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Anonymous User
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Big-button remote control for disabled people

A disabled friend has a Now TV box on which he is attempting to watch Sky Sports channels, however he has trouble pressing the correct button of the up, down, left, right, ok cluster.


His bad eyesight, as a result of macular degeration, is such that he cannot see small detail and cannot distinguish the cross shape. His sense of touch is also degraded such that he cannot feel the cross shape.


  1. Do the manufacturers of the Now TV box make a big-button remote?
  2. Would it be possible to buy a big-button remote that has a built-in emulation mode for the Now TV remote?
  3. Would it be possible to buy a generic big-button remote with a "learn" facility so it could emulate the Now TV remote?
  4. Is a voice-activated remote available for the Now TV box?
  5. Is there another box that can show Sky Sports channels for which one of (1) to (4) above applies?
  6. Does anyone have any lateral-thinking solution to the basic problem?

I've made a fairly exhaustive google search but not come up with any solutions.


Any ideas anyone?




Legend 5
Legend 5

no need to apologise @Andy The ideas you came up with are exactly the kind I would have come up with


@Anonymous User I found something that might help. Looking at it. I would describe it as possibly a tablet -sized remote and buttons look quite large. But there's no guarantee you will get it to work correctly with NowTV hardware


I do not work for Now . I am simply a Now customer trying to help I am a Community Contributor This means that I know a lot about the service. But just like you I am still a customer. This means I cannot help you with issues that would involve looking into your account directly. A member of the now TV forum team or live chat will need to assist you with these issues.
Anonymous User
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I would love for my daughter aged 20 with special needs to be able to operate the NOW TV remote