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I know the NowTV box is a Roku box for Sky and Roku do have an app to control the roku boxes. It would be nice either include a remote in the nowtv app for phones or make the roku app talk to the nowtv box.
I work for a University and we run a wifi network across all our halls of residence, as well as wired ethernet. We use enterprise 802.11x backed by a RADIUS server to validate peoples wifi logins, which is pretty standard in a large multi-user environment. People connect to the wifi with a username & password pair. This again is pretty standard in this situation. The Now TV box I have here to test with does not support enterprise wifi. It appears to only support WEP-64, WEP-128, WPA and WPA2 with PSK (preshared keys). That's great for a home user but not for the thousands of students who will be buying these boxes because of their price bracket - this should be a pretty big taret market for Sky I'd have thought! Other devices which don't support this type of wifi security are Xbox 360s and Playstation 3s. However they have ethernet ports so they can be plugged into the network with a cable - no such luck with Now TV.
As a last ditch attempt I tried setting up an ad-hoc connection from my laptop with Internet Connection Sharing but the Now TV box won't connect to ad-hoc wifi either, only infrastructure networks.
Are there any plans to add these features with a firmware update (which of course you have to have connected to a network to download...)? If not, these set top boxes are totally useless to the hundreds of thousands of students in the UK and abroad.
Hi there, there is a new app that I would love to see come to the NOW TV Box. Its called JW Broadcasting and is availabile on the Roku Store ( http://www.roku.com/channels/#!details/47791/jw-broadcasting ) Is there any way you might add this to the Now Tv Box please?
I know this topic has been discussed in the various hardware forums - but it's not specific to any brand of box, hence posting it in the Entertainment section.
The current limit is 4 devices (with 2 playing at once).
Want to give my kids access to entertainment (and possibly movies too), but the only option would be to buy extra subscriptions, so I'd end up with 2 entertainment subs and 2 movie subs.
This is too hard and expensive!
How about a 'tiered' option please, NOWTV?
So charge an extra £2 per month for the entertainment pass, and allow 8 devices (with 4 playing at once).
And similarly an extra £2 for the movies pass.
This is similar to what Netflix does.
I'd pay the extra.
Can we have this please?
The wwe network app is being released on Roku devices. It would be a great idea to make this app available to now tv subscribers too. I hope sky sports and now tv can come to a financial arrangement to allow this content to be made available to now tv subscribers as the additional revenue streams could be lucrative. I also feel that this may turn out to be a way that Sky can provide niche sporting events via individual app purchases. For example an app deducted to snooker, darts, women's football. In the future we may see individual teams launch Roku apps, with player inverviews, classic matches and moments, stadium and team history. Please get the app before it falls into another media providers hands.
Guys this is very annoying for some one who is going to watch lot of movies. Why Do I need to scroll through all the movies befor getting the latest movie that i had stopped in the midlle ?
Also if I had finished watching a movie , I think its good if we remove it from My movies list. To be specific if its finished or if its 5 minutes before finish, where you generally get end credits.
Is the TV guide likey to be improved? I find it very frustrating only being able to see "now & next" when I want to see what's on later, also the lack of channel numbers! having to scroll through is sooooooo annoying! when youknow the channel number you want it's so much easier to have a remote with a numeric keypad to select the channel you want.
I'd hoped to be able to do away with my youview box so I wasn't having to keep switching from one box to another - oh well -some you win
I think something missing!!!
Like other provider such as Netflix, they offer movies with subtitle at a lower price!
Now TV should be able to offer that service for must of their movies and, this should normally help deaf people watching films...
I understand that I can set parental controls on my Nowtv account online...
However, wouldn't it be a better idea to be able to set parental controls on the box itself?
The reason I ask is because we have a 17 year old and a 11 year old that both have a Nowtv box - they require different age allowances... but I can only select one age to cover them both... not practical!
Think you should incorparate this as I'm sure a lot of these little white boxes will be used in Childrens bedrooms.
Can we please add Disney XD to the entertainment. It's the 1# channle for boys now with Star Wars Rebels and Marvel cartoons as besides Ninja Turtles on Nick I feel there no real boys shows for younger kids
Also can we add Dave for the adults please? Room 101 , Dave Gorman , Alan Davis , QI and more makes dave one the most entertaining channles
How about extending the SO LIMITED offer of 1 Sky Sport pass per day, that allows you to watch ALL the sports channels only for 1 day, and having the possibility to contract a full Championship, etc nobody can watch all the sports channels at the same time, so what's the sense of the sports day pass??
For instance, somebody interested in watching the full Miami ATP Masters, paying only for that, somebody interested in watching the whole F1 Championship, paying only for that..
Why do I have to pay for Cricket if I am not interested in it?
The current Sky sports day pass is too limited! Sky needs to create more options
I used to have SkyPlayer and when watching 'live' channels i could change between all of my subscribed channels all in one player (movie and entertainment).
However when watching 'live' on Now TV i have to close the player down and go to either the movies or entertainment tab at the top of the page to watch the relevant live channels.
This is quite annoying not to have my complete subscription available to watch in one player like I could before!
Please make this a possibility once again!!
Dear NowTV Team
Can you, or will you, allow the Roku Media Player to be installed on our NowTV boxes?
As far as I understand, it will immediately give the USB port functionality which can be readily used by box owners. And all you would need to do is place the RMP in the App Store and possibly change it's name to either NowTV Media Player or just plain Media Player.
Also, could you place this post in the ideas section.