My opinion is not based on any fact, just a logical extrapolation of what we can see.
Are you saying that the email you received is for a forthcoming trial specifically of the AppleTV app?
Im pretty sure you aren't breaking an NDA for confirming that a trial is forthcoming!
If so, then thats at least some positive news for all those on here wondering whats going on... at least that confirms that there is some activity around the app, and that therefore we can assume that there will be a replacement in due course.
Of course we know that a new version already exists for Ireland and Italy, and the perplexing issue is what is different about this UK bound version that couldn't have been released already. There must be a difference after all.
@nst Correct. But - I still await further details from the trials team - And I have already expressed my concern (elsewhere on another thread around here) wondering if the Covid-19 issue might scupper it.
edit: just seen the call for trialists on another thread, and I see you @nst say you have signed up so 👍🏻
indeed I have, thank you.
Its nice to see some official statement - thats pretty much all we wanted to be fair.
It looks like things will be moving but of course no timeframe.
We will have to be patient.
But patience is easier when you know that something is being actively done.
@nst agreed. I have been trialling the beta app since the start. Constrained by NDA in the past, so was previously unable to comment meaningfully, but since it all halted abruptly last November I have been just as frustrated by the lack of news, info etc. and have stated so on here. Anyway fingers crossed for “one last push” to begin soon and then a final version to launch in the UK...
its interesting... and its also perplexing what this UK version will bring to the table that the already released Irish and Italian one does not.
Im assuming there is a difference otherwise we would all happily be using the Irish/Italian one by now.
Id be very happy to see AppleTV TV App integration - this is something that iPlayer, All4, Demand5, ITV Hub, and Amazon Video have managed. Sadly Netflix have not.
Integrating the 'up next' functionality with the TV app would be fantastic. Of course they could be choosing to not play nice like Netflix dont... which is a shame.
Time will tell then.