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Anonymous User
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Now TV freeview Channels

I have Now TV and just set up on an old TV via the 3 phono cable (it doesnt have HDMI)

 

I wanted Now TV to give me freeview on a TV that couldnt get it.

 

Does anyone know how to access standard Freeview TV channels? I have just set up and had to get the free 30 days Sky Movies, but just want a list of the Freeview channels so that I can watch normal TV?

 

Thanks

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Anonymous User
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Hi piethorn,

 

There isn't a way to watch all freeview channels via the white & Black NOW TV Boxes, but there is plenty of On Demand content via apps from BBC, ITV Channel 4 & Channel 5. 

 

However, you are able to watch all available freeview channels in your region  with a NOW TV Smart Box (aerial required) click here for more info on the Smart Box

 

The NOW TV Entertainment pass, avaible on all boxes, has 11 channels including Sky Atlantic and Sky One for just £6.99 a month.

 

So there's still plenty of great TV content available on your NOW TV Box Smiley Happy

 

Thanks,

 

Steve

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Just got nowtv.  Ok it"s ok but I did think I would be able watch all free view channels too including bbc1, 2, itv 1 (live).  I thought I would be able to remove my sky box.  

 

Is is this going to happen in the future?    I have the box for my bedroom and am enjoying my free trial of movies and entertainment but once they run out not sure of what the point in having it.

Anonymous User
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@Anonymous User

 

You can watch BBC and ITV channels live through the respective catch-up apps.

 

If you want all the Freeview channels, buy a Freeview box.

 

Anonymous User
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You would be better with an Amazon Fire TV Stick, This gives you Freeview via the TVPlayer app.

Also has Now TV app Netflix and of course Amazon Video.

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@Anonymous User wrote:

You would be better with an Amazon Fire TV Stick, This gives you Freeview via the TVPlayer app.

Also has Now TV app Netflix and of course Amazon Video.


 

Actually no, it currently doesn't include the NOW TV app...

Anonymous User
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Hay smartass some people like me have half a dozen booster airials laying about from when I moved from previous home to my new build that has got an utterly horrendous freeview signal so some people don't have a choice. I've tried booster powered aerials to electric boosters but the way my house is positioned in my scheme freeview signals very poor.

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I agree , My friend bought it so i can watch all the channels. Only to find i cannot watch them. I need a freeview box or up grade the TV  

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An Amazon fire stick at £35 may be a good option for you if you download apps to it. Such as Filmon and TV player.
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Sorry piethorn

 

The Now TV box is NOT a freeview box and whoever told you that it is has mislead you.

 

You will be able to watch Catch Up TV channels with it, such as BBC iPlayer, 4OD, 5OD and ITV player, but that's your lot when it comes to "free to air" TV.

 

However, there are "some pay per view" stuff available, and another forum members will tell you more about that,  but as for "Freeview" you're going to have to get yourself a proper box, try the following URL:

 

http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_c_0_8/280-2785757-3617846?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywor...

 

 

UK Bob

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@ukbobboy

 

Thanks for that post.  Just bought one of those boxes, for £20 looks like a bargainSmiley Happy

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Hi there, 

  I have just recently purchased a NowTV box incl. a 3-month Entertainment pass. 

However, I can't find the 13 extra Sky channels which incl. Sky Living & Gold. 

Please can u help?? 

 

 

 

Andy
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@Anonymous User

 

Welcome to the forum.

 

On the NOW TV box homepage, open up the green NOW TV app and you'll find all the entertainment content in the Entertainment section of the app. The following help video should help you navigating the app to find what you want to watch.

 

http://help.nowtv.com/article/Guide-to-Navigation-on-the-NOW-TV-Box-VIDEO

NOW are looking for users to join their Customer Feedback Group and help improve the service. If you're interested read more here and sign up.

Anonymous User
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Thank You!  Smiley Wink

Frustratingly, I'm still none the wiser as when i click on the NowTV app, it doesn't give me any options to do anything but 2 click 'back' to the Home screen or 'ok' 2 scroll through the 3 packages. It's soley 4 advertising purposes!??? 

 

 

Andy
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@Anonymous User

 

After you've clicked next to get through the adverts, you should get a Close button. Click that and you should get into the main app. Then go to My Account and check you are signed into your NOW TV account. If not, click the Sign In button, enter your details and you should (fingers crossed!) be good to go!

NOW are looking for users to join their Customer Feedback Group and help improve the service. If you're interested read more here and sign up.

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@Anonymous User wrote:

Thank You!  Smiley Wink

Frustratingly, I'm still none the wiser as when i click on the NowTV app, it doesn't give me any options to do anything but 2 click 'back' to the Home screen or 'ok' 2 scroll through the 3 packages. It's soley 4 advertising purposes!??? 

 

 


 

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It is possible to get some of the freeview channels via the playto app.
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Anonymous User
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Nice 1.....cheers!! 👍🏽
I have managed 2 get in2 the app. myself by installing the remote control app!
The list of channels appeared straight away, whereas I couldn't find how 2 do it using the remote control supplied!
Anyway, al is good now & tha X again 4 ur help. 👌🏽
Anonymous User
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I don't understand this box. I was told in the store that there was NO monthly fee. Now I've registered I'm told there is a £6.99 monthly fee. Please can someone explain? Thanks

Anonymous User
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@Anonymous User you can use the free to air apps (iPlayer, ITV Hub, All4, My5, Youtube) without subscription but to watch the Sky TV content you will need to pay. The best way to get your box activated is to use the pass that came with it, then cancel straight away. You'll only then be billed if you want any further services. 

Anonymous User
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Thank you, it's been driving me crazy.... It's so unclear. When I cancled my Entertainment Pass it told me I could watch TV free for a month!!!! So I thought I'd cancelled the whole thing.