To learn how to hack Now TV and install a Plex media player, I recommend purchasing a Now TV box from Sky. For only £10 and a free subscription to one of Sky’s packages for 2 months, this little device can be transformed into a personal network player. While accessing Sky exclusive content is a nice perk, the real value lies in the ability to expand its capabilities. By following this guide, you can install a Plex media player and gain access to an Unsupported AppStore with even more free apps and content. Check out how to install the Plex Unsupported App Store here.
As of December 2020, Sky has officially stopped supporting the original NOW TV box. You will no longer be able to use it at all, even for Sky packages like Sky Sports, Sky Entertainment and Sky Movies. So, you might as well throw out that £10 useless device, or use it as a doorstop and invest in one of the three devices below: As my loyalty to Sky is non-existence, I would suggest either the Amazon Fire TV Stick or Roku Express.
- Amazon Fire TV Stick
- Roku Express
- NOW TV Smart Stick
How to Hack Now TV By Sky. Now TV Stick Hack 2019
Few extra features include the ability to watch tv shows, has a simple general menu, easy to use, plus a web browser.
The first thing you need to do is sign up and log in. Make sure you’re on the Now TV home screen before doing the next step.
The next part is a simple bash of buttons like the old PlayStation cheats back in the day.
So, on the Now TV Home Screen hit – ”Home, Home, Home, Up, Up, Right, Left, Right, Left, Right”
Done correctly, you should be sent to a pretty basic ”Developer Settings” screen, like the image below, with a Network IP address bang in the middle.
At the bottom, you should see ”Enable Installer”, Select this and agree to the SDK License Agreement and hit ”Enable Installer and restart”.
Your Now TV box should restart and load up the ”Developer Settings” screen again with instead of ”Enable Installer” it will show ”Disable Installer”, now we can hack Sky’s NOW TV box.
Note – Select Reset password, and give your Sky Now TV box a new password.
Next, take a note of the Network IP address that’s in the centre of the screen and head over to your pc. Fire up your preferred internet browser (Internet Explorer doesn’t seem to work well with this) and insert the Now TV box’s IP in the address bar. So in my case it’s https://192.168.1.59 and hit enter.
Hacking Now TV | Set up Now TV Plex
This will take you to another basic page being ”The Development Application Installer” page. This page allows us to hack Sky’s Now TV box, by selecting ”Browse”, our .zip app files and installing them.