Friday, 26 February, 2021


Sky's Now TV Takes Aim At Amazon With New Now TV Stick

Sky's Now TV Takes Aim At Amazon With New Now TV Stick Sky's Now TV Takes Aim At Amazon With New Now TV Stick
Kristine Garrett | 25 January, 2018, 14:16

Sky has revealed a new member of its affordable pay-as-you-view Now TV streaming device family, the Now TV Stick.

The Now TV Smart Stick goes on sale in February from a variety of United Kingdom retailers like Argos and PC World, as well as supermarkets such as Tesco and Asda.

At launch a selection of Smart Stick and Pass bundles are to be available, including a £19.99 Stick and two-month Entertainment Pass combo, as well as a Stick and one-month Sky Cinema Pass for £19.99 and a Stick and one-month Sky Sports Pass for £29.99.

On sale from February 2018 for £14.99 (€17.20), the portable plug-and-play NOW TV Smart Stick is powered by Roku and comes with a remote featuring Voice Search technology that helps users quickly find their favourite shows, films, actors or directors. Toward the end of this year, live and on-demand Now TV content should also be available in Full HD for the first time.

According to the BARB Establishment Survey (Q3 2017), NOW TV has a base of 1.4 million households.

Secondly, downloads will also be coming to the Now TV app for kids, entertainment and cinema content, letting you take shows on the go with you away from a constant internet connection.

And it's also making its value broadband bundles available as contract-free without the need to team it with a Now TV pass. Each pass has a different monthly cost, with the Kids Pass ringing in at £2.99 a month, Sky Cinema at £9.99, Entertainment at £7.99, and Sky Sports at £33.99. Firstly, Sky will soon start supporting 1080p Full HD streaming for Now TV viewers, who currently have to make do with lowly 720p HD-ready streams.

NOW TV is a pick and mix TV streaming service that lets you choose from a range of passes contract free.

Now TV's smart remote also features voice control functionality, which is a first for the service.

But you'll also be able to access other apps through the stick, including Netflix and BBC iPlayer.

Available anytime, anywhere in the United Kingdom, you can watch through a NOW TV Box or NOW TV Smart Stick, or on the web.

Whether youre into big dramas, blockbuster movies, live sports or even just some extra TV for the kids, NOW TV offers four passes which include the latest and best TV and movies: Entertainment, Sky Cinema, Kids and Sky Sports. Neatly, the Sky Sports Pass can also be bought on a daily basis for £6.99 and a weekly basis for £10.99.

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