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Helper 5
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Registered: ‎17-08-2012

Re: Update Now TV app for apple TV

Interestingly Sky actually sent out an email this morning telling subscribers about their apparently highly improved Xbox One app. Given that the app was already light years ahead of the Apple TV app it shows where Sky's priorities lie.
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Registered: ‎26-02-2017

Re: Update Now TV app for apple TV

Interesting point of view @moroboshi and thank you @mrhoopla

 

@moroboshi The content for AppleTV sadly isn't controlled by Apple. If the rumor mill is anything to go by, Apple has been trying to get quality content into their ecosystem for years. No doubt providers like Sky, ITV, Channel 4, etc don't want to hand control over to Apple. Naturally, Apple saw a way of making the living room experience better, so one of the few routes they had control over was open the platform up to developers (and more importantly content providers) and let them choose. It's really their choice to include their content on the platform. Apple can't make them share their content.

 

The BBC have an obligation to provide their content on the widest selection of platforms as possible since if you watch live TV, you're legally required to pay a license fee. Netflix has no interest in living room technology, they have always invested their efforts into great programming and getting their content to the widest audience possible, however other providers including Amazon Prime, ITV, Channel 4, etc don't have the same obligations or foresight. Amazon have made a clear statement that they are totally anti-AppleTV since they refuse to even stock it (they once did). Naturally, they have their own technology that's in direct competition with Apple's set top box... They've even included the same voice recognition into their latest offering using Alexa.

 

In some ways we should count ourselves lucky that Sky have even allowed their content on the AppleTV as others refuse to. It's just a shame they're not prepared to see past their control of living room technology and do what they do best... offer excellent programming. I'm quite happy to invest in Apple... they know technology and they know user interfaces like no-one else. I genuinely believe that the AppleTV is and will evolve to be the best, most intuitive living room experience, it's disappointing that content providers like Sky and Amazon think they know the user experience better through their own technology and therefore exclude features or content from AppleTV.

 

By the way @moroboshi in case you weren't aware, it is actually possible to view all free to air programmes live on AppleTV and pay a small fee (£5.99 a month I believe) to have premium live channels and some catch up TV because a thoughtful developer created software for the AppleTV called 'TV Player'. It's definitely worth a look and is completely above board.

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Registered: ‎18-11-2015

Re: Update Now TV app for apple TV

It would be great to have the Apple TV app giving ithe same services as the iPhone app with a little extra as the Apple TV system is a dedicated media streaming Apple service hence it should have more to it than is on other Apple applications without any sacrifice to currently available services on windows, iOS & Android is based devices.
Time to keep up with the tech B Sky B and stop relying on out of date tech to prop up you business. This restriction in interaction will eventually cripple your business as your customers will leave you for a company who is more forward thinking with inavation and not just cashing in on old tech.
Time to invest in tech development to grow your business B Sky B.
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Registered: ‎10-04-2017

4th Gen App Update

Guys, this is dreadful.

I've been reading these forums for a while, but my irritation has gone on for too long.

We are all paying customers (some as much as £50/month), and yet it's really pathetic that you can't seem to listen to what your customers are asking for.

I know Apple TV probably isn't a priority for you guys, and that's understandable as the user base is probably small in comparison to other platforms, however every single other platform has a clean, user-friendly interface, and yet we're stuck with an app that is a cut/paste of the old Apple TV app.

The fact that it hasn't even been updated (for bug fixes and performance improvements) since the very first day it was released in 2015 (and again, that was a cut/paste of the old one), is really astounding.

You're not a charity, you're not a public body - you're a private company and you have the money and resources to at least make your Apple TV app the same as all your other apps.

Every other company can seem to put out a usable app that doesn't look like it's from 2009, but the fact that you're ignoring post after post from your customers saying how bad the app is and how much it needs to be updated is really painful to see.

This may seem like a rant, but I hope I speak for others when I say that this is perfectly legitimate criticism, and you would do well to take it on board and improve ASAP.

Adam
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Registered: ‎10-04-2017

Re: Update Now TV app for apple TV

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Registered: ‎12-04-2017

Re: Update Now TV app for apple TV

Hi guys. My NowTV app is constantly crashing on my AppleTV. Firstly the movie's live schedule tends to change and disappear once a month, so currently now you can't see a schedule for live movies. Then on the entertainment, every time I review the schedule moving from channel to channel cause the screen to go white and the app crashes. This happens every 3/4 channel searches, i.e. Scrolling through the live channel schedule. This has been happening every time I use it for the last two weeks. It used to crash once every two weeks, with the screen going green and then the entire Apple TV crashes and restarts. Now the app just crashes, but it happens about 10-15 times a day which is super annoying. It makes using NowTV almost unbearable and is going to lose a lot of customers very quickly.
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Registered: ‎05-02-2017

Re: Live movie listings incorrect

i am having the same issue again !!

First Poster
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Registered: ‎23-12-2015

Re: Update Now TV app for apple TV

They've been saying that for months!

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Registered: ‎07-12-2015

Re: Update Now TV app for apple TV

I think it’s safe to say NOW TV has no intention of supporting Apple TV, presumably because they’d rather people bought their own hardware box instead. Really, the company should stop stringing everyone along, and either port the iOS app (which is fine), kill the Apple TV app entirely and echo Amazon Prime Video in allowing full AirPlay between iOS and Apple TV, or just stop all support for Apple TV entirely and risk losing subscribers.

 

The only reason I still subscribe is because it’s cheaper than buying the few shows I still watch over getting them on iTunes or grabbing a DVD. But the experience is now getting to the point it’s just not worth it. No search. Black screens. Broken loading. Duplicate episode lists. Hardly any subtitles. No favourites lists. Etc. I’m sure we’ll again hear how “hopefully” there will be some news “soon”, but this is the same thing we’ve been hearing for two years now. And if it quacks like a piece of abandonware, it probably is abandonware.