You Can Now Watch Now TV Offline on Your Mobile [Updated]

By Tom Pritchard on at

[Update - 15:15: The original version of this article said offline viewing was only available on iOS. The updated Android app has since been rolled out, and the piece updated to reflect that change]


Streaming is great, but only while you have a steady internet connection. Other times it's worse than useless, taunting you with its presence but severe lack of functionality. Lots of services now offer the chance to download programmes to a mobile device for offline viewing, even Netflix which was staunchly opposed to the idea fora long time. Now Now TV is joining them.

Now TV originally promised this would happen last year, telling T3 that offline viewing would be available to users before the end of 2018. Well that obviously didn't happen, and a month into 2019 that precious feature is here. Weirdly, as Engadget notes there's been no official announcement from Now TV itself. Surely this is the kind of thing you'd want to make a big fuss about?

But  app store version histories doesn't lie, spilling the beans on what you can and can't do:

If you’ve got a Sky Cinema, Entertainment, Kids or hayu Month Pass, you can now download shows and movies to your iPhone or iPad to watch anywhere – even when you’re offline.

Last year Now TV told T3 that users would have 30 days to watch any saved programming, which seems pretty standard among streaming services. You can get the latest version of the app from iTunes and Google Play. [Engadget]