Last month Sky announced that it was launching a £15 Now TV streaming stick, the cheapest device of its kind in the UK. Today Sky has announced that the Smart Stick will be available from retailers tomorrow and direct from Sky itself on Monday (26th February).
Like the regular-sized Now TV box, the Smart Stick is powered by Roku and comes bundled with 50 entertainment apps for you to download and enjoy. Those include popular favourites like BBC iPlayer, ITV Hub, and so on, along with the brand new UKTV Play that offers the chance to catch up on all the best shows from Dave, Yesterday, Really, and so on. MEaning you don't need to pull out your laptop to watch the latest episodes of Red Dwarf.
The Smart Stick also comes bundled with voice search, for the times when you can't be doing with menus or on-screen keyboards, as well as Live Pause on premium channels like Sky Atlantic and Comedy Central.
Sky is also proudly bragging about how the Smart Stick was produced without any single-use plastic, in line with the company's Ocean Rescue Campaign that aims to free the world's oceans from being clogged up with waste. David Attenborough would be proud.
The Now TV Smart Stick will be available tomorrow from Tesco, Sainsbury's, and Argos, with more retailers set to be announced in the near future. As mentioned before it will also be available directly from Sky on Monday, with a number of bundles to choose from. The Smart Stick will be £20 when bundled with two months of Now TV's Entertainment Pass or one month of the Sky Cinema pass, and £30 bundled with one month of the Sky Sports Pass.