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Re: Like many I'm getting NOW tv no longer supported on this Device

I didn’t get an e mail
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Re: Like many I'm getting NOW tv no longer supported on this Device

what else do you watch NowTV on?


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Hi,

 I also have this, which I’m ok with as technology evolves. The reason why I wanted to add to this feed is that I have the white box and was concerned about environmental impact and recycling. I have discovered that you can return your box to Now TV https://help.nowtv.com/article/can-i-return-my-old-now-tv-equipment who will recycle old equipment. Just thought I’d share this as I’m more concerned about wastage and environmental impact for the above scenario. 

Actually just to add a suggestion to this post. I think Now TV are missing a trick. If the message about ‘This device is no longer supported...’ was also followed by recycle your device by visiting our website here, and as a thank you we will send you a replacement stick Free of Charge, not only would Now TV be retaining customer loyalty, but they would also be clearly showing that as a business they are serious about their environmental impact....even better, if they know a device is not going to be compatible in the near future, start publicising this through messages to get customers on board with the transition, recycling their devices and offering a seamless experience. We all know technology changes. I think it’s about the way in which this is managed. Just a suggestion. 

Fi 

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Re: Like many I'm getting NOW tv no longer supported on this Device

@Fi 

 

Thats a great suggestion.

 

Obsolescence is inevitable especially with such low end low cost devices as the NowTV box.  Its designed with a limited lifespan and that would never be beyond say 5 years.  £20 every 5 years is a bargain frankly.

 

Anyway, a lot of people have tech recycling collections at home or at the local recycling centre - which might be easier than boxing something up and sending it off.  However as you say the more can be encouraged to do this the better.

 

There seems in this thread to be a problem with some users not being told in advance that the box was about to become obsolete and cease to function.  Whereas im sure NowTV did what they could to pre-warn people well in advance that this was happening.. im sure that relies on them being able to accurately identify current users of the white box and have an up-to-date email address that they can use to contact people (and those people check their junk email folders of course).  A message on screen would have been a better idea as you say.

 

The reality here is that some people inevitably fall between the cracks.. and first thing they know is that their box "suddenly" stops working.  Good job the replacement is next to nothing cost-wise and easily done!

 

 

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I have definitely NOT had any emails re this. Do you know how I get this sorted? Just bought sports pass today. BTW my TV is only 18 months old. Tried web chat. Bot just taking me round on circles.

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New Samsung frame 20 TV no nowtv app, have connected stick and old plugin nowtv gear. TV now telling me this device no longer supports nowtv but there are lots of other devices I can watch it on. Oddly enough I actually want to watch on my new TV. Suggestions!

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@Nevil 

 

What is this ‘old plugin NowTV gear’ you mention, why are you apparently connecting both that and a stick, and what is it that is ‘no longer supported’?

 

Anyone who has regularly been using an old white NowTV box will have seen a message on the box that the service was ceasing, and there will have been two emails sent in September to the email address the subscriber is registered on.

 

So plenty of warning.

 

If the box was their sole device, they will have been offered a free stick; if it was a regular, but not sole, device, they will have been offered a discounted stick.

 

Reasons for not getting the email are:-

 

the user has not kept NowTV updated with their regular email address, and the email has gone to an old address, which the user may not regularly monitor, or even have access to, these days;

the user did not watch anything on a white box registered as one of their devices during the period the emails went out;

other.

 

In the case of ‘other’, users who have seen the onscreen message but not had the emails should contact Live Chat to arrange to get their replacement stick.

 

I’m sure I have a couple of white boxes stashed in the loft somewhere, as perhaps many of us do. NowTV have taken steps to distinguish active use from mere ownership, so that only white boxes still in active use in September would qualify.


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I have been using a stick but as that wasn't working tried the old white box although, obviously, not both at the same time!

You made no mention of the fact that I was trying to connect up to a 2020 Samsung, which is probably what is at fault. There seems to be a problem with nowtv having been removed from a number Samsung boxes.

What I want to know is how long will it be before it is fixed and who is at fault, nowtv or Samsung?

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@Nevil , @RoyB was just trying to help.

 

You seem messed  up yourself here.

 

1.  Plug a WHITE NowTV box into ANY tv... it wont work.  Its not the TV at all as im sure you'll understand... but the white NowTV box is obsolete and must be thrown away.

 

2.  Your NowTV stick.. well if that 'doesnt work' we'll take your word for that.  These things can get faulty I guess.

 

3.  Your 2020 Samsung TV may, or may not have its own builtin smart TV apps... one of which may include a NowTV app.   I have no idea on this as I dont have a Samsung TV.  I have a 2019 LG TV and the WebOS app that comes with the TV still works fine.

Any obsolescence of SmartTV apps seems to affect older models of some TVs where they no longer can develop or support the platform.  This is a common issue and how many years use you get from a built in app is going to depend on the TV.  I would suggest that you cant realistically expect more than a few years until the app is dropped and stops working.

Having said that I would be VERY surprised if a 2020 Samsung TV that had a previously working NowTV app suddenly stopped working a few months after purchasing the TV.

 

I strongly suggest you look at this page:

 

https://help.nowtv.com/article/what-devices-can-i-use-to-watch-now-tv

 

If you find that your in built app still isnt working then contact NowTV.  

 

My suggestion is that assuming your existing stick is broken.. and the white box is obsolete... just buy a new stick for £20 and that should see you through the next few years comfortably.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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@Nevil 

 

Just add a little more to @nst‘s excellent reply:-

 

Heres a picture of The Frame, showing the NowTV app in the row along the bottom:-

 

https://www.samsung.com/uk/lifestyle-tvs/the-frame/qled-technology/

 

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So I don’t know what your difficulty with this is, exactly. Though it may be that the NowTV app isn’t preloaded, and you need to fetch it from the Samsung AppStore?

 

I’ve seen in a few places on the Community people seemingly thinking that if a TV doesn’t have NowTV as a smart app, then it won’t work from a Stick either. Or they have tried it anyway, and are surprised that it does work.

 

Its on a par with the confusion that if there is an app on the NowTV Stick, then you should be able to get that app from the NowTV app on your smart TV.

 

The first confusion is resolved by pointing out that what comes off the Stick is just an HDMI stream, and any TV with an HDMI port can handle that.

 

The second that the Stick has lots of separate apps, including the NowTV app. It remains to be seen if the rather peculiar attempt to nest all the other apps on a Stick under the NowTV app will add to this confusion in the future 😢

 

So what I want to know is what your difficulty is with getting the NowTV app, working, on your Frame, to see if we can help with that.

 

And also how come you think NowTV has been removed from some Samsung boxes recently; I know what has been recently sunset, and no Samsung TVs figured in that, just some LG TVs over six years old. On which, as described above, a Stick will still bring in NowTV perfectly.


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