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Anonymous User
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How do I watch Now TV on my Panasonic Tvs?

I have just ordered broadband and phone line which are being delivered on the 26th March. I have also bought Now TV which starts straight away but how do I watch Now TV?

 

I am struggling with finding a definitive answer. I have one Panasonic Smart TV and another older Panasonic model. I am currently using Virgin Media that have a V^ box each and I have just cancelled that.

 

So how to watch now TV on my televisions? Any advice would be gratefully received .

 

Thanks in advance.

 

M

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schnapps
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Hi @Anonymous User 

 

The Panasonic Smart TV's doesn't currently support the native NowTV App from the Panasonic Apps Store.

 

You will need to use a supported playback device from this list linked below.

 

https://help.nowtv.com/article/what-devices-can-i-use-to-watch-now-tv  

Anonymous User
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Hi @schnapps 

 

Thanks for your help. 

It looks like it’s either a Now TV Stick or a Now TV box.

 

Do you know if you can record on either of these devices? 

schnapps
Legend 5
Legend 5

Hi @Anonymous User 

 

No recording feature on either the nowtv stick or nowtv box (just a 30 minute live pause function).

 

If you have an entertainment or cinema pass then most content is available on demand so no need for a recording function.

 

The only device that allows you to record live nowtv channels is a BT Box via the BT TV Programme Guide where you need to be a BT TV customer with a NowTV bolt on package.

Fastrack1966
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I thought I found a way around buying a stick - why not go to the Panasonic Web Browser & log in to my Nowtv account. Nope, when I take the cursor to My Account, Sign In, all the browser shows is a white window with the Nowtv address in the address bar  

Steve411
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The Amazon Firestick now supports Now.

Steve411
Scholar

  • Or an Amazon Firestick 
RoyB
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@Steve411 

 

Why not a Roku device?

(And what are the odds that somebody is still patiently waiting for an answer, after getting on for six months? 😛)

Set a Payment PIN on your account so that no-one but you can buy memberships on it. Check your bank accounts monthly for any other unexpected payments to Now. That way you can at least nip them in the bud, while you and Now figure out whose fault they are.
Steve411
Scholar

A Roku device as well. I am
Just talking of what I have used, I can’t comment on a Roku as I’ve never used one. My answer mate.
Fastrack1966
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HA HA! Thanks Everyone, Yes I'm still here. Guess what we bought a Toshiba TV and that has No Now either! Anyway no need for a stick we reinvested in a £39 per month Sky deal. However that was another story. See my post in a min about deceitlful sales person. Not strictly a NOW issue but I got little attention on the Sky community forum 🤔

gavs82008
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@Fastrack1966 

Toshiba is not a supported device anyway.

https://help.nowtv.com/article/what-devices-can-i-use-to-watch-now

 

Not supported at the moment: Panasonic or Toshiba Smart TVs

FYI that I do not work for NOW, just a NOW customer trying to help
redchiz1
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@Fastrack1966 A £39 a month Sky deal? And people here moan about NOW pricing??  😂

Anonymous User
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If no native app then can load nowTV on tablet or phone then use a  chromecast device plugged into hdmi port of Panasonic tv

Anonymous User
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@Anonymous User why do that when he just said about getting a Nowtv stick / box

Anonymous User
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Has this issue been resolved? @Anonymous User

gavs82008
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@Anonymous User 

If the device is not listed as a supported device on the below link, then that’ll answer your question to whether it’s been resolved or not.

 

https://help.nowtv.com/article/what-devices-can-i-use-to-watch-now-tv

FYI that I do not work for NOW, just a NOW customer trying to help
Anonymous User
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I am having the same problem with my brand new Panasonic TV bit frustrating when you buy something new and it doesn't support one of the main streaming platforms. I tried a workaround where you can purchase an app that allows you to mirror from my Apple Mac laptop to the TV. (Link here https://www.airbeam.tv/mirror-your-mac-screen/panasonic/) However, I tried the trial version and it mirrors the browser fine, I can mirror Netflix and Amazon Prime playing through the browser but Now TV always opens in an app and the in app screen just goes blank when you try to mirror it. Very annoying. I have read the thread above and no one seems to have found a way to solve it... Any body else got any other ideas?

 

Thanks,


Jack

Fastrack1966
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If you want to find a quick answer do what I do:

GIVE UP. Buy a NowTV stick mine was £20. Annoying but I assume the TV channels license their app to the highest bidding manufacturer. My Samsung TV has the app but not the Panasonic.

gavs82008
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@Anonymous User 

Buy an Amazon fire stick or as @Fastrack1966 suggested buy a NOW stick. 

 

Prime day is coming, so you will get a fire stick for cheap no doubt.

FYI that I do not work for NOW, just a NOW customer trying to help
Steve411
Scholar

Buy a now stick or a Firestick 

RoyB
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Now Sticks are no more, in the UK at least. So make that a Roku Stick or Express, or an Amazon FireStick.

 

We’re away for the weekend, and I’ve brought our Roku Stick, and we don’t have to care what the TV in our room is - it’s an old Sony KDL-22S5500 and not even smart - as long as it has an HDMI port and, ideally, a USB port with enough welly to drive the stick, though I brought the mains adaptor in case not.

 

And the Roku even walks you through making the connection in a hotel, where you normally need browser authentication - I don’t know if the FireStick does that?

But we can get our nightly fix of Bosch and Lupin, as usual, and perhaps see what Now has to offer as well….

Set a Payment PIN on your account so that no-one but you can buy memberships on it. Check your bank accounts monthly for any other unexpected payments to Now. That way you can at least nip them in the bud, while you and Now figure out whose fault they are.