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YouTube app lands on the NOW TV Box

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YouTube is now available on the NOW TV Box - the simple little device that turns your TV into a smart TV for less than a tenner.

From today, customers can download the YouTube app from the Roku Channel Store on the NOW TV Box. They can enjoy everything from the latest music playlists to the most popular originally-created videos online - all in the comfort of their living room. Through the YouTube app you can watch videos from your subscribed channels and millions more.

The YouTube app is the most recent addition to the NOW TV Box, which offers catch up services from all terrestrial channels - BBC iPlayer,  ITV Player, 4oD and Demand 5 - latest news from Sky News and the BBC Sport App. These sit alongside the likes of Facebook, TED Talks and Flickr - all available to download at no extra cost. 

Customers have also recently seen a refreshed homepage screen arrive on their NOW TV Boxes, with a new tile-based look and feel, making it even easier to navigate the apps available on the device.

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.'

More information on NOW TV is available from nowtv.com or join us on Twitter @NOWTV and @NOWTVSport and at facebook.com/NOWTV.

About NOW TV

NOW TV provides instant and easy access to hundreds of films from Sky Movies on demand, pay-as-you-go access to live Sky Sports and must see shows on 12 of the best pay TV channels including Sky1, Sky Atlantic and Sky Living. Taking advantage of the rapid growth in broadband-connected devices, and building on Sky's experience in multi-platform TV, the service provides an additional choice to access and enjoy Sky Movies, Sky Sports and the TV shows everyone's talking about.

NOW TV offers access to some of Sky's most popular programming.  Sky Movies is the UK's most popular subscription movies service giving access to 800 different movies on demand including up to four new and exclusive Sky Movies premieres each week. With a Sky Movies Month Pass, NOW TV customers can choose from more of the latest and biggest movies you missed at the cinema.

NOW TV also offers a flexible way to access to Sky Sports.  With a Sky Sports Day Pass customers can get pay-as-you-go access to exclusively live action from the Barclays Premier League, UEFA Champions League, Formula 1®, Test cricket, US and European Tour golf, ATP tennis, European and international rugby union and much more besides.

The NOW TV Entertainment Month Pass lets customers stream TV shows live and on demand in seconds, without a contract for £4.99 a month. Now people can get simple, instant and commitment-free access to top TV channels such as Sky 1, Sky Atlantic, Sky Living, Sky Arts, Discovery, MTV, Comedy Central, GOLD, Disney and FOX, plus entire box sets of hit shows.

NOW TV is available to anyone 18 or over in the UK with a broadband or 3G connection across a wide range of connected devices including NOW TV Box, PC, Mac, selected Android smartphones and tablets, iOS devices, PS3, YouView and Xbox 360 (the Sky Movies live channels, and Entertainment Month Pass are  not available on YouView).  TalkTalk customers with YouView can purchase a Sky Sports Day Pass.

The NOW TV Box offers customers a quick and easy way to convert a regular TV into a Smart TV for a one-off box cost of £9.99. Currently customers can get unlimited access to movies on NOW TV with a 30 day free trial of the Sky Movies Month Pass, then priced at £8.99 a month.   NOW TV Customers can also get 24-hour access to all six Sky Sports channels live for £9.99 with the Sky Sports Day Pass.

NOW TV Box: Connects to TV via HDMI (cable supplied).  NOW TV account required to activate box.  Customers can select a Sky Movies Pass, Sky Sports Day Pass or an Entertainment Month Pass to create an account and watch NOW TV.  All Passes sold separately.

Entertainment Month Pass to create an account and watch  NOW TV.  All Passes sold separately.