Sky have launch a cheap set top box for their NOW TV pay as you go TV service. The box which is available from today at nowTV.com is a small Apple TV sized box that wirelessly streams content from BBC iPlayer, Demand 5, Sky News, BBC News and NOW TV.
NOW TV gives you access to much of Sky’s content without the need of a contract (price for Sky Sports start at £9.99 per day). As well as the TV and movie content there are Spotify, Facebook and Flickr apps.
NOW TV is already available for PC,Mac, iOS, Xbox, PS3, YouView and Roku boxes so whether we need another set top box depends if you are a big NOW TV users.
More info at www.nowtv.com
From launch, the NOW TV Box will let people access:
Sky Sports: Experience the best sporting action from Sky Sports with the Sky Sports Day Pass. In the next month alone, sports fans can enjoy the climax of The Ashes series, the return of the Premier League and Football League, Formula 1® Belgium Grand Prix™, the start of Andy Murray’s defence of the US Open title and much more, across 6 channels all for just £9.99 a day.
Sky Movies: Sign up for a Sky Movies Pass to access hundreds of films from Sky Movies – the UK’s most popular subscription service – including more of the latest and biggest movies 12 months before Netflix or LOVEFiLM Instant. New customers can also take advantage of a 30 day free trial of the Sky Movies Pass and enjoy the likes of Skyfall, The Dark Knight Rises and Argo in the next month.
Sky News: Stay up-to-date with all the latest breaking news from Sky News. Access a 24/7 live feed of Sky News’ award-winning coverage including all breaking news from home and abroad, as well as dedicated business, political and entertainment coverage. In addition, catch up on specific stories at any time of the day via an exclusive on demand news library.
BBC iPlayer: The BBC’s popular video on-demand service which received 2.32bn programme requests in 2012 gives you the option to catch up on your favourite BBC programmes when you want to – and now on your TV set through the NOW TV Box.
BBC News app: Giving viewers access to BBC news reports, interviews and videos at the touch of a button on their TV.
Demand 5: Catch-up on a wide selection of Channel 5 shows for at least 7 days after they first broadcast.
- Spotify, Facebook and flickr: Listen to music, catch up with friends and even share your photos all through your TV set.