NOW TV is now available on YouView. The service, powered by Sky, allows YouViewers access to hundreds of movies on-demand.
NOW TV is the first content provider to join the YouView service and boosts the amount of film content on the YouView system. The service has two options:
- “Pay and Play” – Watch movies on-demand on a pay-per-view basis – Movies start from 99p up to £3.49 for a blockbuster
- “Sky Movies Pass” – £15 a month gives you full access to hundreds of movies without restriction
The NOW TV movies service offers movies that aren’t available on rival services such as LOVEFiLM and NetFlix, and includes up to five new blockbuster movies per week (typically movies available on the Sky Movies Premiere channel on Sky’s satellite TV service.
Oddly, the £15 a month subscription doesn’t give you access to the full range of movies on NOW TV. At launch, the “Sky Movies Pass” offered access to around 600 films, but over 1,000 movies were available to those looking to watch a film on a pay-to-view basis.
Now TV is also available on laptops, desktops, smartphones and tablets, but the best way to watch movies is on your telly, so it makes sense for the service to be available to customers of the YouView service.
More details on the service can be found here: nowtv.com
Value for money?
Whilst NOW TV’s service offers a solid range of movies on-demand, there are other options. Instead of paying £15 for the 600-or-so movies offered with the ‘Sky Movies Pass’, you could opt for LOVEFiLM Instant – This offers access to 5,000 movies and TV shows, for just £4.99 a month. LOVEFiLM is available on many Internet-enabled TVs, as well as tablets, X-Box 360, PS3 as well as desktop and laptop computers.