Will the Now TV app for Apple TV ever get an update?
The current version is complete rubbish and makes me regret ever getting a Now TV pass.
Unless there is an update my Now TV experience will be very short indeed.
There's an update to the app available now, but don't get excited, it changes nothing. It's some sort of certificate update.
Sky it seems will do the bare minimum to keep the app from completly breaking, but nothing more. Just enough to people paying. Truly disgusting.
The difference between Netflix and Now TV couldn't be more stark. No wonder Netflix absolutely dominate the market.
Ive been holding out for a while. I keep it as we watch Sky 1 & Atlantic, and put movies on for Xmas.
I think if they are trying to annoy us so we will buy SKYQ , nice as it is, its 5 years too late. Now TV is adequate and people are tyring to have one box solution.
On another note to get to a one box solution, I'm also waiting for apple to launch TV app like USA , then Amazon Prime soon I hope.
It all seems disjointed, if they all worked together it would be a nice experience, but its been years waiting for them all to get together but they are all worried about their branding but by doing so it's giving a worse experience for the consumer.
Shame on Sky.
@Anonymous User wrote:
I noticed on the apple shop app they have an image of an Apple TV screen with the updated Now Tv logo. I'm an optimist and I think it's a good sign.
I wouldn't get your hopes up. Sky don't even bother to monitor this forum anymore which shows their level of interest in the platform.
I see Channel 5 have finally released their My5 app for the ATV, and they've done a pretty solid job. Atractive design and a favourites list. I realise having a favourite anything on Channel 5 is a stretch, but hey ho.
I've literally just cancelled my passes after waiting so long for a decent app with 1080p support on TVOS. Since the recent app launches I can get 90% of the films and series I want to watch between iPlayer, iTVhub, 5player, Prime and Netflix in better quality, with a decent app interface for less money.
Shame, but they had a more than fair chance.
Deficiencies of the NowTV app:
Blank screen after a program ends
doesnt keep track of episodes that have been watched
now the TV app is here:
lack of integration with the tv
ALso as a consequence of the new TV app and the Amazon Prime Video app, ITV hub etc appearing, there is more content available and less justification to keep paying for NowTV.
If, as was previously stated by the NowTV staff, Apple is responsible for producing updates, then I believe Apple would have updated it to integrate with the TV app. Therefore I believe that the NowTV staff thinking its updated by Apple is simply a misunderstanding.
Its a great shame, I too have started to wind down my reliance on Now Tv. I have started by cancelling the Cinema Pass. I am now using the Apple Tv all the time. The black Now Tv box has been removed.
So there you have it, a loyal subscriber from the start is moving on, due to Now Tvs reluctance to make a decent app.