YouTube has arrived on the Now TV streaming box.
Sky’s £10 streaming TV box lets you access a range of free and paid subscription services including BBC iPlayer, ITV Player, 4oD and Demand 5 apps.
Now YouTube has been added to the mix, you can stream music playlists, video walkthroughs, reviews of new sports cars on your TV. You can also sign in with your YouTube account and access your subscribed channels (hint hint) and favourites without having to enter nine digit codes.
Gidon Katz, Director of Now TV, comments: “The Now TV Box offers a huge range of entertainment options to be enjoyed on your own big screen. The addition of YouTube means there’s even more to discover and experience.
“With the flexibility to dip in and out of great movies, entertainment or sport with the relevant pass from Now TV, catch-up TV and now videos from your favourite YouTube channels, it’ll be hard to find an excuse to leave the sofa.”
The arrival of YouTube on Now TV puts the Now TV Box ahead of Google’s Chromecast, the other cheap-as-chips TV streaming service, in terms of free streaming services.
While the arrival of mirroring on Chromecast means you can watch things like ITV Player and Demand 5, the quality’s not great. Channel 4 has also prevented 4oD from being viewed in this way. Check out our comparison of the Now TV Box and Chromecast as well as our reviews of both products to get a better idea of how they stack up.
To get YouTube on your Now TV box, you’ll need to download the app from the Roku Channel Store. As well as being able to access free streaming services, the Now TV Box also lets you watch content from Now TV, Sky’s streaming service for non-Sky TV subscribers.
Premier League football, Sky Movies and Sky entertainment channels, including Sky 1, Sky Living and Sky Atlantic can be viewed for £9.99/day, £8.99/month and £4.99/month.