10 hottest products for Millennials – Now TV Smart Box

What is it?

The Now TV Smart Box is a small, well-designed device you connect to your TV. Once connected, you have yourself the best TV streamer around, capable of showing you content from pretty much every service out there with a great interface. Oh, and you can watch Game of Thrones live and legally.

10 hottest products for Millennials – Now TV Smart Box

Why should you buy it?

The first thing that’s worth noting about the Now TV Smart Box is that you don’t actually need a Now TV subscription to make use of it. You’ll need to create a Now TV account (or using an existing or previous Sky account) but beyond that you get an all-purpose media box that gives you Freeview channels and a plethora of apps. Not only will you get Now TV, but you can also make use of all the major catch-up TV channels like iPlayer, ITV Hub, All 4 and Demand 5.

It’s got a well designed EPG TV Guide, with channels are split into Freeview channels (supplied via a traditional terrestrial antenna connection), Now TV live channels (streamed via the internet), and radio stations. If your TV has a rubbish guide, then it’s worth buying the Now TV Smart Box just for this. You can also pause and rewind live TV, watch catch-up and stream movies and box sets.

But subscribe to Now TV, and you’ll get most of Sky’s exclusive content – movies, Sky Sports, and channels such as Sky Atlantic and (for the cultural sorts) Sky Arts – without needing a Sky dish or long-term contract. Want entertainment channels? That’s £6.99 per month. Sky Cinema (formerly known as Sky Movies)? £10 per month. Sky Kids will set you back £3 per month. Sky Sports? Anything from £7 for a day to £37 per month.

The key thing is that you choose what you want to watch – and you’re not locked into a long-term contract. If there’s a sporting event you want to see that’s only on Sky, pay over £7 and you can see it, and everything else they offer, for 24 hours. The flexibility is brilliant, and it’s what makes this a great deal.

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