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Sony smart TVs finally get the Now TV app – here's which sets are supported

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Sony Bravia TVs in the UK and Ireland are finally getting the Now TV app, bringing the Sony TV range in line with the likes of LG, Samsung, and Hisense – all of which already support the app.

The app is only coming to the Sony Bravia range, which covers the mid-range and high-end 4K TVs and 8K TVs put out by the electronics brand – many of them being OLED TVs – meaning that lower-spec models won't benefit from Now TV app support just yet. Premium sets like the A8 OLED and new 48-inch OLED A9, or the 8K-ready ZH8, though, can now access the app.

The Now TV help page informs us that "Only Sony Smart TVs running Android OS 7.0 or later are supported" – though you can also access the app on Xbox One and PS4 game consoles, PC and Mac, iOS and Android, and a host of streaming players (Google Chromecast, Apple TV, Roku, YouView, BT TV, EE TV, and obviously Now TV devices).

You can see the full list of Sony TVs carrying the app below and discover today's best Now TV pass offers and deals in our dedicated guide.

  • 2020 models: A8 / A9 / XH80 / XH81 / XH85 / XH90 / XH91/ XH92 / XH95 / ZH8 
  • 2019 models: AG8 / AG9 / XG80 / XG81 / XG83 / XG85 / XG87 / XG90 / XG95 / ZG9 
  • 2018 models: AF8 / AF9 / XF75 / XF80 / XF83 / XF85 / XF90 / ZF9
  • 2017 models: A1 / XE80 / XE83 / XE85 / XE90 / XE93 / XE94
  • 2016 models: SD80 / XD70 / XD75 / XD80 / XD83 / ZD9

Now TV or never

Now TV is a stellar streaming service for those in the UK looking to access content usually confined to Sky TV in the UK and US platforms such as HBO – getting the likes of Watchmen, Succession, and Lovecraft Country that are difficult to find anywhere else.

Until HBO makes a UK portal, too, Now TV (or Sky Atlantic if you have a subscription) is the best place to catch up on its landmark shows – and we'd keep an eye on it when The Last of Us TV show eventually drops on HBO as well.

Henry St Leger

Henry is TechRadar's News & Features Editor, covering the stories of the day with verve, moxie, and aplomb. He's spent the past three years reporting on TVs, projectors and smart speakers as well as gaming and VR – including a stint as the website's Home Cinema Editor – and has been interviewed live on both BBC World News and Channel News Asia, discussing the future of transport and 4K resolution televisions respectively. As a graduate of English Literature and persistent theatre enthusiast, he'll usually be found forcing Shakespeare puns into his technology articles, which he thinks is what the Bard would have wanted. Bylines include Edge, T3, and Little White Lies.