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Sky introduces offline viewing to NOW TV app

If you're a NOW TV subscriber with a Sky Cinema, Entertainment, Kids or hayu Month Pass, it’s your lucky day - you can now download shows and movies in the Android and iOS app to watch when you’re offline.

As spotted by Engadget (opens in new tab), Sky has released the new functionality in the latest NOW TV app update (version 10.1.0) on the App Store. 

As for Android devices, a Sky representative has confirmed that the update in the Google Play Store is rolling out this week.

Previously, NOW TV app users have only been able to download select content available with a NOW TV Kids Pass. Once a show is downloaded, it'll be available to watch offline for 30 days.

T3 (opens in new tab) reported late last year that Sky would be rolling out offline viewing, which is already available on Sky’s Go app, before Christmas, but as goes the saying, better late than never. 

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Becky Roberts
Becky Roberts

Becky is the managing editor of What Hi-Fi? and, since her recent move to Melbourne, also the editor of Australian Hi-Fi magazine. During her eight years in the hi-fi industry, she has been fortunate enough to travel the world to report on the biggest and most exciting brands in hi-fi and consumer tech (and has had the jetlag and hangovers to remember them by). In her spare time, Becky can often be found running, watching Liverpool FC and horror movies, and hunting for gluten-free cake.