Any hacks for getting NowTV onto a Hisense TV?

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Posted 5th Aug 2019
The title says it all really!

I bought the Football Season Ticket for the upcoming football, only to find out not all Smart TVs support NowTV, and mine doesn't.

Any way of watching it on the TV? The only way I can think of is by connecting a laptop via HDMI, which sucks.

Thanks in advance!
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Sticky situation.
Using a Now TV stick?

Or is that too simple an answer?
Now TV Stick including a one month Cinema pass, £22.75 at Amazon.
Now TV Stick
You can probably find other cheaper deals if you look around. Have you really never seen a Now TV box or stick before?
IamMT05/08/2019 18:04

Using a Now TV stick?Or is that too simple an answer?


Do you need anything installed for that, or does it simply make your TV 'smart,' so to speak?
Haircut_10005/08/2019 18:13

Now TV Stick including a one month Cinema pass, £22.75 at Amazon. Now TV …Now TV Stick including a one month Cinema pass, £22.75 at Amazon. Now TV StickYou can probably find other cheaper deals if you look around. Have you really never seen a Now TV box or stick before?


I've literally never had Sky before. This is my first flat and I spent my teen years streaming Arsenal games on dodgy sites

As above, do you just plug it into the HDMI port and that's it?
Edited by: "DatAlbino" 5th Aug 2019
DatAlbino05/08/2019 18:13

Do you need anything installed for that, or does it simply make your TV …Do you need anything installed for that, or does it simply make your TV 'smart,' so to speak?



No, you just stick it in a spare HDMI slot & power it off the adaptor it comes with.
As you've already got a pass I'll see if I can find a cheap one - I assume you don't want the cinema pass someone mentioned...


Actually if you go on their chat & explain they may send you one free - worth a shot - they often send emails giving a free one for existing customers
Edited by: "IamMT" 5th Aug 2019
DatAlbino05/08/2019 18:13

Do you need anything installed for that, or does it simply make your TV …Do you need anything installed for that, or does it simply make your TV 'smart,' so to speak?



DatAlbino05/08/2019 18:14

I've literally never had Sky before. This is my first flat and I spent my …I've literally never had Sky before. This is my first flat and I spent my teen years streaming Arsenal games on dodgy sites As above, do you just plug it into the HDMI port and that's it?


The best thing you can probably do right now is to just go and read the product information for a Now TV stick on the website of Argos, Amazon, etc. If you are really that perplexed when it comes to figuring out what a streaming stick or set top box is then maybe just go in to somewhere like Curry's and ask them to explain it all to you. Asking if you need to have software installed on your tv to use one is kind of like asking if you need to have special software installed on your tv in order to plug your Playstation or DVD player in to it.
Edited by: "Haircut_100" 5th Aug 2019
Haircut_10005/08/2019 18:18

The best thing you can probably do right now is to just go and read the …The best thing you can probably do right now is to just go and read the product information for a Now TV stick on the website of Argos, Amazon, etc. If you are really that perplexed when it comes to figuring out what a streaming stick or set top box is then maybe just go in to somewhere like Curry's and ask them to explain it all to you. Asking if you need to have software installed on your tv to use one is kind of like asking if you need to have special software installed on your tv in order to plug your Playstation or DVD player in to it.


I've read into it now, thanks for the prompt.
IamMT05/08/2019 18:15

No, you just stick it in a spare HDMI slot & power it off the adaptor it …No, you just stick it in a spare HDMI slot & power it off the adaptor it comes with. As you've already got a pass I'll see if I can find a cheap one - I assume you don't want the cinema pass someone mentioned...


I'm thinking of just buying the Now TV box, that way I can watch 4k too. Make use of the resolution ^^
There's plenty of other hardware that supports nowtv. What else have you got connected to that tv?
m1keyp1key05/08/2019 18:22

There's plenty of other hardware that supports nowtv. What else have you …There's plenty of other hardware that supports nowtv. What else have you got connected to that tv?


Right now, nothing. In terms of stuff I could connect, I own an iPhone, Android, laptop, PC and Xbox One.
DatAlbino05/08/2019 18:21

I'm thinking of just buying the Now TV box, that way I can watch 4k too. …I'm thinking of just buying the Now TV box, that way I can watch 4k too. Make use of the resolution ^^



Now tv isn't 4k
DatAlbino05/08/2019 18:22

Right now, nothing. In terms of stuff I could connect, I own an iPhone, …Right now, nothing. In terms of stuff I could connect, I own an iPhone, Android, laptop, PC and Xbox One.


Xbox one supports now tv. Just download from ms store.
DatAlbino05/08/2019 18:22

Right now, nothing. In terms of stuff I could connect, I own an iPhone, …Right now, nothing. In terms of stuff I could connect, I own an iPhone, Android, laptop, PC and Xbox One.


Android what? Box?
m1keyp1key05/08/2019 18:23

Now tv isn't 4k


Ah. Well that's a bit contradictory of them.

In fairness, compared to the garbage streams I'm used to, HD or Full HD is fine too
AndyRoyd05/08/2019 18:24

Android what? Box?



The Now TV app is crippled on Android devices that have HDMI output.
Looks like the best option is for me to save some £, and move the Xbox into the living room

Will also mean 50' 4k FIFA too, so not all bad thanks for all the suggestions

Its real bummer that you don't even get 4k on Now TV. Sky are greedy boys.
Edited by: "DatAlbino" 5th Aug 2019
OP NowTV boxes are inexpensive they just connect to your TV via hdmi and they have a little remote control, the stick similarly. Another option is Chromecast which just plugs into your telly then you cast content to it from a mobile phone or tablet which then acts like a remote control for it, most apps have the cast functionality including the NowTV app.
Edited by: "jco83" 5th Aug 2019
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Can pick up a NowTV stick in CeX for around £7.50 sometimes less. They are often brand new someone's used the code that it came with for the low price and handed it straight in.

Roku Express can be picked up for around £25 and will allow the addition of many major apps for viewing free.
deleted179453506/08/2019 09:14

Can pick up a NowTV stick in CeX for around £7.50 sometimes less. They are …Can pick up a NowTV stick in CeX for around £7.50 sometimes less. They are often brand new someone's used the code that it came with for the low price and handed it straight in. Roku Express can be picked up for around £25 and will allow the addition of many major apps for viewing free.


Thanks for tat option! I have a CeX on my road, I'll check it out.

I've set up the xbox with NOWTV and I'll test it tonight before making my mind up. If it works fine, then no need to spend another penny!
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DatAlbino06/08/2019 09:32

Thanks for tat option! I have a CeX on my road, I'll check it out.I've set …Thanks for tat option! I have a CeX on my road, I'll check it out.I've set up the xbox with NOWTV and I'll test it tonight before making my mind up. If it works fine, then no need to spend another penny!


Depending on the build version you can also add Netflix, Sky Store and a few other apps of varying use.

You want the remote with voice search to get this. You can't add Amazon Prime Video or the *ahem* cinema apps to this the way you can a firestick though.
B&M usually have the Now TV box for cheap - the Box will do things like Netflix at 4k though. And it also acts as a freeview box, but nowadays, I'm not really sure why you would need that, except it add the possibilty of live pause for up to 30 mins iirc.

But yes, the XBox does it too. As long as you have XBox Live Gold, again iirc.
No I tried for ages to get NowTV working on my Android TV by downloading various APK files all to no avail, even when I installed the APKs NowTV worked but screen rotation was the problem, finally I gave up, I had a old Roku Box which I started to use purely for NowTV, best option is to buy the stick or box like everyone else says, B+M usually sell them cheap, ASDA etc, or just buy one second-hand.
Edited by: "lettherebedeals" 6th Aug 2019
alg06/08/2019 10:08

B&M usually have the Now TV box for cheap - the Box will do things like …B&M usually have the Now TV box for cheap - the Box will do things like Netflix at 4k though. And it also acts as a freeview box, but nowadays, I'm not really sure why you would need that, except it add the possibilty of live pause for up to 30 mins iirc.But yes, the XBox does it too. As long as you have XBox Live Gold, again iirc.


No the larger pink lettered box will do 4K or the larger blue lettered box Freeview, neither do both.
Edited by: "OBH6UK" 6th Aug 2019
OBH6UK06/08/2019 11:00

No the larger pink lettered box will do 4K or the larger blue lettered …No the larger pink lettered box will do 4K or the larger blue lettered box Freeview, neither do both.


Fair enough - never actually used Now TV or their devices. Didn't know they'd removed the Freeview bit.
alg06/08/2019 11:08

Fair enough - never actually used Now TV or their devices. Didn't know …Fair enough - never actually used Now TV or their devices. Didn't know they'd removed the Freeview bit.


That's what turned me off the NowTV box- imagine spending 50 quid on a 'TV' box that can't play TV!
DatAlbino06/08/2019 11:37

That's what turned me off the NowTV box- imagine spending 50 quid on a …That's what turned me off the NowTV box- imagine spending 50 quid on a 'TV' box that can't play TV!



The Freeview capable box was available around £25, the 4K box is currenlry available at that price. But they were / are still both primary steaming devices.
DatAlbino06/08/2019 11:37

That's what turned me off the NowTV box- imagine spending 50 quid on a …That's what turned me off the NowTV box- imagine spending 50 quid on a 'TV' box that can't play TV!



Imagine buying a 4K now tv box only for the “Now” bit to be in 720p. It’s a joke of a service
OBH6UK06/08/2019 11:53

The Freeview capable box was available around £25, the 4K box is currenlry …The Freeview capable box was available around £25, the 4K box is currenlry available at that price. But they were / are still both primary steaming devices.


Primary, yes. But a tv box without freeview is literally a joke. It should be illegal to even call it a TV box, because it's not! You can't watch TV just paid for, specific subcriptions.
I picked up a modern 4g-resistant antenna from Wilko which gave me freeview for a tenner, and some TVs even have it built in. The fact that you don't even get it on an 'upgraded' £50 Sky TV box is a laugh.
Dannyrobbo06/08/2019 11:55

Imagine buying a 4K now tv box only for the “Now” bit to be in 720p. It’s a …Imagine buying a 4K now tv box only for the “Now” bit to be in 720p. It’s a joke of a service


Yeah that's pretty mad. Again, practically false advertising.

It's a real shame, I'm not sure 720p is going to look too great on a 50' TV :/ but what's the other option? Stream off dodgy sites in poor res anyways, or pay far more for a base Sky package + extras.

Sky need a gentle nudge from the Competition Commission.
Edited by: "DatAlbino" 7th Aug 2019
Dannyrobbo06/08/2019 11:55

Imagine buying a 4K now tv box only for the “Now” bit to be in 720p. It’s a …Imagine buying a 4K now tv box only for the “Now” bit to be in 720p. It’s a joke of a service


What's the problem!??? 4K is only 9 times the resolution of 720p!
Edited by: "jco83" 7th Aug 2019
jco8307/08/2019 15:38

What's the problem!??? 4K is only 9.5 times the resolution of 720p! …What's the problem!??? 4K is only 9.5 times the resolution of 720p!



Its only displaying 921,600 “real” pixels and making an educated guess and filling the other 7,372,800

what a time to be alive
Dannyrobbo07/08/2019 15:47

Its only displaying 921,600 “real” pixels and making an educated guess and …Its only displaying 921,600 “real” pixels and making an educated guess and filling the other 7,372,800 what a time to be alive


(BTW I just realised my mistake and corrected my '9.5 times' to '9 times' ) I was using the true 4K resolution instead of 16:9 UHD-1
All this sounds hard work, why don't you just install a good VPN ( Nord ) Install Tor and grab an ' onion link ' , every premier league game is on every sat , ok if you wanna cast it that's your $$£££ , but for a few Quid a month what's wrong with HD to TV from pc or get which I believe when you've put a browser on a Firestick you can get straight in to"" the sports bay.org"" and even First Row . Plenty of Vids with some great tech bods, but to be perfectly honest, I'd pack in watching The Gooners 😫 . That's harder work than setting up any stream lol . No , scrap that Now TV its garbage , Grab a Firestick and watch the vids , you'll be up n running soon. I believe the 4th Generation stick is popular ....
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