The updated apps, which are live on Google Play and the Apple App Store, allow paying subscribers of the internet TV service to view TV shows, movies and sports matches on a Cast-enabled big screen. No more need to huddle around a tablet or laptop.
NOW TV is available online and on mobile, as well as through a £10 set-top box. Passes for Entertainment, Movies and Sports packages start from £4.99 a month. TV show boxsets and movie rentals are also available to buy on demand.
Initial feedback on the performance is, so far, largely positive, with reviewers of the Android app reporting that it ‘works great’.
If there’s a criticism to be found it’s the decision to make Chromecast take up two slots — one for the device being cast from, and one for the Chromecast itself. Since the service lets you register 4 devices but only watch on 2 at the same time, this could prove problematic for heavy users.
Get NOW TV Apps
You can grab the Cast-enabled NOW TV apps for free (remember they require a paid account to work) on Google Play and the Apple App Store.