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luke0586
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Apple TV app update!

Hi all,

 

Ive been trying to find out what's been going on with Now TV realising a updated Apple TV app as the current one is really not fir for purpose.

I've managed to get in touch with their Trials Manager and ive managed to find out that it was on staff trial on October and initial plans to realise for public trial before December what clearly did not happen - now I suppose its just a waiting game for the public trials to be rolled out!

 

Thanks. 

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Techuser_73
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From what I’ve heard over at avforums the app is ready it’s been in beta for over a year and been released in Ireland, the idea of releasing it in beta is so the public can test it so I don’t know what’s been said to you but clearly it’s wrong. The development team behind this don’t seem to have a clue what to do. How any app that is allowed to go 4 years without an update is simply shocking. They can give you the hd boost but can’t get the now tv app right for Apple and other platforms. Here’s what i was told over avforumd

 

The reason the Apple TV 4K app doesn't support boost yet is due to the app not having been updated for a long time. However I have it on good authority that there is an update coming very soon which will bring apparently @scointer knows more information.

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Scointer12
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I couldn’t possibly comment 😉

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Techuser_73
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So I’ll take that as a yes. Whilst I understand your nda people here would appreciate when this is gonna get updated after all there paying a lot of money for sports and not getting the best quality. I myself watched amazon prime football last night and it was great 1080p as is BT sport let’s hope this situation is sorted ASAP.  

Scointer12
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Believe me I understand how frustrating it is but all I can do is offer my own personal view that won’t cross any lines.

Personally I wouldn’t expect to see any update the the version 4 build but also personally I wouldn’t expect a new release imminently,  especially with the HD boost. I know that is a bit useless but it is difficult to say anything more.

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Hooba
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There's no point releasing a new app that doesn't do the HD boost. There's absolutely no way I'd go back to 720p 25 fps just to enjoy the benefit of using a shiny new Apple TV app. Even if I did, I'd promptly cancel my Boost subscription.

 

Since the Boost, which I watch through a newly purchased (begrudgingly) NowTV stick I'm not watching anymore NowTV than I was before - despite the much better quality - because its a ball ache to have to find the remote, switch HDMI on the TV. Bonkers - as all of this feeds in to whether or not I feel like subscribing in any given month. More often than not, I don't.

Techuser_73
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I wanna watch my football in proper 1080p not 720p at 25 fps. I've had to resort to watching this now on my black now tv box with the hd boost. Its slow as anything but surely with my apple box I shouldn't have to do this. So just for clarification you thinks its acceptable that sky havent updated the nowtv app on all platforms in 4 years.

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Simonpaddy1
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Ooft, this subject line really got my hopes up! :’(

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Scointer12
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Totally agree that you need to be able to have the boost working (and it will be)  before the app is released. Hence why I think it won’t be imminent but hopefully not too far away.

It took a long time to get through on the NowTV own devices but hopefully now it is released it should roll through quite quickly, then again look how long HDR is taking on the main sky platform.

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Techuser_73
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Haha just seen this I think it says everything about what's going on at nowtv.

 

https://careers.sky.com/ourteams/nowtv/