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danielcrawford
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UKTV Play app

UKTV Play on-demand app would be more than welcomed to enable us to catch up on TV from all of the UKTV channels (Dave, Yesterday, Really and Drama).

 

Webiste: http://uktvplay.uktv.co.uk/

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UKTVPlayapp
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I've had we update from UKTV to say the UKTV play app is launching soon on now tv boxes

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Andy
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@ukbobboy It was only added to the App Store last evening in preparation for launch today. Announcements have been made on various social media eg

 

https://en-gb.facebook.com/uktvplay/

https://twitter.com/nowtv/status/966599467934695425

https://twitter.com/uktvplay/status/966585936384577536

 

and is appearing on various news sites. No doubt it will be splashed elsewhere in the days to come.

 

 

ukbobboy
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@Andy

 

Hi Andy

 

Well, I don't do facebook or twitter so I guess I would have missed it.

 

 

UK Bob 

Anonymous User
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No UKTV app on my now box. 

ukbobboy
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@Anonymous User

 

Hi W

 

Did you try to get UKTV Play the app from Sky/Now TV's app store?

 

 

UK Bob

Anonymous User
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I can't find this anywhere. ☹

schnapps
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Hi @Anonymous User

What playback device are you using where you can't see the UKTV PlayApp.

I don't own a white nowtv box, but i did read when this App was first released on the nowtv platform it wasn't available for the white nowtv boxes.

Not sure if that has changed since (maybe it's due to the lack of memory & processing power of the old white boxes).

Perhaps somebody who owns a white box can confirm if the UKTV Play App is on there now or not ? 

Anonymous User
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Its NOT available on the version 1 boxes... I have a white version 1 and a black version 2. It aint available for the v1.

Anonymous User
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Yes, I am using a white box. Time to upgrade maybe? 🤔

 


 

Anonymous User
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The v2 box well worth upgrading to... its a lot faster and I kept getting wifi drop out problems with the v1 box. Had no such troubles with the v2 box... so yeah time to turn to the DARK SIDE go for the black v2 box. There are some good deals on eBay or Amazon.

Good luck
danielcrawford
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If you haven't upgraded yet, Argos has a black Friday deal on the 2nd Gen Smart Box with 4k and voice control for only £24.99 instead of £49.99!

Link here: https://www.argos.co.uk/product/8661221

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That's good news.
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Anonymous User
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Thanks to ALL who contributed to this thread especially the folks at UKTV and NOW TV for bringing us UKTV PLAY app. It works beautifully.

My only adverse comment concerns the number of programmes that the app displays on front pages for each channel.... rather limited... but the A-Z works well.

THANKS
Anonymous User
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Most of these apps are not as good as the earlier version of iPlayer... it had best interface and programmes were easier to find... latest apps ALL seem to be rather stunted in what they appear to deliver and how to navigate around them.

The NOW TV version of UKTV PLAY is the BEST I have seen thus far... it’s painful on my Android device. So the wait was worthwhile.
Geluk
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Hope they soon add on Samsung tv application too.

Anonymous User
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Anybody else's not working since Thursday? I can't even get stuff that I watched on Thursday to work now on a NowTV smart box.
Andy
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@Anonymous User Working for me on Smart Box. A thing particular you are trying to play, or everything affected? What happens when you try to play?

Anonymous User
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I see the UKTV promo for a few seconds and then it goes to the play screen but registers the whole time as 0:00. Have tried it on various networks and everything's OK with NowTV and iPlayer. Was fine on Thursday. I've tried removing the app and reinstalling it, but I might just try some other devices as this Smart box was one of the test boxes.
Anonymous User
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Just had a quick play around and stramgely I think it works OK as long as its connected via wi-fi. Doesn't seem to work over a wired connection although other apps do.
Anonymous User
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Just had a quick play around and stramgely I think it works OK as long as its connected via wi-fi. Doesn't seem to work over a wired connection although other apps do.

Just for info... If I switch back to wired and then start watching a previously watched programme, it asks if I want to resume but won't play anything.
schnapps
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Hi @Anonymous User

 

The UKTV Play App is working fine for me on my smart box connected to my Router via Ethernet.

 

I can see that you have already tried deleting the App and then re installing it again without much success, weird that in your setup the App plays fine over WiFi, but you are experiencing playback issues over Ethernet.

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Red Dwarf played fine this afternoon on it on the smart stick.
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