USA NOW Streaming Service Review

Information verified correct on February 22nd, 2017

USA Now USA NOW is a streaming service that lets you watch your favorite USA Shows and movies from your computer or smart device.

If you love USA Network shows and movies, you may enjoy USA NOW. USA NOW is a streaming service that lets you watch full episodes the day after they air live. Whether you want to see an episode you missed or start a new series, you can do so simply by logging into USA NOW with your TV provider credentials. In addition to new show episodes, you can also enjoy back episodes of your favorite series.

You can download the USA NOW app to stream away from the computer, and on an iOS or Android smart device.

Participating providers for USA NOW

XfinityDirecTV
DishTime Warner Cable Spectrum
DishOptimum
VerizonAT&T U-verse
CoxCharter Spectrum
OptimumBright House Networks
SuddenlinkMediacom
Cable OneWow! Wide Open West

While the list above gives a few top TV providers, there are additional providers not listed that also participate.

Compatible Devices with the USA NOW app

You can access USA NOW on a variety of different devices, including:
Apple iOSAndroid
Roku playersWindows 8
Apple TVXbox One

What are the benefits of USA NOW?

  • Exclusive content. You can use USA NOW to enjoy preview clips, candid interviews, and behind-the-scenes videos of your favorite USA shows.
  • Movies. USA offers a variety of movies that you can watch online and on TV. You can see which movies are playing on TV with the online schedule.
  • Original shows. USA has some of the most popular, award-winning shows available. While there are not tons of movies to pick from, the network offers a lot of TV series options. A few favorites include Mr. Robot, Suits, and Colony.
  • Character arcade. With the character arcade, you can enjoy a plethora of games and puzzles inspired by your favorite USA shows. The top six featured games include: Nina Mahjong, Suit Mahjong, Suits 2048, Mr. Robot 2048, In Plain Sight Mahjong, and Law & Order: CI Mahjong.
  • Schedule. A convenient online schedule will let you know what shows and movies are playing at what times, almost two weeks in advance. If you see something you don’t want to miss, you can set a reminder for yourself straight from the website.
  • Accessible. With USA NOW, you can access your favorite shows and movies anytime, anywhere.

Pricing and packaging

You cannot access the streaming service for free without a subscription. In a lot of instances, you will need to log in with your TV credentials to access USA shows, movies, and live TV. There are some episodes that you do not need your credentials to watch, but these are the exception rather than the rule.

You will need to purchase a USA cable or satellite subscription, but after doing so, USA NOW is included for free. The app is also free to download. You can contact your cable or satellite provider to see how much a USA Network subscription costs.

Pros and Cons of USA NOW Streaming Service
Here are a few things you can expect from USA NOW Streaming Service:

Pros

  • Helpful app. With the app, you can stream remotely. If you cannot finish an entire episode in one go, the app can save your place. You can also save your favorite shows for quick access to new episodes.
  • Live TV. You can log in to USA NOW to watch live TV online. There is a section of the website dedicated to live TV, where you can read a short description of the show playing, as well as see what is going to play next. You can also quiz yourself with “Who Said It?,” a game that lets you match up the character of the live show playing to their quote.
  • HD. The streaming service lets you watch your favorite shows in HD quality.

Cons

  • Subscription. In order to access the streaming service, you will need a cable or satellite subscription. Additionally, you cannot stream USA NOW content unless you have internet access and a high speed internet connection.
  • Credentials required. To stream your favorite shows, you will almost always need to use your TV provider credentials to log into USA NOW. It is important to note that sometimes you can watch select episodes without signing in.
  • Limited providers. USA NOW is not available on all providers yet, but the company is working on adding providers to the list.
  • Ads. You will have to sit through ads and commercials during your TV episodes. Customers have claimed that the amount of ads negatively impacts the viewing experience.

Top USA shows you can stream

Chrisley-Knows-BestFalling-WaterMr.-Robot
SuitsEyewitnessBurn-Notice
csiSatisfactionPlaying-House

Movies are switched out, and change in availability from time to time.

A few of the latest movie titles include:

Pretty WomanSabotageSomethings-Gotta-Give
Sex and the CityThat-Awkward-Moment

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I watch my shows with closed captioning?

Yes. All full episodes online or through the mobile app offer closed captioning. You can also customize your closed captioning experience by changing the text size, font, color and styling.

What browsers can I stream USA NOW with?

You can use the following browsers:

  • Chrome 10+
  • Safari 7+ – Mac Only
  • Firefox 13+
  • Internet Explorer 10+

What are the system requirements to access USA NOW on my desktop?

For your desktop, you can access the streaming service with:

  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows 7
  • OS X Mavericks

Why don’t I see a particular show I am looking for?

USA NOW does not currently play every show that airs on USA. The network, however, frequently adds new episodes to the website.

Do I need to install or download anything on my computer to watch USA NOW?

Your browser will need the latest version of Adobe Flash Player. Make sure all of your video players and plugins are updated.

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