Looking over on NOW Twitter in the last hour NOW have tweeted back to a couple of customers saying they are looking to push out a software patch fix in the next 24 hours.
Hopefully they will be good for their word and there is some light at the end of the tunnel for old purple Roku Stick owners.
So I wanted to watch some Now (TV) app on my Roku and just like everyone else it doesn't work.
The app worked fine until the update (mine was updated/released on the 26th), now I get the dreaded "Sorry Now TV,... currently unavailable..." BS.
I have an Apple TV in the living room, that Now TV app (is absolutely awful but it) still works.
FYI don't think this is limited to a Roku Express, it's my Roku Soundbar that's having issues.
The Sorry NOWTV is currently unavailable is a different issue to the Roku owners that can't open the new NOW App where the App jumps back to the Roku home screen page immediately.
I think most Roku Streambar owners can run the new NOW App, where the CPU is one of the fastest processors that Roku use in their products.
I have no problems with my Roku Stick + and Roku Express (only the older purple Stick model 3500EU).
Are you using some sort of third party adblocking software on your Router such has Pi-Hole for example or using a BT Hub Router and haven't enabled file sharing in the BT Router settings ?
These seems to be the cause of this error message reported by forum members over a number of various supported playback platforms.
See if anything in this linked thread below helps with your particular error message.
@schnapps thanks for your prompt reply.
I am actually using a Pi-Hole on my network to stamp out unwanted tracking, I didn't even consider it until you mentioned it.
Going on what you said, I'd assume that if I temporarily disabled the Pi-Hole the connection would be restored.
This however raises some red flags on my part, why block the app if the tracking DNS can't be resolved? My account isn't being authenticated against these tracking servers.
Do I get the option to opt out of this tracking? My guess is they are for "legitimate interest" and to "improve the app", regardless users should be able to opt-out (even this forum displays the cookie popup).
Again, thanks for your help, I'll have a look at it in the morning and com back with my findings.
Cancelled NOW subscription as there is little point in paying for something the family can't use.
Got a reply back from NOW saying they are looking int my account? Replied asking why they think it is something to do with my account as I havent not suggested it is an account problem - It seems to me to be a stall tactic.
Tried again last night still not working and no updates available.
Looks like NOW have rolled back the software on the NOW App on my Roku Stick model EU3500.
Went into the Stick Settings > System > System Update and there was a software update available.
Seems NOW have stuck with the new rebrand NOW looking App icon, but when you now open it up it takes you to the older previous UI.
Haven't got sufficient device slots on my account to test it running, but a quick navigate around the old style UI seems fine from my quick check.