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Re: Update Now TV app for apple TV

@schnapps 

 

Of course..... but bear in mind that Boost launched as an add on in November 2019.

 

Thats, what, almost 8 months ago and yet many of the other "supported devices" still haven't had it included.

 

Back on topic of this particular thread, its sad to see AppleTV mentioned in there of course however we may, or may not, get it included in the forthcoming update of the app.

 

I really hope they dont leave it out.  Theres no way the technically highly capable HD/4K models of the AppleTV are not able to cope with a measly 1080p stream and 5.1 stereo sound.

 

Frankly its unforgivable when they currently 'have the bonnet open' so to speak not to take the opportunity to add the AppleTV to the small and exclusive list of devices that support the full NowTV feature set.

 

 

 

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Re: Update Now TV app for apple TV

If it works how I expect it to work, it will be of use on Tuesday or Wednesday night football where several Championship matches are simulcast on the red button (for some of us it's the only way we'll ever get to see our teams live).

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@nst 

 

I completely agree with you it would be very unfortunate if Apple TV was left out when they are clearly working on it. Hopefully now that NowTV have finally fleshed out the service. I for one can't think of anything else apart from recording which won't happen that NowTV is missing apart from maybe a longer tv guide but that will be a overall update not limited to certain devices.

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Re: Update Now TV app for apple TV

@Enapace 

 

Recording?  whats the point in that - in the context of NowTV it makes no sense whatsoever.

 

NowTV is a streaming service and all its programmes are available 'on demand'.  When the watchlist and continue watching functions are working correctly.. this is every bit as good (if not better) than having it 'recorded' on your own PVR.

 

I find that it works as good as my old SKYQ box (for a fraction of the price).

 

Agree with the better TV guide - again its got no real function although would be handy to see further in the future say 7 days and be able to add forthcoming shows to your watchlist from there.

 

 

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@nst 

 

Sorry maybe I was a bit unclear there I meant recording won't be happening. So now they have seem to have fully fleshed out the Now TV service imagine they will be concentrating on adding further devices to the full NowTV service. There is nothing further to add now. 

 

Even just a 24 hour tv guide would be nice. 

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@Enapace 

 

Completely agree.  Should be 7 days rather than 2 hours.

 

However, I dont share your optimism.  It would Be nice to achieve functional parity across all devices but its clear that NowTV, despite wanting to give the appearance otherwise, do NOT have the development resources that Netflix do.

Netflix manage to support a wide range of hardware and the user experience is pretty uniform.

 

I have said this before - NowTV should not try to support so many platforms where they clearly dont have the resources to give a uniform user experience across them ALL.  New features such as Boost and Red Button should be rolled out to the ENTIRE user base at the same time.  We, the paying customer, should not be involved in some kind of "device lottery" where we were coerced into investing in a device that was "supported" by NowTV only to find either straight away of a little down the line that the development resources are not really paying any attention to it and just concentrating on new features for a small subset of the devices.

 

In my opinion, they should be bold.  Either:

1.  Make it CRYSTAL clear on their supported devices page that only a small number of them support ALL the functions (some kind of easy to follow table would suffice)

2.  Be brave and DROP official support of those platforms they no longer are willing or able to maintain.

 

Sure, option 2 means they have a less impressive list of devices but surely customer experience is more important.  We all know in this thread how significantly different the current AppleTV app is to those available on other platforms.

 

Option 1 is a good idea, then a prospective new customer could make an informed decision as to what features were important to them (boost for example might not be) and then choose the device to purchase which best fits their needs.

Sadly, in most cases the NowTV own brand box is the best bet for keeping up to date - cheap enough just a shame that the interface and speed etc is just appalling.

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Re: Update Now TV app for apple TV

Netflix and Amazon stopped throttling. 

 

Disney + definitely still is.

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Re: Update Now TV app for apple TV

Just noticed that Nowtv is the number one app on the TVOS App Store at the moment ahead of Netflix, probably because the football is starting again, but just a thought for the NowTv team, if it’s being downloaded make it better for this platform, surely that states a case that the Apple TV platform has a following and is worth while the investment to get this app spot on with the boost etc
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Agree, but tonights streaming of football has been poor, picture going fuzzy and never have a problem streaming as I only watch streamed content.
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Re: Update Now TV app for apple TV

I have to admit I haven’t had a problem with the picture where I am, but that’s not to say I won’t
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