Available towards the end of February, NOW TV has announced the NOW TV Smart Stick for £14.99.
The NOW TV Smart Stick is Roku powered and now lets you pause live TV on all NOW TV’s premium channels including Sky Sports, FOX, Comedy Central and Sky Atlantic. It will also give you access to some of the UK’s catch-up services, including BBC iPlayer, ITV Hub and All 4, and you can download over 50 apps including YouTube, Sky Store and Vevo.
The Smart Stick is also the first NOW TV box that comes with a remote featuring Voice Search technology that helps you to quickly find your favorite shows, films, actors or directors.
NOW TV’s Smart Stick provides a low-cost option to turn a ‘dumb’ TV or HDMI equipped monitor into a ‘smartish’ TV. Be warned though, as its raison D’être is to drive viewers to Sky’s content; it comes as no surprise that competitors like Netflix and Amazon Prime Video are not supported on the platform.
With NOW TV you are not tied to any contract but instead, buy a month of access at a time:
Entertainment Pass (£7.99) – watch over 300 Box Sets and 11 channels not on Freeview
Sky Cinema Pass (£9.99) – enjoy over 1,000 movies on demand
Sky Sports Pass (Day – £6.99, Week – £10.99, Month – £33.99) – see our biggest live matches and events on 10 Sky Sports channels
Kids Pass (£2.99) – watch six live channels and thousands of episodes on demand
Currently Sky’s content on NOW TV is 720p only with 1080p promised for sometime this year.