NOW Broadband

NOW are all about flexibility! Don’t want a lengthy contract? No problem! Bad credit? No credit check, so no problem! On top of this, you can choose from a range of TV options to suit your tastes. Naturally, they’re flexible too. See our latest NOW Broadband and NOW TV offers below.

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No minimum term contract and no credit check required

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Flexible NOW TV packages available for great value entertainment

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Landline included with all NOW Broadband packages

Now Broadband featured offers

The latest NOW Brilliant Broadband, NOW Fab Fibre, NOW Super Fibre, NOW TV and landline call deals

Check our NOW Broadband comparison table below for all the latest NOW offers and online specials.

For a detailed broadband service check use our postcode checker to see which NOW services you could receive at where you are.

NOW TV Broadband review and overview

NOW Broadband offers the perfect blend of broadband package with low cost, flexible TV viewing.

Traditionally NOW were known as a TV streaming service. They still stream live and on demand premium TV but they now also bundle broadband and landline into the package with an excellent no fuss broadband switching service.

If you currently have broadband with one of the large providers such as BT, TalkTalk, EE or a number of the other non-cable providers, NOW Broadband will switch over your broadband and phone line with a minimum of fuss. If a phone line is already in place the switch can be made remotely without an engineer visit, and you won’t need to cancel with your current provider or even let them know that you’re leaving as NOW will take care of everything.

The no contract broadband option is rare among providers as is the no credit check at NOW Broadband. This makes NOW a very good option for younger people, students, or those that have a bad credit rating.

Overall NOW Broadband offers flexible broadband and TV packages that are currently hard to beat in today’s market.

Types of NOW Broadband explained

When taking out NOW Broadband there are two main decisions that you need to make in terms of determining:

  • 1. Length of broadband contract
  • 2. Broadband speed

With all the different broadband products on offer you are able to select a no contract option (which means you are not tied into a long term contract and can cancel at any time) or you can choose the 12 month contract option.

The no contract option is an excellent deal for those that don’t want to be tied into a contract (ideal for students) or move around regularly but want the speed of fibre broadband, however, there is a broadband setup charge with the no contract option – there is no setup charge with the 12 month contract option. So although the monthly costs are the same across no contract and 12 month contracts, the no contract option is more expensive in the long run due to the initial setup fee.

There are three broadband speed options to choose from:

NOW Brilliant Broadband
(with calls)

The broadband package includes landline and the broadband speeds can be between 3.8Mbps to 8.5Mbps.

NOW Fab Fibre

The Fab Fibre option has speeds ranging from 39 Mbps to 40 Mbps and comes with landline included.

NOW Super Fibre

The fastest fibre broadband contract on offer from NOW Broadband operates at between 74.4 Mbps to 80 Mbps and also includes a landline.

All broadband contracts come with a NOW landline. With each landline it is possible to choose from – pay as you go calls, evening and weekend calls (extra cost per month), or anytime calls (extra cost per month).

Can I Get NOW TV Broadband? Use our NOW TV Broadband Checker

NOW Broadband uses the BT Openreach infrastructure which offers an extremely wide broadband coverage throughout the UK so it is highly likely that you would be able to receive NOW TV Broadband coverage.

As is the case with all broadband contracts it is important to check that there would be coverage in your specific area before you commit to a contract.

We provide a broadband postcode checker which you can use to check for the availability of broadband in your area. Simply enter your postcode in the checker tool and use the filters to select deals from the providers that are of most interest to you.

NOW TV and broadband

NOW TV is the entertainment service that allows you to stream TV channels and on demand content through your broadband to any of your smart devices such as TV, games consoles, tablets, phones, etc.

If your household intends to use a NOW TV subscription and there are multiple people in the house with devices you will need to bear in mind the bandwidth that you would need to allow all the devices to stream HD content with no buffering or degraded service.

A great aspect of the NOW Broadband service is that it is truly unlimited usage so you would not need to worry about going over your allotted data whilst streaming content so the main consideration would be to ensure that you choose a broadband package that is fast enough for yours and the other people in the households’ multimedia needs. Realistically that would mean opting for either the NOW Fab Fibre or the NOW Super Fibre package.

NOW TV packages

NOW TV split the TV channel and on demand viewing into four packages covering entertainment, movies, sports and kids TV. You can pick and choose which package (or pass as they are known) and continue to renew them each month or stop and start with new passes depending on what you want to watch. There are even day passes for sports should there be football match you want to want but don’t want to subscribe for the full month.

Taking out NOW TV passes is a great low value and flexible way to get premium Sky TV channels as opposed to paying regular subscription to Sky over a long contract duration.

The NOW TV passes that are currently available include:

Sky Cinema Pass

This allows you to view all the Sky Movies channels in real time as well as having access to a back catalogue of 1,000’s of movies on demand from Sky.

Sky Entertainment Pass

There are 12 premium channels that can be viewed in real time using the Entertainment pass. These include:
Sky Atlantic
Sky One
Sky Living
Sky Arts
FOX
Gold
ITV Encore
Comedy Central
ABC studios
MTV
Discovery Channel
Nat Geo Wild

There are also 100’s of TV box sets that are available on demand for you to binge upon.

Sky Sports Pass

All of the Sky Sports channels are included in the Sky Sports Pass.

These include the premium football, F1, golf and cricket channels.

Kids Pass

There are 6 kids channels that can be streamed which include:

Nickelodeon
Nick Jr
Nicktoons
Cartoon Network
Boomerang
Cartoonito

There are also a wide range of kids TV box sets including all the favourites.

NOW Broadband positives and negatives

Positive reasons to buy NOW Broadband

  • NOW Broadband are one of the few broadband providers to offer a no minimum contract that can be cancelled at any time. This makes NOW TV an excellent student broadband option or for those with short term rental agreements.
  • NOW TV is a home entertainment offering owned by Sky (who are now one of the biggest and most established ISP’s in the UK.
  • NOW Broadband do not perform a traditional credit check on broadband applicants which makes NOW Broadband a great option for young people whose credit profile may not have built up, for bad credit broadband applicants or for students from foreign countries.
  • There are three main broadband choices offering a maximum speed of 8.5Mb per second through to a maximum 80Mb per second.
  • All NOW Broadband packages come with unlimited usage.
  • There is no broadband traffic management in place which means you shouldn’t see traffic slow down or prioritised depending on time or activity.
  • Bundling the excellent NOW TV flexible packages with NOW Broadband allows for a great value TV streaming experience with the flexibility of adding or removing channels on a monthly basis.
  • NOW TV offers you the chance to stream TV content on up to 4 different devices such as TV’s, games consoles, tablets or mobile phones.
  • If you currently have broadband through another provider such as EE, Plusnet, BT or TalkTalk, NOW Broadband provide an easy broadband switch service whereby they do all the work involved in switching broadband provider on your behalf.
  • NOW Broadband Buddy is offered free to all broadband subscribers and offers control over which websites can be viewed and when on all devices connected to the broadband network. It helps to provide protection against phishing and security against websites containing malware which could infect your device/s with viruses.
  • All broadband subscribers receive a NOW Broadband hub free of charge and if a TV package is chosen a free NOW TV Hub will also be provided.

Potential negatives with using NOW Broadband

  • A phone line from NOW Broadband also needs to be taken in conjunction with the broadband (some providers allow the phone line to be from a separate provider).
  • The NOW Broadband no contract option is more expensive than the 12 month option.
  • NOW TV offers predominantly an online technical support service.
  • There are connection fees for new accounts, but check the NOW Broadband site regularly because there are often deals to be had that cut the connection fee price.