Now TV Smart Sticks at Curry's - 50% off if you trade in an 'old'? NowTV box £9.99
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Now TV Smart Sticks at Curry's - 50% off if you trade in an 'old'? NowTV box £9.99

£9.99£19.9950%Currys PC World Deals
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Found 12th Mar
Just spotted that Curry's PC World are doing 50% off the Now TV Smart Sticks if you trade in an old (2018 or older) now TV box or any media streamer.

I have loads of the old boxes lying around from previous deals, so was happy to get a new stick with 2mths entertainment for £9.99.

This seems to be valid on all of the smart stick packages, but In Store only.....

Conditions state:
Trade in any old media streamer (2018 model or older) and get 50% off a NOW TV Stick. In-store only, available for reserve and collect. One trade-in per device per person. Offer ends 19/03/2019.


NOW TV Smart Stick with HD & Voice Search - 2 Month Entertainment Pass £9.99 with trade in


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NOW TV Smart Stick with HD & Voice Search - 1 Month Cinema Pass £9.99 with trade in


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NOW TV Smart Stick with HD & Voice Search - 3 Month Kids Pass £9.99 with trade in


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How would they know what a TV streamer is? Surely you could take along some non-descript USB stick?

Or what about some old video card - they used to be used for streaming back before USB streamers became fashionable.
MX5.Matt8 m ago

Is NOW TV any good? Friends of mine have said their experience was …Is NOW TV any good? Friends of mine have said their experience was shocking - really poor reception despite good wifi signal. Not sure whether to go with Sky again or get NOW TV box for the promo price and no contract. Thanks


Been using it for 18 months with no problem, why not get their 14 day free trial and see?
Good deal. And these sticks have Netflix as well which I didn't realize. Bonus for my son who hasn't got Netflix on his telly.
MX5.Matt8 h, 54 m ago

Is NOW TV any good? Friends of mine have said their experience was …Is NOW TV any good? Friends of mine have said their experience was shocking - really poor reception despite good wifi signal. Not sure whether to go with Sky again or get NOW TV box for the promo price and no contract. Thanks


Have they tried powerline adapters? There won't be any reception / buffering problems with these. Can only be used with the NowTV boxes that have a LAN/ethernet port. Couple of examples at Amazon from £25 below.

One unit plugs into a mains plug point & linked to the main router with an ethernet cable, while the other unit into a mains plug point near the TV (not recommended to use either unit via a cable/plug extension of any kind). Then from the latter unit into the NowTV box with another ethernet cable.

Tenda PH3 1000Mbps Powerline Adapter Kit with Single Port/Home Plug AV2 UK Extender, for fast & stable network expansion, UK Plug Version - Pack of 2

TP-Link TL-PA4010PKIT Passthrough Powerline Adapter Starter Kit, No Configuration Required, UK Plug, Pack of 2 (this has a useful plug 'passthrough' if they're running out of mains plug points).
Edited by: "Crossbow" 13th Mar
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Traded old black box (but no cables or remote)
Quite impressed with speed of the stick, also useful being able to power from tv usb socket.
MX5.Matt12th Mar

Is NOW TV any good? Friends of mine have said their experience was …Is NOW TV any good? Friends of mine have said their experience was shocking - really poor reception despite good wifi signal. Not sure whether to go with Sky again or get NOW TV box for the promo price and no contract. Thanks


Never had a problem faultless and if you going away someplace that has Wi-fi and tv with the correct connections take it with you and enjoy— also App Store includes Netflix now and also YouTube red bull tv and others and very responsive with micro as card slot to upgrade memory great system and often codes for movies sports and entertainment so never pay full price or take a break till the next code pops up
Edited by: "superstarbj1" 15th Mar
superstarbj13 h, 15 m ago

Never had a problem faultless and if you going away someplace that has …Never had a problem faultless and if you going away someplace that has Wi-fi and tv with the correct connections take it with you and enjoy— also App Store includes Netflix now and also YouTube red bull tv and others and very responsive with micro as card slot to upgrade memory great system and often codes for movies sports and entertainment so never pay full price or take a break till the next code pops up


To be clear the Now TV stick does not have a micro sd card slot, although the black box and both smart boxes do.
neoboy12th Mar

Are these sticks better than the old little boxes or is Sky UI just …Are these sticks better than the old little boxes or is Sky UI just complete garbage in general?


They are better for two reasons -
1) Faster overall to use, probaly better hardware and updated software.
2 ) The remote: and remote does not need to be direct line of sight, also the new remote with these has volume buttons and power on/off button for your TV, so basically you don't need your TV remote as often (or at all).

BUT because these tend to go behind your TV they only work well if you have really good wifi coverage. Its fine in my TV that has a router in the same room but struggling in my conservatory TV (which to be fair of course, being a conservatory is built onto the house so the signal is going through what was an outside brick wall, however I never had an issue with the old style now TV box).
shakerstevens7 m ago

They are better for two reasons - 1) Faster overall to use, probaly better …They are better for two reasons - 1) Faster overall to use, probaly better hardware and updated software.2 ) The remote: and remote does not need to be direct line of sight, also the new remote with these has volume buttons and power on/off button for your TV, so basically you don't need your TV remote as often (or at all).BUT because these tend to go behind your TV they only work well if you have really good wifi coverage. Its fine in my TV that has a router in the same room but struggling in my conservatory TV (which to be fair of course, being a conservatory is built onto the house so the signal is going through what was an outside brick wall, however I never had an issue with the old style now TV box).


Are they better than the Now tv smart box, I have this one and works top notch. Just wondering if it's worth swapping. One thing this box does have is an areal input for the freeview which then gives this box best of both worlds in sky entertainment, movies etc and freeview all with EPG etc37262569-jyPMM.jpg
Any idea if you can trade in a FireTV Stick on this? My one is old and a bit slow response times with the remote etc.

Also do these provide a smart tv style functionality or is the main benefit to them the SKY without a contract?
madmurd1 h, 5 m ago

Are they better than the Now tv smart box, I have this one and works top …Are they better than the Now tv smart box, I have this one and works top notch. Just wondering if it's worth swapping. One thing this box does have is an areal input for the freeview which then gives this box best of both worlds in sky entertainment, movies etc and freeview all with EPG etc[Image]


Thats the older of the smart boxes in your picture - I think that was one of the best units because as you say it has an aerial input so you could record freeview. All other now tv boxes (old and newer) and sticks are streaming only units, only yours had that option.
The only thing with your box is it doesn't support the newer remotes that have TV volume buttons and TV power button - if you can live with using two remotes (your TV remote and your now TV remote) then stick with what you have especially if you are using that aerial input.

There is a new version of your box (as well as the stick) that no longer has an aerial input but does have 4K and can be distinguished from yours by the pinky/purple now TV logo rather than the blue logo yours has.
Edited by: "shakerstevens" 15th Mar
Gaz_Hollowell19 m ago

Any idea if you can trade in a FireTV Stick on this? My one is old and a …Any idea if you can trade in a FireTV Stick on this? My one is old and a bit slow response times with the remote etc. Also do these provide a smart tv style functionality or is the main benefit to them the SKY without a contract?


Lots of smart tv functions, i.e. BBC iplayer, ITV hub, more 4, chan 5 all catch up/live channels as well as BBC news, YouTube and many other smart apps. SKY now is just one part of it , so you don't have to use that all the time. Also the good thing is with SKY now you can do month by month so if one month you fancy a month of movies then go ahead, pay for it and then don't use/cancel it for other months. Similar with sports, there might just be 1 or 2 football matches you want to watch a seaosn so just buy a day pass. For the rest of the time just carry on using all the free to use smart functions.
shakerstevens33 m ago

They are better for two reasons - 1) Faster overall to use, probaly better …They are better for two reasons - 1) Faster overall to use, probaly better hardware and updated software.2 ) The remote: and remote does not need to be direct line of sight, also the new remote with these has volume buttons and power on/off button for your TV, so basically you don't need your TV remote as often (or at all).BUT because these tend to go behind your TV they only work well if you have really good wifi coverage. Its fine in my TV that has a router in the same room but struggling in my conservatory TV (which to be fair of course, being a conservatory is built onto the house so the signal is going through what was an outside brick wall, however I never had an issue with the old style now TV box).


I'd say the performance of the black box and stick is roughly similar, the white box however should definitely be avoided as it is obsolete.
madmurd36 m ago

Are they better than the Now tv smart box, I have this one and works top …Are they better than the Now tv smart box, I have this one and works top notch. Just wondering if it's worth swapping. One thing this box does have is an areal input for the freeview which then gives this box best of both worlds in sky entertainment, movies etc and freeview all with EPG etc[Image]


The performance of the stick will be similar/slightly worse than your smart box, however the tv controls on the new wi-fi remote are a nice addition. However, If you can live without the freeview feature, the latest 4k smart box is definitely the fastest option, and also includes the new wi-fi remote.
shakerstevens47 m ago

They are better for two reasons - 1) Faster overall to use, probaly better …They are better for two reasons - 1) Faster overall to use, probaly better hardware and updated software.2 ) The remote: and remote does not need to be direct line of sight, also the new remote with these has volume buttons and power on/off button for your TV, so basically you don't need your TV remote as often (or at all).BUT because these tend to go behind your TV they only work well if you have really good wifi coverage. Its fine in my TV that has a router in the same room but struggling in my conservatory TV (which to be fair of course, being a conservatory is built onto the house so the signal is going through what was an outside brick wall, however I never had an issue with the old style now TV box).


Well I could do with 2 months Entertainment package and router is just about next to the TV so shouldn't have problems with coverage.

Interesting about the second point too, it is quite annoying that I have the box sticking out when everything is hidden away nicely just so I can use the remote at the moment.
I got one of these sticks by accident and use it instead of my Xbox as it's just handy!
The power does hdmi push through (or whatever is called) so you don't have to change input.
As noted you can use most apps EXCEPT Prime Video. And no Plex(kodi).

It's Roku powered so get the Roku remote app if you're feeling lazy.

You can "cast" YouTube from your phone to the YouTube app but you can't chromecast properly.

There have been a few times when the stick has started to lag and I've just unplugged the power to fix it.

I like it.. Never had an older version though...
I just wish Prime and Now would kiss and make up.
hairychad28 m ago

I got one of these sticks by accident and use it instead of my Xbox as …I got one of these sticks by accident and use it instead of my Xbox as it's just handy!The power does hdmi push through (or whatever is called) so you don't have to change input.As noted you can use most apps EXCEPT Prime Video. And no Plex(kodi).It's Roku powered so get the Roku remote app if you're feeling lazy.You can "cast" YouTube from your phone to the YouTube app but you can't chromecast properly. There have been a few times when the stick has started to lag and I've just unplugged the power to fix it.I like it.. Never had an older version though...I just wish Prime and Now would kiss and make up.


I think its more of a case that these units are subsidised by SKY (vs buying a Roku which these are based on) so they have no interest in offering Amazon Prime streaming as they are the competition. However they do allow Netflix now which I'm surprised about. Maybe Sky get some commision from Netflix for allow this.
I've just traded in my second white box. It was still in its wrappers. I'd only bought it for £9:99 for the enclosed passes back in 2015
Edited by: "kar999" 15th Mar
hairychad1 h, 31 m ago

I just wish Prime and Now would kiss and make up.


Agree
kar99949 m ago

I've just traded in my second white box. It was still in its wrappers. I'd …I've just traded in my second white box. It was still in its wrappers. I'd only bought it for £9:99 for the enclosed passes back in 2015


You should have kept the HDMI cable & 2x new AAA batteries, but too late now!
shakerstevens2 h, 48 m ago

Thats the older of the smart boxes in your picture - I think that was one …Thats the older of the smart boxes in your picture - I think that was one of the best units because as you say it has an aerial input so you could record freeview. All other now tv boxes (old and newer) and sticks are streaming only units, only yours had that option.The only thing with your box is it doesn't support the newer remotes that have TV volume buttons and TV power button - if you can live with using two remotes (your TV remote and your now TV remote) then stick with what you have especially if you are using that aerial input. There is a new version of your box (as well as the stick) that no longer has an aerial input but does have 4K and can be distinguished from yours by the pinky/purple now TV logo rather than the blue logo yours has.


Nice one cheers think I'll stick with this model box as it works a dream and the use of 2 remotes dont bother me
Crossbow1 h, 11 m ago

You should have kept the HDMI cable & 2x new AAA batteries, but too late …You should have kept the HDMI cable & 2x new AAA batteries, but too late now!


I did :-)
madmurd5 h, 35 m ago

Nice one cheers think I'll stick with this model box as it works a dream …Nice one cheers think I'll stick with this model box as it works a dream and the use of 2 remotes dont bother me


No idea why they would remove the aerial input on the smart boxes though, surly it’s better with it
Just picked mine up. Traded an old now box.. Staff knew knotting of the deal at Croydon... Quality sames staff... Lol... Only wish it had prime video on there. Its a roku stick after all.
MX5.Matt12th Mar

Is NOW TV any good? Friends of mine have said their experience was …Is NOW TV any good? Friends of mine have said their experience was shocking - really poor reception despite good wifi signal. Not sure whether to go with Sky again or get NOW TV box for the promo price and no contract. Thanks



I've had NowTV in the house for over 2 years now. I've got the boxes in the kids rooms and we've had no problems at all. It's a much cheaper option for us than Sky (one account supports multiple devices so no need for Sky Multiroom) and one pass works on all devices simultaneously. For example, I bought 2 boxes at £14.99 each. They both had 3 months Sky a entertainment and 4 months Kids TV. This meant we got 6 months of entertainment and 8 months of kids before I had to buy new passes. I also got a good deal on the Movies pass which meant I got about 4 months movies for the price of one month. The only problem I have is that my BT TV box has NowTV app but it only supports movies. But its a cheap and easy option for TV throughout the rest of the house. As for signal / connection, I've got BTs full house WiFi and I can report no problems at all.
Would they accept one without a power lead? Bought one off shpock and had the wrong lead. Was only £5 but sky don't stock the leads any more and even amazon price seemed steep so just left it. If I can get a stick for £10 and 2 months entertainment pass it'll be ideal?
drivel12th Mar

Sadly since developer mode was removed from the Now TV boxes, the USB …Sadly since developer mode was removed from the Now TV boxes, the USB ports can no longer play media files anyway.


Can this still be done on the older boxes or has a firmware update stopped it.
cookied33 m ago

Can this still be done on the older boxes or has a firmware update stopped …Can this still be done on the older boxes or has a firmware update stopped it.


No, because as soon as they are connected to the internet they update themselves with a firmware that lacks developer mode.
Dazzy_Dee1 h, 7 m ago

I've had NowTV in the house for over 2 years now. I've got the boxes in …I've had NowTV in the house for over 2 years now. I've got the boxes in the kids rooms and we've had no problems at all. It's a much cheaper option for us than Sky (one account supports multiple devices so no need for Sky Multiroom) and one pass works on all devices simultaneously. For example, I bought 2 boxes at £14.99 each. They both had 3 months Sky a entertainment and 4 months Kids TV. This meant we got 6 months of entertainment and 8 months of kids before I had to buy new passes. I also got a good deal on the Movies pass which meant I got about 4 months movies for the price of one month. The only problem I have is that my BT TV box has NowTV app but it only supports movies. But its a cheap and easy option for TV throughout the rest of the house. As for signal / connection, I've got BTs full house WiFi and I can report no problems at all.


This article suggests that your BT TV box will have access to more Now TV content in the summer: btplc.com/News/
jplewis7659 m ago

Would they accept one without a power lead? Bought one off shpock and had …Would they accept one without a power lead? Bought one off shpock and had the wrong lead. Was only £5 but sky don't stock the leads any more and even amazon price seemed steep so just left it. If I can get a stick for £10 and 2 months entertainment pass it'll be ideal?


Reading the comments Currys don't seem to be too concerned about what you trade in - why not just include some useless random mains power supply with the box (I know I have a few handy myself).
jplewis761 h, 20 m ago

Would they accept one without a power lead? Bought one off shpock and had …Would they accept one without a power lead? Bought one off shpock and had the wrong lead. Was only £5 but sky don't stock the leads any more and even amazon price seemed steep so just left it. If I can get a stick for £10 and 2 months entertainment pass it'll be ideal?


I'm sure you'll get away with it. They never even opened the old box to look inside mine.
I found an old unused pass..must be 3+ years old now in one of my old boxes. I understand that they expire after 12 months.
Anyone had any similar experiences with old passes? They don't have a expiry date printed on them.
kar99931 m ago

I found an old unused pass..must be 3+ years old now in one of my old …I found an old unused pass..must be 3+ years old now in one of my old boxes. I understand that they expire after 12 months. Anyone had any similar experiences with old passes? They don't have a expiry date printed on them.


You can apply the code to your account on the Now TV website and it will state if it is still valid. If it is not you can contact Now TV to see if they can help (nowadays it appears they demand the serial number of the box it came with along with a proof of purchase).
drivel4 m ago

You can apply the code to your account on the Now TV website and it will …You can apply the code to your account on the Now TV website and it will state if it is still valid. If it is not you can contact Now TV to see if they can help (nowadays it appears they demand the serial number of the box it came with along with a proof of purchase).


That'll be the old box I just exchanged at Curry's under this offer! ..and even if I'd got the receipt it'll be 3+years old.....

I best use the new ones within 12 months this time.
Edited by: "kar999" 16th Mar
Traded in an old box today. They weren't bothered about checking it and also didn't know about the offer either. Think the old boxes are going to be disposed anyway.
jplewis7610 h, 17 m ago

Would they accept one without a power lead? Bought one off shpock and had …Would they accept one without a power lead? Bought one off shpock and had the wrong lead. Was only £5 but sky don't stock the leads any more and even amazon price seemed steep so just left it. If I can get a stick for £10 and 2 months entertainment pass it'll be ideal?


I have traded in 3 brand new unused box's, one white. Just took the unit out of the box, kept PSU, HDMI, and remotes. No problem.
This offer is only for the 3 HD models in the OP. They won't give the discount on the 4K model.
Game of Thrones?
I might do this in order to watch GOT series 8. How does this work on NOWTV? I've read that each episode is released at 9pm on a Monday, but if I can't watch that, is it then available for streaming?
bitm20071 h, 18 m ago

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The OP's doing no such thing. What happens is, when someone else posts the same deal, it gets 'merged' with the main one (this thread) & also 'bumped' up. That's why you may have got multiple notifications for this very same deal, & may get more. But the OP's not responsible for it, it's just a feature of this site.
Does anyone know if i can use these for holidays in Spain etc...?
olbasoil22 m ago

Game of Thrones?I might do this in order to watch GOT series 8. How does …Game of Thrones?I might do this in order to watch GOT series 8. How does this work on NOWTV? I've read that each episode is released at 9pm on a Monday, but if I can't watch that, is it then available for streaming?


You can watch it live on Sky Atlantic (with adverts), or wait until the episode is available to stream sometime later.
pablobanez11 m ago

Does anyone know if i can use these for holidays in Spain etc...?


You can use them abroad (in Europe) for 30 days at a time, (but this will definitely stop some time after Brexit). But you will probably need to use it in the UK first.
Edited by: "drivel" 16th Mar
Crossbow1 h, 16 m ago

The OP's doing no such thing. What happens is, when someone else posts the …The OP's doing no such thing. What happens is, when someone else posts the same deal, it gets 'merged' with the main one (this thread) & also 'bumped' up. That's why you may have got multiple notifications for this very same deal, & may get more. But the OP's not responsible for it, it's just a feature of this site.


Thanks for having my back! (and explaining all this, I had no idea!)
Cheers
WILF (OP)
wilf12344 m ago

Thanks for having my back! (and explaining all this, I had no idea!) …Thanks for having my back! (and explaining all this, I had no idea!) CheersWILF (OP)


Apologies, I've been on here a few months and never come across bumped up before.
bitm20072 m ago

Apologies, I've been on here a few months and never come across bumped up …Apologies, I've been on here a few months and never come across bumped up before.


Absolutely no problem. I didn't see your comment anyway!

Cheers

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