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altaina
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Android TV

Just bought a Philips pus7303 Android TV. Just wondering if NowTV are considering developing an Android app for the Android TV platform. This affects Sony and Philips TVs. At the moment, users have to use a seperate box, which defeats the point of having an Android TV. Thanks.

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RoyB Legend 5
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Re: Android TV

@altaina 

 

Surely not - just look at that lovely Ambilight?

 

But you will find that the itv Hub and All4 catch-up apps are similarly missing from your TV.

 

And fortunately covered by the same NowTV Stick you may need for NowTV.

 

FWIW, I actually have the NowTV app on my Samsung TV, but even so, I use a Stick. Because it is quicker, and it does more.


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schnapps Legend 5
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Hi @altaina 

 

If it was me i would personally use your smartphone and take advantage of the inbuilt Google Chromecast feature on the Phillips TV for Apps such has NowTV etc in the short term, where you never know what's coming around the corner.

 

Obviously if you don't own a smartphone, then maybe like @RoyB suggested look at a nowtv stick with the bundled voucher pass.

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RoyB Legend 5
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@schnapps 

 

I’ve got two smartphones (work and play). And maybe I’m the only person on the planet who can’t get on with casting, and thinks the nett £4 for a NowTV Stick a very small price to pay for the enormous increase in convenience.

 

Or maybe it’s because I don’t live on my own, and any setup in our house that my (admittedly smart) wife can’t reliably operate in my absence is a no-no.

 

As it would be if she needed one of my smartphones to cast from, and it was with me, fifty miles away 🙂


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schnapps Legend 5
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Hi @RoyB 

 

Just giving @altaina another option if they don't want to add another external device to their brand new shiny Phillips Android TV 😠.

 

 

Like you i am more old school and prefer a physical remote, though i do own a few Chromecast dongles mainly for streaming Spotify around my home on my various HiFi systems 😆.

 

Though you do find the younger generation don't mind the casting feature from their smartphones.

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Johnny
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Re: Android TV

Unfortunately casting doesn't work as now TV won't support the inbuilt Chromecast only a separate device

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Lee26584
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Re: Android TV

Actually you can't stream now tv from you smartphone to your tv as now tv dont allow it,  the second I connect my chromecast to my Phillip's tv now player stops playing and pops up a message saying now tv doesnt support chromecast streaming at this time

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Kaxik
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That's strange I bought my dad a now TV box for his house using my account last year, I wanted to watch the DC crisis on Infinate earth's on my Chromecast at my house. So I activated a 3 month entertainment voucher and opened my now TV app,  I then cast it to my Chromecast 2nd Gen plugged into my TV it works fine. However it would not let me cast to the Android TV Box I also have, as a Chromecast device as I can with YouTube etc.

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ukbobboy
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Re: Android TV

@Kaxik 

 

Hi K

 

Now TV does not support android boxes and, most likely, never will. Check out the following URL to see the devices you can watch Now TV with:

 

https://help.nowtv.com/article/what-devices-can-i-use-to-watch-now-tv

 

 

UK Bob

 

 

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