I'm using the casting function to my Sony Android TV. Will there be a fully fledged app for it?
@Anonymous User there is no app for the Sony TVs. You can up vote the suggestion here, or use one of the number of other devices connected to your TV to watch NOW TV with.
Also Sony has dumped their WebTV OS to join the AndroidTV 5.0 generation in 2015...
So Legacy WebTV OS support has been reduced ... Older Sony HDTV lost Youtube due to No WebTV OS upgrades... Have to use web browser if they can...
I thought that a supposed smart TV allow me to download an app to get Now tv directly via the TV. It has presets for iplayer,5 on demand, and a string of other rubbish pre loaded. It does not have Now tv pre loaded. As for trying to access the net, you could die 3 times over waiting for the TV to connect to the net. It would rather try to walk you into buying another Sony tv are £2.5k before giving access to the net.
This tv is barely 4 years old and is supposed to be an intelligent tv. It is as much use as an ashtray on a motorbike. So am I right that I would have to use my now tv box to access the Now tv service. I thought that it would be able to act as one of the 4 devices permitted to access the Now tv service. Some hope! !🙈
@Anonymous User The only Smart TVs which currently have a Now TV app are manufactured by LG.
The easiest way to get Now TV on your television would be with a Now TV box. But there are several other devices and games consoles which would have the app.
A full list of supported devices is here.
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I have a Sony "smart TV" and a Sony Internet box but neither connects with Now TV.-Even tried to get it via the installed web browser on each machine but their version does not have the Silverlight compatibility that is needed. If I want to watch Now TV I have to go to the bedroom and watch on a smaller LG smart tv. Sony's support for trending apps seems to be none existant.
I have a Sony "smart TV" and a Sony Internet box but neither connects with Now TV...
Hi and welcome to the forum,
At the present time, in order to watch Now TV on your Sony television you'll have to buy yourself an externally connected 'Now TV compatible' device, such as a: Now TV 'black' Box, Chromecast, Apple TV, Roku device, etc.
And as you already have a Now TV account you'll be able to share up-to four 'Now TV compatible' devices on the same account...
I suppose at least the new sony bravia 4k smart tv's have got chromecast built in so i can stream it to the tv from my other devices. Although this means that it has to be on charge all the time as it is just a phone and wouldnt last half an hour any other way...
@Anonymous User the mobile device doesn't send the signal, it just acts as a remote, so you shouldn't have issues with battery life. That's how it works with my HTC One and a Chromecast anyway, so I can't imagine it being any different with Google Cast devices.
Im trying to get ananswer on this but @Anonymous User giving me the run around.. because its After hours most likely...
Are they likely to do this when they have a Brand new under powered £15 box, thats a clone of Roku 3 due for release in August.. NO... but I wanted a confirmed NO...
Would it completely smeg of a user that just spent £15 on a box they did not need if the nexus player and android TV 5.0 HDTVs got an app in...
September.. Yes... that would smeg people off...
October... may be it would be bad timing
November ... Yea that would be long enough...
But untill @Anonymous User is allowed to say a YES it will be a NO... they have thier own NowTV mark 2 box to worry about...
your Stuck using crappy phones to controll it and use google cast... Even if they just released an app with HD TV landscape mode on android app...
@AshleyCollins there's no straight answer for that question at the moment unfortunately. We don't currently have plans for an app, but that's not to say there won't be one in the future.
Whenever there's news about new supported devices, we share it on the forum, so you'll find out here first.
Surely it wouldnt take much to sort out considering you already have a mobile/tablet app?
Hi @Anonymous User
As @Anonymous User mentioned, no plans yet but you'll never know what may happen in the future 🙂
NOW TV Team
It's not exactly hard as you already have an Android app, see http://developer.android.com/training/tv/start/start.html if your devs are uncertain what is required to add leanback support!
Fingers crossed for a full blown app in the near future It would help get around this problem with live streams via Google Cast:
@Anonymous User Is there any update on a native application for Android TV?
I see Netflix, Amazon, iPlayer when I switch my TV on. It would be great to see the bright green NOW TV app right next to them
Also, having a native app would mean that it could add shows to the "recommendations" at the top of the home screen.
Thanks for getting in touch with us.
As it stands, the NOW TV app isn't available on Android TV's - we're currently unable to confirm if this will be the case in future.
You can however cast directly from an Android Tablet or iPad as the casting functionality is built in.
NOW TV Team