issue but for most of us it really isnt.


presterjohn7121/07/2019 08:05

People get way to hung up on this in my view. I downgraded my Netflix to …People get way to hung up on this in my view. I downgraded my Netflix to SD a few months ago and not a single person in the house has noticed and that's on a 50" screen. 720p is more than enough for watching the soaps and cop shows that are shown on Sky One etc. If you have 20/20 vision or sit right in front of the TV it might be a minor issue but for most of us it really isnt.


presterjohn7121/07/2019 08:05

People get way to hung up on this in my view. I downgraded my Netflix to …People get way to hung up on this in my view. I downgraded my Netflix to SD a few months ago and not a single person in the house has noticed and that's on a 50" screen. 720p is more than enough for watching the soaps and cop shows that are shown on Sky One etc. If you have 20/20 vision or sit right in front of the TV it might be a minor issue but for most of us it really isnt.


GoT and similar really do look better in 4K. My family don’t notice 720p/1080p as our TV handles it well but you really can tell the difference between 720p and 4K HDR on films (NowTV having access to some very visual ones) and high budget drama series.
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