Get Sky Atlantic, Sky Cinema and Sky Sports without getting Sky – and pay less with these great NOW TV deals and offers.
What is NOW TV?
I’m a big fan of Sky’s NOW TV (read my Ask Andy guide). It’s essentially a mix of Netflix and iPlayer for Sky channels.
The great thing is that you can subscribe month by month, rather than tie yourself into a year-long contract as you would if you had satellite or cable TV. However, the films, TV and sport are all on different packages so getting all three would be pricey.
- Entertainment is the main Sky TV offer: including streaming of Sky Atlantic, Sky One, FOX and more, plus full box sets of series such as Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead and Modern Family (they do come and go though). It’s also the only way to get Sky Atlantic if you don’t have full Sky TV. Full price is £7.99 a month.
- Movies package has all the films on Sky Cinema (formerly Sky Movies) channels on demand, so far more recent movies than Netflix and Amazon. Full price is £9.99 a month.
- Kids pass is just £2.99 a month and includes Cartoon Network and Nickelodeon.
- Sports package is a day or week pass to all the Sky Sports channels. Full price is £6.99 a day and £10.99 for a week. There’s also an expensive monthly pass I wouldn’t recommend.
You don’t need any special equipment to watch, as it can be streamed via your computer. But if want to watch on your TV you can also buy a NOW TV box for £14.99 or get a Google Chromecast (see below for some great deals on those). Some smart TVs and YouView boxes have an app installed (though my YouView is movies only, not TV or sport).
Make sure you have enough broadband data and speed. And remember to cancel before the end of a month package if you don’t want to automatically carry on the subscription.
Current top Now TV offers and deals (quick links)
- Now TV Cyber Monday offer
- New NOW TV customer deals
- Existing NOW TV customer deals
- Sky Sports NOW TV deals
* NOW TV Cyber Monday deals*
There are a number of Black Friday deals, and I’ve included them in the sections below, so if you’re new to NOW TV, check the deals in the section immediately below, or if you are an existing customer, then skip to the offers further down.
* Two months for the price of one, or get up to 53% off an annual pass*
For Cyber Monday, NOW TV has a decent set of offers, including big savings if you commit to 12 months.
New customers can try it out by getting two months for the price of one, while new and existing customers can buy a full year pass for more than half price.
Now this annual pass kinda defeats the object of being able to cancel month by month, but if you are certain you’ll need the pass for a full 12 months then these are very good prices.
New customers can get savings on the TV, film, kids and sport passes, existing customers can only get the deal for the film and TV passes.
This deal ends on 30th November 2017.
New NOW TV customer deals and offers
The best offers are pretty much always for new customers. I’ve ranked them in the order of how good I think they are.
* £10 bonus cashback, and up to £10 more when you shop at NOW TV via Quidco or Topcashback*
If you’ve not signed up to cashback site Quidco you can get £10 cashback when you first shop via the site, and if that’s with NOW TV, you can claim up to £10 more cashback. It’s also only for new NOW TV subscribers. There’s a minimum spend of £5.
If you’re already with Quidco you can get a similar offer from Topcashback. It’s also a £10 bonus, though the minimum spend is £10, ruling out most of the single month passes.
Do double check the cashback rates as they can change on a daily basis.
If you don’t want to continue at full price, make sure you cancel before the prepaid package is up.
* Get up to 50% off when first-timers sign up to NOW TV Cinema or NOW TV Entertainment*
If you’re a newbie, these deals are worth considering, though the offers above usually represents better value.
For every extra month you buy, you get a discount, with the max of £51 available if you buy six months of Sky Cinema and six months of Entertainment – but remember it’s only a deal if you actually want to watch both and you want them for that amount of time.
It’s only for new NOW TV subscribers. Make sure you cancel before the prepaid package is up or you’ll pay full price for the following months.
NOW TV Entertainment pass offers
NOW TV Sky Cinema pass offers
NOW TV Entertainment and Sky Cinema combo pass offers
* Get a Now TV Entertainment, Kids and Sky Cinema free trial*
You can now get a free 14 day trial of one of (or all) the NOW TV Entertainment pack, the NOW TV Sky Cinema pack and the NOW TV Kids pass. Cancel before the 14 days to avoid getting charged full price.
Existing NOW TV customer offers and deals
Sadly, most of the special offers are only for new customers. But there are lots of ways existing customers can save each month. Usually this involved either buying a gift card pass, or buying a multi-month pass with a NOW TV box when these are on offer (which happens quite a bit).
* Cheap NOW TV box and pass bundle deals*
This used to be the cheapest ways for existing customers to get new passes. A recent price increase means the standalone passes below normally represent better value, though if you want a NOW TV box these are worth considering. But for Black Friday there are a number of big discounts!
The standard boxes let you watch NOW TV, iPlayer, All4 and ITV Player on your TV if you don’t have a smart TV. You can even play premium Spotify through one. The newer boxes allow you to pause live TV and watch Freeview channels.
Prices used to be as low as £19 for a six-month Entertainment or four-month movies pass and £12.49 for the three and two-month equivalents. However NOW TV has introduced a new shorter length package at a higher price, though you do get a free movie rental from Sky Store thrown in.
The new packages are two months entertainment or one-month movies for £19.99. During Black Friday both were packs cut to £12.49 at Argos and Currys. However they’re now back at full price. Amazon has a slight discount of £5 on the Entertainment box and pass, making it the best buy right now.
* Multi-month pass (no box) deals*
You can buy a gift card for multiple months which works out cheaper than paying full price direct with NOW TV.
You can pick up a two-month movies pass from Amazon or Currys for £15, or get three months entertainment for £15. Sometimes there are four or six-month passes available too.
Bigger reductions via Zeek
Zeek is a website that lets people sell unwanted gift vouchers, and there are often NOW TV Sky CInema and Sky Sports passes available with a discount.
Usually this puts the two months Sky Cinema pass at £13, so £7 off the full price if you just let the subscription run month to month at £9.99 a month.
Week sports passes are usually available for £9, rather than the £10.99 you’d pay direct to NOW TV.
You can also use the code CLEVERCASH to save an extra £3 off your first purchase (if it’s your first time using Zeek). There’s now a minimum spend of £23 though so you might need to buy multiple vouchers or use the code for a different brand (e.g. John Lewis or Amazon). Watch out for transaction charges of up to 1% which have recently been added.
* Latest Sky Sports NOW TV deals*
Check out the cashback offer at the top of the page for the best deal, but if you’ve already signed up to Quidco you often can save between 10% and 50% on week and day passes.
More on my bespoke deals page for Sky Sports below.