I also have very poor reception at different times on differing multiplexes. Oddly enough the HD multiplex is generally fine on my Samsung smart tv. However, for occasional desire to watch an SD programme that is unwatchable at a particular date, such as channel 5, then to be able to use playto for that live channel would be a big plus.
Having only ever downloaded free apps for my tablet, I actually have no idea if the £3.82 for the playto app means a once-off payment, or is per month. Please advise ??
@Anonymous User it is a one off payment. You do get the film on logo at top, but it streams fine. You don't get every channel. Your android device works as a remote. The channel remains connected even if you switch TV to stand by.
As an exercise for my old retired brain, I actually used your instructions to get "PlayTo" working on my "White" NowTV box, while casting from my ancient Android (Ver. 4.2.2) Tablet.
Admittedly, I had to make some minor changes to your instructions but I got it all working without too much difficulty.
However, the picture quality ranged from poor (240p - free 10 minutes) to SD (480p - paid for) which really is not that good unless you are really desperate.
As said, this was just an exercise for me and I don't think I'll ever use this "PlayTo" app again.
Hi @ukbobboy true it is probably not the best quality picture if you have a high spec TV. However for me it is useful when the aerial signal is playing up in bad weather. My partner is from Northern Ireland and it allows us to watch BBC Northern Ireland, which we can't do here on Freeview.