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NOW TV Smart TV Box with Pause & Rewind, with 2 Month Movies Pass, Black @ John Lewis £29.99
NOW TV Smart TV Box with Pause & Rewind, with 2 Month Movies Pass, Black @ John Lewis £29.99

NOW TV Smart TV Box with Pause & Rewind, with 2 Month Movies Pass, Black @ John Lewis £29.99

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John Lewis are price matching Argos but you get 2 year g'tee.

This is the SMART box dudes - not the cheapo black box.

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Product information

This amazing NOW TV Smart Box not only makes it quicker and easier to watch the TV you love, but also to pause and rewind live TV to ensure you don't miss a second. Bringing entertainment all together, it comes with all the same NOW TV features as before plus 5x faster processing and an Ethernet port.
This pack is bundled with 2-months Sky Movies Pass, so you get unlimited access to the latest movies you missed and up to 16 premieres every month - no contract. With NOW TV you can also enjoy access to over 60 Freeview channels and 15 HD channels, as well as great entertainment and sports (both sold separately).
Simple setup
Just create a NOW TV account, connect to your home broadband network and login. As well as built-in Wi-Fi, this new box features an Ethernet port which offers you another way to get online.
*Sky Movies Pass automatically renews at end of four months at �9.99 pm unless cancelled
Apps and more
Watch your favourite shows on ITV Player, All 4, BBC iPlayer, Demand 5 and more. Alternatively, connect with friends on Facebook, listen to music on Spotify and catch YouTube clips with their dedicated apps.
Requirements:
NOW TV account, Wi-Fi/Ethernet and HDMI connection required to use box (HDMI cable supplied). 18+. See nowtv.com for full terms.

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umirza85

Theres a 4month movie pass and 5 month entertainment pass version for … Theres a 4month movie pass and 5 month entertainment pass version for 34.95.... I'd jump on that one asap.



not really

a lot of us want these boxes for the Sports passes, the cinema & entertainment (or kids) passes are junk (to us)

we just drink beer to get free Sports passes etc

luvsadealdealdeal17 m ago

not reallya lot of us want these boxes for the Sports passes, the cinema & …not reallya lot of us want these boxes for the Sports passes, the cinema & entertainment (or kids) passes are junk (to us)we just drink beer to get free Sports passes etc

​so is there a hidden sports pass in the deal you posted? else now rather confused, surely the extra £5 is worth it for two extra months of movies ... as after all you did post a movies bundle in your deal....?

saw that the smart box has an aerial input. the older boxes use wi-fi to stream the content. Is that also true for the 'smart' box?
do you need an aerial for the pause rewind??

I got the 5 months Entertainment pass variant this afternoon.

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SpikePhoenix

saw that the smart box has an aerial input. the older boxes use wi-fi to … saw that the smart box has an aerial input. the older boxes use wi-fi to stream the content. Is that also true for the 'smart' box? do you need an aerial for the pause rewind??



the aerial is for the Freeview channels - over 100+ where I live but I guess it depends on your location

there's never a lag on Freeview channels because that operates just like terrestrial TV, ie instant

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IronGlaive

so is there a hidden sports pass in the deal you posted? else now rather … so is there a hidden sports pass in the deal you posted? else now rather confused, surely the extra £5 is worth it for two extra months of movies ... as after all you did post a movies bundle in your deal....?



well each of us will have different perspectives

I would possibly buy 2 months or 4 months Cinema depending on your circs, & obviously £5 is v cheap for the extra 2 months Cinema

but I have got loads of free NowTV Cinema passes so the £5 is just a cost to me (plus I don't watch many films, it's a bit selfish to say it but only the wife & kids watch most of the crpa Sky movies

luvsadealdealdeal

not reallya lot of us want these boxes for the Sports passes, the cinema … not reallya lot of us want these boxes for the Sports passes, the cinema & entertainment (or kids) passes are junk (to us)we just drink beer to get free Sports passes etc


What sport pass are drivelling on about?

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nougat

What sport pass are drivelling on about?



most of my free ones off Carling beer

They even charge £2 to collect instore!

UK delivery £3.50
Standard delivery within 5 working days

Click & collect £2.00
Click & collect from John Lewis and Waitrose shops Wednesday from 2pm

Collect+ £3.50
Collect+ from a local shop from Wednesday

IronGlaive1 h, 0 m ago

​so is there a hidden sports pass in the deal you posted? else now rather c …​so is there a hidden sports pass in the deal you posted? else now rather confused, surely the extra £5 is worth it for two extra months of movies ... as after all you did post a movies bundle in your deal....?


Not sure what he's on about speaking for everyone but the extra two months for a 5 is absolutely worth it if you use those passes.

umirza8516 m ago

Not sure what he's on about speaking for everyone but the extra two months …Not sure what he's on about speaking for everyone but the extra two months for a 5 is absolutely worth it if you use those passes.

​that was my take on it too. personally I hate these smart boxes, prefer the V2. They have too big a footprint and offer not a lot more. Biggest negative is they have no aerial out so useless to people with modern TVs. Very much a bad design geared towards people still with crts or perhaps using a computer monitor perhaps

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IronGlaive

that was my take on it too. personally I hate these smart boxes, prefer … that was my take on it too. personally I hate these smart boxes, prefer the V2. They have too big a footprint and offer not a lot more. Biggest negative is they have no aerial out so useless to people with modern TVs. Very much a bad design geared towards people still with crts or perhaps using a computer monitor perhaps



not quite sure of your point

aerial in, HDMI out (for Freeview)

luvsadealdealdeal34 m ago

not quite sure of your pointaerial in, HDMI out (for Freeview)

​​But if you've got a good quality TV with freeview or freeview hd surely you'd want to feed the output in to your TV like any normal PVR (even though this is kiddies PVR at best as it can only pause and not record). So in this respect I would've thought my point was self explanatory to be honest. Simply put, if you use this box for freeview, you can't use your TV for freeview unless you split your aerial at the source, hence a bad design.

Ralph888

They even charge £2 to collect instore!UK delivery £3.50Standard delivery … They even charge £2 to collect instore!UK delivery £3.50Standard delivery within 5 working daysClick & collect £2.00Click & collect from John Lewis and Waitrose shops Wednesday from 2pmCollect+ £3.50Collect+ from a local shop from Wednesday

I ordered mine earlier and c&c was free! X)

jco83

I ordered mine earlier and c&c was free! :pX)



Free for me as well

The remote isn't very good for looking through the guide to watch live TV. Is there any app or alternative to the now tv controller?

can you watch freeview channels on this box if you don't have a aerial imput in the house? (my landlord is so fussy he doesn't want to a satellite dish for freeview)

Beware - the Freeview implementation is poor IMO, and I have two of these. Now/next listings only (no 7-day guide), no numerical buttons on the remote so going up/down to select channels only. Also seems prone to losing channels regularly even in strong signal areas, requiring retune, whereby they miraculously reappear.

__shopperrr__

can you watch freeview channels on this box if you don't have a aerial … can you watch freeview channels on this box if you don't have a aerial imput in the house? (my landlord is so fussy he doesn't want to a satellite dish for freeview)



Yer wot?

Freeview needs an aerial, Freesat uses a dish.

These boxes act as a normal Now TV box for streaming over wifi or wired network, but also act a Freeview HD tuner.

__shopperrr__7 m ago

can you watch freeview channels on this box if you don't have a aerial …can you watch freeview channels on this box if you don't have a aerial imput in the house? (my landlord is so fussy he doesn't want to a satellite dish for freeview)





​Confusing your platforms there - Freeview does not come over satellite. Freeview is through an aerial. Sky and Freesat need a dish. You will not get Freeview on this without an aerial, but some services are in the NowTV section too so you will get their IP versions.
Edited by: "BungalowBill" 3rd Jul

Always be careful when making claims that it has never been this price before without doing a search. Only one example from below of many from last year. Bought the deal below myself. (the extra codes the OP also provided worked giving 4 months in total free)
hotukdeals.com/dea…488
Agree with others comments about the lack of aerial out becoming annoying but still handy for turning older TV's into smart with basic pause/rewind functionality.
Normally also when creating a NOWTV account I use a different email address and you normally get an offer when you click on the subscribe which is normally worth taking before applying your free passes 2 weeks before the offer is due to end. If nothing offered just then apply the free pass.


Edited by: "cecilmcroberts" 3rd Jul

Not sure if this has been mentioned before, but this box does not have a pass through, so your loose all your channels on you TV if you want to use this. You could always buy a TV Ariel splitter, and have two feeds, one to the box, and one to the TV. Deal breaker for me.

Lack of Amazon Video is a deal breaker for me, same goes for the lack of Now TV on the fire stick. Roku is my only choice, shame the updated Roku still isn't available over here.

IronGlaive

so is there a hidden sports pass in the deal you posted? else now rather … so is there a hidden sports pass in the deal you posted? else now rather confused, surely the extra £5 is worth it for two extra months of movies ... as after all you did post a movies bundle in your deal....?



Loooooool, touché. :-)

SpikePhoenix11 h, 51 m ago

saw that the smart box has an aerial input. the older boxes use wi-fi to …saw that the smart box has an aerial input. the older boxes use wi-fi to stream the content. Is that also true for the 'smart' box? do you need an aerial for the pause rewind??


No you don't need the aerial for pause/rewind etc. Aerial is just for freeview channels, everything else is streamed via your internet connection.

shatteredneon

Lack of Amazon Video is a deal breaker for me, same goes for the lack of … Lack of Amazon Video is a deal breaker for me, same goes for the lack of Now TV on the fire stick. Roku is my only choice, shame the updated Roku still isn't available over here.



Roku isn't the only choice - just the only obvious (and relatively inexpensive). X)

PS3, and XBox One (and presumably PS4 and XBox360) can do Now TV and Amazon Prime - but it really depends on whether you want that additional cost, power usage of those devices. But if you also play games, then they may well be an option.
Edited by: "alg" 4th Jul

I bought one of the 5 month entertainment pass ones purely for Game of Thrones It was free C&C in store as well (maybe because over £30?). Had a bit of a faff sorting out an account but got it working eventually. I thought it was quite a good deal at £35 for 5 months - also have the option to try Sky Sports as well if any good deals come up.
By the way, just thought I'd add that you do get Sky Sports News 'free' via it's own app, but not sure if this will expire when the entertainments pass finishes....
Edited by: "errolevans" 4th Jul

Still patiently awaiting the V2 box with 3 months entertainment for 11-12 quid. Come on Shopto! Thrones starts in a fortnight!!

alg

Roku isn't the only choice - just the only obvious (and relatively … Roku isn't the only choice - just the only obvious (and relatively inexpensive). X)PS3, and XBox One (and presumably PS4 and XBox360) can do Now TV and Amazon Prime - but it really depends on whether you want that additional cost, power usage of those devices. But if you also play games, then they may well be an option.



Adding another low cost option of a windows based stick. Being windows based they are compatable with the entire suite of Netflix/Amazon/SkyGo/NowTv/Youtube blah,blah.

luvsadealdealdeal

\x09\x09\x09\x09\x09\x09Never been £29.99 before!John Lewis are price … \x09\x09\x09\x09\x09\x09Never been £29.99 before!John Lewis are price matching Argos but you get 2 year g'tee.This is the SMART box dudes - not the cheapo black box.\x09\x09\x09\x09\x09



It was £24.99 in Argos Nov/Dec 2016

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Labman

It was £24.99 in Argos Nov/Dec … It was £24.99 in Argos Nov/Dec 2016https://www.pricehistory.co.uk/product/6194202/now-tv-smart-box-with-2-months-sky-cinema-pass



otoh that's not £29.99

luvsadealdealdeal

not reallya lot of us want these boxes for the Sports passes, the cinema … not reallya lot of us want these boxes for the Sports passes, the cinema & entertainment (or kids) passes are junk (to us)we just drink beer to get free Sports passes etc



Oh really?

Funny it's every time a Movie/Entertainment bundle is posted the heat goes through the roof and people eat them up.

I think you're in the minority there pal.

Please note the pause and rewind is for the freeview part of the box (and obviously on-demand), not for the streaming channels.

UKPokemonMaster

Please note the pause and rewind is for the freeview part of the box (and … Please note the pause and rewind is for the freeview part of the box (and obviously on-demand), not for the streaming channels.



What does that mean? Your confusing! Can I paused and remind bbc 1 eastenders?

iz123456789

What does that mean? Your confusing! Can I paused and remind bbc 1 … What does that mean? Your confusing! Can I paused and remind bbc 1 eastenders?



Yes, you can paused and remind bbc 1 eastenders. You can also pause and rewind it. X)
Edited by: "alg" 7th Jul
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