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Now TV Sky Cinema Pass review

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The Now TV Cinema Pass gives you access to more than 1,000 films, with 30 new titles added every month. You can also stream 11 live Sky Cinema channels, including Sky Cinema Disney.

Which? verdict: The best choice for movie buffs interested in a good mix of modern and classic films. According to our survey, the Now TV Cinema Pass regularly refreshes with new things to watch.

It earned the highest satisfaction rating of the four streaming services we looked into - beating out better known rivals Netflix and Amazon Prime.

What does the Now TV Cinema Pass include?

The Cinema Pass is for fans of film - it offers over 1000 films on demand. While it also includes 11 channels, the Now TV Cinema Pass does not include the same channels on offer with the Entertainment Pass - the Cinema Pass includes Sky Cinema channels, such as Sky Cinema Family and Sky Cinema Premiere, while the Entertainment Pass includes popular TV channels such as Sky Atlantic and FOX. So why did Now TV Cinema pass come out on top of our survey? We've rounded up its pros and cons:

Pros: While Netflix and Amazon offer a combination of TV and film, the Cinema Pass is solely dedicated to the silver screen - so it’s unsurprising that it was rated the best service for movies in our survey. At the time of our research, it offered 66 of IMDB’s 250 top-rated films, and 22 titles found in the UK top 100 DVD chart - considerably more than its rivals. Our survey revealed that it was the service with the most satisfied customers, with 89% telling us they were happy with it. The films on offer span decades and genres, from the latest Bond, to classics such as The Godfather and The Bridge on the River Kwai.

Cons: Unlike Netflix and Amazon Prime Video, Now TV Cinema Pass just offers films and no TV. That means you'll need to sign up to another service if you want to watch hit TV shows. You can also only have it registered on four devices at once, which can be restrictive for large households.  

Popular films: Black Panther, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Spectre, The Martian

Now TV Sky Cinema Pass star ratings and score
Customer Score Value for Money TV shows Films Picture quality Sound quality Coverage Score
n/a 79%
Table notes: Customer score, value for money, TV and film ratings based on survey of 169 Now TV Sky Cinema Pass customers in August 2016. Picture and sound quality based on lab testing. Coverage is availability on devices and browsers.

How much does Now TV Cinema Pass cost?

Now TV Sky Cinema Pass costs £9.99 per month with a 14-day free trial. It's a little pricier than Now TV's Entertainment Pass which offers 11 pay TV channels for £7.99 each month. 

You may receive a discount from Now TV if you sign up for a longer period and combination deals (for a Sky Cinema Pass and Entertainment Pass, for example) are also regularly available.

Where is Now TV Sky Cinema Pass available?

You can access Now TV online using a PC and Mac computer, but bear in mind that it doesn’t work on Chrome or Microsoft Edge web browsers. 

It is available as a dedicated app on devices including:

  • Android tablets and smartphones (running version 4.0 or higher)
  • Apple iPad, iPhone and iPod (running iOS 6 or later)
  • Apple TV
  • Google Chromecast
  • LG smart TVs
  • LG Blu-ray players
  • Now TV boxes
  • PS3 and PS4
  • Roku devices
  • Xbox 360 and Xbox One
  • YouView boxes

If you're interested in devices that turn your standard TV into a smart TV - such as Apple TV, Chromecast and Roku - read our guide on how to buy the best internet TV box.

What broadband speed will I need to use Now TV's Sky Cinema Pass?

We recommend you have the below broadband speeds to watch Now TV Cinema Pass comfortably:

  • Standard definition 480p: 1Mbps
  • HD 720p: 5Mbps

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