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

For some reason i can no longer cast now tv to my sony tv (i believe this might be something to do with my BT Hub and im not buying another one) so i will have to cancel my Now tv subs. We need the Now tv app!
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Re: Will there be a native for Sony Android TV?

I recently purchased the Sony KD438077 model (Android TV).

No native app as previously discussed - however I figured I could use the chromecast feature.

 

I'll be pleased if there is a native app due to the problem below.

 

This feature was working.  After about 24 hours this stopped.  [Any NowTV cast doesn't load the NowTV splash screen and I get a 'chromecast tv receiver has stopped working' error.]

 

All other Cast apps are ok (e.g. TalkTalk; iPlayer, Screen mirror).

 

 

I was able to determine that the chromecast receiver app on the Sony TV had been updated (auto updates).

 

Taking the app from the factory version 1.20.?? to 1.23.??   (The TV is currently on Android TV 6.0.1?)

 

If I uninstalled the updates, in the apps section of the TV, the NowTV cast would work again. [Until the next auto update]

 

My other external google chromecast devices (v1 and v2) are working ok.

[This is with the 'latest NowTV app' ]

 

So

1) a Native App would be great

2) Anyone know of a better fix

3) and who might be resolving this (Sony or Sky!)

 

(I'll add this to a couple of messages in the hope of some information)

 

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Re: now plays on android phone but will not cast to chromecast on android tv

I recently purchased the Sony KD438077 model (Android TV).

No native app as previously discussed - however I figured I could use the chromecast feature.

 

I'll be pleased if there is a native app due to the problem below.

 

This feature was working.  After about 24 hours this stopped.  [Any NowTV cast doesn't load the NowTV splash screen and I get a 'chromecast tv receiver has stopped working' error.]

 

All other Cast apps are ok (e.g. TalkTalk; iPlayer, Screen mirror).

 

 

I was able to determine that the chromecast receiver app on the Sony TV had been updated (auto updates).

 

Taking the app from the factory version 1.20.?? to 1.23.??   (The TV is currently on Android TV 6.0.1?)

 

If I uninstalled the updates, in the apps section of the TV, the NowTV cast would work again. [Until the next auto update]

 

My other external google chromecast devices (v1 and v2) are working ok.

[This is with the 'latest NowTV app' ]

 

So

1) a Native App would be great

2) Anyone know of a better fix

3) and who might be resolving this (Sony or Sky!)

 

(I'll add this to a couple of messages in the hope of some information)

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Community Manager
Community Manager

Re: now plays on android phone but will not cast to chromecast on android tv

Hi All, 

 

Sorry for any trouble you've encountered when trying to cast to your Android TV.

 

Just an update to let you know that we have worked with Google and they have released a new software update (v1.24) which fixes the problem.

 

Can you make sure your Android TV device has this latest update and try again?

 

If you are still encountering this issue please let us know. 

 

Thanks, 

Karl 

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Re: now plays on android phone but will not cast to chromecast on android tv

I believe the android chromecast receiver app on the TV has been updated to
v1.24.?? - and since then NowTV has been working. So yes it appears to be
sorted.


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

I'm about to switch back to Android TV from the Roku 2 due to Plex live TV support for OTA channels. Does Now TV support Android TV yet or should I just cancel my subscription?
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Re: Will there be a native for Sony Android TV?

Hi @n0ahg,

 

In short no...

 

Perhaps the following 'Help Centre' article may be of use to you: What devices can I use to watch NOW TV?

 

 

 

Cheers

• TV 1: LG 65UH770V | Software: v05.30.65 | OS: webOS v3.3.4 • TV 2: LG 43UH668V | Software: v05.50.55 | OS: webOS v3.3.4 • All TV's: NOW TV app v4.7.25 | Post Processing Features: All disabled  • ISP: Virgin Media@100Mbps | WIRED NETWORK: 1Gbps | NAS: Synology DS212+ •
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Mentor

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

No native support for NowTV yet, however the inbuilt Chromecast works well
and is quite convenient.
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Expert

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

Thanks for the info, I'll ween little one off the paid kids TV. Sky one appears to be Simpsons reruns and James Corden (can't stand)
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Re: Will there be a native for Sony Android TV?

I'm signed up for beta so feel free to contact me when you are ready to support an OS which has been integrated in to to of the range TVs for years now. It's not hard to add leanback support to an existing Android app 😉
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