Entertainment: The best Now TV deals and passes live right now: Sky Sports, Sky Cinema, more

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Now TV has long been the go-to option for Sky content without the need for tying oneself to a lengthy contract.

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It's a great way of dipping into some great premium TV, such as Sky Movies and Sky Sports without being locked into a 12 or 18-month deal.

The best bit? It doesn't have to cost the earth. In fact, some of these little passes cost next-to-nothing – as long as you deploy our handy tips on trials, passes and voucher codes.

We've explained all below, including how it works, how to get it and how much it costs.

All set up and ready for deals? See the top deals below, friend.

Top Now TV deals 2021

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Now TV Smart Stick + 1 Month Cinema, Entertainment and Sky Sports Day Pass £56.96 £29.99 (save £26.97) at Currys

Tottenham vs Brentford live stream: team news, League Cup semi-final in 4K

  Tottenham vs Brentford live stream: team news, League Cup semi-final in 4K How to watch a Tottenham vs Brentford live stream wherever you are in the world . © Provided by What Hi-Fi? Tottenham vs Brentford live stream: how to watch the League Cup semi-final in 4K While this is undoubtedly the draw that both teams would have wished for Tottenham vs Brentford is far from a slam dunk for the home side. Brentford have been pushing for promotion for a fair few seasons now and currently sit in fourth in the Championship table riding a particularly good run of form.

The Smart Stick alone usually costs £24.99, so reduce it to £19.99, throw in a Sky Sports Day Pass (£9.99), a one month Sky Cinema Pass (£11.99 per month) and a month-long Entertainment Pass (normally £9.99 per month) for free, and you've got a top deal. View Deal

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Now TV Smart Stick with 1 month Entertainment Pass and 1 month Sky Cinema Pass £46.97 £24.85 (save £22.12) at Amazon

This beats the deal above for price, but you don't get a Sky Sports Day Pass. Maybe you're an Amazon Prime member and you're easily set up to order from this retailer. Or maybe you don't want to think about Sky Sports right now. A smashing sub-£25 treat when you consider that the Stick alone regularly retails for £24.99...View Deal

What is Now TV?

Now TV is a streaming service that offers Sky content without the need for a contract or a satellite dish. It brings you the movies, shows and sports you want, when you want. All you need to get started is an internet connection and a compatible device. You can watch on loads of devices, including tablets, smartphones and games consoles, plus Now TV's very own Smart Stick.

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  Man United vs Man City live stream: team news, TV channel, how to watch the Carabao Cup semi-final How to watch a Man United vs Man City live stream wherever you are in the world . © Provided by What Hi-Fi? Man United vs Man City live stream: how to watch the EFL semi-final in 4K Five wins from their last seven games have helped Manchester United rocket up the league into second place, hot on the heels of Liverpool after the Merseysiders' loss to Southampton. Where Ole Gunnar Solskjaer had looked it risk, the Red Devils boss seems to have fashioned a winning formula from his team.

This means that not only can you watch without being tied into a lengthy deal, you can also watch in locations where you can't get Sky because of planning restrictions on having a dish.

It's delivered over the internet, so as long as you have a half-decent broadband connection, you can watch Now TV.

How do you get Now TV?

It's simple. You just need a compatible internet-connected device, and a Now TV account. These devices can be smart TVs, streaming boxes (like the ones below), smartphones or tablets.

Once you have an account, you just choose which Now TV Pass you want to buy. You can buy more than one at a time, and you can chop and change each month.

So, if there's no sport you want to watch this month, you can simply not buy the Sky Sports Month Pass and save yourself a bit of money. Basically, with Now TV you need only pay for what you plan to actually watch.

What Now TV streaming devices are available?

There are two official Now TV streaming devices: the Now TV Smart Stick or the Now TV Smart Box. Both are made by Roku.

Burnley vs Man United live stream: team news, how to watch the in 4K

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The Now TV Smart Stick is a streaming dongle that plugs into your TV's HDMI socket. It's similar to the Roku Streaming Stick Plus or the Amazon Fire TV Stick.

Now TV occasionally offers stick bundle deals, meaning you'll get the stick plus a one or two-month TV pass – and you could save up to 35 per cent in the process. Previously, we've seen the Now TV stick bundled together with a two-month Entertainment pass; a whopping saving. Nothing doing right now, (in fact, they're sold out at the time of writing) but do check the link to see if deals are live.

The Now TV Smart Stick alone is usually £24.99 at Now TV, but other online retailers (like the ones below) often offer discounts.

The Now TV Smart Box sits under your TV, and can display shows and films in 4K, though that's currently limited to Netflix and YouTube. This means that live TV in 4K and Sky Sports in 4K is off the menu with this option – although it is one of the most affordable 4K streamers on the market.

Remember though, you don't actually need either device to watch Now TV on your TV, as most smart TVs can access Now TV through an app on their smart TV platforms.

Liverpool vs Man United live stream: how to watch the football in 4K

  Liverpool vs Man United live stream: how to watch the football in 4K How to watch a Liverpool vs Man United live stream wherever you are in the world. © Provided by What Hi-Fi? Liverpool vs Man United live stream: how to watch the football in 4K The game is very much a test for this revitalised Manchester United team which hasn't lost in its last 13 league encounters. Their excellent form has drawn them all the way up to the top of the table but there have been some bumps in cup competitions along the way.

Now you're all set up, a Now TV Pass is in your future.

Introducing Now TV Boost

Before we continue though, some important news: until recently, Now TV was limited to 720p HD. But that was before Now TV Boost. Think of it as an add-on that lets you add Full 1080p HD, Dolby 5.1 Surround Sound (provided your TV and home cinema setup supports it) plus three simultaneous streams at once.

You can cancel it at any time, and you only need pay once to use Now TV Boost with all your active NOW TV Month Passes.

Now TV Boost costs £3 per month, but you can currently bolt it on to a seven-day free trial of any of Now TV's individual passes to try it out for no extra charge.

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Now TV Entertainment Passes

This usually costs £9.99 a month and gives you access to nine Sky channels (including Sky One, Sky Atlantic and Sky Arts) and 16 channels in total, including Comedy Central, MTV, Gold, Discovery Channel, Fox, Vice and Syfy. You also get over 300 box sets to choose from, including excellent Sky Originals like Succession, Euphoria and Chernobyl.

Want to test drive what's on offer for free? You're in luck: Now TV is offering free seven-day trial passes for its Sky Cinema, Kids and Entertainment options, and they'll bundle Boost (usually £3) in for free during your trial period, too. These passes will auto-renew – incurring those subscription fees – after seven days unless cancelled, but you're unlikely to forget about them after a week. Maybe set a reminder for yourself, just in case.

Triple Threat: How The Pandemic, Streaming And Piracy Has Changed Cinema Forever

  Triple Threat: How The Pandemic, Streaming And Piracy Has Changed Cinema Forever It feels like a lifetime ago since we were able to sit in a cinema and watch the latest blockbuster. Not only has the pandemic shuttered cinemas the world over, but its impact is having an unprecedented and lasting effect on the entire film industry. As well as shifting how we watch new films in the last year, the spread of coronavirus has led to countless movie sets being shut down, putting many projects on ice and costing the jobs of industry workers, both in front of the camera and behind.

Now TV Sky Cinema Passes

If films are your bag, you need to check out the Sky Cinema Pass. It costs £11.99 a month, and gives you over 1,000 movies on-demand from Sky Cinema and Sky Disney – and Frozen II is streaming until July 2021. With a new premiere every single day of the year, the library is growing fast.

Like the Entertainment Pass, you can sign up for a free seven-day trial including Boost (meaning Full 1080p HD resolution where available, plus 3 people can watch at the same time). But again, you'll be charged the full whack of £14.99 per month (£11.99 for Sky Cinema, £3 for Now TV Boost) afterwards unless you cancel it, so it makes sense to keep your account details close to hand.

Now TV Sky Sports Pass

This one currently comes in two options (or three if you're adding the new Boost feature for Full 1080p HD, Dolby 5.1 Surround Sound – provided your TV and home cinema setup supports it – plus three simultaneous streams at once.)

The Sky Sports Day Pass regularly costs £9.99 and gives you access to all 11 Sky Sports channels, for one day only. That means, if there were one big match or event you wanted to see, you could just pay for that one day and not have to shell out for the rest of the month.

For the Month Pass, you'll normally pay £33.99, but it's always important to check for deals – we'll list any we see.

Now TV used to list a Sky Sports mobile-only pass for £5.99 per month (for viewers content to watch on smaller portable screens), but it isn't currently part of the company's offering.

Now TV Sky Kids Pass

The Kids Pass gives you access to thousands of kids' shows thanks to its six channels that you can't get on Freeview. These are: Boomerang, Cartoonito, Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon, Nick Jr. and Nick Toons. And recently, Sky's dropped the price from £6.99 per month to just £3.99 – and there's a seven-day free trial.

Could cinema pods be the solution to COVID-safe movie watching?

  Could cinema pods be the solution to COVID-safe movie watching? They look more like the Galactic Senate from Star Wars than the average multiplex seating plan. However, new cinema pods could be the perfect solution to make communal movie viewing a safe experience in the age of social distancing. Developed by French architecture firm Ōma Cinema, the concept would see audiences watching a film in groups within a personal pod. Read more: Cinema spending won’t return to normal until 2023 The design allows forHowever, new cinema pods could be the perfect solution to make communal movie viewing a safe experience in the age of social distancing.

That means you get to stream all manner of ad-free children's shows like The Loud House, Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz, Horrid Henry, Knight Squad, Adventure Time, Play Your Pets Right and Zak Storm.

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Now TV Kids pass 7-day free trial (then £3.99 per month) Access all six channels for free for seven days. Like what you see? Keep the subscription at just £3.99 per month.View Deal

Now TV hayu Pass

For more than 5,000 episodes of reality TV, check out the hayu Pass. It bring shows like Keeping Up With the Kardashians, World of Dance, The Simple Life, Real Housewives of New York and more.

It too has a free seven-day trial, after which it costs £4.99 a month.

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Now TV Hayu 7-day free trial (then £4.99 per month) Get lost in the weird world of reality TV and Kim Kardashian with the Now TV Hayu pass. There's a seven-day free trial, after which you will hopefully come to your senses... View Deal

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