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Anonymous User
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Is NowTV available as a download for Nvidia Shield Set Top Box ?

Does anybody know if the NowTV App is available as a download for the 'Nvidia Shield Box' as i'm very tempted to upgrade as Plex is not properly supported on the NowTV box - Also if anybody has the Nvidia Shield box with the Plex Media Server App installed, could you tell me if it has the option to 'View By Folder' as this option is missing from some versions and is very important for my personal setup.

 

Thanks

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Anonymous User
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It is not I'm afraid. It shouldn't matter, because the Shield is GoogleCast compatible so Now TV should work with the Shield this way. 

 

However, unfortunately it doesn't work correctly. There's been quite a few posts on here, but Now TV just say they don't support it to cast to. It's a shame, as there's obviously something not quite right in the code, as it's the only ChromeCast compatible app, that I've found, that doesn't work on the Shield.

Anonymous User
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Ok thanks for the reply, i've also found a few other apps that aren't supported on the Nvidia box since my original post so unfortunately won't be buying for now.

 

Cheers

Anonymous User
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I'm also an Nvidia Shield Android TV owner whom, until recently always watched Now Tv.

 

Why is this not yet supported the cast has stopped working. Are you going to fix this now tv? Please give us a meaningful answer as I have been asking the same question since September 2015 when I purchased the shield to box due to its 4K capabilities. 

 

Ive had no official reply via phone or using their forums.

 

I think 7 months to answer a simple customer question is the poorest customer service I have ever come across in any aspect of retail.

 

A very dissapointed customer. 

Karl-F
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Hi All, 

 

I'm very sorry for the delay in getting back to you in regards to this topic. 

 

I would just like to let you know that we are getting this looked with Google and hope to have an update soon. 

 

Please keep an eye out. 

 

Thanks, 

Karl

Anonymous User
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This is good news...!

 

Looking forward to it.

Anonymous User
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@Karl-F

 

Has NowTV app been modified with the  Leanback user interface yet...

Anonymous User
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@Anonymous User wrote:

@Karl-F

 

Has NowTV app been modified with the  Leanback user interface yet...


I just tried the latest release of the NOWTV APK, no it hasn't and still doesn't fill the full screen or respond to the remote.

Anonymous User
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@Anonymous User wrote:

@Anonymous User wrote:

@Karl-F

 

Has NowTV app been modified with the  Leanback user interface yet...


I just tried the latest release of the NOWTV APK, no it hasn't and still doesn't fill the full screen or respond to the remote.


@Anonymous User So untill it does it won't be released to android TV as both are minimum requirements for a play store android tv app to even get started with...

Ta

Anonymous User
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@Anonymous User

So the app loads then the device was not black listed then...

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At least that some thing if they are sure they don't want the app working on a device they black list it...

Anonymous User
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Anonymous User
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O your in portrait mode you need rotate to landscape app... lol...

then may be the blocked notification will show up..

 

Anonymous User
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I put it in landscape mode and it loads, the side panel opens but the remote cannot navigate 🙂

Anonymous User
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If I get time I will run the app through   apk2tv and see if that makes any difference, I've used the tool on a few other apps so they show on the main screen in the past with success.

Anonymous User
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Hi Karl,

 

Do you have any update for us eagerly waiting folk?

 

Thanks in advance

Anonymous User
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Hi @Anonymous User

 

Our response hasn't changed regarding this device.

 

It is still an unsupported device and as far as we have heard, at present there are no plans for a native app, but never say never.

 

Cheers

Andy

Anonymous User
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Hi Karl,

 

Are you able to confrim is this is now working with the shield?

Tony-D
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@Anonymous User wrote:

Hi Karl,

 

Are you able to confrim is this is now working with the shield?


This should work Via Chromecast, i've done it myself. However sideloaidng won't work at all, although i did manage to get BT Sports working via Sideload over a year ago. The NOW TV app will actually load but once you go to play something you'll get an error. I'll try and get it set up for Chromecast tonight when i'm back from work and update this thread tomorrow @Anonymous User

Anonymous User
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that would be great to understand exactly what works and the steps requried.

 

I don't have the NowTV app sideloaded.

I simply tried to cast a nowtv video to my shield (on the latest SW) by pressing the cast button but it would not cast. Shiled shows but wont work.

flicking to my seperate chromecasts work perfecly as expected. but the shield will not.

 

 

Tony-D
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@Anonymous User wrote:

that would be great to understand exactly what works and the steps requried.

 

I don't have the NowTV app sideloaded.

I simply tried to cast a nowtv video to my shield (on the latest SW) by pressing the cast button but it would not cast. Shiled shows but wont work.

flicking to my seperate chromecasts work perfecly as expected. but the shield will not.

 

 


Understandable @Anonymous User I'll defs have a check tonight to see what steps i am taking and what works and what doesn't. Have you connected via Wifi Or Lan?

Anonymous User
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Shield is running on LAN