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ChiefSpaceGobln
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Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K + Boost pass: 5.1 & HD?

Hi,

 

In anticipation of watching Snyder’s Justice League next week, I’m getting lined up with Cinema Pass+Boost.

 

Historically I’ve subscribed & watched at will to the Entertainment Pass via Apple TV 4K, so 720p and 2 channel stereo. Whilst Apple TV 4K supports the HD part of boost, it still doesn’t support 5.1 sound.

 

So I’m looking at playing NowTV back via Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K. Question is, does this definitely support BOTH 1080p HD AND 5.1?

 

Wanting to be sure before spending the money ahead of the premiere next Thursday.

 

 

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Enapace
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Re: Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K + Boost pass: 5.1 & HD?

@ChiefSpaceGobln 

 

I can confirm absolutely the Amazon Firestick supports the entire NowTV platform from 5.1 to Bonus Streams. 

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nst
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Re: Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K + Boost pass: 5.1 & HD?

Yes.... 100%.

 

If you want to be really naughty..... buy a firestick 4K from Amazon... Take out the free 7 day trial of the boost pass.... watch the movie before the 7 days is up, cancel the pass, then send back the Firestick.  All free.

 

 


Sadly NowTV (with the "assistance" of content sharing deals) has suddenly made the Firestick its number one option - and therefore its the best of the lot when it comes to support.

So much for AppleTV.

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AlexB83
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Re: Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K + Boost pass: 5.1 & HD?

It seems like a lot of effort for what will inevitably be a terrible film 

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gavs82008
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@ChiefSpaceGobln 

Just to confirm what @Enapace and @nst have already said. This link will tell you all you need to know. 

But yes I own a Fire Stick and all "Boost" features are supported. 

 

https://help.nowtv.com/article/what-is-now-tv-boost

 

You’ll need any of these devices to enjoy all the features of NOW TV Boost:

  • NOW TV Smart Stick
  • Any NOW TV Box
  • Amazon Fire TV Stick (2nd & 3rd Gen, 4K, Lite & Basic Edition)
  • Roku Express or Roku Streaming Stick
  • A supported Samsung TV
  • Sony TV (most models from 2016)
  • PS4
  • PS5
  • Xbox One (50fps not currently available)
  • Xbox Series X & S (50fps not currently available)
  • Apple TV HD (gen 4) or 4K (Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound not supported on Apple TV)
  • YouView (including TalkTalk & BT boxes)
  • LG Web OS TV (50fps not currently available)
  • JVC Fire TV Edition Smart 4K TV
  • Chromecast Ultra or 3rd generation (note that 1st and 2nd generation Chromecast devices are not supported. See the image below if you're not sure what generation your Chromecast is.)

FYI that I do not work for NOW, I am simply a NOW customer trying to help I am a Community Contributor This means that I know a lot about the service and like you I am still a customer. For any account issues you’ll need to contact staff via customer support.
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gavs82008
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@AlexB83 

Surely can't be worse than the pile of s*** we had with the original?


FYI that I do not work for NOW, I am simply a NOW customer trying to help I am a Community Contributor This means that I know a lot about the service and like you I am still a customer. For any account issues you’ll need to contact staff via customer support.
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AlexB83
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Re: Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K + Boost pass: 5.1 & HD?

@gavs82008 Zack Snyder says hold my beer

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gavs82008
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Re: Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K + Boost pass: 5.1 & HD?

@AlexB83 

Considering Josh Wheddon was the one who ended up making Justice League because of Synders family issues whatever they were.

Whereas as Synder did very good jobs with Man of Steel and Batman vs Superman (extended cut), I personally am looking forward to the new version. 


FYI that I do not work for NOW, I am simply a NOW customer trying to help I am a Community Contributor This means that I know a lot about the service and like you I am still a customer. For any account issues you’ll need to contact staff via customer support.
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AlexB83
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Re: Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K + Boost pass: 5.1 & HD?

@gavs82008 snyder is a terrible director and b v s is so so bad. The whole franchise is awful and I'm a massive Batman fan. 

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AlexB83
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However I do know for some bizzare reason lots are looking forward to it so it's good it's coming to Now TV straight away rather than putting it behind an extra pay wall