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(Pocket-lint) - Now TV has finally added a feature long requested and promised since late last year. It has introduced offline viewing on its Now TV apps for iOS and Android.

That means you can now download and view shows and films onto your iPhone, iPad or Android device to watch when you don't have a data connection.

As long as you have an active Entertainment, Kids, Hayu or Sky Cinema Pass you can not only stream content as before, you can download it to your phone or tablet and have 30 days to watch it.

Sadly, Sky Sports programming is not available for offline viewing at present.

You will need each separate Pass to download programming from the specific channels and on demand sections.

The Kids and Hayu Passes are priced at £3.99 per month each, while the Sky Cinema Pass will set you back £9.99 per month.

A Sky Entertainment Pass includes access to 11 Sky and third-party channels, plus the entire gamut of box sets that are available. It costs £7.99 per month and includes Sky Atlantic so will include online and offline viewing of the new series of Game of Thrones from Monday 15 April.

Two of Sky's other TV apps - Sky Go and Sky Q - already offer offline viewing, with the option costing an additional £5 per month for Sky TV customers on the former app. Offline viewing is free on Sky Q.

Writing by Rik Henderson.