You have heard of NOW , formerly known as NOW TV , the Sky on-demand streaming service, without contractual restrictions, which allows you to access most of the films, TV series, shows and sporting events of the well-known broadcaster. Since you enjoy other similar entertainment platforms that you share with your family members, you are wondering if it is possible and, therefore, how to watch NOW TV on two devices at the same time .
How do you say? Are things actually like this? In this case, know that even on NOW it is possible to view the contents at the same time, but with some exceptions. In the next chapters, therefore, I will explain in detail how NOW works, on which devices it works and under what circumstances it is possible to watch the various contents available on two devices at the same time.
If you can’t wait to start reading this tutorial, I would say not to waste any more precious time and get started right away! All you have to do is sit comfortably and pay close attention to all the advice you will find in the following paragraphs. I just have to wish you a good read and, above all, a good vision!
- Preliminary information
- How to see NOW on two devices at the same time
- How to watch NOW Sport on two devices at the same time
Before explaining how to see NOW on two devices at the same time , it is important to explain what this service is and how much it costs, as well as showing you on which devices you can see the contents of its catalog.
First of all, you must know that NOW is Sky’s online service for watching on-demand content and some television channels present in the schedule of the famous pay TV platform. This service has no contractual obligations and, like other popular streaming platforms, such as Netflix or Prime Video , allows you to stop the monthly renewal at any time.
Currently there are two main NOW packages: the Cinema + Entertainment Pass , at a cost of € 14.99 / month , in promotion at € 3 / month for the first month of viewing; and the Sport Pass , to watch Sky football and sports for € 14.99 / day or € 29.99 / month .
Having said that, if you have not yet activated a subscription plan for this service, I can recommend reading my tutorial on how NOW works , to find all the information you need to succeed in your goal.
At this point, let’s see which are the devices on which it is possible for you to watch the contents of NOW.
- Smart TVs: LG Smart TVs with WebOS, Samsung Smart TVs from 2015, and Sony BRAVIA Smart TVs with Android O (Android 8.x) and Android P (Android 9.x).
- TV Dongle: NOW Smart Stick , Fire TV Stick , Apple TV , Vodafone TV , TIMVISION Box and Chromecast .
- Game consoles : PlayStation 5 , PlayStation 4, Xbox Series S / X and Xbox One.
- Smartphones and tablets: Android 4.4 and above and iOS / iPadOS 9.0 and above.
- Computer: Windows 7 and later and macOS 10.9 and later.
I remind you that on NOW you can register a maximum of 4 devices on your account. When you log into a device and start watching content, the device is associated with your account if there are any slots left.
In the event that you have reached the limit of devices that can be associated with your NOW account, through the Web management panel reachable at this link , log in and in the My Account> Device management section you can remove, thanks to the appropriate button, a device associated, so as to free one or more slots.
How to see NOW on two devices at the same time
Now that you know which devices you can use to watch NOW, let’s see together how to see the contents of this online service on two devices at the same time.
You should know that if you have paid for a subscription that includes the Cinema + Entertainment Pass , the option to watch two contents simultaneously on different devices is already included.
Therefore, all you have to do is log in on both devices, in order to register them, and start the content that interests you most directly from them. For example, let’s say you want to watch NOW on Smart TV and, at the same time, a family member wants to do the same thing on their Android tablet .
First, you will need to download the NOW app from the Smart TV store . Therefore, start the virtual TV store, use the integrated search engine to type in the term “now” and select the appropriate result. Once this is done, in the app tab, press the Install button to display (at the end of the installation procedure) the NOW app icon on the home of the Smart TV.
Once this is done, start the NOW app on the TV and log in with your account credentials. Then choose a content to watch and press the play button to start watching it.
Your family member, to watch NOW content on their device, will have to proceed in a similar way to the one you just did. Therefore, in the case of the Android tablet , it will have to start the Play Store , search for the NOW app and download it, using the Install button (you can easily reach the NOW tab on the Play Store at this link ).
He will then have to start the NOW app using its icon on the home screen or in the drawer and, on the main screen, log in with the same credentials of your NOW account used previously. At that point, your family member will only have to choose a piece of content and play it. Easy, right?
I just want to clarify one thing about simultaneous playback of content on NOW: if you and your family member decide to see the same content, you may have playback synchronization problems , in case you both pause and then decide to resume playback . reproduction.
Unfortunately, profiles are not available on NOW, as you may be used to on Netflix or Prime Video. Therefore, you may have problems synchronizing the views of the same content played at the same time.
How to watch NOW Sport on two devices at the same time
If you have purchased a Sports ticket on NOW , you should know that, unfortunately, it is not possible to watch a sporting event on two devices at the same time. In fact, this feature is not provided on the Sport ticket and, therefore, if you and your family member want to see the same sporting event, you must do it on the same device.
The only exception to this rule is for Eurosport or Sky Sport broadcast channels , which are included in the Cinema + Entertainment package . In this case, since we are talking about contents present on a ticket with the option of simultaneous viewing, you can easily see some sporting events broadcast on those channels even on two devices at the same time, by carrying out the same procedures that I indicated in the previous chapter .