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Now TV box adds YouTube support

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The extremely affordable Now TV box has been updated to add YouTube support, bringing hours of hilarious cat videos to the biggest screen in your house.

Taking the device away from its subscription-free Sky content roots and turning it into a more generalised digital entertainment system, YouTube can now be downloaded to the Now TV box through the Roku Channel Store.

Not the first step the Now TV box has taken away from Sky’s own services, the connected box already offers users access to catch-up services from a raft of broadcasters, including BBC iPlayer, 4oD, Demand 5 and ITV Player.

“The Now TV Box offers a huge range of entertainment options to be enjoyed on your own big screen. The addition of YouTube means there’s even more to discover and experience,” Gidon Katz, Director of NOW TV said.

“With the flexibility to dip in and out of great movies, entertainment or sport with the relevant pass from NOW TV, catch-up TV and now videos from your favourite YouTube channels, it’ll be hard to find an excuse to leave the sofa.”

Setting wannabe owners back a penny shy of £10, the Now TV box is arguable the most affordable way of turning your traditional television into an internet-connected Smart TV.

As well as acting as a catch-up service enabler, the Now TV box acts as a way for broadcasting giant Sky to pump its monthly movie passes and daily Sky Sports passes to consumers.

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Ewan Owen

December 7, 2014, 8:47 am

******BE WARNED******
The box is good it works no problems. They don't tell you you have to register on the Now TV website and enter you payment card details first months a trail. After which you pay £9.99. A con say at the least. Once you you connect it to your TV the fun begins.

#1 you have to go on line to type a code so it activates the box.

#2 you find that you have to get the wireless connection with your router type in exactly or you will find it will not accept the connection.

#3 now you are set and browse their is very little to choose from ...Iplayer ITVplayer, 4oD, 5oD, BBC News, Sky News and a various online media YouTube, Vimeo. Please don't get your hopes up most have adverts that interrupt every 10-15 minutes, You can get sky movies nothing special and you will have seen these on TV at some point. Price range from the classic £2-3 and the up to date ones £6-7.

#4 You can go on Facebook here again you have to get a code and tell your account online that the Now TV box is now accessing your Facebook account, this is very limited don't think you can post because you CAN'T. Spotify you have to up grade to the premium account last time I checked that was £19.99. Same with the rest of the stuff.

#5 In all it is a waste of time all it does is make you purchase Sky features that nothing like what's on a sky box. The box does not switch off you will have to disconnect it by unplugging it

#6 You would be better off with Freeview box at least you can record the stations and wind on the adverts and the monthly payments for top up is or was £7.99 a month no contract.

#7 If you do decide to go ahead and purchase the box. Once you have activated the account check "My Account Details" and there your "My Passes" don't forget to cancel your "Sky Movies Month Pass" as this is automatically set up soon as you enter your card payment details and they will charge you the following month of £9.99. Even them they try to get you to change your mind by offering you the same for £7.95. Again once you cancel that they try once more.

Pros:
A good looking box that works

Cons:
It sells you an idea that fall way short of what it actually delivers, in the long run it will cost more for the little you will get from the service. No streaming of live TV. Drains the internet power from your router.

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