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Now TV box adds YouTube support

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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