Arriving on the 6th August the new Now TV box from Sky will give you an even better way to enjoy Sky’s movies, entertainment and sport offerings without the need of a dish or subscription.
One feature that was sadly lacking in the old Now Tv box was ethernet, no more streaming issues thanks to weak signals or interference.
The new box does support 1080p video however that’s for media streamed either from other services or media played from the micro SD card or USB. That’s not to say won’t be streaming 1080p, just not at the moment. However from a cursory demonstration watch (our review unit is hopefully on it’s way) 720p was as crisp as those other streaming platforms.
If streaming content from Sky without a monthly subscription wasn’t enough you can also access BBC iPlayer, YouTube, TV Player, All 4 and Demand 5 but not surprisingly Amazon and Netflix offerings aren’t available.
Now TV Box (2015) Specifications
Size: 89mm x 89mm x 25mm.
Weight: 141 grams.
Networking: 802.11 dual-band (a/b/g/n compatible) with WEP, WPA and WPA2 support 10/100, Base-T Ethernet
Video outputs: 720p and 1080p.
Video modes: 720p 16:9 anamorphic 4:3 standard
Audio output: Digital over HDMI (7.1 and 5.1 surround pass through).
USB media formats: Video: MP4 (H.264), MKV (H.264)
Audio: AAC, MP3
Image: JPG, PNG.
Remote: Infra Red. Compatible with various universal remotes
Ports: HDMI (cable included), Ethernet, microSD card slot, USB.
Power consumption: Less than 3.5W (typical) when streaming HD video.
Power input: 5.99V – 2A power adapter
Also don’t forget that Now TV is also a service that works on YouView, iPhone, iPad, Mac, Pc etc etc so when you sign up you really are getting content anywhere and everywhere.
NowTV Box is available for £14.99 on it’s own or as part of a PAYG pack