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cliver
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Why no Linux Support?

The title says it all.

You are alienating a large number of potential users by not supporting/allowing your service on Linux.

Even a browser option would be good.

I am a new Now TV Customer using a Roku3 but would be good to use laptops (all linux) on occasions.

Pretty miffed to find this limitation TBH!Smiley Mad

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ukbobboy
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Re: Why no Linux Support?

@JJC-01 @cliver

 

You know Guys

 

Most domestic users, Now TV's target demographic, are not hung on computer operating systems because most people will either stick with what they know or what is available and works.

 

However, if you both feel passionate about Linux then I suggest you put your idea in the "Ideas for NOW TV" area of this forum and see how many other forum members support it.

 

 

UK Bob

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JJC-01
Advocate

Re: Why no Linux Support?

I gave up Now TV for Netflicks.

Why?

Because Netflicks run on Linux!!!

 

Customers need to vote with their money.....I did.

ukbobboy
Champion 2

Re: Why no Linux Support?

@JJC-01 @cliver

 

You know Guys

 

Most domestic users, Now TV's target demographic, are not hung on computer operating systems because most people will either stick with what they know or what is available and works.

 

However, if you both feel passionate about Linux then I suggest you put your idea in the "Ideas for NOW TV" area of this forum and see how many other forum members support it.

 

 

UK Bob

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cliver
Mentor

Re: Why no Linux Support?

It seems that one has to ask admin to make a general post into a post in the "Ideas" thread.

So admin; can this be made an idea please?

SeeMoreDigital Legend 5
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Re: Why no Linux Support?

Hi @cliver,

 

Just in-case you missed them, did you find these old 'linux' topics: -

 

https://community.nowtv.com/t5/Forum-Info-Off-Topic-Chat/Linux/m-p/371006/

https://community.nowtv.com/t5/Forum-Info-Off-Topic-Chat/NowTV-on-Linux/m-p/365923/

 

 

Cheers

 

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cliver
Mentor

Re: Why no Linux Support?

Hi SeeMoreDigital,

 

Thanks for the pointer. Yes I have seen them. I do run a windows VM on a desktop that I have but don't want to go that route on laptops just to watch tv. I'll just have to stick to my Roku and Android devices (which run on what amounts to a Linux distro btw)

Cruccouk
Advocate

Re: Why no Linux Support?

I have Linux, and unfortunately there is no way to access NowTV streaming from my operating system. Because of this, I will not use it and sadly I will have to resort to other streaming platforms that work in every operating system like Netflix, Hulu, Youtube, HBONow... Basically NowTV is the only one that doesn't work outside WIndows10/Apple. That's a bit stupid and very sad.

Re: Why no Linux Support?

To be honest a proper web app, even if it did rely on DRM implemented in the browser (like netflix) would be sufficient to provide cross platform support and would mean there is no longer a need to support multiple applications as there is now.
NOW TV Team Tony-D
NOW TV Team

Re: Why no Linux Support?


@Luke12345678 wrote:
To be honest a proper web app, even if it did rely on DRM implemented in the browser (like netflix) would be sufficient to provide cross platform support and would mean there is no longer a need to support multiple applications as there is now.

@Luke12345678, i'll certianly pass it on. Would be great to see it implemented to be honest. Especially considering Linux is growing steadily over the years. Steam implemented a version of WINE today i think so you know it's getting bigger.

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Astragalo
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Re: Why no Linux Support?

Hi, we are still waiting to see nowtv on Linux...

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