9Now | All your favourite Channel Nine content, now streaming on demand

With 9Now, missing out on your favourite Channel Nine TV shows is a thing of the past.

9Now quick facts

What is 9Now? A catch-up and on-demand streaming service for TV shows broadcast on the Nine network.

Where can I watch 9Now? The 9Now app is available on mobile devices, streaming devices like Apple TV and Google Chromecast as well as many smart TVs.

Does 9Now cost anything? No, but you will need to create a free Nine account before you can start streaming.

Like ABC iView, 7Plus, TENPlay and SBS On Demand, 9Now lets you go back and watch the last few episodes of all of its featured programming whenever you want, perfect for those times when life gets in the way of your regular night's viewing. And since 9Now streams over the Internet, you can watch it wherever you have a solid network connection. Streaming the latest episode of Young Sheldon on the train ride into work makes the morning commute a lot less boring.

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What can I watch on 9Now?

All of Nine's channels are available to stream live on 9Now. GEM serves up general entertainment ("GEM" stands for General Entertainment and Movies), featuring shows like Ellen, Law & Order: SVU, and Midsomer Murders. GO! is skewed towards a more youthful audience, with shows like Love Island, Survivor US, and The Big Bang Theory. Life focuses on reality and lifestyle programs such as The Bachelorette US and Revenge Body with Khloe Kardashian. Nine itself includes a variety of news and sports coverage in addition to bigger shows like The Voice and Married at First Sight.

In addition to watching the latest episodes of current TV shows, you can also catch up on some old favorites. For example, all 68 episodes of Sea Patrol are currently available for viewing. You can search for shows in your favorite genre (sport, comedy and travel are just a few of the options) or you can browse recently-added or soon-to-expire programs.

For catch-up TV, you’ll need to wait until a show has aired on TV before it appears on 9Now. Because some shows air a few hours later in different parts of the country, a good general rule is that an episode will be up by midday on the day following its airing. How long it'll stay available on the catch-up service varies from show to show, but you can find each episode's expiry date clearly listed below its description.

What devices are compatible with 9Now?

Since 9Now streams over the Internet rather than through a traditional over-the-air broadcast, you can tune in through a wide range of Internet-enabled devices.

If you want to watch 9Now content on-the-go, you have two main options. For Apple users, the 9Now iOS app is supported by iPhones, iPods and iPads running iOS 9.0+, while for Android users, the 9Now Android app requires an Android phone or tablet running Android 4.4+.

Accessing 9Now on your computer is as simple as loading up the website with a supported browser. These include Google Chrome version 65+, Internet Explorer 11, Microsoft Edge version 41+, Mozilla Firefox version 59+ and Safari version 10+. You'll also need Microsoft Silverlight installed and JavaScript enabled.

9Now also has native apps for Telstra TV, Fetch, Google Chromecast, Apple TV 4, PlayStation 4 and Sony, Samsung and LG Smart TVs. Older versions of Apple TV can also access 9Now through AirPlay.

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Do I need to sign up for 9Now?

Unlike some other catch-up services, 9Now requires you to register a Nine account in order to watch live and catch-up TV. Creating the account is free, as is watching everything on offer. Nine uses the data you provide to offer you personalised content recommendations and targeted ads based on your age and gender. Thankfully, you won't receive any marketing emails unless you opt-in for them.

How much data does 9Now use?

As with all streaming services, watching TV shows and movies through 9Now counts against your Internet plan's monthly data cap. Watching a 22-minute show such as The Big Bang Theory in Standard Definition (SD) will use approximately 300MB of data, while a 42-minute program like Doctor Doctor will use roughly 600MB. High Definition (HD) streaming ups this to approximately 500MB and 1GB respectively. It’s also worth mentioning that if you have a slow Internet connection, 9Now will stream your program at a lower quality and therefore consume less of your download limit.

For a smooth streaming experience on-the-go, Nine recommends a minimum 2GB mobile data plan with a 3G/4G-connected device.

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    julieNovember 15, 2018

    Where does it tell me how to make an account?

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      JhezelynNovember 16, 2018Staff

      Hello Julie,

      Thank you for your comment.

      Yes, you will need to create a free Nine account before you can start streaming. To create an account, please visit their website to register and create an account.

      Should you wish to have real-time answers to your questions, try our chat box on the lower right corner of our page.


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    JayneSeptember 9, 2018

    Hello, I’m just wondering why 9now, 7plus and tenplay app all have tv shows for catch up and no movies? I love movies and wondering have I missed something in the set ups? Thankyou and greatly appreciated it this is answered.

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      CharisseSeptember 9, 2018Staff

      Hi Jayne,

      Thank you for reaching out to finder.

      9now, 7plus and tenplay are all catch-up TV services which will allow the users to watch TV shows shown on their respective channels, live or on demand. They don’t show movies, only TV shows. If you want to stream movies, you can subscribe to movie streaming websites or apps, like Netflix, and Stan.

      Hope this helps.


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    GertAugust 24, 2018

    Why can I watch 9now on my computer but when trying to watch it on my Samsung Smart TV it tells me every time network time-out.
    I don’t have any problems with SBS on demand or ABC iView.

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      JoelAugust 24, 2018

      Hi Gert,

      Thanks for leaving a question on finder.

      There could be a couple of things going wrong. High-traffic times during the day can mean slower speeds.

      For people with ADSL, proximity to the telephone substation can be an issue. If there’s a few of you sharing a single connection through a modem or router, that can also affect speed. If your wireless connection is dropping in and out, that can cause issues too.

      To get 9Now up and running you need a minimum of 0.6 mbps. If you want to get the best out of 9Now, they recommend the following speeds:

      0.7 mbps for low picture quality
      1.8 mbps for good picture quality
      3.0 mbps for High Definition (SD)
      5.0 mbps for High Definition 720p (HD 720p)

      To check your internet speed please click HERE.

      For further troubleshooting, you can contact 9now directly. I hope this gets resolved ASAP.


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    August 18, 2018

    i can login to 9 now ok but when i try to watch some shows it comes up with this video is temporaily unavailable it tels me to contact MEDIA-ERR-NETWORK

    i did this but can not resolve the problem

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      JoelAugust 18, 2018

      Hi Rod,

      Thanks for leaving a question on finder.

      You can try uninstalling and reinstalling the 9now app on your phone or TV to make sure you are using the most recent version of 9now. If that doesn’t work, you can contact the 9Now team directly via the contact form in their website to get further assistance. Please prepare details of your device such as the model of your TV/Computer/Phone so they can solve your issue faster. I hope this gets sorted out ASAP.


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    JulieAugust 16, 2018

    Hi, I logged into 9now account and activated a show. I was wondering how long I have to watch it as I was really just learning how to do so and haven’t the time to watch it right now.

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      JoelAugust 16, 2018

      Hi Julie,

      Thanks for leaving a question on finder.

      You do not need to finish a show everytime. You can choose any show you want and browse shows just like in regular TV. :)


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    Christine.June 17, 2018

    I cannot login to 9now it will not accept my email or username, what do I need to do?

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      JeniJune 17, 2018Staff

      Hi Christine,

      Thank you for getting in touch with finder.

      If you’re outside of Australia, you won’t be able to watch 9Now until you’re back in the country. However if you are in the country, you are welcome to provide this feedback to the 9Now team directly via their contact form to get further assistance. Please prepare details of your device like model of your TV or computer when talking to 9Now team.

      As a friendly reminder, while we do not represent any company we feature on our pages, we can offer you general advice.

      I hope this helps. Please feel free to reach out to us if you have any other enquiries.

      Thank you and have a wonderful day!


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    IanJune 12, 2018

    I have just purchased a new sony bravia TV. I am trying to get freeview on channel 9 . I have the access code , when I access 9now.com.au/active I cant find where to insert the code to active freeview

    • finder Customer Care
      MattJune 12, 2018Staff

      Hi Ian,

      To activate your device with 9Now, you need to be logged into your 9Now account on the 9Now website. Can I confirm whether you are logged in when trying to access the 9now.com.au/activate page?



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    ianMarch 25, 2018

    hi , thinking about buying the new Telstra tv box and just want to know with 9now does it show catch -up on channel 52 Gem , 53 Go Thanks !!

    • finder Customer Care
      MattMarch 25, 2018Staff

      Hi Ian,

      Thanks for your question. 9Now does indeed include shows from GEM and GO!, though it’s worth noting that catch-up availability depends on the specific show. For the most part, though, you can watch episodes you’ve missed from GEM and GO through 9Now.

      I hope this helps!



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      March 25, 2018

      hi Matt, thanks for the quick response to my question , the shows I would like to watch are New Tricks and Midsomer Murders as I am often out and cant watch at the times shown Gem 52 Thanks !!

    • finder Customer Care
      MattMarch 25, 2018Staff

      Hi Ian,

      Unfortunately, it seems both New Tricks and Midsomer Murders are not available for catch-up through 9Now. You can, however, watch catch-up episodes of the latest Midsomer Murders season on ABC iView.



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    LindaDecember 11, 2017

    Can i view 9now app on samsung galaxy j3 android mobile?

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      MattDecember 11, 2017Staff

      Hi Linda,

      Thanks for your question. Yes, your Samsung Galaxy J3 should have no problems running the 9Now Android app. The app requires an Android phone running the Android operating system 4.4 or higher, and your phone should have come with a newer version of Android than that when you purchased it.

      I hope this helps!



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    BobOctober 20, 2017

    I’m trying to find the author’s name [american]who has published a book on Lyme Disease. Thank you.

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      LiezlOctober 20, 2017

      Hi Bob,

      I think you’re referring to Dr. Richard I. Horowitz who wrote the groundbreaking book on the study of Lyme titled, Why Can’t I Get Better? Solving the Mystery of Lyme and Chronic Disease. You can find a copy of his book on amazon.


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