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hbz3
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Re: Will there be a native for Sony Android TV?

I've been waiting ages too.

 

As with HD (not hopeless 720) and 4K, HDR etc, Now TV won't support decent technology (eg Sony Android TV) because they want you to drop it and move to £100/month Sky TV.

 

They intentionally keep ow TV at the bottom of the tech pile for this reason.

 

Damn shame and shoddy marketing/product positioning.

chris123123
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Re: Will there be a native for Sony Android TV?

Any news on this yet? Can't believe there's no Android TV Sony/Shield app. Though tbf theres so many great shows on Netflix and Amazon recently I'm not really missing it. But in a couple of years when GoT is back...

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DaveRH10
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Re: Will there be a native for Sony Android TV?

I can't imagine that the app for Sony TVs has not yet been developed since the issue was originally reported 2.5 years ago. Can Now TV officially advise us why they haven't come up with the app yet? I do not want to keep one of my HDMI socket occupied by Now TV box, as I have dished out more money to buy Bravia android tv.

Martypants
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Re: Will there be a native for Sony Android TV?

Come on guys get this sorted!!!! I’d rather spend £7 on a day pass watching certain sports events than use a free streaming site with poor quality. How much revenue are you missing out on !!!!
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Fknuckles
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Re: Will there be a native for Sony Android TV?

I would also like if there was a Now TV app for the Sony TV, but to be fair, you can use the app from your phone and cast it to the TV which has Google cast built-in. 

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Gaz77
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Re: Will there be a native for Sony Android TV?

I have just purchased a Sony android tv thinking and mis-informed that it was just like normal android..ie all the same apps...

Wrong ...no NOW TV which I use often.

Once I knew there was no app I just opened it up on my tablet and went to cast to the tv.....BUT the tablet and TV just stall......as soon as I come out of casting the channel returns!

 

Please sort at an app out!!

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Sam197621
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Re: Will there be a native for Sony Android TV?

Why it does not let me cast from my phone to TV

every time I try it stops streaming and come with message saying we don't support HDMI streaming to your TV.

Is there a solution around this problem or is it just to force people to buy now TV boxes

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Andy Legend 5
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Re: Will there be a native for Sony Android TV?

@Sam197621 Welcome to the forum. NOW TV don't officially support GoogleCast ('Chromecast built in') on Android TVs although odd people do seem to have got it working in the past. You'd probably get a better response from other Sony TV users if you post on Sony's community where hopefully someone can offer advice

 

https://community.sony.co.uk/t5/english-community/ct-p/en

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ukbobboy
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Re: Will there be a native for Sony Android TV?

@Andy @Sam197621

 

Hi Andy

 

 

You said, "....although odd people do seem to have got it working in the past".  You are probably right but you do know that Now TV are well known for zapping unsupported beneficial features, so any derived benefit is likely to be short term only.

 

Sorry.

 

Bad News Bob

 

 

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Andy Legend 5
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Re: Will there be a native for Sony Android TV?

@ukbobboy You never know, with a can-do attitude not only might the OP get NOW TV to work on Google Cast but we might bring about an end to world hunger as well. Worth a shot.