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 is a recent article in Forbes that shows the phenomenal success of Amazon Video's updated app on Apple TV. NowTV should see this as justification for updating their app on Apple TV.
"Amazon has revealed today that the recently released Apple TV version of Amazon Video has enjoyed more downloads in its first week than any other app in the history of tvOS.
The fact that this has happened on a platform which has long boasted both Netflix and its own iTunes collection of TV shows and movies shows just how important the presence of Amazon Video has become to any video streaming device."
"I wonder what Sky's Apple TV team looks like. An empty chair perhaps? Or a corpse?"
I have it on good authority that one of those options is in fact entirely accurate.
As for Amazon doing well: great. I subscribe to Prime, and although the Fire TV stick is fine, I'm happier using just one device. Once Channel 4 get their ###### in gear, that's telly largely sorted. Well, apart from NOW TV, but I'll spend my money elsewhere until they actually seem to give a toss about their users.
According to the app store, This app was last upadated in 2015.. The lack of support is just not worth subscribing for..
To be honest i'd subscribe to the service if it was integrated into the TV app on the Apple tv.. for now i'll just stick with Netflix, Amazon Prime, iplayer, ITV OD and My5..
Just as another question..
is is the Apple TV app still only 720p with stereo sound.?
Yep, and at 4mbit in SDR.
As a comparison, Netflix is 25mbit 4K Dolby Vision HDR with Dolby Atmos.
It's like a Robin Reliant vs a Tesla.
I was actually seriously considering subscribing which lead me back to this forum.. but considering the following:
No Full HD option (let alone 4K & HDR)
No surround sound
No user options (watched lists, favourites, episode tracking, etc..)
Out of date app
No Apple TV app integration
I think I’ll pass for a while longer.. it really is a poor service all round.. the Channel 5 app is better than this, and the service is free.!! Lol..
My voucher has nearly expired so I logged into my acount to cancel, and they have offered me 4 months entertainment pack for £3.49 a month, so I clicked yes. For this price the poor quality of the app is worth it but not a full price. I f you really want NOWtv look for the deals, I still have a £15 voucher to use that allowa 3 months entertainment.