How to watch Now TV outside the UK

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What is NOW TV and how can I watch it?

NOW TV provides an online streaming service for viewers who’d love to watch Sky TV content but don’t want to sign up for the full satellite service. You can access the NOW TV content through a NOW TV Smart Box or Smart Stick, or via any of the apps available for desktop, mobile, tablets, and a range of the other traditional platforms and devices too.

There are 5 NOW TV passes to choose from, depending on the type of content you want to watch.

  • Entertainment Pass – 12 live channels and over 300 box sets to binge!
  • Sky Cinema Pass – 11 Sky Cinema channels and over a thousand movies on demand.
  • Kids Pass –  All delivered ad-free, choose from over a thousand on-demand shows or from 6 live channels.
  • Sky Sports Pass – There are currently 2 options: the first is for a 12-month contract to all 11 Sky Sports channels. The second is for a one day pass to Sky Sports with a 3-month pass for Sky Sports Mobile.
  • Hayu Pass – Over 5,000 episodes of reality TV shows from over 250 box sets—direct from the USA.

Pick a standalone pass or bundle them together to get precisely what you need; it’s a fantastic flexible option for those who don’t want to commit to a long-term contract.

How can I watch NOW TV with StreamLocator?

If you want to watch NOW TV from outside the UK, you need to find a way to make their servers think that that’s where you are. StreamLocator provides you with a virtual location wherever you need to be.

With the NOW TV servers seeing your UK location, their content and passes are wide-open for you to access.

No complicated settings or software installation required

Another great advantage to our system is that there’s no software to download and run each time you want to watch the channels. And there certainly aren’t the complicated DNS settings or profiles to install that some systems demand you carry out.

We wanted to make the simplest system for our subscribers—so that’s what we did!

StreamLocator manages the international connections for any Internet-enabled device that connects through your WiFi. That includes Chromecast, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, your Mac, PC, iOS and Android mobiles and tablets, and your games consoles. We’ve got you covered, whatever device you like to connect with.

Our smart hub ships to you with your subscription and is super easy to set up. It’s always switched on, working in the background, yet it won’t affect your Internet speeds.

Unlike VPN and Smart DNS services, you aren’t limited to the number of connections you need. If everyone in your household wants to connect to a different service, in different countries, all at the same time, it isn’t a problem with StreamLocator.

How to watch NOW TV from outside the UK

NOW TV allows existing subscribers to watch streams from anywhere in the EU for 30 days. So, if you’re only going to be out of the country for a few weeks, and aren’t going too far, you’ll probably be okay.

For those further afield that need to get around the geolocation tracking technology NOW TV uses to pinpoint where viewers are, you need a way to appear as though you’re in the UK.

VPN or Smart DNS are two of the more typical options. They work slightly differently to each other, yet both hide your location by providing a virtual alternative to cover your tracks.

And now, StreamLocator, with its mix of technologies and a range of unique benefits, grants viewers all over the world access to the shows they want to watch.

How to register for NOW TV from outside the UK

Registering for NOW TV from outside the UK is as simple as if you were there with StreamLocator. Some viewers have experienced paying for subscriptions with a credit or debit card issued outside the UK, but not all come up against this issue.

Most can bypass the block by using a UK postal address, or alternatively, by buying pre-paid debit cards to pay for the service.

Do you need a VPN or DNS to watch NOW TV from outside the UK?

Not necessarily. As we touched on earlier, VPN and Smart DNS are the most common ways to get around the TV providers’ geolocation blockades, but there are other options if you’d like to do a little more research.

For unblocking international TV streams, we believe that StreamLocator is a step ahead of all the alternatives. Because it uses a combination of technologies, it always finds its way in. When it connects to the NOW TV servers, it determines the best option to get around their blocks and activates them automatically. How clever is that?

How to unblock NOW TV

Gaining access to NOW TV is easy with StreamLocator. When you subscribe to our service, we send you a StreamLocator smart hub straight away.

All you have to do is plug it into your existing WiFi router, and after a few simple steps to activate your subscription, you’ll have a new option in your WiFi network list—STREAMLOCATOR. From now on, connect any device you want to watch geo-blocked TV on through it, and let us do the rest.

Does StreamLocator allow me to watch NOW TV for free?

StreamLocator will provide the access you need to the NOW TV servers, but it won’t get around the payment gateways. You’ll still have to pay for the programs you want to watch.

Entertainment channels on NOW TV that aren’t available on Freeview

  • Sky One
  • Sky Atlantic
  • Sky History
  • Sky Arts
  • Sky Nature
  • Sky Witness
  • Sky Comedy
  • Sky Crime
  • Sky Documentaries
  • MTV
  • Comedy Central
  • Fox
  • Vice
  • Discovery
  • Gold
  • Syfy
  • National Geographic

Movie channels on NOW TV that aren’t available on Freeview

  • Sky Cinema Select
  • Sky Cinema Greats
  • Sky Cinema Sci-Fi & Horror
  • Sky Cinema Family
  • Sky Cinema Premiere
  • Sky Cinema Drama
  • Sky Cinema Hits
  • Sky Cinema Thriller
  • Sky Cinema Action
  • Sky Cinema Comedy
  • Sky Cinema Animation
  • Sky Cinema Disney

Children’s channels on NOW TV that aren’t available on Freeview

  • Boomerang
  • Cartoon Network
  • Nickelodeon
  • Cartoonito
  • Nick Jr.
  • Nicktoons

Sports channels on NOW TV that aren’t available on Freeview

  • Sky Sports Main Event
  • Sky Sports Football
  • Sky Sports Cricket
  • Sky Sports Golf
  • Sky Sports F1
  • Sky Sports Action
  • Sky Sports Arena
  • Sky Sports Mix
  • Sky Sports News
  • Sky Sports Racing
  • Sky Sports Premier League

US Reality TV channels on NOW TV that aren’t available on Freeview

The Hayu pass doesn’t deliver specific channels; instead, it gives you the choice of hundreds of US reality TV shows. Often, their live streams are the same day as they’re released in the States.