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.

Channel Nine has quite the history with catch-up TV. Back in 2010, it was the second commercial network in Australia to offer an online video-on-demand service with the launch of FIXPlay, a relatively basic streaming service for watching recent episodes of programming from channels Nine and GO!. In 2013, FIXPlay was merged with Nine's 9Jumpin app, an interactive television service intended to add social-networking features such as live voting and commenting to the TV-watching experience. Finally, in early 2016, Nine shuttered the 9Jumpin brand and launched 9Now, expanding the service to include live streamed TV and on-demand video for all channels under the Nine umbrella.

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 Gotham on the train ride into work makes the morning commute a lot less boring.

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 8.0+, 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 56+, Internet Explorer 11, Microsoft Edge version 14+, Mozilla Firefox version 51+ and Safari version 9+. 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 select Sony Smart TVs. Older versions of Apple TV can also access 9Now through AirPlay. Support is also on its way for Samsung and LG Smart TVs, Xbox One and PlayStation 3.

Do I need to sign up for 9Now?

Unlike 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 Major Crimes 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.

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 CSI, Friends and Gilmore Girls. GO! is skewed towards a more youthful audience, with comedies like Rick and Morty and The Big Bang Theory. Life focuses on reality and lifestyle programs such as House Hunters and Keeping Up with the Kardashians. Nine itself includes a variety of news and sports coverage in addition to bigger shows like the Lethal Weapon TV series.

In addition to watching the latest episodes of current TV shows, you can also catch up on some old favourites. For example, all 68 episodes of Sea Patrol are currently available for viewing. You can search for shows in your favourite 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.

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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 !!

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      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 !!

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      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, 2017Staff

      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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    MelSeptember 21, 2017

    Whe will 9now be compatible with Samsung Smart tvs???

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      MattSeptember 22, 2017Staff

      Hi Mel,

      Thanks for your question. Unfortunately, Channel Nine has not provided a time frame for when the 9Now app will be available on Samsung Smart TVs. “Soon” is all Nine has promised. If you’d rather not wait, you might want to check out Google Chromecast, which you could plug into your Samsung Smart TV to watch 9Now.

      I hope this helps.



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    julesSeptember 5, 2017

    I have a Xbox one and can’t seem to find the app for the 9now in the app store. I have downloaded sbs, ten and seven apps no problem..
    Please help..

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      MattSeptember 5, 2017Staff

      Hi Jules,

      Thanks for your question. Unfortunately, the 9Now app does not yet support Xbox One. Channel Nine promises support is on the way, but has not said when the app will be released.



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    peterAugust 7, 2017

    how do I up date 9 now

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      MattAugust 7, 2017Staff

      Hi Peter,

      Thanks for your question. May I ask what device you’re accessing 9Now on? If it’s an iPhone, you should be able to update the 9Now app from the App Store updates tab. If it’s an Android phone, you’ll be able to update it through the My Apps section of the Play Store app.



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