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Re: AppleTV App Beta

I think it is sky strategy to get last xmas with its own box

 

in march disney+ will launch on Apple TV and I think by that date the app will be updated like the irish on

 

By the way anyone from Ireland can post a review on the app?

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As I stated the other day I was told it was late January app was gonna be released on other devices, I can’t see march and personally if that was the case I just think it’s madness. They need to get this out there now. Disney+ will have a huge selection to choose from so if sky want people getting movie passes it beggars belief why they haven’t sorted this. You could argue that by releasing it in Ireland and a smaller country they will get the feedback for the uk release. But still management of sky or now tv need to admit massive errors here for producing an app that has been left to gather dust for other devices. 

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I think @fbadini hit the nail on the head... maybe they want people around black friday, and Christmas buying their own hardware.

 

I dont see how this can make a great deal of sense though, as their hardware is so much cheaper than others - especially when bundled with a free pass or two.

 

The stick was £14.99 recently.  They cannot make a penny from selling that surely.

 

So, why not concentrate more on what's important and get CUSTOMERS... and thats on ANY platform they can, not just forcing them to buy a cheaper lower quality piece of hardware.

 

 

As Ive said before, my Apple TV is my box of choice.  The Apple TV app is worth it alone - it automatically presents any new episodes of shows you are watching across BBC, ITV, CH4, CH5, and Amazon Prime - so handy.  Netflix have chosen to not involve themselves in the TV app, but I wish they would as it would make life so much easier.  Now.... if NOWTV would get their act together and finally achieve functional parity across ALL their supported platform, and play nice with AppleTV's TV app... that would be a real game changer.

 

 

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These newer nowtv 4k boxes don't even have bluetooth built in I mean that should be standard if your watching a movie late at night with headphones you cant. The same with the roku streaming stick+. With apple you do as with firetv stick 4k and nvidia shield. It's either done on purpose to cut costs or they just couldnt but yet they can make it 4k.

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sure, but when I purchased the NowTV box I want expecting miracles.

 

it was only a stop gap and I needed something compatible with Boost.

 

The reason I spent double (£29) what the stick is (£15) is that the sticks are physically awkward devices and I didnt have the room either side of the HDMI port to accommodate its bulk.

 

However, my expectations were suitably low.  Dont get me wrong its amazing value for money but you get what you pay for.  Its hardly the most snappy or fluid interface.

 

Its not going to waste for me, as I will move the NowTV box to the bedroom TV once the AppleTV app sorts itself out.

 

Fingers crossed its soon.  But all indications don't point favourably to NowTV giving it much TLC or a high priority from their dev team.  If they did, it wouldn't be 4 years old without an update (inexcusable!), and also ALL apps on ALL platforms would have received the appropriate updates simultaneously to support the new Boost service.

 

 

 

 

 

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@Techuser_73 Haven’t tried it myself but isn’t the Roku SS+ supposed to have “private listening” via the Roku app running on a device with headphones plugged in?

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I’m sure it has but don’t have the streaming stick+ just the old black nowtv box and my Apple 4k box. Just gonna have to sit and wait for the new app.

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Just to point out, but the Ireland app that is shown on the link posted here a while back shows a red button menu system. Which means that it isn't even taken from the Ireland app at all, just a generic smart TV app similar to LG's being shown. For the whole of the Beta trial the layout of the apple tv app was COMPLETELY different to that supposed Ireland app shown on the store.

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Anybody has the Irish app?

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@fbadini  My understanding is that you would need an account on the IE Apple App Store to download the IE version of the app, and that even if that's done it will only accept login details for an IE NOW TV account (won't accept login details for a UK NOW TV account).

 

But I'm prepared to be told that I'm wrong about that by someone who has actually managed to download it from the IE Apple App Store, and then login with UK NOW TV account details..